Re: [cc65] Atari executables w/ AtariMax flashcart

From: Carsten Strotmann (Carsten Strotmann private Mail) <>
Date: 2005-03-28 13:11:30
Hello Christian,
Hello Shawn,

> I've attached a function to do this - it opens E: if it isn't already 
> initialized. Can you please check whether it works with the cartridge? 
> Simply add a call to _txtinit() at the start of your program and link 
> with the attached file.
> If it works I could add this function to the Atari runtime lib.

I would vote against a change of the Atari runtime lib. The runtime lob
can assume the channel E: is open (or even better, channel (IOCB) 0
being open, so a DOS can redirect screen output to any other device).

IMHO this is a problem (or bug) of the AtariMax Cart. As I see the
problem the channel 0 to E: is still open, but the AtariMax Menu will
switch the DisplayList to a custom one and will not switch back. This
can easily solved in the AtariMax sources, which are OpenSource. It we
send a patch back to Steve Tucker (AtariMax Author) I'm sure he will
release a new, fixed version of the AtariMax Software (we should also
send a patch to use ca65 Assembler instead of TASM).

I don't have much time these days, but if needed, I prepare such patch
for Steve.

Best regards


Carsten Strotmann (Carsten Strotmann private Mail)

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