This is my branch of the MS BASIC source for 6502.
With changes to build a version for the RC2014 using the OSI configuration.
There's some additional work done:
- Support CTRL-C
- Get rid of LOAD/SAVE for now
- Clear COLD and WARM start entry points
- Currently assumes that we start at $5000 which is in RAM. You want to specify a RAM top of 8192...!
osi.hex : Intel Hex file of BASIC binary. Loads and runs at $5000
# Microsoft BASIC for 6502
This is a single integrated assembly source tree that can generate nine different versions of Microsoft BASIC for 6502.
By running ./make.sh, this will generate all versions and compare them to the original files byte by byte. The CC65 compiler suite is need to build this project.
These are the first ten (known) versions of Microsoft BASIC for 6502:
|Commodore BASIC 1||1977||Y||Y||ZP||CBM|
|OSI BASIC||1977||1.0 REV 3.2||Y||N||ZP||-||CONFIG_10A|
|Commodore BASIC 2||1979||Y||Y||$0200||CBM||CONFIG_2A|
(Note that this assembly source cannot (yet) build AppleSoft II.)
This lists the versions in the order in which they were forked from the Microsoft source base. Commodore BASIC 1, as used on the original PET is the oldest known version of Microsoft BASIC for 6502. It contains some additions to Microsoft's version, like Commodore-style file I/O.
The CONFIG_n defines specify what Microsoft-version the OEM version is based on. If CONFIG_2B is defined, for example, CONFIG_2A, CONFIG_2, CONFIG_11A, CONFIG_11 and CONFIG_10A will be defined as well, and all bugfixes up to version 2B will be enabled.
The following symbols can be defined in addition:
|CONFIG_CBM1_PATCHES||jump out into CBM1's binary patches instead of doing the right thing inline|
|CONFIG_CBM_ALL||add all Commodore-specific additions except file I/O|
|CONFIG_EASTER_EGG||include the CBM2 "WAIT 6502" easter egg|
|CONFIG_FILE||support Commodore PRINT#, INPUT#, GET#, CMD|
|CONFIG_IO_MSB||all I/O has bit #7 set|
|CONFIG_MONCOUT_DESTROYS_Y||Y needs to be preserved when calling MONCOUT|
|CONFIG_NO_CR||terminal doesn't need explicit CRs on line ends|
|CONFIG_NO_LINE_EDITING||disable support for Microsoft-style "@", "_", BEL etc.|
|CONFIG_NO_POKE||don't support PEEK, POKE and WAIT|
|CONFIG_NO_READ_Y_IS_ZERO_HACK||don't do a very volatile trick that saves one byte|
|CONFIG_NULL||support for the NULL statement|
|CONFIG_PEEK_SAVE_LINNUM||preserve LINNUM on a PEEK|
|CONFIG_PRINTNULLS||whether PRINTNULLS does anything|
|CONFIG_PRINT_CR||print CR when line end reached|
|CONFIG_RAM||optimizations for RAM version of BASIC, only use on 1.x|
|CONFIG_ROR_WORKAROUND||use workaround for buggy 6502s from 1975/1976; not safe for CONFIG_SMALL!|
|CONFIG_SAFE_NAMENOTFOUND||check both bytes of the caller's address in NAMENOTFOUND|
|CONFIG_SCRTCH_ORDER||where in the init code to call SCRTCH|
|CONFIG_SMALL||use 6 digit FP instead of 9 digit, use 2 character error messages, don't have GET|
|CONFIG_SMALL_ERROR||use 2 character error messages|
Changing symbol definitions can alter an existing base configuration, but it not guaranteed to assemble or work correctly.
More information on the differences of the respective versions can be found on this blog entry: Create your own Version of Microsoft BASIC for 6502.
- Main work by Michael Steil firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AIM-65 and SYM-1 by Martin Hoffmann-Vetter
- Function names and all uppercase comments taken from Bob Sander-Cederlof's excellent AppleSoft II disassembly.
- Applesoft lite by Tom Greene helped a lot, too.
- Thanks to Joe Zbicak for help with Intellision Keyboard BASIC
- This work is dedicated to the memory of my dear hacking pal Michael "acidity" Kollmann.