Lambda 8300 pros and cons

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Lambda 8300 pros and cons

Post by mrtinb » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 am

Pro
  • Built-in sound
  • Built-in Joystick
  • Executes machine code above memory address 32k (no M1NOT problem)
Con
  • Not all hardware extensions work
  • No Hires or Pseudo Hires (WRX, G007, ARX)
  • No User Defined Characters (UDG)
  • External keyboard corrupts load from tape
  • Detection of NTSC/PAL on different I/O-port. Needs Lambda-customized ROM to work on PAL.
  • Character Set cannot be modified with ROM, as characters are stored in custom Lambda-ULA
  • Lambda-ULA replacements does not exist
  • No ':' or '?' characters available. They are replaced with gaming characters (butterfly, ghost).
Other
  • Black screen with white text. Depends on your personal preference.
  • "Checkers" characters are replaced with diagonal corners and gaming character (racing car)
  • £ character is replaced with gaming character (spider)
  • Works partly with ZXpand. 32 kB RAM is accessible. Loads programs. Screen is corrupted as Lambda-customized ROM is needed. (Work in blind, and end with CONFIG "X" to see screen.)
Martin
ZX81, Lambda 8300, Commodore 64, Mac G4 Cube

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