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DTV Detect V1.0   [2006]

DTV Detect V1.0 Released by :
tlr

Release Date :
28 August 2006

Type :
C64 DTV

User rating:awaiting 5 votes (5 left)

Credits :
Code .... tlr

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/29479/tlr_-_dtv_detect_v1_0.prg (downloads: 1124)

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User Comment
Submitted by tlr on 30 August 2006
@Style: Yes, that is what I am aiming for here. A compact detector for use in demos, or to select speed enhancements in decrunchers and similar.
My first aim was to detect DTV2/DTV3 for blitter bug checking.
For music playback I want to be able to detect no_sid,6581,8580,DTV1,DTV2/3

Possibly this could be split into a "decruncher" check routine (i.e SCPU,C128,DTV2/3) and a "demo" check routine.

@viscid: Nice utility! A little large for what I am doing, but none the less useful.
User Comment
Submitted by Style on 30 August 2006
tlr: I have a 128 and several c64c's. If you need me to run some tests let me know.

Itd be cool to have a nice, short hardware detect routine.
User Comment
Submitted by Viscid on 29 August 2006
Useful for some Demos maybe...

@tlr I made such a Utility back in 1996 (for Sidchips and most hardware available in those days). You can check it at npl.de (download: http://www.npl.de/download/NplTooldisk.zip). If you want to continue... feel welcome ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Viktor on 29 August 2006
Maybe its time to do a big big plug n play detection routine. :)
You can detect the kernal version/charrom/drive version/ there are rom images at funet.fi, and do a checksum.
(and of-course, C65)
You can detect plus4/vic20 at first, as I remember some screen pointer are on the same place, but has different address (of course, at these, you should not check toward. :)

a can search somewhere at home my z80 cart detection routine too...
and aftewr this of-course, releasing the source is useful.

Viktor
User Comment
Submitted by tlr on 28 August 2006
@Style:
That was my original intention.
I only have 2 6581 machines here + VICE + CCS64 + DTV3, so I have a little too few machines to run on though. I'll try constructing some tests.
I wanted to get this out the door first for people to check their DTVs. There seem to be mainly DTV2 cores before batch 051005.

I laid out the routine at $c000-$c0be for easy access and examination.
Is there interest in the source of the detector?
User Comment
Submitted by Style on 28 August 2006
Now get it to detect SID version on c64/128 and release it as source ;)

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