I have a couple of broken 1541 floppy drives for the C64 and similar machines. Some have broken mechanisms, of Mitsumi variety, where the read coils are fried, but also one drive that has supposedly some PCB issues. Let’s see if we can assemble a Frankenstein 1541 drive by taking bits and pieces from each drive!
In this episode we learn how to declare variables in assembly language. Also we learn how to access data from pointers stored in registers. We learn a couple of jump instructions and how to loop. We use this knowledge to compute all prime numbers below 1000 and print them to the screen. As usual this is based on the book “Programming Boot Sector Games” by Oscar Toledo.
Last time we restored Ocarina of Time to its former glory, this time it’s Majora’s Mask. This N64 cartridge was hit by last year’s flood, which besides hurting lots of people also claimed the less important artifacts, such as retro game collections. Here we have one example of a cartridge that was salvaged by the owner, before he sold it to me, untested. Let’s see if we can clean it up and get it going!