Karateka! and Schematic
Information for using small character LCDs such as the HD44780 with Mac OS X, LCDproc and Growl. And other Apple and Mac USB stuff.
|I can die happy. After spending most of last night and this evening making small speed refinements to get a Karateka disk image to work, with no success, I tried a different disk image file and... Kiai! I have no explanation why one works and the other doesn't, especially since they both work on Virtual ][. (UPDATE: Karateka only loads from Slot 6, Drive 1; I was trying to load from slot 7) In any event, my program can now transfer 2 disk sectors in a single USB transfer. Just about every disk image I have tried works now. If there is a disk image that doesn't work, there seems to be another copy of it out there that does. Not so different than loading up pirated games on an Apple IIe back in the 80's. |
I forgot how fun the original Mario Bros. game is. I definitely need to invest in a color monitor though.
|I cleaned up my schematic. I think I could probably reduce the part count a little more, but these ICs are cheap and easy to find. Note that I broke out the write protect signal. With every bit transfered out representing a data bit, I don't have room to multiplex the write protect signal into the SPI stream. You can also pull this to ground or the Phase 2 signal for write protected or write enabled, respectively.|