C-64c probs

From: Larry Anderson & Diane Hare <foxnhare_at_goldrush.com>
Date: Tue Feb 3 00:16:33 1998

From: John Higginbotham <higginbo_at_netpath.net>
Subject: Re: C-64c probs

>>Assuming the drive's device number has not been changed from eight, then the
>>correct command is LOAD "*", 8, 1
>What's the differenct between "$" and "*"? I've seen both used in this

LOAD"*",8,1 loads the first file off of a disk to it's recorded start
address in memory (This is usually the way you boot commercial software
disks, rarely anything with various programs on it.) Loading the
directory is done by loading "$", you can add file spec wildcards such
as "$pac*" (load the first program with a filename starting with 'pac')

> How does one change a device number? I'm not Commodore expert. The
>only other Commodore product I've had is a C-16, and that seems like ages ago.
Via software is pretty complicated, the hardware method requires you to
open the case of the 1541 and look for two 'jumper pads' on the circut
board and cutting one or both 'jumper' connections to change the number.

>>changed to 9, 10, or 11, then you will get a "device not found" error. Try
>>the other numbers in place of 8 until you find the correct one. If the
>>cable is bad or not connected properly, you should get a "device not
>>present" error.
>I'll give it a try. How long should I wait for a device not present

Should be an immediate response.

> It's just sitting there looking for the floppy. I've got both the
>C-64 manual and the 1541 manual, but can't see anything that'll help me.
They are OK, but many people don't take them seriously...

>>PS: I've got all kinds of 1541's if you really want/need one.
>I'd like to get a second drive if this one is good, or two drives if this
>one is bad, but I think the problem is just me sitting in front of it, and
>not the drive.

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