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Episode #045 - Managing ROM & RAM I

Aren't you tired with seing the word READY. every time the computer is on?
Why not change it to a HELLO. or SORRY.?

Unfortunately the BASIC interpreter sits in the ROM. So first we need to copy the whole thing into the RAM. Modify the interpreter and then disable the ROM.
Wait… Isn't that too much work for a six-minute episode?
Not at all!
On top of that, this video will show you how to modify or disable the KERNAL. You will also learn all theory needed to move ROMs in and out of the address space.

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