Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 32 / JANUARY 1983 / PAGE 225

A 40/80 Character Expansion For The VIC

Computer World has designed an expansion to make the VIC suitable for professional applications, e.g., accounting and word processing, especially when using the Brother 8300 daisy wheel printer/typewriter, adapted to operate with the VIC-20.

When using the video cartridge, you may choose between a 25 × 40 and a 25 × 80 character mode (25 lines of 80 characters each). This enables you to use the programs written for the 2000, 3000, 4000 and 8000 CBM computers without major alterations.

The Computer World video cartridge for the VIC-20 has the following features:

  • — 40 or 80 column display (switchable with BASIC, without losing any program in memory).
  • — VIC and PET/CBM graphics.
  • — 32K RAM expansion (instead of 27.5K). Note: All you need is the expansion box with the 3, 8 and 16K RAM cartridges.
  • — Upper- and lowercase with true descenders.
  • — Full cursor control.
  • — Program editing in 40 or 80 column mode.
  • — No alterations needed in VIC.
  • — No external power supply needed.
  • — Fits in the Arfon or Commodore expansion box.
  • — Operates with all ROM cartridges, except those located in the area from A000 hex to C000 hex.

The price is $249 US.

The company was incorrectly identified in the November 1982 new product release in COMPUTE!. The correct information is:

Computer World
Hilvertsweg 99.
1214 JB Hilversum
Tel: 035-12633