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Commodore Memory Expansion, Interface
Cardco, Inc., has announced S'more (Super Memory Optimized RAM/ROM Expansion), a cartridge utility for the 64 which allows more than 60K RAM for programming and adds over 60 new and enhanced BASIC commands and functions. The memory increase is not restricted, and can be used for arrays, variables, and BASIC programs which would normally overload a Commodore 64. S'more provides such programming aids as CATALOG (view disk directory), AUTO (line numbering), FIND, CHANGE, TRACE, DUMP, KEY (define function keys), and others.
Function keys are preprogrammed, but can be redefined. For example, F2 runs the current program in memory, F3 reads and displays the disk drive error channel, and F7 displays the current disk directory. The suggested retail price is $69.95. Cardco also plans to introduce the S'more BASIC Compiler for $39.95.
Also recently introduced is G Whiz, an improved version of Cardco's +G printer interface, which allows Commodore computers to be hooked up to virtually any Centronics printer. Additional features include faster printing speed (up to 18 times faster with many dot matrix printers), and increased speed on high-resolution screen dumps. The interface also comes with two character sets and open access to DIP switches. The interface attaches directly to the parallel port, eliminating the ribbon connector. Suggested retail price is $69.95.
Cardco, Inc., 300 S. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202
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