Interesting. This version is color coded! The commands all seem to be the same and I have found no other real features other than color. But this got me curious, so I dumped the rom. I checked Zimmers and they had 2 roms named vicmon 2. Surely this was just one of those... After comparing the dumps, it was definitely "new"
I am not sure if this was someones personal modification or some unofficial release, but it was definitely cool to find. I will be sending the dump to Bo to host with all the other images he has.
Now I wanted to see what was inside...
So there it is. a modified original commodore PCB with a 2816 EEPROM. Conclusion? Most likely a homemade hack of Vicmon. But finding something that doesn't seem to be out there anywhere is definitely getting rare these days!
Vicmon 2 is now available for purchase in cartridge form using the above mentioned Vicmem cartridges. That's right Vicmon with up to 24k of additional RAM all on one cart. the cost is $30. Please contact me is you are interested, or keep watching my Etsy shop!ReplyDelete