CPC FutureOS lower ROM
The CPC FutureOS lower ROM allows the autostart of FutureOS as soon as the CPC6128 / 6128 Plus computer is switched on. The ROM itself contains only a character set between &3800 and &3FFF and a couple of opcodes which page in ROM &0A = 10 (this is the ROM number at which FutureOS ROM A is usually located. Here it's a prerequisite) and jump to FutureOS ROM A. The native CPC-OS will not be used at all, therefore the start up is even more quick. In addition there is no need to have a BASIC ROM in the system, the extra 16 KB can be used for applications f.e.
This lower ROM replacement proves that FutureOS does only need a character set at &3800 and nothing else to be able to work. All other CPC OS do need much more parts of the native CPC-OS.
How to use?
The new FutureOS lower ROM can be downloaded directly here:
- Download it at [http://www.FutureOS.de]. Go to the Download section. There it's part of the installation archive. Latest Release date was 2012-03-21.