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== Channel F Information ==
 
== Channel F Information ==
'''Specifications:'''
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'''Hardware'''
* [[Schematics]]<br />
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* [[Schematics]]
* [[Resolution]]<br />
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* [[Pinouts]]
* [[Register]]s<br />
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* [[Resolution]]
* [[F8]]<br />
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* [[Register]]s
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* [[F8]]
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* [[ROMC|ROMC explained]]
 
* [[RAM]]
 
* [[RAM]]
 
* [[VRAM]]
 
* [[VRAM]]
 
* [[Port|Ports]]
 
* [[Port|Ports]]
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* [[Modding]]
 
'''Programming:'''
 
'''Programming:'''
 
* [[Opcode]]s
 
* [[Opcode]]s
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* [[Snippet:Multiblit|Multiblit subroutine]]
 
* [[Snippet:Multiblit|Multiblit subroutine]]
 
* [[Snippet:Plot|Plot subroutine]]
 
* [[Snippet:Plot|Plot subroutine]]
* [[Snippet:KStack|KStack advanced subroutines]]
 
 
* [[Snippet:Playsong|Playsong subroutine]]
 
* [[Snippet:Playsong|Playsong subroutine]]
 
** [[Snippet:Music_60.h|Music_60.h]]
 
** [[Snippet:Music_60.h|Music_60.h]]
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== Homebrews ==
 
== Homebrews ==
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* [[Homebrew:Cannibal Slug Battle|Cannibal Slug Battle]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
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* [[Homebrew:F8 of Nations|F8 of Nations]] by Nycurt
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* [[Homebrew:Fullscreenpicture|Full screen picture]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
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* [[Homebrew:International Karate|International Karate]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
* [[Homebrew:Lights Out|Lights Out]] by Sean Riddle
 
* [[Homebrew:Lights Out|Lights Out]] by Sean Riddle
 
* [[Homebrew:Multi-Cart Menu|Multi-Cart Menu]] by Sean Riddle and [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
* [[Homebrew:Multi-Cart Menu|Multi-Cart Menu]] by Sean Riddle and [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
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* [[Homebrew:Pac-Man|Pac-Man]] by Blackbird and [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
* [[Homebrew:RAM test|RAM test]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
* [[Homebrew:RAM test|RAM test]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
* [[Homebrew:Scrolling Mountains|Scrolling Mountains]] by Curtdawg
 
* [[Homebrew:Scrolling Mountains|Scrolling Mountains]] by Curtdawg
* [[Homebrew:Pac-Man|Pac-Man]] by Blackbird and [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
 
* [[Homebrew:Test Controls|Test Controls]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
* [[Homebrew:Test Controls|Test Controls]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
* [[Homebrew:Fullscreenpicture|Full screen picture]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
 
 
* [[Homebrew:Tetris|Tetris for 1 or 2 players]] by Peter Trauner
 
* [[Homebrew:Tetris|Tetris for 1 or 2 players]] by Peter Trauner
* [[Homebrew:International Karate|International Karate]] by [[User:E5frog|e5frog]]
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* [[Homebrew:Music|Homebrew Music]]
* [[Homebrew:F8 of Nations|F8 of Nations]] by Nycurt
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* [[Homebrew:CCtro|256 Byte intro]]
 
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* [[Graphics converter]]
 
* [[Graphics converter]]
 
** [[For full screen]]
 
** [[For full screen]]
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* [[Videocart dumper]]
 
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== Disassemblies ==
 
== Disassemblies ==
 
* [[Disassembly:Bios|Channel F Bios]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Bios|Channel F Bios]]
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 1|Videocart 1]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 1|Videocart 1 - Tic-Tac-Toe, etc]]
* [[Disassembly:SABA Videoplay 1|SABA Videoplay 1]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 2|Videocart 2 - Desert Fox, etc]]
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 2|Videocart 2]]
 
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 3|Videocart 3 - Video Blackjack]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 3|Videocart 3 - Video Blackjack]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 4|Videocart 4 - Spitfire]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 4|Videocart 4 - Spitfire]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 6|Videocart 6 - Math Quiz]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 6|Videocart 6 - Math Quiz]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 7|Videocart 7 - Math Quiz II]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 7|Videocart 7 - Math Quiz II]]
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 8|Videocart 8]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 8|Videocart 8 - Magic Numbers, etc]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 9|Videocart 9 - Drag Race]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 9|Videocart 9 - Drag Race]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 10|Videocart 10 - Maze]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 10|Videocart 10 - Maze]]
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 10b|Videocart 10b]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 10b|Videocart 10b - Maze, code variation]]
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 11|Videocart 11]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 11|Videocart 11 - Backgammon, etc]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 12|Videocart 12 - Baseball]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 12|Videocart 12 - Baseball]]
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 13|Videocart 13]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 13|Videocart 13 - Robot War, etc]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 14|Videocart 14 - Sonar Search]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 14|Videocart 14 - Sonar Search]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 15|Videocart 15 - Memory Match]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 15|Videocart 15 - Memory Match]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 16|Videocart 16 - Dodge' It]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 16|Videocart 16 - Dodge' It]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 17|Videocart 17 - Pinball Challenge]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 17|Videocart 17 - Pinball Challenge]]
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 17b|Videocart 17b]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 17b|Videocart 17b - Pinball code variation]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 18|Videocart 18 - Hangman]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 18|Videocart 18 - Hangman]]
* [[Disassembly:SABA Videoplay 16|SABA Videoplay 16 - Rat' mal]]
 
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 19|Videocart 19 - Checkers]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 19|Videocart 19 - Checkers]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 20|Videocart 20 - Video Whizball]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 20|Videocart 20 - Video Whizball]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 21|Videocart 21 - Bowling]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 21|Videocart 21 - Bowling]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 22|Videocart 22 - Slot Machine]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 22|Videocart 22 - Slot Machine]]
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* [[Disassembly:Videocart 22b|Videocart 22b - Alt. Slot Machine]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 23|Videocart 23 - Galactic Space Wars]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 23|Videocart 23 - Galactic Space Wars]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 24|Videocart 24 - Pro Football]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 24|Videocart 24 - Pro Football]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 25|Videocart 25 - Casino Poker]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 25|Videocart 25 - Casino Poker]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 26|Videocart 26 - Alien Invasion]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Videocart 26|Videocart 26 - Alien Invasion]]
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* [[Disassembly:SABA Videoplay 1|SABA Videoplay 1 - M&uuml;hle, usw]]
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* [[Disassembly:SABA Videoplay 16|SABA Videoplay 16 - Rat' mal]]
 
* [[Disassembly:SABA Videoplay 20|SABA Videoplay 20 - Schach]]
 
* [[Disassembly:SABA Videoplay 20|SABA Videoplay 20 - Schach]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Democart|Democart]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Democart|Democart]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Democart 2|Democart 2]]
 
* [[Disassembly:Democart 2|Democart 2]]
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* [[Disassembly:Werbetextcassette electronic partner|Werbetextcassette electronic partner]]
  
 
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== Getting Started ==
 
== Getting Started ==
  
If you'd like to get started programming games for the Channel F, try downloading the <br>[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/Devel.zip Development Pack (.zip, 3.8 MB)]. <br>It includes the DASM assembler, the MESS emulator and Pac-Man as a sample game that you can edit, compile and test. Just unpack it and doubleclick '''..\devel\games\pacman\!compile+run.bat''' and it should start right up. Press Esc to leave the debugger. <br>Read up on the guides below and have fun!
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If you'd like to get started programming games for the Channel F, try downloading the <br>[http://channelf.se/veswiki/images/9/99/Devel.7z Development Pack (.7z, 2.8 MB)]. <br>It includes the DASM assembler, the MESS emulator and an early version of Pac-Man as a sample game that you can edit, compile and test. Just unpack it, preferably directly on root of your hard drive and doubleclick '''..\devel\games\pacman\!compile+run.bat''' or the '''!run.bat''' in the same directory and it should start right up. Press Esc to leave the debugger. <br> It has been tested (and is working) on Windows XP Home SP3.<br><br>
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Here's a tutorial that might be helpful:
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[http://channelf.se/veswiki/index.php?title=Tutorial:Beginner%27s_Guide_to_the_Channel_F Beginner's Guide]
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<br>Read up on the guides and have fun!<br>
  
== Useful pages ==
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== Useful external links ==
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(all links working Oct 10th 2016)
  
 
* [http://www.freelists.org/list/channelf Channel F Programming List]
 
* [http://www.freelists.org/list/channelf Channel F Programming List]
* [http://members.cox.net/seanriddle/chanf.html Sean Riddle's Channel F Info]
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* [http://seanriddle.com/chanf.html Sean Riddle's Channel F Info]
* [http://members.cox.net/seanriddle/chanfmulti.html Sean Riddle's Channel F Multicart]
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* [http://seanriddle.com/chanfmulti.html Sean Riddle's Channel F Multicart]
 
* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/channel_f_and_videobrain/ Channel F and Videobrain Mailing List]
 
* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/channel_f_and_videobrain/ Channel F and Videobrain Mailing List]
* [http://members.cox.net/seanandalicia/chanfinfo.html Sean Riddle's Channel F Programming Info]
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* [http://seanriddle.com/chanfinfo.html Sean Riddle's Channel F Programming Info]
 
* [http://www.nyx.net/~lturner/public_html/Fairchild_F8.html Lowell O. Turner's Home Page- Fairchild F8 Info]
 
* [http://www.nyx.net/~lturner/public_html/Fairchild_F8.html Lowell O. Turner's Home Page- Fairchild F8 Info]
 
* [http://www.nyx.net/~lturner/public_html/F8_ins.html Lowell O. Turner's Home Page- Fairchild F8 Instruction Set]
 
* [http://www.nyx.net/~lturner/public_html/F8_ins.html Lowell O. Turner's Home Page- Fairchild F8 Instruction Set]
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[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f3850.pdf F3850 the CPU (.pdf, 1.49MB)]<br>
 
[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f3850.pdf F3850 the CPU (.pdf, 1.49MB)]<br>
  
[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f8_info_%2716_bit_%B5P_architecture%27%2C_Terry_Polhoff_%281979%29.pdf  F8 info by Terry Polhoff (.pdf, 698kB)]<br>
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[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f8_info_16_bit_uP_architecture_Terry_Polhoff_%281979%29.pdf  F8 info by Terry Polhoff (.pdf, 698kB)]<br>
 
[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f3851_56.pdf F3851+56 Program Storage Unit (.pdf, 1.5MB)]<br>
 
[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f3851_56.pdf F3851+56 Program Storage Unit (.pdf, 1.5MB)]<br>
 
[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f3852_53.pdf F3852+53 Dynamic and Static Memory Interface (.pdf, 720kB)]<br>
 
[http://channelf.se/files/channelf/f3852_53.pdf F3852+53 Dynamic and Static Memory Interface (.pdf, 720kB)]<br>
 
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[http://channelf.se/veswiki/images/1/1d/Fairchild_Service_Manual.pdf Service manual, Repair information (.pdf, 409kB)]

Latest revision as of 06:31, 26 August 2019

Welcome to the VES wiki! Here you can find out user-donated information on all sorts of programming info for the Channel F.

Disassemblies

Contribute!

The VESWiki was set up as a repository for information related to the VES and VES programming. Some of the many things we'd like to make available are disassemblies, console or technical information, tutorials and guides for both software and hardware, code snippets, and complete games. We encourage you to add any information you have, or to make a page promoting your own game (which you can host here, if you like).

Getting Started

If you'd like to get started programming games for the Channel F, try downloading the
Development Pack (.7z, 2.8 MB).
It includes the DASM assembler, the MESS emulator and an early version of Pac-Man as a sample game that you can edit, compile and test. Just unpack it, preferably directly on root of your hard drive and doubleclick ..\devel\games\pacman\!compile+run.bat or the !run.bat in the same directory and it should start right up. Press Esc to leave the debugger.
It has been tested (and is working) on Windows XP Home SP3.

Here's a tutorial that might be helpful: Beginner's Guide
Read up on the guides and have fun!

Useful external links

(all links working Oct 10th 2016)

Information in pdf:s

Here are complete Guides in pdf format on how to program a F8 processor system:
F8 Guide to Programming (.pdf, 3.42 MB)
F8 User's Guide (1976)(Fairchild) (.pdf, 13.8 MB)

These are a few shorter pdf:s with information on the F8 system and its circuits:
F8 general info (.pdf, 146kB)
F3850 the CPU (.pdf, 1.49MB)

F8 info by Terry Polhoff (.pdf, 698kB)
F3851+56 Program Storage Unit (.pdf, 1.5MB)
F3852+53 Dynamic and Static Memory Interface (.pdf, 720kB)

Service manual, Repair information (.pdf, 409kB)