[Coco] Fujistu FM-7
jsgrubbs at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 6 12:39:48 EDT 2018
Wow you scored two of them? Were they eBay finds or some other means?
From: Coco <coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com> on behalf of Zippster <zippster278 at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 12:38 PM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [Coco] Fujistu FM-7
I recently acquired two FM-7’s. Very interesting 6809 based machines.
I’m in the process of developing an SD card based floppy drive emulator
(at the board layout stage now) which should make them a lot easier to work
Fascinating computers. :)
> On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:28 AM, tim lindner <tlindner at macmess.org> wrote:
> At the VCFWest this weekend I got to use an FM-7 for the first time.
> I got a chance to play with BASIC for a bit, here are my notes:
> 1. The print statement does automatic word wrap. Crazy.
> 2. The RND function seems to only return numbers from zero to one. It
> even accepted a parameter that seemed to be ignored. Same random
> sequence on every run of a program. I could not figure out how to set
> the seed.
> 3. The EDIT command clears the screen and prints the BASIC line on
> top. You use the arrow keys to move the cursor, and there are INSERT
> and OVERWRITE keys on the keyboard to set the mode.
> 4. The TIMER variable returned two number like this: "7636 0". The
> first number kept incrementing, but the second stayed at zero. I could
> not figure how to set a TIMER value. Both numbers and strings gave
> "?Type Mismatch" errors.
> 5. Oh yeah, and also long error names.
> tim lindner
> "Proper User Policy apparently means Simon Says."
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