the 6502 was famously *almost* pin-compatible with the 6800 and the Apple I user manual includes instructions for using a 6800 as the CPU
(presumably you were supposed to roll your own 6800 monitor ROM since i don't think Apple ever released one)
@revenant I learned ASM on a 6502 (blew proms for an NES cart)!
@chead same here, mostly via the C64 monitor in VICE (the NES was my inspiration though)
@revenant sounds like a fun project
@revenant if you can afford the $375,000 to buy one of the surviving original Apple Is that is
@fraggle if only they had been built out of an easy-to-emulate combination of off-the-shelf parts
@revenant side note I love Apple's terrible original logo
@fraggle that logo rules, what are you talking about
@revenant it's a shame they didn't keep it really
@fraggle i would unironically use this
@revenant you could make one with a laser cutter and some powdercoat, the difficult part would be removing the original logo
@fraggle just gimme a big decal that matches the color of the aluminum imho, doesn't have to be fancy
@bhtooefr yeah i saw a short video earlier of someone getting it running, i'm surprised it took this long (well, not really considering nobody fucking owns an Apple I)
@revenant Fun fact: the 6502 was the result of a lawsuit raised by Motorola. The 6500 chip was itself designed to be plug-compatible with the 6800 processor, but Motorola sued because of this. MOS Technologies settled the suit by agreeing to re-release the chip with a different pin-out: the 6502.
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