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|Full title||Ace Tool Kit Monitor|
|Year of release||1983|
|Producer / Author(s)||Roy Nickson|
Load the program by entering
Run by entering
The computer asks you for an address (in hex). This is the current address, which the computer is currently looking at. You can list an address, which means that the address, the value of the byte there, and the corresponding ASCII character are printed out on one line. As a general rule, the current address is always updated to be the last one listed.
Under the monitor all words from the FORTH dictionary are available, including the following ones loaded with the monitor.
|Downloads||Tap file||Ace snapshot file|
|Blaze file||Wav file|
(hex 2000 is the start of where the screen is sorted in the video RAM)
Tape inlay image
Review: from Home Computing Weekly 12 July 1983
Jupiter Cantab, Cheshunt Buildings, Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 ILZ
A fairly standard utility program featuring the usual machine code facilities, with the useful options of reading the stack and using FORTH words interactive from within the monitor.
A buffer-full of bytes can be poked directly into nominated addresses, but there is no provision for reading the amount of memory left and the
monitor will cheerfully list the contents of non-existent memory addresses - try FFFF!
Hex, octal and decimal bases are available but the main display uses only half the screen and there is no automatic carriage return between successive inputs.
This produces a rather un-tidy display and provides less information than the Remsoft toolkit with which this monitor will inevitably be compared.
value for money