Putting JiffyDOS to work for you

This is less of a “how to mod up Color 64” and more of a LPT.

If you have JiffyDOS type this:

10 poke53281,0

Save it as ^ (that’s the up arrow) on your main disk you will be editing from.


BONUS: Be a real badass:

Make sure baid64 is on the disk you are booting to and add this line:

20 load"baid64",8,1:run

Now all you need to do to make the display not burn your retina AND get right to coding is just type “^^” after the system boots!

If you want to be fancy, just set ^ as the screen changer and create a new file with Baid64 in it called ^^. So then you can boot and type ^^ or ^^^ and others will think you are enlightened.


  1. Ronald Green on December 29, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I have copies of a newsletter created for Color64, back in the day. I think only 5 issues were published, to the best of my knowledge. I contains programming tips, interviews, equipment tips, and network listings, etc. Kind of interesting reading for those interested in Color64. I have scanned the five issues and zipped them into one file. I have also included a variables list created by Gil Geras (hand written) which is a nice resorce for programming and understanding the workings of Color64. I’m looking for a place (or two) to upload this information so that it will not be lost. Please advise if you want it for your d/l section. Thx.

    • sysop on February 18, 2020 at 9:08 pm

      We would love to have that and host it for you! Let’s keep as much of those days alive as possible!

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