The ARVI is a very powerful debugging tool
if you want to do some software development
on a C-64.
With the built in machine code monitor
, you can stop code execution
at any point and look into memory, start tracing your code, set break point
s for when something happens and of course modify
your code on the fly.
" AR users didn't really use the poke finders and spritekillers the cartridge provides, but mostly the BASIC
extensions it provides and the aforementioned Monitor tool.
Nowadays there is a new version of the AR (based on the AR VI) called the Retro Replay
That cartridge has an user upgradeable flash rom, more memory than the original AR and it also sports an Amiga 1200 clockport
connector that can accomodate an rs-232
adapter (Silver Surfer) or an ethernet
Yes, you can connect your C-64 to the Internet
using a Retro Replay, Silver Surfer
and the Contiki