Two Basics languages (N66 & N66SR) are built-in. The computer is still compatible with the N60-Basic and N60-Extended Basic modes from the original PC-6001. The Basic N66 offers a 320x200 graphic mode (in 4 colors) and the new N66SR-Basic offers new text and graphic resolutions, the maximum being 640x200 with 15 colors.
There is a ROM holding 1024 chinese characters. The PC-6001 MK2 SR offers optional speech synthesis features.
There were 2 floppy disk drive types that were incompatible with each other, known as B and BE.
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Please update sound section to mention that this computer also has an FM chip and an additional 3 channels of music playback.
PC-6001 Mk2 SR also has an FM synth accessible in N66SR BASIC, specifically: Yamaha YM2203. It allows playback of 3 additional channels for FM instruments/sounds bringing the total to 6 channels of music playback.
Here''s a video captured of music playback on this computer that use both PSG and FM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v$zvVq8MHoybA
Playing both PSG and FM was as simple as using the play command with 6 arguments: $PLAY "cde","fga","cge","@3cde","@5fga","@7cge"$
The "@" char is used for FM channels to specify instrument out of 12 preset instruments or using a custom instrument out of a few available slots.
Tuesday 12th May 2020
PC 6001 MK 2 SR
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Basic N66 & N66SR
Full-stroke keyboard, JIS standard layout, 64 keys, 5 function keys, 4 cursor keys, kana letter key
PD 780C-1 (Z80 clone)
6847 et 6845 graphic chipsets, ěPD8049 (I/O management)