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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This was my first computer. My father bought it to me back in 1990. The system includes the NEC 6001mkII computer, cassette recorder, 3.5 floppy drive, 4-color plotter, joystick, and a monitor. I learned BASIC with it and also used it later to do machine language programming on it''s Z80 processor.
Thursday 12th January 2023
Hasan Salim (iraq)
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)