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From: segaloco via TUHS <>
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: CRC calculation in the 1980s
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2023 00:02:50 +0000	[thread overview]
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> Any suggestions as to why the on-the-fly algorithm did not catch on more in the 1980’s? Maybe it was simply less well known than I think?

The CRC algorithm I'm familiar with shows up in Dragon Quest for the Famicom in 1986[1], written in 6502 assembly.  Admittedly though I only recognized it due to the EOR with 0x1021 on lines 318-323.  That I then only know from a quick and dirty CRC I threw in an XMODEM-CRC client [2] I did to accommodate for a bug in the JH7100 RISC-V board's recovery ROM implementation.  Not sure if this is along the lines of the approach you're talking about, admittedly these two instances are literally all I know about CRC, just enough to be dangerous :)

Still, a concrete example of ChunSoft's 6502 CRC calculation in the mid 80s, if that helps with the assessment of the time period/flow of ideas in the industry.

- Matt G.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-09-19  0:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-09-18 23:02 [TUHS] " Paul Ruizendaal
2023-09-18 23:34 ` [TUHS] " Robert Brockway
2023-09-19  0:02 ` segaloco via TUHS [this message]
2023-09-19 15:34 ` Paul Winalski
2023-09-19 15:50   ` Dan Cross
2023-09-19 16:22     ` Paul Winalski
2023-09-19 11:42 Noel Chiappa
2023-09-19 12:54 ` Lars Brinkhoff
2023-09-19 16:00 ` Paul Ruizendaal

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