What is DragonPlus?
Advertised by Compusense in 1985 as the “Ultimate Expansion For Your Dragon”, Roy Coates (of Manic Miner conversion fame) put it to the test for the Dragon User article. Roy takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of the specifications and fitting of the board, listing it’s components as follows:
- 64K of dynamic RAM
- A 6845 Video Display Generator as used in the BBC Micro
- An 8K EPROM containing the character set
- A 2K RAM chip used as screen memory for the 80 columns of 24 rows of text
- The SAM chip from your Dragon
- The [or one of the] ROM chips from your Dragon
The conclusion in Dragon User was as follows:
- The 80 column display is very, very fast and exceptionally clear.
- The virtual disk gives the impression of using a ‘real’ system, and offers a lot more flexibility.
- A recommendation that the DragonPlus may be better value for single disk-drive users than a second disk drive.