I think it is great that they want to collect the old manuals (too bad
they won't scan them themselves though).
It takes a significant amount of work to do a good job of scanning
and post-processing an HP manual. Many of the schematic sheets are
extended length (>17" long)
I wonder what happened to all of the content they took down several
years ago (things that included mid-90's test gear like the 16500C)
FYI, I took a look at the 1630 manual, and it was recovered from
microfiche. I should bug someone I know about getting a paper copy
The Boat Anchor Manual Archive has the Tektronix catalogs for 1982 and 1985.
Does anyone know of online copies of the catalog for other years?
Barring an online copy, does anyone have catalogs after 1985?
I'm trying to track down size/weight information on the following
PEP301 System Control (may not be Tektronix)
HC01 Video/Copier Printer (may not be Tektronix)
9200T Color Display Terminal
9201T Color Display Terminal
9219 Logic Analyzer
9219T Logic Analyzer
9220 Logic Analyzer
9221 Logic Analyzer
9229 Logic Analyzer
If anyone can lookup the size (width, height, depth) and weight of
those items in their catalog and email them to me, it would be greatly
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline"-- code samples, sample chapter, FAQ:
Pilgrimage: Utah's annual demoparty
I am pretty sure I have Ultima IV (4 floppies) in the attic, and
Comanche ... does ring a bell. I also have Xwing on 5 floppies,
but I seem to remember an other game on 8 or even 10 floppies,
(no, not Win3.11) but I cannot remember the name. Will look for
it this evening!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Zane H. Healy
> Sent: maandag 3 april 2006 9:50
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts;
> General; "Discussion:"
> Subject: Re: Ultima Underworld
> At 4:40 AM +0100 4/3/06, Jules Richardson wrote:
> >yeah yeah, it's a game and I don't normally do game posts :-) Does
> >anyone happen to have a copy? I was watching the lad playing some 3D
> >adventure game on the playstation 2 earlier and it brought back
> >memories of playing Ultima back in the early 90's on my old
> 486 PC and
> >just how darn good that game was. Other than the low screen res by
> >modern standards, I reckon it should have stood the test of
> time pretty
> Wow, I'd forgotten about that one! I should have the copy I
> bought when it came out, but who knows where on earth it is.
> IIRC, that was pretty impressive for 256 colour VGA.
> >(off to look for more early 90's classics I think :-)
> Commanche Attack Helicopter (I think that's the right name)
> comes to mind, it is the most impressive game I've ever seen
> running on a
> 486/33 with 640x480 256 colour. Of course the Eye of
> Beholder games were great fun.
> My all time favorite is "Master of Orion", though "Warlords
> II" is a close second. In both cases the Mac version is the
> best, as you can play the Mac version at greater than
> 640x480. "Master of Orion" will still run under Classic on
> Mac OS X, sadly it's been a long time since I played
> "Warlords II", I forget which version of Mac OS broke it, but
> it was a long time ago. I should try to find my PC disks, as
> I first bought both for the PC. Either that or I need to get
> something like "Basilisk II" running so I can run them under
> emulation. I usually manage at least a couple games of
> "Master of Orion" every year.
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I'm contemplating a project using a upd6145 "SPI interfaced On-Screen
Display" chip. If I have the era right, it's from about 1993, and
would have been used inside TVs and VCRs to crate menu/overlay text
for setting preferences. There's one on eBay right now, but I hate to
do this kind of work with one chip and no spares. Also, I can't seem
to find the specs on it. There is at least one project out there
using it, so I could probably determine all the pins from where it
fits in the circuit, but a datasheet is always handy.
So... before I dig too deeply, does anyone here know of a vendor that
might have 2-3 of these? I'd probably settle for a brand/model number
for a sighting if anyone happens to be into TV guts.
Thanks for any pointers,
An old Auto dealership closed and I got some interesting older equipment.
A Reynolds and Reynolds 1000 Z80? 8 bit computer, two floppy from
about 1980. An all in one with keyboard, monitor and two early 5 1/4"
2 ADM 5 terminals, the classic early ADM all in one design.
3 Televideo 925 terminals with keyboards
Reynolds and Reynolds 2000 tower server (Multibus 1) No HD
This is actually a NCR 4350 7102.
Original IBM XT286 wi original box, no HD
Original IBM CGA Color Monitor wi original box and packing.
TI 820 Dot Matrix printer in its box. A real classic workhorse.
2 LA 120 Decwriter III printers. Why oh why do I want these. Will part
out or ship whole.
Nice IBM 2390 Plus 24 pin dot matrix printer.
A old Cosmowriter 4000 daisywheel printer with both parallel and
A bunch of RJ45 serial cable kits.
And a OT Mac G3 300 small tower, Sony Monitor and no Hard drive. I
think I am going to try to get this to work. I have a spare HD but no
OS. I understand it will run OSX but slowly.
They kept all the hard drives rather than let me erase them. They even
stripped the Reynolds and Reynolds 1000 down trying to find a HD, not
realizing it is just a two floppy 8 bit computer. I had to put the
housings back on to get it in the van.+
The NCR 3450 tower is very heavy and awkward and I am inclined to
strip it down unless someone objects.
If anyone on the list is interested in anything let me know. Please
contact me off list or at whoagiii at gmail.com. I thought I would
mention it to the list first before it hits eBay. I am a good packer.
They had lots of space so anything they discontinued use to got sent
to the basement. I remember early Data General systems running in Auto
Parts stores also. This is one of the reasons I check the old users
when they close down. Unfortunately much of the equipment is quite
The Byte Shop's owner is preparing to 'unload the archive' of his store in Hayward. This news is based on the attached E-mail I received this afternoon.
Interested parties should contact Michael directly, please. His E-mail address is clearly shown below.
Keep the peace(es).
*********** BEGIN FORWARDED MESSAGE ***********
On 02-Apr-06 at 11:24 Michael D. Lipschutz <m.lipschutz at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>I just read your internet piece on computer salvage. This month of April
>2006, I am unloading the archive of my Hayward Byte Shop store.
>Hardware includes Compupro, Morrow, Kaypro, Otrona, and Apple components,
>subassemblies, documentation and spare parts kits.
>Do you know if there exists an interest in this stuff?
>I can be best reached through my email address.
>Byte Shop Hayward
>m.lipschutz at sbcglobal.net
*********** END FORWARDED MESSAGE ***********
Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
Blue Feather Technologies -- http://www.bluefeathertech.com
kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech do/t c=o=m
"If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped with surreal ports?"
I've had a quick look at my 11/45 printset.
It appears that the interrupt handling is partially done by the processor
microcde (page 12 of the microcode flows in my printset). And that there
is no special path for the vector, it's goes via the normal data paths,
into nromal intenral CPU registers, etc.
So, I would propose the following tests :
1) Make sure you can read/write all bits from external memort. Just write
1, 2, 4 ,8, 16,.... to successive locations using the panel and examing
them. Jsut to eliminate a silly fault like a dead data buffer.
2) Run the basic instruction diagnostic if you've not done so already.
This should veryify that the data paths are OK.
3) If possible, try some other interrupting device. An obvious one is the
console receiver. Wirre a program to : Load all the vectors with .+2, HALT
as you did for the line time clock test that's failing.; Read the Console
Rx data register to clear the data received bit (if necessary); then
enable the receiver interrupt; and go into an endless loop. Then you press
a key on the conosle. The processor should halt, but _where_ does it
halt. If 4, then it appears the processor is ignoring all vectors.
Hopefully this will point us in the right direction to look for the fault.