The 8/L, ASR33, DF32 disk emulator project has been sold. Thanks
for all your interest (and offers). Anyone who wants the DF32
emulator schematic and artwork, I can email you a copy. I hope
someone can take my "first draft" and make a useful unit for those
who are interested.
I have a working ADM-3A that I may want to sell also. It has a
homebrewed lower-case 2716 ROM (thanks Steve Loboyko for the font
files). I installed the "optional" parts for current loop on the
main PCB, and used it with the 8/L. The only thing that's missing
is the little aluminum panel covering the dip switches.
Any interest? Same deal as before, please email offers, "sealed
I have an Atari 800xl and a couple of 1050 disk drives. I also have
two copies of the M.U.L.E. game on disk. Unfortunately, I can't get
either to boot on the 800xl. I suspect that these are older games that
were written for the 400/800 and may need the "translator disk" that
allowed the 800xl to run games written for the older machines. Does
anyone know where I could obtain a copy of this translator disk?
I have a fine old Stag PPZ modular EPROM programmer:
It takes plug-in EPROM (model Zm2000) and PAL (Zm2200) modules, called
Z-modules by Stag. I've recently acquired a new module, Zm3000, which
looks like a more recent EPROM module. The chips in the Zm3000 are
date coded in 1993, whereas the Zm2000 is nearer 1988. The PPZ main
unit contains a 6809 CPU and a small CRT display.
Does anyone know anything about this system? What about other Z-module
types? In particular, should the Zm3000 work with the PPZ, because I
currently get an error message "Incorrect Mainframe"?
Thanks in advance for any clues! (Virtually all I get from Google is a
link back to my own web page!)
Anyone here have the speech module for an IBM PC Convertible
they want to get rid of?
I just got one of these laptops & was hoping to score one.
David M. Vohs
Digital Archaeologist & Computer Historian
"Triumph": Commodore 64, 1802, 1541, Indus GT, FDD-1, GeoRAM 512, MPS-801.
"Leela": Original Apple Macintosh, Imagewriter II.
"Delorean": TI-99/4A, TI Speech Synthesizer.
"Spectrum": Tandy Color Computer III.
"Monolith": Apple Macintosh Portable.
"Boombox": Sharp PC-7000.
"Butterfly": Tandy 200, PDD-2.
"Shapeshifter": Epson QX-10, Comrex HDD, Titan graphics/MS-DOS board.
"Scout": Otrona Attache.
(prospective) "Pioneer": Apple LISA II.
"TMA-1": Atari Portfolio, Memory Expander +
"Centaur": Commodore Amiga 2000.
"Neon": Zenith Minisport.
Probably a stretch but wondering if anyone has any info (manual, pinouts,
service documentation) for a GNT model 3601 8-bit (1") paper tape punch.
It was probably better known in the CNC / automated machining world than
in computing but my hope is to resurrect it as a backup punch for copying
tapes I use with my ASR-33 and thereby save wear on the -33's punch.
The unit has serial and parallel interfaces on DB25 connectors but I do
not have any pinout information for those. The serial one I can probably
Unfortunately, the unit is a little more sick than "works OK" seemed
to imply from the eBay seller. It has what I believe to be a power
supply problem because as soon as you try to punch all eight holes with
the front panel test button, the power LED dims and the punch jams,
apparently from lack of umph to complete the mission. It could also be
jamming to start with and that causes the power drop I suppose.
In any case, looking for any docs before I open it up and start digging
around. I have written to GNT without a reply so far.
mailto:chrise at pobox.com
I have an Apple Lisa 1 for sale. Yes, it has the Twiggy drives. It
includes the Twiggy systems OS disks (2), original Lisa 1 manual,
keyboard, original Lisa (rectangular button) mouse.
Normally I would not so brazenly hawk something but I need to raise funds
for an imminent move of the VCF archives.
I'm entertaining any and all offers. At a minimum, there should be three
zeroes before the decimal point.
Please contact me directly if you're interested. Photos and more detail
will be forwarded upon request.
Will ship galaxy-wide.
Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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> From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
> Not all Northstar diskettes are HS. One of the models (Advantage?)
> isn't--and it's that format that the Microsolutions MatchPoint will
> read, not the others. It's been too long since I've seen the darned
I think the machine you are thinking of might be the N* Dimension. The Advantage
still uses 10-sector floppies.
I've never seen the Dimension but vintagemicros on Ebay was selling one a while
back and had a picture of it. Apparently it was MS-DOS compatible.
I'm pleased to announce that the maintainer of Linux cwtool has
implemented working support for reading and writing Intel M2FM "DD"
diskettes as used with the Intellec development systems :-).
Karsten did some analysis of raw bit images I sent him and produced a
working driver within a week! As a "smoke" test (my MDS800 is not
functional at the moment), I duplicated the ISIS-II system diskette and
sent the copy to a person with a working system. It boots, catalogs and
otherwise looks fine.
I have about 20-25 original distribution diskettes for the MDS800 and will
get busy imaging them ASAP. Who would be willing to host these?
They are "cooked" images, so it would be possible to extract the files
>from them with a bit of work. However, they're obviously of the most use
to folks with access to a Catweasel board (and an Intellec system).