That FDC is not an XT-IDE, it's a copy of Sergey Kiesev's XT-FDC
controller. The same seller also saw fit to "cost optimize" the open source
XT-IDE rev 4 and remove my copyright/site info. It's no great step forward,
it's merely a copy of someone else's work with no attribution.
The controller chip used on that FDC is the same as found on some Adaptec
AHA-15xx series cards, which have been the go-to for a long time on adding
FM support to PCs whose onboard controllers don't support it.
On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 3:01 PM Ali via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
"Tube Time" is the developer of the adlib
(now sold by the Russians
on eBay) and the SnBl
Has anyone seen these before? They seem to be a new take (just a shrink
down) of the XT-IDE and an FDC controller that supports single density (FM)
and 2.88 ED drives (along with the usual PC stuff). The FDC is interesting.
I would have liked to have seen it be more like a CCIV w/ four drive
support and addresses but given that most FDCs will not support FM this is
a great step forward.
It also looks like someone tweaked the PAL code, originally decoded by
Chuck G., on the SB CM/S upgrade to get rid of some of the