Well, I've got the TrackStar working well now. I've also put up a
simple Web page on my site (http://highgate.comm.sfu.ca/~rcini/classiccmp/
to discuss the TS.
I was able to get my hands on a PDF scan of the manual, which I will
be posting shortly. The manual isn't the best written manual in the world,
but it's better than nothing. The same guy also sent me a few working APP
images that have some useful utilities on them, including CopyII.
I don't think that the disk copying utility included with the TS
works properly (it supposedly does a track-by-track copy). The only way I've
been able to get a new image to work is to create a blank APP (image) file
and initialize it from within Apple DOS. Then, I used COPYA to copy files
from an Apple disk to the APP image file. No other way
seems to work.
Now I have to get the ProDOS volumes working, as well as the Apple+
compatibility mode. It needs an Apple II+ ROM file, which I have, but I
don't know what to name it or where it goes. The TS manual only mentions it
I also ran the utilities STAR.COM
, STAR.SYS, and TSUTILIT.COM
through Sourcer, but I haven't read the listings in any great detail. It
seems that the TS listens on a few odd port numbers (6969h, 6967h, etc.). It
would help if I had a schematic...
Richard A. Cini, Jr.
Congress Financial Corporation
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-6259 (facsimile)