I was mostly hoping for an emulator that I could set-up and play with on my own....used to
work a bit with a prime 750 and later an exl box.
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
] On Behalf Of Dennis Boone
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:34 AM
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Subject: Re: Prime?
I've heard something about a prime emulator (to
run primos, premix > etc).. does anyone know any info on where it is and how to get
ahold > of it?
Last I talked to Jim, he wasn't doing hobbyist versions any more. :( He said it was a
fair amount of work to produce one, and there wasn't much interest.
I don't believe I've seen Primix in captivity, though there are certainly tapes
that haven't been read somewhere.
Anyone know of any actual prime hardware out there?
You probably met most of the usual suspects at VCFmw. Ian Primus has a fair collection.
I have a working 5340, plus a 2550 and a 4050 that need work. I think Jeff Russ had a
machine that needed a power supply.
Daiyu Hurst may have a machine that needs work. There are a few other folks I've
talked to about Prime stuff that may or may not have hardware, including one ex-Prime
engineer who had some hard-to-read cartridge tapes from an EXL.
Computronics still supports a few customers. (!) I think 1st Solutions has packed it in.
There may be a few outfits that support government
machines: not all that long ago, I saw a support price list online that included a few
bits of Prime gear.
I thought you folks had mainly EXL hardware, not 50 Series?