Altair Peripheral Emulator

Toby Thain toby at
Wed Nov 29 17:36:20 CST 2017

On 2017-11-29 6:27 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/29/2017 3:15 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote:
>> On 2017-11-29 4:59 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote:
>>> On 11/29/2017 1:47 PM, drlegendre . via cctalk wrote:
>>>> Help me out here.. I don't find any manuals, just .tif images of cover
>>>> pages.
>>> The hint is the size, I suspect.  You need a multi page TIF viewer, or
>>> download the entire file and find a TIF to PDF converter and run it thru
>>> there.
>>> The first tif file converted to a 100 page PDF, for instance.
>> There are plenty of good TIF readers - OS X Preview does a great job on
>> these as they are.
>> I didn't have as much luck with Windows Photo Viewer. While it does
>> support multipage TIF, it seemed to hang after a few pages.
>> --Toby
> When I had software which generated 12 and 14 bit depth TIFs, on Windows
> XP, the desktop Explorer would reboot the machine when you tried to use
> the viewer.
> I had the Photometrics viewer which could bring them up, and my own
> python program.  However windows crashed on several TIFs.  It isn't
> a surprise to hear that you had problems with the viewer.  The files
> convert to PDF just fine, however.
> Thanks to Mark G for scanning them, as well.

The ones I linked to were scanned by me.

However, only the foldouts were scanned to high quality. The rest of the
pages had to be shot on a copystand with a camera, because the binders
were partly water damaged.


> thanks
> jim
>>> thanks
>>> Jim
>>>> On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk <
>>>> cctalk at> wrote:
>>>>> Speaking of Altair, I just scanned a bunch of Processor Technology
>>>>> manuals. These may already be online in some version, but it's likely
>>>>> the schematics and assembly diagrams are better quality in this
>>>>> version:
>>>>> There is probably more related material to come.
>>>>> --Toby

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