Altair Peripheral Emulator

jim stephens jwsmail at
Wed Nov 29 19:32:50 CST 2017

On 11/29/2017 3:36 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote:
> 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.
> --Toby
Thanks for your efforts too, certainly a more difficult job than with a 
bed scanner.
>> 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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