Looking for Tektronix 4052 R12 Graphics Enhancement ROM Pack and Tektronix 4014 demo files

Monty McGraw mmcgraw74 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 16:45:50 CDT 2018


I have been searching for the Battlestar Galactica programs or data files
since I got my 4052 and 4054 in 2000.

We may have to recreate them from the couple of screenshots on the web :)

The closeup screenshots on the TV shows may have been from 4010 series
Tektronix monitors.  I haven't seen any other info on the web from folks
actually involved in helping during the taping of those shows.

I created a program in 2000 in honor of Battlestar Galactica titled
Vipers.  That program is posted on the Tek 4051 Emulator github site.

Here is a link to my post on vcfed - which has a screenshot from running it
on the emulator - since I had not repaired my 4052 or 4054 until a month or
so later.

Here is a link showing running Vipers on my repaired 4054:
The random number printout at the bottom of the screen - showed my 4054 had
just been upgraded to a 4054A from an upgrade kit I bought in 2000 off EBAY
but had not installed. :)


On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 3:58 PM, Zane Healy <healyzh at avanthar.com> wrote:

> Looking at that Snoopy picture brought back a couple memories.  Do the
> files/programs necessary to create the Battlestar Galactica displays exist
> anywhere?
> I’m also in search of a copy of the TekWeek that has the article on
> Battlestar Galactica.  As I recall they used $3 Million in Tektronix
> hardware on the sets.  My dad should still have a copy squirreled away
> somewhere, the trick will be finding it.
> Cool!  It’s finally available online!
> https://vintagetek.org/tektronix-in-movies-shows/
> https://vintagetek.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/BattlestarGalactica_TW_
> 060291978.pdf
> The other thing the Snoopy picture reminded me of was a, if I remember
> correctly, National Guard exhibit at the Washington County Fairgrounds in
> the early 70’s.  They were making computer printouts of a Snoopy picture
> and, I think a calendar.  I’m pretty sure I have it in my archives, the
> trick is finding it…
> Zane

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