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

Randy Dawson rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 15 16:49:44 CDT 2018

My 4051 is down at the moment, it seems to be just a minor supply issue but I will get you the demo files.

I really think the 4051 users are a really lose knit group out here.

Since I bought mine a few years back at that auction site for divorce prices, I have met maybe half a dozen users,owners.

I used to work at Tek, and I know the VintageTek guys, they have one.

There is an ad-on, created by a Tek, called FASTGRAPHICS, that did two things:

write to the display at a reduced current, so the storage tube acted like a normal scope, and the writes did not persist

A dramatic speed up in the vector draw, that I think outruns the bit-slice 4052

I think Brad Sebrink (wrote the 4051 emulator for the PC) was looking to glue us together with a user's group.  Nothing happened, because there is probably only 10 of us.  Surprise me, prove me wrong.

Hello Brad, you still want to create a group?


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

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!
Tektronix In Movies and Shows - vintageTEK Museum<https://vintagetek.org/tektronix-in-movies-shows/>
Tektronix equipment has been used in movies and shows. This is the earliest film we know of which features a 1952 Type 511A oscilloscope (based on the top louvers).


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…


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