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

Bob Rosenbloom bobalan at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 19 11:27:28 CDT 2018

Al has the 4052R12 ROM dumps up on bitsavers.


On 7/15/2018 12:49 PM, Monty McGraw via cctalk wrote:
> I have been recovering dozens of old Tektronix 4050 series tapes and found
> one with Fast Graphics software for the 4051.  This software program jumped
> into 6800 assembly code and retrieved three bytes per vector from a tape
> file.  Apparently this tape is a duplicate - and it appears that all the
> files bigger than 1KB have corrupt data.
> Apparently from the 4014 programmers guide - they had a set of demo picture
> files including a list with R2-D2.
> I have found Jos Dreesen's ftp tar file with some 4014 pictures - but I'm
> looking for an R2-D2 picture file that is on the tape I have but corrupt.
> I also discovered that Tektronix made a 4052/4054 R12 Graphics Enhancement
> ROM pack which included the Fast Graphics program in ROM.  I would love to
> find one of those ROM packs - hint/hint :)
> I did recover one of the shorter picture files of Snoopy - but since I
> don't have a 4051, I can't run the Fast Graphics program on my 4052 or
> 4054.  One of my buddies threw a C program together to convert the data
> file into Tek 4050 PRINT statements.
> I've posted the SNOOPY basic program and screenshots of running it on vcfed
> in a new thread:
> http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?64726-Tektronix-4051-4052-4052A-4054-4054A-Program-Archives
> I'm also still looking for a 4051/4052 Display Board.  Mike Haas posted
> pictures here in Oct 2016 of lots of Tektronix boards including a Display
> Board - but I don't have any direct contact info for him.
> Monty

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