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Dbase II on Commodore BX700

by billdeg - 12/22/2006
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I have a prototype Commodore BX700 with a 8088 co-processor card. This gives me the ability to run CP/M and early MS DOS 1.25-compatible applications. They are ported over to the B using Move It, a communications program. You also need a Fast Bus cartridge. I will write more about this soon, but for now, here is a pic of Dbase II for CP/M 86. http://www.vintag.../bx700/B700_dbaseII.JPG">... [ read more ]

Commodore B Series Available

by Drtire - 12/12/2006
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I have 2 sets of B-128's with external dual drives, numerous programs from C-bug as well as Supercalc, Superbase, etc., manuals for all, many programs for the units. These units are the keyboard/cpu set up with external monitor and drives. I believe I have at least one of the monitors however I haven’t been able too locate it. These were used for a number of years in my business and was stored away when I upgraded to PCs. I would like to sell them but have no Idea what to charge for them. They were operating perfectly when I took them out of service approximately 10-15 years ago. Please contact me if anyone has any interest in these items as I would like to find them a good home before I toss them in the recylce bin at the Landfill. I cut my teeth with these computers and they deserve to be saved. They were something else for their time. Don Correia, Drtir">... [ read more ]

Northstar Horizon S-100 Computer

by billdeg - 09/19/2006
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Last Post: [ Northstar Horizon Games Wanted ] 11/29/2006
Picked up this system, plenty of manuals and Teleray monitor. As yet untested">... [ read more ]

Did Robots Take Over?

by billdeg - 11/19/2006
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On my way to the Vintage Computer Festival 9.0 I stopped into a small antique store and found a copy of Science and Mechanics Magazine February 1963 with a post-war sci-fi-looking robot on the cover. In an era where computer-controlled robots was still science fiction, this article provides a glimpse of one author's view about the future of robot technology. Did robots take over? I don't think so.">... [ read more ]

Tandy 1000 HX

by billdeg - 11/13/2006
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Dual drive model. Boots to internal ROM: MS DOS 2.11 and "Personal DeskMate" application. Picture of Tanday 1000 HX">... [ read more ]

Volscan - first desktop with a GUI?

by billdeg - 10/29/2006
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Read entire story After reading the July 1954 Radio-Electronics article by Angie Pascale titled "Volscan Speeds Up Air Traffic" could the Volscan console and light gun be the first desktop GUI to a computer?">... [ read more ]

Looking for Commodore PAL monitor

by billdeg - 10/23/2006
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I am Looking for Commodore PAL monitor in the USA East Coast if possible.">... [ read more ]

Using ST-225 HD in CBM D9090 Drive

by billdeg - 09/30/2006
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Last Post: [ Working D9090 owner's club .... ] 04/14/2009
More on the Commdore D9090 hard drive with pics: http://www.vintag...ives/D9090_sn3674/ I have given up trying to find a 6-head Tandon 603s, and I decided to use a 4-head ST-225 because they are easier to find. I used a B-128 to format the drive. 1) On the controller (top) I snipped J14 jumper to make the D9090 think it was a D9060. This modification is necessary because the D9090 controller is set to use a 6-head drive. Clipping J14 converts the controller into a de-facto D9060 which expects a 4 head drive. The D9060 came with Tandon 602s. 2) I removed the Tandon 603s hard drive that originally came with the drive, reassembled w/o cover. 3) ran a quick test to be sure that the drive was put back together safely: > ?ds$ [enter] 73, CBM DOS 3.0.0 etc 4) I used the following command: >header "degnan",d0,i01 [enter] Are you sure?">... [ read more ]

Ken's Number Cruncher - S-100 bus 6502!

by billdeg - 09/23/2006
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Took pictures before trading to J Rubin. It's a beautifully crafted homebrew system using a Vector VP-2 S-100 bus chassis. 6502 Processor-based system for interfacing with KIM Computer. Waiting for J Rubin to publish more info on this system.">... [ read more ]

My B Series Software

by billdeg - 09/05/2006
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Name/Intended System/Manuf Calc Result 700BX Handic Word Result 700BX Handic General Ledger 8032 Info Designs Payroll 8032 Info Designs Accounts Payable 8032 Info Designs Accounts Receivable 8032 Info Designs Inventory 8032 Info Designs Accounts Payable B Series Commodore General Ledger B Series Commodore Order Entry B Series Commodore Payroll B Series Commodore Accounts Receivable B Series Commodore Payroll 8050 drive BPI Systems Job Cost 8050 drive BPI Systems Accounts Payable 8050 drive BPI Systems Superbase B-128 Commodore Superbase II B-128 Commodore Superscript B-128 Commodore Superscript II B-128 Commodore SuperOffice B-128 Commodore">... [ read more ]

11 MB ZIP Commodore D64 Images

by Ruud - 07/16/2006
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Last Post: [ 11 MB ZIP Commodore D64 Images ] 10/27/2006
http://www.vintagecomput.../64/baltissen/ Hallo allemaal, Bill is so kind to host a ZIP file with mostly D64 images. These images contain software published by various magasines like TPUG, Cursor and PBE. The last is a Dutch one so lot of these floppies will contain Dutch programs. FYI, the word 'inhoud' means 'contents'. have fun with it !!! -- ___ / __|__ / / |_/ Groetjes, Ruud \__|_ \___|">... [ read more ]

PC Professional Users Group of Delaware

by billdeg - 06/20/2006
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Anyone a former member of this group based out if Wilmington, Delaware? They put out about 50 diskettes in the mid-80's for IBM format PCs. Lots of interesting programs and utilities. I have about a quarter of the disks, looking to complete the set. Enter Archive">... [ read more ]

Epson Equity 1

by billdeg - 06/16/2006
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Just picked one of these up locally. Starts to read Epson DOS 2.11 boot disk, it posts "Equity Loading..." for about a 1/2 second and then poops out with "Non system disk or disk error.." Any other working DOS results in "Boot Failure" and the computer locks up. The dip switch settings appear correct. I tried flip-flopping the disk drives and connections to the motherboard. No luck. The drive connectors are not your standard IBM PC drive connectors so I can't try any other drives. I have used a high % iso alcohol to clean the heads. Disk controller embedded in motherboard. I don't really feel like taking the whole computer apart to get to the motherboard. Do you think it's worth trying to fix? I feel like I am restoring an 86 Corolla, not worth it...Comments?">... [ read more ]

Aerocomp TRS 80 M 1 Expansion Unit DDC

by billdeg - 06/02/2006
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I have finished my testing of the Aeoromp Double Density Controller and Tandy DDC for comparison purposes. I did not test a Percom DDC, but I can if you need me to. Test Units: 1) Three Expansion Interfaces (E/I's), one is a 26-1140 and two are 26-1142-1's. 26-1142-1 s/n 014121 26-1142-1 s/n 005581 26-1140 s/n 047396 they all work at least to the point to attempting to access the diskdrive for the OS. 2) Two Percom DD disk drives - wired together as drive 0 and 1. These were the test drives, but also tried Micropolis 1053 II dual floppy and a regular old Tandy mini floppy drive. 3) TRS 80 Model I with Level II Basic 26-1003, s/n 008498 works, extensively tested, my "test unit" for all testing. TEST RESULTS 1) 26-1142-1 s/n 014121 with Aerocomp DDC and Percom DD disk drives I was able to load DoubleDOS 4.23 and DOSPlus double density ver 3.4 48K using Percom driv">... [ read more ]

Commodore B Series Tips and Tricks

by billdeg - 05/19/2006
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Last Post: [ CBM IEEE Drive Tips ] 08/01/2010
Commodore B Series Tips and Tricks B 128 and CBM 256-80 By Bill Degnan 1. Get as many CBUG disks as you can, as well copies of the resources listed at the bottom of this document. You will also need to track down a copy of SuperScript II so that you can read B Series word processing files. SuperScript II, the B Series Commodore User's Guide, and the Programmer's Reference can be purchased from Freeware utilities, IEEE drive manuals, and B series commercial software can also be purchased from this source. 2. You will need a PET to IEEE cable to connect peripherals (such as disk drives) to the B series. 3. To activate most commercial software; attach everything and with the program diskette in drive 0 hit the SHIFT+RUN/STOP keys. 4. Most software written for the B Series computers is ONLY compati">... [ read more ]
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