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#105119 - 04/13/16 11:46 AM Re: New dumps [Re: Haze]  
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Originally Posted By Haze
(feel free to paste that link there in case people are interested in seeing how things get added to the MAME softlists)
Done. smile

Shouldn't it be "USA, prototype" rather than "Euro, Prototype, set 2", by the way?

#105120 - 04/13/16 01:20 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Here is an interesting little system ... at this Swiss university, a group led by Dr. Nikolaus Wirth of Pascal/Modula 2/Oberon fame built their own computers called the ETH/Diser Lilith along the lines of the Xerox Alto. The project never lifted off commercially, but they used the systems productively in their offices and for education.

http://www.ethistory.ethz.ch/rueckblicke.../popupfriendly/

ftp://ftp.dreesen.ch/Emulith/

Their 32bit machine was called Ceres and used Oberon

http://cpu-ns32k.net/Ceres.html

this last website views the machine from a CPU point of view, and there's a sampling keyboard mentioned that RB might find interesting smile


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#105121 - 04/13/16 02:41 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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More interestingly, here's a tested working 32016 core that they've used as the 32016 add-on for a BBC Micro-on-a-FPGA.

https://github.com/hoglet67/PiTubeClient/tree/master/NS32016

Even comes with an opcode test suite.

#105122 - 04/13/16 04:53 PM Re: New dumps [Re: ICEknight]  
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Originally Posted By ICEknight
Originally Posted By Haze
(feel free to paste that link there in case people are interested in seeing how things get added to the MAME softlists)
Done. smile

Shouldn't it be "USA, prototype" rather than "Euro, Prototype, set 2", by the way?


Yeah, already changed, I thought it was European since the labels said MegaDrive and the ones next to it were 'Acclaim UK' but the header does indicate US, assuming it can be trusted.

#105244 - 04/24/16 12:03 AM Re: New dumps [Re: ssj]  
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Originally Posted By ssj
Btw this should also interest you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW_vUiPrDes

So it's confirmed the game was released, now if only we could convince the guy to dump it...


That's good to know. I am not sure why, and if it is something I read that no longer exists, or if I might be thinking of something else, but I am wondering if this game was only sold to subscribers of a special club (or directly via catalogue).

#107857 - 11/08/16 06:43 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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I found something interesting in a heap of old CDs that I was about to throw out at my workplace:

clicky

It's an ISO with IBM OEM specs for some of their older harddisk drives (it's from 1997). It has some nice internal docs with timing characteristics, timing diagrams, description of some undocumented jumpers, and details on the vendor-specific SCSI commands that the drives support.

Here are 2 sample files for the IBM DGHS (a very common drive at that time):
https://www.docdroid.net/qdMywin
https://www.docdroid.net/cvIqQ5s

I think this might be interesting to some devs (together with the ZIP of some HDD firmware images that I released some time ago)

#107861 - 11/09/16 01:29 AM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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For anyone who's allergic to Mega, here's a Dropbox link for Darkstar's ISO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yhrycsgppd9avh8/IBM_HDD_Specs.zip?dl=1

#109105 - 03/08/17 04:45 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Found this itsy bitsy inkjet printer hiding in a notebook bag:

[Linked Image]

It claims to be a Nixdorf MD16, but actually seems to be a badge engineered Kodak Diconix 150 (not my video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-sL5UtqHCA

Kodak Diconx 150 manual

As a stroke of genius, the roller also doubles as a battery compartment with room for 5 C type NiCad cells.

[Linked Image]

While I was there, I dumped the ROM.

Nixdorf MD16 Inkjet printer


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#109107 - 03/09/17 02:00 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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uPD78C10 CPU. Those were very popular in printers, it seems (Epson used them too).

Is this the parallel or serial version? The Kodak manual indicates it came in both forms.

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#109108 - 03/09/17 02:04 PM Re: New dumps [Re: R. Belmont]  
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It's the parallel one ... the grey cover on the left hides a centronics port.


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