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#110296 - 07/14/17 12:08 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Haze]  
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Originally Posted by Haze
Originally Posted by rfka01
Haze, I usually add photos or manuals to the dumps, so the archives get rather big which makes email cumbersome. If I add a file hosting link to the email, nothing is gained as opposed to posting in this thread.
How about granting regular contributors write access to an "incoming" , "upload" or even personalized pure upload directory on the FTP instead?


It might be that such a setup already exists the problem is I guess knowing who is 'regular'

I agree posting things in public helps, my concern is that some of it is going to be lost before it get processed tho, so something does need to be done to help prevent that. There needs to be a clearer way of alerting people to 'this needs archiving'


Correct. MAMEDEV has an "ftpdropbox" account which people who have dumps can use to share with the development team as well as coordinate with current developers (Incoming and Outgoing). It isn't a free/open to all deal due to obvious issues of allowing anything be uploaded/downloaded by anyone. Once you are vetted/cleared to get the login details, it is always available to you whenever you may have something that is to be used by a submitted driver or even stuff that might be used later. In any case, just contact me for details if you are a data contributor who wishes to see his/her data stored. If it is small amount of data, you can always email it to our Submission Email (provided it is under about 4MB).




#110299 - 07/14/17 02:46 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Tafoid]  
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Originally Posted by Tafoid

Once you are vetted/cleared to get the login details, it is always available to you whenever you may have something that is to be used by a submitted driver or even stuff that might be used later. In any case, just contact me for details if you are a data contributor who wishes to see his/her data stored.


Anxiously waiting for the outcome of this application ... hope it's not Mr. Chinnery who does the vetting ... wink


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#110305 - 07/15/17 04:07 PM Re: New dumps [Re: rfka01]  
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RB started on emulating the Sharp FontWriter FW-700

Originally Posted by rfka01

I got the original floppy disk with the machine, but of course they had used it as their main data floppy. I can't be sure what the original state was, but was able to restore two files that are critical for the self demonstration mode. I'll have to make sure none of the - at times very personal - data remains in the deleted sectors before posting that ...


Here's an image of that edited Floppy disk.

https://mega.nz/#!KVxBGSbT!QnWCQMH2ACJALzsWVB-0KC5VWpYteYYemufdbtod2r4


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#110323 - 07/17/17 07:11 AM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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A guy over at the German hardware preservation forum dumped his DEC VT330, the ROM is linked in the thread.

http://forum.classic-computing.de/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=11160


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#110548 - 08/08/17 08:54 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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I was looking for a PC to plug my eprom programmer's interface card into and came across a little machine I had stowed away a few years ago (more on that soon).
There was a VGA card inserted, but it doesn't match the other cards in terms of labels, style and vintage (I've since found the original card that must have come with the machine).

Anyway, here's a dump of the 8 bit Tseng ET3000AX VGA card (also on the FTP).

[Linked Image]

https://mega.nz/#!qdQBVLyb!9mQgYF32R7vaL4GDXI3x-8CfAHjD12kr9JMdIO3WfBE


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#110565 - 08/10/17 12:43 AM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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I've just created a pull request for adding the AEG Olympia Olytext 30 to the pc.cpp driver.

[Linked Image]

It's a neat little XT clone that I've in my possession for a long time after picking it up from the dumpster, and I must even have tried to use it as a mini desktop, as there are some additions by me on the harddisk. It's a slot CPU design that is very compact and therefore working on it is a pain in the butt.

[Linked Image]

What I hadn't realized at the time though, is that the machine contains a Z180 coprocessor card that is necessary to run the bespoke word processor, OT30.exe.

[Linked Image]

There is a Z80 based Olytext 20, (discussion in German, photos and maybe forthcoming ROMs here), so maybe this Z180 card is what's needed to run the Oly 20 word processor with a DOS wrapper to start up the coprocessor. If the card is missing, OT30.exe complains:

[Linked Image]

I've created a pull request for the addition to the PC driver, but the Z180 card (and probably the graphics card) would have to be emulated as well to consider the machine fully operational.

Here are the photos and the ROMs from this machine:

AEG Olympia Olytext 30 photos

AEG Olympia Olytext 30 ROMs

I managed to read the harddisk with David Gesswein's MFM reader and extracted the DOS and the word processor on two floppy images that I've uploaded to the FTP along with the ROMs and pictures. I'd like to stay these restricted to the devs until we can make sure by running the word processor, that no files related to the previous owner (a rather big company of my hometown) remain.


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#110679 - 08/28/17 01:27 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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One of the posters in the German vintage computers forum came through with dumps for textsystems. One is the aforementioned Olytext 20, another is the 6502 based Brother SK-64, which looks like an extension box to a typewriter.

Unfortunately, for both machines neither keyboard nor disks have been found yet.

Olytext 20:
[Linked Image]

Brother SK-64:
[Linked Image]

The Olytext 20 mainboard is marked "ETX III CPU" ... maybe that rings a bell with someone.

For the Brother SK-64 ... could someone 6502-savvy (RB?) please have a look at the ROM dumps to check if the look sane.

Files are on FTP as well as here:

AEG Olympia Olytext 20

Brother SK-64 textsystem


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#110680 - 08/28/17 02:12 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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The character generator ROM from the Brother looks good, running it through MAME's gfxdecode gives us this (8x9 chars):

[Linked Image]

#110688 - 08/30/17 06:30 AM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Over in the German collector's forum, firmware, docs and disk images have been made public for Sage II, Sage IV and Stride 440 machines


https://amaus.net/static/S100/sage/systems/

https://amaus.net/static/S100/sage/OS/

http://forum.classic-computing.de/i...b47815713b108f32dc10873617afbde3cf3c1dfe


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#110689 - 08/30/17 03:37 PM Re: New dumps [Re: rfka01]  
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Most of this has been on bitsavers since 2014

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