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cudasales
January 18th, 2009, 09:53 PM
This looks like a Printer Card but I cannot find any documentation for it anywhere. It also has a switch on the edge of the card but has no information on what the switch is for.

Silk screened on the card is the following...
PPC-100
TACKLER
Rev 2

There is also a sticker on one of the chips that says...
COPYRIGHT 1982
by Tymac Controls Corp.

If anyone has any additional information about this card it would be appreciated.

Thanks

ahm
January 19th, 2009, 08:46 AM
"The Tackler - an intelligent printer interface for Apple ][ computers. It added functions like print screen and emulation modes, so software that expected an Okidata could use an Epson."
http://www.armchairarcade.com/aamain/forum_viewtopic.php?2.22353

A quick google search seems to imply that the slide switch controls which printer is emulated, but not what the two emulations are.

If anyone finds the manual to this (or any other) Apple 2 card,
please make sure a copy ultimately also finds its way to the Apple 2 Documentation Project (http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/a2dp/index.html).

Andy