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dbk-1
September 21st, 2009, 07:25 AM
I just got my hands on a Microsoft Premium Softcard //e that plugs into the Aux slot on a //e (It's an extended 80 col card and Z80 card in one). It didn't come with any software and apparently it needs a special version of CP/M to recognize it in the Aux slot. It would be nice to get this card running since it has a 6Mhz version of the Z80 processor on it. If anyone has any ideas on where I could get a version of CP/M that will work, it would be much appreciated - and yes I have tried all the standard info and downloads sites.

Thanks.

david__schmidt
September 21st, 2009, 09:42 AM
I just got my hands on a Microsoft Premium Softcard //e that plugs into the Aux slot on a //e (It's an extended 80 col card and Z80 card in one). It didn't come with any software and apparently it needs a special version of CP/M to recognize it in the Aux slot.
I found this:
http://fixunix.com/cp-m/331414-mircosoft-premium-softcard-iie.html
and this:
http://z80cpu.eu/archive/news/comp.os.cpm/threads/9001deb9b2375dc1.html
If you get your hands on an image, you ought to get it out to those standard download sites. ;-)

dbk-1
September 21st, 2009, 12:23 PM
I found this:
http://fixunix.com/cp-m/331414-mircosoft-premium-softcard-iie.html
and this:
http://z80cpu.eu/archive/news/comp.os.cpm/threads/9001deb9b2375dc1.html
If you get your hands on an image, you ought to get it out to those standard download sites. ;-)

Thanks for the leads. You got further finding anything about this card than I did.

dbk-1
September 23rd, 2009, 06:34 AM
Unfortunately the links above have proven to be dead ends. The one bit of information it yielded is that the version of CP/M Iím looking for is v2.26. If someone has this version or knows where I could find it, that would be very much appreciated.

Drken
September 24th, 2009, 07:20 AM
I may have what you're looking for. I haven't figured out how to attach a file here, so if you email me your address, I will gladly send you the ZIP file.

david__schmidt
September 24th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Try this one on asimov:
ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/cpm/os/softcardIIe.zip

dbk-1
September 27th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Thanks to both of you for coming up with an image file. I'm waiting for a Super Serial Card I ordered to be able to transfer the images to real floppies and test. And on a related subject... David Schmidt are you also Retro Floppy? If so, I ordered the SSC from you last week -if not, quite a coincidence. Either way, I'll let you know if the images work.