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gerrydoire
May 10th, 2012, 08:22 PM
I've spent some time re-creating the Apple II Red Book, the re-creation
is 100% vectored, 80% of the book has been done. What's left to do is
the massive drawings.

Another document I started to re-create is for the Microsoft Mach 20.

For an small sample download this:

http://www.seaside.ns.ca/mach20.pdf

SpidersWeb
May 10th, 2012, 08:31 PM
Epic work :D Very accurate and crisp. Can't wait to see more.
Small typo "MACH 20 includes the Microsoft InPort,m " (the m is the typo).

gerrydoire
May 10th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Epic work :D Very accurate and crisp. Can't wait to see more.
Small typo "MACH 20 includes the Microsoft InPort,m " (the m is the typo).

New version uploaded, without the hidden original, much smaller document....

Another document I've done is the small manual for Thexder, The Sierra Game and Space Quest 6.

SpidersWeb
May 10th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Awesome:)
Yeah, time and (for me) patience can be hard to find these days. I'd like to do disk labels at some stage, not for creating fakes but for making my setups look more the part - particularly the 5150 which is all about the disks.

gerrydoire
May 10th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Awesome:)
Yeah, time and (for me) patience can be hard to find these days. I'd like to do disk labels at some stage, not for creating fakes but for making my setups look more the part - particularly the 5150 which is all about the disks.

The hard part is getting a modern computer font that matches whatever was used back then.

Caluser2000
May 10th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Here's the original to compare it with www.thecomputerarchive.com/.../Microsoft%20Mach%2020.PDF

gerrydoire
May 11th, 2012, 03:54 AM
Here's the original to compare it with www.thecomputerarchive.com/.../Microsoft%20Mach%2020.PDF

That link doesn't work, got another?

kb2syd
May 11th, 2012, 04:43 AM
http://www.thecomputerarchive.com/archive/Computer%20Components%20and%20Accessories/Upgrades/Microsoft%20Mach%2020.PDF

gerrydoire
May 11th, 2012, 11:39 PM
http://www.thecomputerarchive.com/archive/Computer%20Components%20and%20Accessories/Upgrades/Microsoft%20Mach%2020.PDF

New version has been uploaded, the file is 100% editable and printable with RETINA DISPLAY QUALITY :P

Caluser2000
May 12th, 2012, 12:29 AM
What's a connectyor ? ;P

marcoguy
May 12th, 2012, 06:03 AM
Another small typo, "It includes connectyors for adding expanded memory" Other than that, really nice job!(can't wait to have the final version for my MACH 20)

gerrydoire
May 12th, 2012, 01:07 PM
Mach 20 PDF file is finished, now you can download a top quality useless file :)


http://www.seaside.ns.ca/mach20.pdf

gerrydoire
May 12th, 2012, 01:25 PM
90% complete Thexder Manual (Apple II Version)

SLIGHTLY MORE USEFUL FILE:

http://www.seaside.ns.ca/thexder.pdf

Great Hierophant
May 12th, 2012, 01:25 PM
New version uploaded, without the hidden original, much smaller document....

Another document I've done is the small manual for Thexder, The Sierra Game and Space Quest 6.

What is "The Sierra Game", I've never heard of that title :)

I admire your Red and Blue Book reproductions very much. What are you using to replace the fonts and touch up the graphics?

gerrydoire
May 12th, 2012, 01:48 PM
What is "The Sierra Game", I've never heard of that title :)

I admire your Red and Blue Book reproductions very much. What are you using to replace the fonts and touch up the graphics?

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and some other misc programs.

I recently bought the actual Apple II Red Book, now I can compare mine to the real deal instead of online scanned slop.

Rock on!

gerrydoire
May 16th, 2012, 08:23 PM
The Orchid Tiny Turbo 286

http://www.seaside.ns.ca/orchid286.pdf

;)

gerrydoire
May 28th, 2012, 07:59 PM
IBM 5150 Guide to Operations - Document Recreation.

Cover Only, the rest would take some time :P


http://www.seaside.ns.ca/ibm5150cover.jpg

Turbo10
May 28th, 2012, 10:00 PM
That's some really nice work! :) What all do you have planned to recreate?

VileR
May 29th, 2012, 06:26 AM
Nice - I'm impressed!
So what is this one font that IBM used (in everything from case badges to manuals)? looks fairly close to Garamond, but not the same... 'Garamond Premr Pro', maybe?

gerrydoire
May 29th, 2012, 09:32 PM
According to the online matching system I used it's:
Amsterdamer Garamont P Medium.

Having the original documents is alot easier to match up than distorted scans
which usually make fonts look either bolder or thinner than they actually were,
not to mention crooked and pixelly.

The script font I'm using is: Garamond Reprise OldStyle SSi
The Guide Font is: Garamond Three Bold

Both are very close to the original document, but not 100%, with so many
variations of fonts, it's like a 3 ring circus.

Considering the time it would take to do all this stuff, the only documents
worth recreating are those of major importance like the Apple II Redbook
which I tried to recreate a few years ago.

Most of the scans I used were beyond bad, but just this week I bought
the actual book from someone in the UK, so it's not hard to re-visit and
match it up better.

Some would say, this is all a waste of time, but then again trying to get
an 8-bit computer to connect to the Internet is a waste of time when
a modern computer can do it quite easily.

All I know is, when I downloaded the Apple II Red Book and tried to look
at the content, I said to myself, surely there is something better online
than this horrid scan crap..... I didn't till I made it myself. :D

gerrydoire
June 4th, 2012, 06:18 AM
Just received my original copy of the Apple II REDBOOK, even for 1978, the quality
is terrible. I guess in the early days of Apple, budgets were tight :)

gerrydoire
June 13th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Since I couldn't find this document on line for my motherboard, I decided to make my own from the
scans I have.

How it looks so far:

http://www.seaside.ns.ca/um4980.pdf

THE MADNESS CONTINUES!!!

angel_grig
June 14th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Nice work!

gerrydoire
June 15th, 2012, 10:51 AM
That's some really nice work! :) What all do you have planned to recreate?

I would like to finish the Apple II Red Book, now that I have an actual copy, its alot easier than using online crapola :D

gerrydoire
June 15th, 2012, 10:53 AM
Nice work!

I had to even create the UMC logo, couldn't find that online either, the information super highway left me at curb....

gerrydoire
June 15th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Nice - I'm impressed!
So what is this one font that IBM used (in everything from case badges to manuals)? looks fairly close to Garamond, but not the same... 'Garamond Premr Pro', maybe?

Many variations to that font, I have gazzilion of them and still not a perfect match, but I'm not Steve Jobs, so 99% works for me :p

MikeS
June 15th, 2012, 10:58 AM
Very nice indeed! What software did you use?

gerrydoire
June 15th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Very nice indeed! What software did you use?

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, all things Adobe.

gerrydoire
July 2nd, 2012, 03:46 PM
At the bottom of page 102 of Apple II Red Book.

Perhaps someone can help me with these lines.

Note 1:

See attached image.9539

Thanks!! :)