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    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    I decided to try loading some software via text file today and was impressed at how easily things worked with the MSI. It seems like MSIBUG is...
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    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Would anyone be interested in the WEEBUG code if I dumped it? Might have something interesting in there...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    falter replied to a thread The Ebay Follies in Rants
    This one might be a bit of a reach: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113460834785
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    December 16th, 2018, 11:31 PM
    falter replied to a thread The Ebay Follies in Rants
    I kept a 233 and another one a client gave me. They used to command big bucks on ebay.... til everyone realized there were zillions of them. I hope...
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    December 16th, 2018, 11:27 PM
    falter replied to a thread The Ebay Follies in Rants
    I remember seeing a picture somewhere of a couch a guy made from Mac IIs. Dunno if he gutted them to do it. On the plus side, maybe there's...
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    December 16th, 2018, 05:12 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    It worked! I corrected the code by manually changing memory addresses, then punched it back out: S1130000FEF0006E00FEF0066E00BDE15CBDE1DFB7...
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    December 16th, 2018, 03:59 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Okay so after an hour or so of painstaking (and painful) checking, I believe I have found 4 errors in the S record, probably a result of the OCR...
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    December 16th, 2018, 02:03 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Okay so I took the S19 file and dumped it to notepad.. and then used a macro to separate the bytes (and checksum) out. I've already found what...
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    December 16th, 2018, 01:34 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Yeah something isn't right here. I burned the third EPROM... when it finished, I ran a Verify... it said no problem. I then forced it to dump the...
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    December 16th, 2018, 01:21 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    I managed to get the 6800 going again with a different RAM board. I've got 4 erased 2708s (NOS), and I've attempted burns on 2 of them. In each...
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    December 16th, 2018, 12:52 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Dang. My 6800 is failing somewhere. It's refusing to post properly about half the time I start it, and now the S records that worked perfectly...
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    December 16th, 2018, 10:45 AM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Correction... L (Load) seems to produce a response.. asks if I want to echo and then where to read from. But nothing else so far.
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    December 16th, 2018, 10:43 AM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Ok so the good news is.. when I fire up with this EPROM, I get a * prompt. The bad news is, none of the commands work. I hit M for example and it...
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    December 16th, 2018, 10:16 AM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Weird. So I burned the EPROM. Then it printed off a list of what looked like every memory location and byte burned to the chip, followed by an H....
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    December 16th, 2018, 10:10 AM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Thanks Monty! That file worked! And I checked some of the bytes on the 6800 after it was loaded in and they seem to line up! Saved me a ton of...
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    December 15th, 2018, 11:05 PM
    falter replied to a thread The Ebay Follies in Rants
    Whatever that camera is it's got a weird perspective. I thought that Miniscribe was a Miniature when I saw the photos.
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    December 15th, 2018, 06:21 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    No it didn't work unfortunately. I remember running into this with the DREAM 6800 ROM code. I'm thinking maybe it'd accept S19?
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    December 15th, 2018, 06:01 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Thanks so much Monty! I will give this a try immediately! I seem to recall having trouble with these S rec files the last time I attempted this,...
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    December 15th, 2018, 01:05 PM
    Yes I suspect there is some sort of magic. I can see what looks like a jumper that can be soldered to different positions. The CPU board has four...
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    December 15th, 2018, 10:04 AM
    Thanks Dwight... yeah I understood about how we are using the SWTPCs RAM between $0000 and $03ff as a holding place to put data to send to the...
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    December 15th, 2018, 09:14 AM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Whatever you're doing it's working really well! Haven't found any errors so far! Thanks again for doing this. Will save me an immense amount of...
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    December 14th, 2018, 09:07 PM
    Thanks Dwight. Am I correct in my assumption that I can just convert the Exxx addresses to 0xxx for the purposes of using my Microworks card, and...
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    December 14th, 2018, 08:17 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    Thanks Larry. Checked up to E0A0 - looked perfect. However there is a chunk missing from E0A0 to E3C2 in what you posted there.
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    December 14th, 2018, 07:01 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    The part I can't figure out is on the last page. As I mentioned in another thread... my 2708 programmer has you enter addresses in my SWTPC 6800's...
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    December 14th, 2018, 04:28 PM
    Okay that's what was confusing me. Because on the first page of the guide it says the MSIBug monitor is provided on *a* 2708. It doesn't say...
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    December 14th, 2018, 03:40 PM
    DaveH was kind enough to locate a listing of MSIBug for me. I've posted it here: ...
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    December 14th, 2018, 02:45 PM
    falter replied to a thread Midwest 6800 in Other
    I was just going to ask if someone knew how to do that from the listing. If I can get that into s-rec format I can use my 2708 burner to burn a new...
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    December 14th, 2018, 10:54 AM
    Doh! Many thanks. Can't believe I missed that!
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    December 13th, 2018, 08:54 PM
    A weird one that has left me scratching my head a bit. When I use Chrome, the site looks like this: It just started doing that recently. ...
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    December 13th, 2018, 08:07 AM
    Yeah I don't know if I won or if he gamed me. I don't even know if I could repurpose it... the missing box with the terminal boards also has the...
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74LS244 Question

by falter on December 5th, 2018 at 01:21 PM
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Assuming that pin 1 stays high, it should be possible to "feed through" pin 8 to pin 12. But the solution ultimately will be figuring out why pin 1 stays high.
Yeah that is is the goal for sure. I just want to prove out my theory a bit. After the experience with the TVT I don't trust schematics or circuit descriptions 100%. I did try feeding through but didn't see any text appear... although I didnt type anything so maybe it would only change new text being added. I'm

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The Ebay Follies

by falter on June 25th, 2017 at 11:09 AM
All hail the $3000 Apple II+!

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