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    November 18th, 2019, 05:46 AM
    Anyone have a spare Apple II lid ? I have a good motherboard, disk drive and interface and a case minus its lid. Not too bothered about...
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    November 16th, 2019, 09:49 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Christmass in General Off Topic
    They would do well to package things up as a set. It wont be a present idea if I have to specify each components, ah well. possibility for the future.
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    November 14th, 2019, 12:55 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread Christmass in General Off Topic
    Probably should build an Altairish case for my multibus cards. Oh so many projects. Need to retire.
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    November 14th, 2019, 12:29 PM
    Not at all. This is what its all about, thanks for the information, love it. I've been wondering if its normal to hang at loading when I try to...
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    November 14th, 2019, 05:00 AM
    Basic 2 doesn't work with IEEE ? How many versions were there. I have a 3032 (2001-N by another name?) with what I believe is Basic 2 (as it has...
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    November 14th, 2019, 01:24 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Christmass in General Off Topic
    Saw the Altair one, but would like more of a replica inside too. The ones on the net all seem to have fallen by the wayside or have been...
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    November 13th, 2019, 01:22 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread RCA Voyager III in General Off Topic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7FKwqYE9cE
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    November 13th, 2019, 01:17 PM
    Gary C started a thread Christmass in General Off Topic
    Well its that time again and the wife is asking me for ideas. So what does a vintage computer enthusiast want ? I would love an Altair or IMSAI...
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    October 31st, 2019, 12:28 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Thanks, it works but I now need to adjust my program to cope with the drive number with a bit of parsing
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    October 30th, 2019, 05:37 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Forgive me, I mean, when type LOAD"XXX",8 and XXX is not on the disk, should the PET just stick at displaying LOADING, or should it display an error...
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    October 29th, 2019, 12:30 PM
    Gary C started a thread File not found in Commodore
    Mentioned in my other thread but wanted to ask the specific question With my 8050, if I try to load a file thats not on the disk, the drive...
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    October 29th, 2019, 03:46 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Is that with BASIC 4.0 or should it be the same with BASIC 2.0 ? The GPIB is working fine so its either the 8050 or the PET, I am having...
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    October 28th, 2019, 12:31 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Moving along quite nicely. Downloaded the drive manual and it talks about the drive performance test disk. couldn't find it anywhere except for a...
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    October 26th, 2019, 03:27 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Sorted by reading file size and pulling EOI low when the last byte is send. Largely working now, managed to load breakout.prg which just contains a...
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    October 25th, 2019, 03:33 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Thanks for the pointers Found a ref and indeed I need to keep loading into memory, a file even after the basic 00 00 00 delimeter (as suspected)....
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    October 25th, 2019, 05:03 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Thanks Yes, I did ask earlier in the thread how MC programs are saved and transmitted over the GPIB. The McGrath IEEE book describes the load &...
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    October 24th, 2019, 10:11 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Well, as they say, its all about timing. Seems as if a file written by an arduino is accessed slower than one put there by a PC but it might also...
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    October 23rd, 2019, 11:28 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Very bizarre progress. I copied a non-working file over the top of a working file, and it now loads fine. Even though the files were identical,...
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    October 23rd, 2019, 10:48 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Its my program and it is finding both files ok, due to FAT32 and how the Arduino C works, im working with a fixed file name format with 0's as...
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    October 23rd, 2019, 04:37 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread 8050 in Commodore
    Odd I have loaded a program called Tanks from a TAP file (and it works) then saved it to the 8050 and the Arduino. I can load and run the...
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Started with the UK national electricity company, the CEGB in 1983. Moved in to engineering and worked on DPS6, Intel Multibus, DEC VAX/PDP and programmed in CEGB CUTLASS.
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Lancashire
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Vintage computers and old cars
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Assistant shift manager - Nuclear operations

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