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  1. Still looking for an enclosure. I am doing active...

    Still looking for an enclosure. I am doing active software development, so I really need one! My Qumetrak 142 is just sitting exposed on the desk, and I have a serious problem with that.

    -Thom
  2. I'll experiment with the struct packing options....

    I'll experiment with the struct packing options.

    As for the data types, I've spent the last year and a half porting my PLATO terminal program to over two dozen systems, with almost as many...
  3. Mindset Font Pointer and BLT String not working as expected.

    This is a bit off the map, for sure.. but I am bending the ear of anyone who could help.

    I am trying to write new programs for the mindset, with examples available here:...
  4. I am also looking for any working 5.25 DS/DD...

    I am also looking for any working 5.25 DS/DD drive, I had forgotten that the FD-55GFR couldn't write 48TPI disks very well. urgh.

    It had never occurred to me that the 5.25" drives would basically...
  5. Denton, TX. :)

    Denton, TX. :)
  6. Looking for 5.25 half-height floppy drive enclosure with PSU.

    Hi there, looking for a 5.25 (preferrably half-height) floppy drive enclosure that I can plonk a TEAC FD-55GFR into (and a SuperCard PRO), anybody have one for sale?

    -Thom
  7. Epson SMD-1040 (SMD-1000) gets power from floppy cable, replacement does not, help!

    I have a replacement Epson SMD-1000 floppy drive which is a model match for the one in my GRiDCASE 1537, and have configured the jumpers to match exactly. However, I can only seem to power the from...
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    oh crap, I saw what I did wrong. nevermind. -Thom

    oh crap, I saw what I did wrong. nevermind.
    -Thom
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    /** * Read sector given CHS */ unsigned char...

    /**
    * Read sector given CHS
    */
    unsigned char int13_read_sector(short c, unsigned char h, unsigned char s, char* buf)
    {
    // Perform the read.
    regs.h.ah=AH_READ_DISK_SECTORS;
    regs.h.al=1;...
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    Calculating INT13 CHS addresses.

    For very specific reasons, I've written a pair of utilities that sends raw disk sectors over RS232 (via INT14+FOSSIL), to a receiving program that takes the data and concatenates into an image file....
  11. Am also looking for the correct setup program for...

    Am also looking for the correct setup program for the system, as there is no setup in the BIOS ROM, I have found setups for 1520 and original single-numeral GRiDCASE models, but no 1530, or similar...
  12. IDE CF replacement for specific Conner hard drive?

    My GRiDCASE 1537 only accepts _very_ specific Conner hard drive models, I have a 120MB disk in there now, does anyone know of a compact flash solution that could be hacked to emit a specific drive...
  13. GRiDCASE 1537 - Anyone ever seen an RS-422 port like this?

    I have here a GRiDCASE 1537. An incredible machine (with an incredulous amount of shielding inside, JEEBUS!), and there is a most curious connector on the back for an RS-422 connection, I've seen a...
  14. I am hosting a google meet today, (and will be...

    I am hosting a google meet today, (and will be scheduling more of these meets going forward) to show off the system, to explain WHY this system is relevant, and what we all can do as users, authors,...
  15. I'm trying to bring that particular experience to...

    I'm trying to bring that particular experience to a generation of retro computing enthusiasts, who have either only peripherally heard of PLATO, maybe seen it, or not at all.

    There is one other...
  16. I've been wanting to bring this experience to the...

    I've been wanting to bring this experience to the retro-computing community, ever since cyber1.org did the CYBIS release.

    What I want, are interested people, not just to use the system, but to...
  17. IRATA.ONLINE - A new PLATO system for retro computing fans!

    Okay, guys. I've been working on this, for weeks, and now it's time to open the doors. The PLATO system that Iíve been putting together for Atari (and other retro-computing users) is now open for...
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