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    Cheers!

    Cheers!
  2. Could it indicate compatible drive capacities in...

    Could it indicate compatible drive capacities in MB?
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    Mitsubishi M-4851s show up from time-to-time on...

    Mitsubishi M-4851s show up from time-to-time on ebay US at reasonable prices.
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    If my Xcelite imperial nutdriver set ever arrives...

    If my Xcelite imperial nutdriver set ever arrives I'll be doing the same ;-) Even the tools are now vintage.
  5. Mike can you please elaborate on the mechanism by...

    Mike can you please elaborate on the mechanism by which some drives don't "pass through the hard sector pulses of hard sector media"?
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    Martin Sevior wrote a version of Galaxians...

    Martin Sevior wrote a version of Galaxians published by System Software and it was one of the most well received games for the Sorcerer - so you may well own it or have played it. Their manuals tend...
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    Great photo! Images of people using computers in...

    Great photo! Images of people using computers in their homes in the 80s are very rare. Are you sure its Galaxians? That looks like a Quality Software manual on brown paper.
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    They're in MAME if you use that but if not I'll...

    They're in MAME if you use that but if not I'll PM you a link
    If you are not running Monitor 1.1 I would suggest getting it. It has many bug fixes and is an official Exidy release.



    Common...
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    I'd suggest you have a read of de Vries et. al....

    I'd suggest you have a read of de Vries et. al. (2017) https://ipres2017.jp/wp-content/uploads/54.pdf

    If I was planning on reading such a large number of irreplaceable but identically formatted...
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    I hope you burnt BASIC 1.1

    I hope you burnt BASIC 1.1
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    I've spent a lot of time thinking the technical...

    I've spent a lot of time thinking the technical and political issues. For the former I think the issue is that MAME creates what one MAME developer describes as "naive square waves" and these look...
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    Yes the design does not meet modern safety...

    Yes the design does not meet modern safety standards. Some people cover those terminals.


    I've never seen a Sorcerer without the mid-size cap bulging. They get very hot on both models. I have not...
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    I don't concur with that view. All the software I...

    I don't concur with that view. All the software I have contributed to Tezza's site has been saved out of a real Sorcerer and painstakingly tested to ensure that it will load back into a real machine...
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    Hi Rob, I have one Sorcerer that has a...

    Hi Rob,

    I have one Sorcerer that has a switchmode power supply mounted under the lid - never seen another one like it though. The holes through the case do look sacrilegious but as it is a vintage...
  15. A Kryoflux is one solution for recovering data...

    A Kryoflux is one solution for recovering data from floppy disks using a modern PC, but what you are trying to do is not to recover the data but purely to use Imagedisk as a poor mans way of checking...
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    Computer Systems News available anywhere

    Computer Systems News was 'a bi-weekly tabloid newspaper with such editors as Al Perlman (now with Ziff), Maureen O'Gara (now a newsletter editor) and Tom Ewing (now a freelance writer).'[1]. It was...
  17. Have you written that up anywhere? It would be...

    Have you written that up anywhere? It would be useful background for a longterm goal I have to recover some Exatron Stringy Floppy wafers.
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    hack42
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    What emulation options exist to listen to the...

    What emulation options exist to listen to the music?
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    I'd rather pay VCFED

    I'd rather pay VCFED
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    I am advised by a specialist in mainframe music...

    I am advised by a specialist in mainframe music software who is not a member here that (at least) MUSEX and the Edinburgh Music Compiler have not been imaged and he would be keen on seeing them...
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    That is a cool idea. Saves cleaning up an ASCII...

    That is a cool idea. Saves cleaning up an ASCII dump with sed and xxd to get back to a raw binary ;-)
    Thanks!
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    Would these keycaps have an angled stem like the...

    Would these keycaps have an angled stem like the originals so the top surface is horizontal when the keyboard is mounted in the sloped case of the real machine?

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    The OP is long gone but the quest to document...

    The OP is long gone but the quest to document micro-computing history continues.

    An inch and a half thick documentation folder for the Vista floppy disk system has been located in Canada. I am...
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    Visited from Oz. Bravo.

    Visited from Oz. Bravo.
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