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    Default Thesys Fastcard IV / PMI / Perhiperal Markeing Inc.

    I managed to pull the files off the disk. This is "Fast Card IV Utilities 2.0" version. This was right before PMI did the renaming on them.

    I will try and scan the manual over the weekend as well as dump the ROM (v1.06 - 03/25/86)


    This has the setup utilities, clock, emm driver, etc. Its all here.

    The sad thing, the card is about 2 inches too long to fit in the Tandy 1000 SX

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    Sep 2012
    Indiana, USA


    This is great! The final pieces of the puzzle for this card. I was finally able to get it setup properly, and it WORKS! I've had this card several years now, and I didn't even know if it was functional. Let me know if you get around to scanning the manual, and thanks again.

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    I do have the manual scanned, by that I mean I did a poor mans scan and take photos with my phone, tied them into a PDF. its about 24mb. I'll see if I can get it on bitsavers or something.

    The setup app is neat, asking you questions then showing you a pictograph of the jumper blocks, its very cool!

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    any news about the manual and the ROM dump?

    Am very interested in it. I have a Fastcard III, no I/O, only 2MB of memory board. Hope the drivers you posted will work,ù


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    I put it on my google drive as a share to all;

    I need to check what I did with the ROM(s)

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    May 2006
    Melbourne, Australia


    Thank you.

    I also added the user manual and software to [here].

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    Thanks, I wasnt quite sure where to put it!

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    thank you! I was able to have my Thesys Fastcard III correctly setup. But still it cannot see all the memory. Probably a bad DRAM chip. By a miracle, I also had an hard disk with the Thesys Fastcard III drivers.

    if you can recover the FastCard IV bios dump, I would be pleased to get it.

    Regards, Vincenzo.

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyCactus View Post
    I put it on my google drive as a share to all;

    I need to check what I did with the ROM(s)

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    Attached "v1.06 03/25/86" EPROM. I suspect its an AM27128 but I also read it as an AM27C256 (same pin count).

    There is another rom next to it but it is soldered to the board, not sure I want to desolder and socket it, to dump it yet.

    There is also I believe 9 PAL/GAL's on the board, not sure if trying to dump them would be worth it either, might be fuse locked.

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