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    Does anybody of you use the CompatiCard IV (CC4) together with UniForm (CP/M)? Note the CompatiCard IV, not the CompatiCard I (CC1) or CompatiCard II (CC2).

    The CC1 runs fine with UniForm-PC 2.17. But! UniForm-PC 2.17 does not support the CC4, only the CC1 and CC2.

    According to a brochure of MicoSolutions "Computer Products" from 1987 the CompatiCard IV is explicitly mentioned with UniForm-PC and CP/M. This UniForm-PC version should therefore be different from the 2.17 version.

    The strange thing is: The READ.ME file of UniForm-PC 2.17 is from 1989, two years older than the above mentioned brochure. Maybe there have been different UniForm-PC versions for the CC1/CC2 and for the CC4?

    The CC4 is installed on my IBM PC 5160 as an additional controller and works fine. All additionally connected floppy disk drives can be addressed correctly. There are no problems.

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    The internal port setup of the CC1 and CC2 is very different from the CC4. The CC1 and 2 use their own unique method for setting the data rate; the CC4 uses the PC AT standard that the rest of the world adopted. I've got a late copy of Uniform (ca. 1992) that may support the CC4--I've never checked. So much software, so little time.

    22Disk, if my memory is correct, still supports the CC1 and CC2, but you have to call it out in the DISKETTE.CFG file.

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    I had almost thought about the thing with the different internal port setup. Somewhere on the Internet I had already read this. But I don't know where anymore. It may even have been a comment from you! Well then. Thank you for your information.

    The file DISKETTE.CFG I created in my opinion also correctly.

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    After a long search on the internet I was able to solve the problem. The extended functions (SD/FM, 8inch) of the CompatiCard IV are supported by UniForm-PC from version 3.0X on. The well-known UniForm-PC version 2.17 does NOT support the extended functions of the CompatiCard IV.

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    I'm having trouble understanding why. The CCIV sans BIOS is nothing more than a bog-standard PC AT style controller (uses a NS 8477, just like a lot of 486-style controllers). Are you certain you're not overthinking this?

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