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    Rainbow 100 Disk Image Files

    Does anyone know where I can download disk image files for any software for the Rainbow 100 to be used in the MAME emulator? I already have the ROMs and disk images of CP/M and MS-DOS. I just need some programs/games to run.

    #2
    I assume you have seen Rainbow 100 Files? It's the largest archive I'm aware of.

    http://www.classiccmp.org/rainbow/files.html
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      #3
      Originally posted by NeXT View Post
      I assume you have seen Rainbow 100 Files? It's the largest archive I'm aware of.

      http://www.classiccmp.org/rainbow/files.html
      No. I was unaware of this site. Thank you so much. It looks like I have a lot of things to try out.

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        #4
        Originally posted by NeXT View Post
        I assume you have seen Rainbow 100 Files? It's the largest archive I'm aware of.

        http://www.classiccmp.org/rainbow/files.html
        No, I have not heard of this site. Thank you so much. I checked it out and there is a lot of great stuff for the Rainbow 100 there, but it is not in the format I need. I need it in Rainbow 100 disk image format, which has an extension of .td0. Any idea how I can do that?

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          #5
          You may have discovered this by now, but that is most likely the teledisk format. I haven't messed with it in something like 15 years as data transfer has gotten a lot faster since the days of *.td0 files, but I did a small writeup and conversion program back then see
          http://www.willsworks.net/file-format/teledisk
          others have done similar things. As mentioned in that document I tend to use John Wilsons putr program which should work directly with the files in the archive you were directed to. I have a Rainbow, but its been a while since I booted it. Luck

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            #6
            Originally posted by willyk View Post
            You may have discovered this by now, but that is most likely the teledisk format. I haven't messed with it in something like 15 years as data transfer has gotten a lot faster since the days of *.td0 files, but I did a small writeup and conversion program back then see
            http://www.willsworks.net/file-format/teledisk
            others have done similar things. As mentioned in that document I tend to use John Wilsons putr program which should work directly with the files in the archive you were directed to. I have a Rainbow, but its been a while since I booted it. Luck
            Thank you very much.

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              #7
              m7hacke,
              If you have a DOS Box you can use 22DISK to access the Files directly from Floppy.
              If you don't have a DOS Box, then cpmtools, or cpmtools built with libdsk can be
              used to access the files on the Image.

              cpmtools & libdsk Definitions for Rainbow that I've conjured up:

              #cpmtools
              # DEC2 DEC Rainbow - SSDD 96 tpi 5.25" - 512 x 10
              diskdef dec2
              seclen 512
              tracks 80
              sectrk 10
              blocksize 2048
              maxdir 128
              skew 2
              boottrk 2
              os 2.2
              end

              # libdsk data below
              [dec2]
              description = DEC2 DEC Rainbow - SSDD 96 tpi 5.25" - 512 x 10
              cylinders = 80
              heads = 1
              secsize = 512
              sectors = 10
              secbase = 1
              datarate = DD


              # DEC3 DEC VT-180 - SSDD 48 tpi 5.25" - 512 x 9
              diskdef dec3
              seclen 512
              tracks 40
              sectrk 9
              blocksize 1024
              maxdir 64
              skew 2
              boottrk 2
              os 2.2
              end

              # libdsk data below
              [dec3]
              description = DEC3 DEC VT-180 - SSDD 48 tpi 5.25" - 512 x 9
              cylinders = 40
              heads = 1
              secsize = 512
              sectors = 9
              secbase = 1
              datarate = DD

              You might find some errors because not all definitions have been 100% tested.


              I download all the .TD0, .IMD, and .IMG files I can find.

              Then do the following from within DOSBox.

              Copy TD02IMD.*, IMDU.*, IMDV.*, and IMDA.* to ~/path/to/your/files/type/td0/

              From within a Linux Terminal run DOSBox.

              $dosbox
              $mount c ~/path/to/your/files/type/td0/
              $C:

              $td02imd cpmv21.td0 > cpmv21.txt

              TD 1.5 5.25-96 LD MFM S-step, 1 sides 13/05/1993 15:50:26
              Rainbow CP/M-86/80
              V 2.1 System Disk
              80 tracks, 800 sectors converted.


              ##Still in a Terminal.....

              $imdu cpmv21.imd cpmv21.raw /B /E /D >> cpmv21.txt
              $Z:
              $mount -u c
              $exit

              IMageDisk Utility 1.18 / Mar 07 2012
              IMD TD 1.5 5.25-96 LD MFM S-step, 1 sides 13/05/1993 15:50:26

              Rainbow CP/M-86/80

              V 2.1 System Disk

              Assuming 1:1 for Binary output
              0/0 250 kbps DD 10x512
              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
              D D D D D D D D D D
              1/0 D D D D D D1A D D D D
              2/0 D DE5 D DE5 D DE5 DE5 D DE5 D
              3/0 D D D D D D D D D D
              4/0 D D D D D D D D D D
              ...
              ...
              ...
              ...
              74/0 D D D D D D00 D D00 D D00
              75/0 D00 D D D D D D D D D
              76/0 D D D D D DE5 D D D D
              77/0 D D D D D D D D D D
              78/0 D D D DE5 D DE5 D D D D
              79/0 DE5 D DE5 D D D D D D D
              80 tracks(80/0), 800 sectors (74 Compressed)


              $cpmls -f dec2 -D cpmv21.raw

              Name Bytes Recs Attr update create
              ------------ ------ ------ ---- ----------------- -----------------
              ASM .COM 8K 64 S
              ASM86 .CMD 26K 205 S
              BACKUP .CMD 68K 539
              COPY .COM 4K 27 S
              CPM .SYS 24K 185 S
              DATE .CMD 10K 69
              DDT .COM 6K 38 S
              DDT86 .CMD 14K 109 S
              DEMO .DOC 2K 1
              DISKCOPY.COM 4K 27
              DUMP .COM 2K 5 S
              ED .CMD 10K 72 S
              FORMAT .COM 4K 23
              GENCMD .CMD 6K 43 S
              HELP .CMD 10K 74
              HELP .HLP 30K 240 S
              LDCOPY .CMD 28K 223 S
              LMCMD .CMD 6K 40 S
              LOAD .COM 2K 14 S
              MAINT .CMD 28K 222
              MDRIVE .CMD 2K 12
              PIP .CMD 8K 59
              POLYPAT .CMD 10K 65 S
              PRACTICE.TXT 2K 1
              RED .CMD 2K 6
              RED .OVL 22K 174 S
              RED1 .OVL 8K 59 S
              REDHELP .FIL 10K 70 S
              SAVE .CMD 2K 6 S
              STAT .CMD 10K 73
              SUBMIT .CMD 4K 31
              SYSCOPY .SUB 2K 6
              Z80CNF .SYS 8K 55 S
              33 Files occupying 382K, 4K Free.


              $cpmcp -f dec2 cpmv21.raw 0*.txt /home/larry/IMD-118/rainbow100


              practice.txt contains:

              This is a test:

              Today you will practice
              using all of the RED commands until
              you have them all mastered.


              Larry
              Last edited by ldkraemer; April 13, 2018, 09:42 AM. Reason: updated

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                #8
                Thank you, ldkraemer.

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                  #9
                  Some stuff can be foubd here:

                  http://oldcomputers.dyndns.org/publi...ges/index.html

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Schroeder View Post
                    Thank you.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by NeXT View Post
                      I assume you have seen Rainbow 100 Files? It's the largest archive I'm aware of.

                      http://www.classiccmp.org/rainbow/files.html
                      Bit of a thread resurrection but did this archive move to a different address or, does anyone have a link to Rainbow software ?

                      Just acquired a nice Rainbow 100 with CP/M 86 original disk boxes, user stuff and manuals. Its going to spend a lot of its time as a replacement for my fading VT420, but I do like to amass everything I can get when I have a new machine.
                      Current fleet
                      TRS80 Model 4 - BBC B - Tatung Einstein - PCW9512 - PET 3032 - C64 - ZX81 - Spectrum 48K - Amiga A500 - Apple II europlus - Apple iMAC G3. Sharp MZ-80K. - IBM 5160 XT - Multibus 286/10 - Micro PDP 11/73 - Rainbow PC100A - MicroVax II - MicroVAX 3100, 3300, VAX 4000 VLC & 4000 Model 96 - AlphaStation 225 Apricot PC - Apple Performa 6200 - Apple Mac IIcx - Osborne 1 - ACT Sirius 1

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                        #12
                        Try here:
                        http://oldcomputers.dyndns.org/publi...ges/index.html
                        http://oldcomputers.dyndns.org/publi...bow/index.html
                        http://oldcomputers.dyndns.org/publi...bow/index.html
                        http://oldcomputers.dyndns.org/publi...dec/index.html

                        If you need help send me a PM.

                        Larry

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                          #13
                          ftp://ftp.update.uu.se/pub/rainbow might be interesting for you.

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                            #14
                            Thanks
                            Current fleet
                            TRS80 Model 4 - BBC B - Tatung Einstein - PCW9512 - PET 3032 - C64 - ZX81 - Spectrum 48K - Amiga A500 - Apple II europlus - Apple iMAC G3. Sharp MZ-80K. - IBM 5160 XT - Multibus 286/10 - Micro PDP 11/73 - Rainbow PC100A - MicroVax II - MicroVAX 3100, 3300, VAX 4000 VLC & 4000 Model 96 - AlphaStation 225 Apricot PC - Apple Performa 6200 - Apple Mac IIcx - Osborne 1 - ACT Sirius 1

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                              #15
                              https://www.os2site.com/sw/DEC/rainbow/index.html

                              but the os2site is only for OS/2 OS - other may need a password.

                              So you may use this site.

                              http://oldcomputers-ddns.org/public/...dec/index.html

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