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Re: Firmware Updates?

A list of the various firmware levels posted in a specific area would be handy. Possibly another area that users could upload programs including games they find useful. Currently one has to search posts to glean such information. :)
by elchucko
Sep Wed 26, 2012 10:53 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Firmware Updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 6795

Re: RS232 hack question

Fix available? :D
by elchucko
Aug Sat 25, 2012 9:59 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: RS232 hack question
Replies: 2
Views: 5891

Re: Big Brother is watching... A Family reunion...

Excellent! OK I'll pony up $ for your first production run. ;)
by elchucko
Jul Mon 02, 2012 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Big Brother is watching... A Family reunion...
Replies: 7
Views: 17329

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

Suggest switching the order of chapter 4 and 5 for better readability? Name the specific CP/M file(s) to load to disk A? Just thoughts.......... :?
by elchucko
Jan Mon 02, 2012 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

CP/M Operations

Once the bootloader is installed, how do I display remaining space available on A or B disk? How do I switch from A to B disk? How do I display files on either disk? How do I remove files from A or B disk?
by elchucko
Jan Mon 02, 2012 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: CP/M Operations
Replies: 1
Views: 4274

Re: CP/M Software

http://www.schorn.ch/cpm/intro.php. Here (SuperCalc) but file is too large? I don't see one on the DVD released with the CP/M module. I assume writing a file that's too large will simply give a "write error" message?
by elchucko
Jan Mon 02, 2012 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: CP/M Software
Replies: 13
Views: 29439

CP/M Software

Is there a version of Visicalc available that can run on the Micro? I've searched. Maybe only priced versions are available.
by elchucko
Jan Sun 01, 2012 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: CP/M Software
Replies: 13
Views: 29439

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

My machine looks to be good. Up and running as stated in the documentation that came with the kit. What do you think about starting 2 threads that deals with 1) CP/M software; 2)CP/M hardware? This preorder thread is diverging? I'll start one on software as I'm looking for........ ;)
by elchucko
Jan Sun 01, 2012 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

Hi Jim,

I have my Micro to the point where CP/M is loaded, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to load and run the games in CP/M. I'm missing something here. How did you get "games" to load and run in memory?
by elchucko
Dec Fri 30, 2011 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

Right. I have been able to get to the A prompt. Everything looks good at this point!
by elchucko
Dec Fri 30, 2011 12:49 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

OK, I re-read the documentation and now the Micro boots as expected showing the A and B drives. I was attempting to load the bootload file before the CPM files. After loading the 2 CPM files as instructed on page 8, then loading the bootload.bin file, the system is up and ready. Sorry for the confus...
by elchucko
Dec Thu 29, 2011 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

Some observations at this point. After installing the memory module PCB, I've powered up my Micro and the "standard" load message is displayed and programs can be entered as expected. When loading the Bootloader file it loads in about 2 seconds then the display shows a blinking cursor. The...
by elchucko
Dec Thu 29, 2011 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

While fitting the memory PCB to the motherboard, I noticed the area on the bottom side of the memory PCB near the crystal touched the top of the capacitors of the motherboard. I used a small piece of anti-static foam normally used to protect IC's as a spacer between the two. In my case the standoffs...
by elchucko
Dec Wed 28, 2011 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

My build is done. 1 1/2 hrs. Now ready to install in the Micro and proceed.
by elchucko
Dec Tue 27, 2011 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

Thanks Vince! Happy holidays and a good 2012!
by elchucko
Dec Sun 25, 2011 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 133597
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