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#1 RickyDean OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:56 PM

I would like to request from whomsoever might have it, a copy of the documentation for the Rave MX01 card. I have started going thru my storage and am trying to find out which cards and equipment will work without deeper labor, but I need manual(s) and I have done a pretty thorough search of Whtech, though I may be missing something. Can one of you point me in the right direction. Thanks, ;-) Attached File  100_5284.JPG   1.02MB   2 downloads



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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:12 PM

If no one is able to locate an electronic version, I will poke through my remaining Cecure documentation for a printed copy of the manual.  I still have my original MX-01 so I theoretically should have a manual.



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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:08 PM

Thanks Tim, I appreciate that very much. For your information, the Geneve that you modified for me with the original PFM still boots, though I have to replace the 12 mhz crystal soon. Once I get things together I'll have to try some of the new stuff. BTW, if Richard Bell doesn't repair or sell parts for the Gennys and Scsis and so forth, who does? Thanks again. Ricky



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Posted Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:30 AM

Thanks Tim, I appreciate that very much. For your information, the Geneve that you modified for me with the original PFM still boots, though I have to replace the 12 mhz crystal soon. Once I get things together I'll have to try some of the new stuff. BTW, if Richard Bell doesn't repair or sell parts for the Gennys and Scsis and so forth, who does? Thanks again. Ricky

 

Glad to hear that. That upgrade must have taken place what, 15-20 years ago?  :)

 

Both Richard and I still repair hardware on an as-available basis.  Some parts like the Myarc-produced gate arrays are nearly exhausted, so they are normally not sold outright.  The Atmel chips used for the PFM are almost impossible to find these days, so new upgrades are nearly impossible.  I usually stick to the Myarc cards though I have been known to resurrect a RAMdisk now and then.

 

Richard also visits this forum periodically so he may share some insight of his own.



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Posted Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:17 AM

Okay, I had contacted Richard about 7 or 8 years ago about the possibility of purchasing spare arrays and such for my Geneve's and HFDC's but quickly forgot about it as I was over in Iraq working and time as you just mentioned slipped by. And yes it was about 20 years ago as all of my stuff had sit in storage in one of my semi trailers for all these years. It had sprang some leaks and with the shifting that goes on in several movements of the trailer things got wet and/or damaged. I will be resurrecting as much as I can, but some manuals and books didn't make it, others not so well, thought it surprised me as to what did come through. I am in south Georgia and own my property and have been going through the trailers as time permits. I am currently unemployed, by choice as I am taking a course in C# programming,ASP.Net MVC 5 and MS SQL.,but that is almost over (I have to present my capstone project this week) and then I will get back to work somewhere and as money flows in I will be upgrading to some of this fine "stuff" I see about here on Atariage. Thanks again for your fine contributions to mine and many others who share this "Hobby". By the way whatever happened to 

Mike Maksimik, you two were my Geneve and Scsi superheroes, so to speak. Anyhow Thanks again.



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Posted Wed Oct 7, 2015 7:28 AM

Can someone post a high res picture of the rave 99 Ramdisk with the switches set, for a TI994/A install. Can you describe in some text, which switches operate what? Since there has not been any documentation forthcoming I want to test the Ramdisk, to see if its functional. Also if there is some software I would like to get ahold of that too. Thanks for your time.



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Posted Wed Oct 7, 2015 12:41 PM

I had a chance to look through my documentation.  I can picture the manual, and I know I had one as recently as last yet, but it is no where to be found.  My Rave card was set up for the Geneve, so I cannot help you until I or someone else finds the manual.  Sorry.



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Posted Wed Oct 7, 2015 2:35 PM

Thanks Tim, maybe someone else has one in a TI setup, I have the info that you have placed in the past for the genev.e



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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2015 10:28 AM

Ricky

I have 3 RAVE MX01 ramdisks that I haven't used for at least 20 years. I used them with one of my Geneves like TIm. I have the documentation and disks somewhere in my immense pile of TI stuff. Give me a little time and I'll dig the stuff up. The problem after finding the documentation is getting it scanned but I think I can get that done at work once I find it.

Have patience and we'll get 'er done.



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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2015 11:29 AM

Yeah, there is not a whole lot out the in the wild about this gadget.

 

There was a lead to an article that was supposed to be in a 1989 issue of the Sudbury users group newsletter, but WHTECH only has two issues, and neither one was the right one.

 

I've attached all I have, I'm afraid none of it is what you want, but it appears that insanemultitasker wrote some software for it a long time ago.  He may be the resident expert.

 

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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2015 2:46 PM

Ricky

I have 3 RAVE MX01 ramdisks that I haven't used for at least 20 years. I used them with one of my Geneves like TIm. I have the documentation and disks somewhere in my immense pile of TI stuff. Give me a little time and I'll dig the stuff up. The problem after finding the documentation is getting it scanned but I think I can get that done at work once I find it.

Have patience and we'll get 'er done.

Ok, that sounds good. I'm trying to beat the bushes to see what springs out.Thanks 



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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2015 2:46 PM

Yeah, there is not a whole lot out the in the wild about this gadget.

 

There was a lead to an article that was supposed to be in a 1989 issue of the Sudbury users group newsletter, but WHTECH only has two issues, and neither one was the right one.

 

I've attached all I have, I'm afraid none of it is what you want, but it appears that insanemultitasker wrote some software for it a long time ago.  He may be the resident expert.

 

Thanks, everything helps.



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 11:09 AM

Well, One down, One to go.

 

I found the documentation for the Rave MX01 Ramdisk. I also remembered that I had an old flatbed scanner so I spent some time scanning and got the job done.

The pdf file  contains 4 manuals

 

Memory Enhancement

Rave_OS Software

Ramdisk Software

Macro Loader

 

I forgot how much these ramdisks had going for them. I may have to remove a couple of my Horizons out of one of my systems and Rave On once again.

 

Once I find the software disks I will upload them as well - I have all the software RAVE released for this device - including the so called enhanced Myarc XBII.

 

The file is 47mb - It's too big for me to upload here so I guess you'll have to send me your email and I'll send it to you.

 

-Ralph...

 

 



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:13 PM

Well, One down, One to go.

 

I found the documentation for the Rave MX01 Ramdisk. I also remembered that I had an old flatbed scanner so I spent some time scanning and got the job done.

The pdf file  contains 4 manuals

 

Memory Enhancement

Rave_OS Software

Ramdisk Software

Macro Loader

 

I forgot how much these ramdisks had going for them. I may have to remove a couple of my Horizons out of one of my systems and Rave On once again.

 

Once I find the software disks I will upload them as well - I have all the software RAVE released for this device - including the so called enhanced Myarc XBII.

 

The file is 47mb - It's too big for me to upload here so I guess you'll have to send me your email and I'll send it to you.

 

-Ralph...

 

 

 

if you send it to me I'll put it on whtech.com   send to arcadeshopper at gmail dot com

 

Greg



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:52 PM

Will do...



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 1:03 PM

Hey Greg, when you get them uploaded to Whtech, let us know. I figured you wouldn't forget, but I really want that info :thumbsup: Thanks, and sparkdrummer I appreciate your labors. A big THANKS to you :D



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 1:07 PM

Well, Can't send.

My shitty service (Cox) only allows 20mb messages with attachments. The pdf is about 47 meg.

Any other idears?

-Ralph...



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 1:08 PM

spardrummer,

      If you send them to Greg you can CC me at ricky.bottoms@onshoreoutsourcing.com, that is my work email and I will get it forthwith and Rave about it. Thanks again



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 1:36 PM

spark,

You can split your pdf into thirds and send it in three messages...

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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 2:00 PM

You gave me an idea Owen,

 

I have Adobe Acrobat - so I went in to the big file and extracted the 4 seperate manuals that came with this gizmo.

Sometimes an old dog (drummer) can learn new tricks!



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 2:20 PM

Thanks  sparkdrummer, as you already know I received your files and they look good, now I can get this puppy working over the weekend, when Greg gets them uploaded to Whtech, then The yahoo groups can be notified too. And if It hadn't said it enough, Thanks. 



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:13 PM

In the past to send people LARGE files I've use WETRANSFER.  They allow files up to 2 gigabytes (for free). The files are automatically erased after a number of days, but I've found it to be quite useful.



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:22 PM

Thanks for the info pal!

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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:41 PM

ftp://ftp.whtech.com/datasheets%20and%20manuals/Hardware/Rave99/



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Posted Fri Oct 9, 2015 5:41 PM

 

Bummer...

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