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#1 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2016 4:57 PM

Good hello!

 

After I interviewed Bard Ermentrout, creator of RAMBrandt (http://ataripodcast....trout-rambrandt), he sent me a big pile of floppy disks. The disks were terribly dirty and unreadable, but I removed the media from each disks and cleaned them with water and alcohol, and managed to save the vast majority of the data.

 

Here's what I got: Attached File  Bard's disks.zip   930.49KB   58 downloads

 

I have sorted the disks into five rough categories — please keep in mind that I had to make some guesses based on Bard's terrible disk labeling and organization. (If you're reading this, Bard: It's amazing that you saved this material and were willing to share it. Although disk labeling is not your song suit, you have many other wonderful qualities :)

 

Anyway — the categories are:

 

Bard's Source code — seems to include source for some version of RAMBrandt, the 3-D Graphics Module, and maybe Bard's homemade digitizer)

Commercial Tools — a bunch of Forth disks and C compilers and things. 
RAMBrandt 3-D Object Module — a couple versions of the 3-D add-on for RAMBrandt, plus maybe some more modules. I have no idea how to test this. Someone give it a try!
RAMBrandt application — a few versions of RAMBrandt itself
RAMBrandt pictures, slideshows — this is the stuff that Bard was excited to get — picture disks. He created some of the images himself using his homemade digitizer. Some of these are slideshow disks. But most of them are read by starting RAMBrandt, pressing L for Load, then typing 0 - 9 to load one of 10 pictures on each disk.
 
I have not dug into most of this! I don't know anything about Forth, I don't understand the 3-D module. So dig around and let us know what you find.
 
—Kevin


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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2016 4:58 PM

Oh! I forgot to mention! The RAMBrandt application folder contains PAINT 10, the previously unreleased predecessor to RAMBrandt!

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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2016 5:07 PM

For the lazy and/or curious, here are a sampling of images from these disks:

 

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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2016 8:06 PM

Brooke Shields - just wow (oh, the picture is pretty good too).  Damn man - where can I meet you and buy you some beers?



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Posted Fri Nov 4, 2016 8:07 PM

Brooke Shields - just wow (oh, the picture is pretty good too).  Damn man - where can I meet you and buy you some beers?

 

 

I accept beers in the Portland, Oregon area. :)

 

Kevin






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