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  1. BITD, ( 1982 ), I remember seeing the Model I, II, III and 4 at Radio-Shack and I faintly remember the Color Computer 1. Since I was into the Apple ][, ( an Apple ][+, 48K at my High School and an Apple ][e at Home ), and a Commodore SX-64, because most of the rest of my family had the C64s.. In college, ( 1985 ), I had a friend that Started with the Model I, and by the time I met him and his wife, they had moved up to the Model III and Model 4, and a Tandy 2000. I go to borrow the Tandy 2000 for a month, but is was only MS-DOS compatible, so unless I wanted to write all my own Software, there wasn't much to run.. Today, i'm into the Tandy Color Computer, because in 2012 I got a NIB, Color Computer 3, ( CoCo 3 ), that was included with an Apple //e Platinum with Apple Color Monitor ][e and some original software. At first I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but found it has the MC6809, which is very much like the 6502 family, and since I never had any Color Computer equipment before, so I kept it... Since then, I have gotten, Two of the CoCoSDCs, Two FD-500 Drives, a Extended Basic 64K CoCo 2, and then a Standard BASIC 16K CoCo 2, with a BONUS, ( reported Non-Working ), 4K CoCo 1.. By the time it arrived, the CoCo 1 worked fine... Three more CoCo2s and another CoCo 3 and a few CoCo Carts. MarkO
  2. Very Interesting... I was at my "local" Apple Dealer, "Team Electronics" pretty frequently.. I would guess that it wasn't in their, ( best ) interest to offer the Apple ][ / ][+ / ][e as a kit, since this wasn't offered as an option.. Possibly a more "hobbies oriented" place, like The Byte Shop would have different clientele and offer different services. I think I would have liked growing up in the Silicon Valley in the 1970s.. Alas, at least I benefited from growing up near the Silicon Forrest.. MarkO
  3. Apple Computer offered the Apple ][ in 1977 as a Motherboard Only or as a completed system.. The Motherboard Only wasn't offered for very long, from what I have learned, so for the Most Part, the Apple ][ was a Home Computer... All the slots did mean that you could add on to it...... MarkO
  4. "Apple Roots: Assembly Language Programming for the Apple //e and //c" by Mark Andrews is also on BombJack.org, in the Apple ][ Section. MarkO
  5. Yes, even the original 'C' supports Loading the Arrays when they come into Scope.. here are some code examples from the ANSI Edition of the 'C' White Book: static char daytab[2][13] = { {0, 31, 28, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31}, {0, 31, 29, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31} }; static char *name[] = { "Illegal month", "January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December" };
  6. Didn't the Copy ][ Utilities has this feature?? MarkO
  7. I have made a bit of, Head Way, but I’m getting married next month, and I am packing everything up to move to a new ( slightly bigger ) place.. So the Northstar is hibernating for now... i did post post a bit on the VCFed forum, in the S100 bus section... i will I’ll post pictures and results here soon.. MarkO
  8. In case You All didn’t, “read between the lines”, I now have this Northstar Horizon, and have started the path to Refurbishment.. But, I have set it aside for a few weeks as I pack up and move houses... MarkO
  9. Doing a search at https://www.archive.org/ didn't return any results for the Title. Do you have a Link to it?? MarkO
  10. My "first" Computer Experience was the Apple ][+, in JAN-1982 at my High School. A year later, my Dad and Uncle bought Sinclair ZX-81 Kits, and in NOV-1983, I became a Half-Owner of an Apple ][e. My start with Personal Computers, especially the Apple ][+ is an interesting story, in that I discovered them because I was perpetually late to my First Period Class, Chemistry... My Chemistry Teacher "assigned" me to After School Detention, which started at 15:30, and school ended at 15:10, so while waiting for Detention to Start, the Business classroom next door had Three, Apple ][+s. One with Two Disk ][s, and an Epson MX Printer, One with One Disk ][ and a Hammer type printer and One with just a Disk ][. All had 48K RAM and the Language Card with Integer BASIC. The Business Instructor let me read the AppleSoft Manuals, the Disk ][ Manuals and the Epson Printer Manuals.. This Introduction to Personal Computers lead to getting the Sinclair, and then the Apple ][e, and later a Commodore SX-64 and then IBM-PC Clones and eventually the Tandy Color Computers. ( and an Osborn I and just a few weeks ago, a Northstar Horizon ) I also went to the local community college and learned some Electronics, and Computer Programming, including COBOL and eventually into Embedded Programming. My favorite Apple ][ games are Castle Wolfenstein, Load Runner, and the Adventure Games like EAMON and Odyssey, The Complete Apventure, and the Infocom Games. MarkO
  11. I can get to the Discord Serve, it just never remembers me.. This is the First Discord Link that works this way. MarkO
  12. This Discord Invite is Not Persistent... MarkO
  13. Did Byteboosters clarify why the ][+ doesn't work, but the ][e Does.. MarkO
  14. The "First Software" I recall buying, was The Merlin Assembler, ( DOS 3.3. & ProDOS ), for the Apple ][e, and "Assemble Lines", from SoftTalk Publishing.. MarkO
  15. Hi!! Long Time no Speak.... Are you making this an RS-DOS HD Image or NitrOS9/OS9 Image??? 128 MB seems to be the largest practical Disk. The ToolShed Utilities work really good for these sorts of things... MarkO
  16. So Sorry, out of town, and was not checking AtariAge.. Responded... MarkO
  17. From looking at the picture, looks like the Mesh is already removed... MarkO
  18. Sounds like a Keyboard Issue... If you unplug the Keyboard from the Motherboard, and Power Up the Apple, the computer should jump directly into the System Test.... Has anyone here tried something like, De-Oxit on the Keys??? MarkO
  19. You do know that that is a Mirror to: https://ftp.apple.asimov.net/documentation/programming/ MarkO
  20. The Tandy Color Computer still have a Club, and they have Monthly meetings and a Once a Year, get together, usually in April, but not this year... http://www.glensideccc.com/ I also participate in a Weekly Live Stream, for the Tandy Color Computer, called CoCoTALK! It's kind of like a User Group Meeting, with a World Wide audience.. http://live.cocotalk.live/ MarkO
  21. Could be looking at Bad RAM.. Can you run the Self Test?? MarkO
  22. I would be interested, but no funds to purchase... MarkO
  23. Pretty Nice... Back in the 1980's, of the 8-10 BBSs in the Salem, Oregon area, only one was 300/1200.. It was run on a NorthStar Advantage... MarkO
  24. I bought PDF versions of Jorden's Journals... Very Interesting reading... Great Tools and Ideas he used to make the games... https://www.jordanmechner.com/store/#books MarkO
  25. I'm 4 Hours south of Seattle. I'm not going to be driving to Seattle any time soon, but I hope if you meet in a small group that you might post a few pictures.... MarkO
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