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Milli Vee

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  1. Shake test it! The cooling fins on come off the CPU and VDP when they sit for years and they will short things out. Make sure nothing is floating around before powering it up. Also to here is my guide on restringing the printer Milli
  2. In simplest terms - it is a very simple place full of a lot of software and stuff for the Adam user and my point was - I guess I didn't make it very clear - instead of uploading software to facebook (and here) where it is not readily available or organized in anyway that the archive should be used.
  3. HI - as I said it was a cross post from facebook so the relevant parts about "here" etc is for facebook but it also would be of interest to those here since am not sure if many Adam users on here are aware of the things that is being posted on facebook, the new software etc unless someone comes along (like NIAD) to cross post it here. As for uploading to the archive - it is just that, an archive - if Adam users have software they have written - upload it - it is not a commercial games depository Milli
  4. I originally posted this on FaceBook but since many here don't like social media I will cross post it - some of it applies here: Milli
  5. I uploaded Turbo Pascal 1.0 in a CPM image to adamarchive.org - click on the updats link on the home page to see it. It contains tinst.com which lest you install turbo pascal for the various terminals. I also uploads CBasic from DRI (3 disks) which is a compiled basic. Milli
  6. Upload it to the archive http://adamarchive.org Milli
  7. Look on the Archive also http://adamarchive.org Milli
  8. Heres my video of adding an internal power supply to the Expansion module 3 and eliminating the need for the printer Milli
  9. Look on the Adam Archive http://adamarchive.org/ Milli
  10. Could you not make it so that it is a drop in replacement for the Microfox CF/IDE that exists? Then the drivers are already there. On the Con side, I think the IDE is more of a dead end, the microSD route has more potential, especially since with the VDD you can have a 64mb native eos image and with the ADE in the gigabytes, all on a card you can put in your PC and access also with ADAMem (well a 32mb image - adam em has a limitation) Milli
  11. If you are worried that your data drive may fail and you will not be able to use your adam or you want a second drive I have 3 more refurbished, restored, repaired and fully tested Data Drives available: https://www.ebay.com/itm/223534120300 Milli
  12. I'll post this here but the discussion will be on FB I have just finished reverse engineering how CP/M sets up the VDP. For those of you that want access graphics in CP/M here is the basic CPM VDP setup Notes: CPM breaks the screen up into thirds: TOP, MID, BOT CPM uses a sprite for the cursor 0000h - 07FFh Font patterns for the top 8 lines of screen 0800h - 0FFFh Font patterns for the middle 8 lines of screen 1000h - 17FFh Font patterns for the bottom 8 lines of screen 1800h - 18FFh Characters for the top 8 lines 1900h - 19FFh Characters for the middle 8 lines 1A00h - 1AFFh Characters for the bottom 8 lines 1B00h - 1FFFh Unused, CP/M may use for scratch RAM 2000h - 27FFh Colors for the top 8 lines of the screen 2800h - 3FFFh Colors for the middle 8 lines of the screen 3000h - 37FFh Colors for the bottom 8 lines of the screen 3800h - 387Fh Sprite Data, 128 bytes used for cursor 3880h - 38FFh Sprite attributes 3900h - 3FFFh Unused, CP/M may use for scratch RAM Milli
  13. I would say you have a bad RAM chip(s), something wasn't clearing / when you started it and now it just happens to be a dead RAM chip(s). For example the VDP had a standing Mario sprite setup and when the program went to make it not visible by moving it off the screen the RAM did not update, leaving it on the screen. Also did you leave the RF modulator hooked up so you can verify that it is not the composite mod? Milli
  14. HI - I have TONS of experience with programming the Adam and the z80 - it is better to contact me on FB or via email - I do not come on here often William "Milli" Hicks
  15. Are you copying to DDP images or DSK images? DSK images are interleaved and DDP are not. I wrote a little utility to convert DDP to an interleaved image since the Emulator nor the VDD or ADE care about the size of the image. I'd share the utility but you need a 32 bit processor or DosBOX to use it since I like to write my utilities in Turbo Basic, a 1987 Borland program - I know I'm weird. Milli
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