[vcf-midatlantic] VCF museum machines in need of TLC

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 03:58:21 UTC 2021

I have the old Amiga 1000 RobotCity demo on floppy.
I also have boot and games disks for the TRS and I suppose I can get it 
working.  I'll see about coming to the workshop to work on these.


On 8/12/2021 10:08 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> What are you using to demo the 1040ST?
> I'll also see if I can get my Amiga floppy drives working this weekend to
> produce some disks for the 1000
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2021, 9:16 PM Gregg Levine via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Hello!
>> Jeff did you call for the Doctor? Because I'll be there on the
>> Saturday. I speak Apple 2 speak and can finagle enough strangeness for
>> the PCjr to get along with it. So, that's part of the message to
>> confirm the obvious regarding the Saturday.
>> -----
>> Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
>> "This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."
>> On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 9:00 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>> Jeff Salzman will be working making a backup boot disk for the Zorba. One
>>> of them stopped working. He will also take a look at the H89.
>>> We also need good demos to run on the Amiga 1000. Some of the disks don't
>>> seem to work *and* apparently some disks have the SCA virus. Could
>> someone
>>> bring a disinfectant?
>>> The museum also has an SD card reader for the Vic-20. I just haven’t had
>>> time to set it up yet. Maybe someone can help me figure it out and pick
>>> some good demos.
>>> Also the museum 1541 drive on the C64, has issues. I had swapped it out
>> for
>>> another one, but haven't had the chance to try simple troubleshooting
>> like
>>> a disk cleaner, etc. It has JiffyDOS and is cosmetically better than the
>>> one I swapped. Maybe someone can take a look at it.
>>> Jason Perkins will look at the Lisa as it doesn't boot now.
>>> I would like a better demo for the Atari 1040ST. If anyone has a better
>>> suggestion for a disk, please let me know.
>>> Also need someone to install the SD card read for the IBM PCjr.
>>> The Apple 2 seems to be having issues again. It might just need a card to
>>> be reseated.
>>> Does anyone have experience getting the TRS-80 working with a floppy
>> drive?
>>> I'd like to get some demos working on that machine.
>>> I think that's all.
>>> =========================================
>>> Jeff Brace
>>> Vice President & Board Member
>>> Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
>>> Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
>>> http://www.vcfed.org/
>>> jeffrey at vcfed.org
>> And while watching Perry Mason destroy a witness regarding what the
>> person saw or did not see, he's taking notes. He's also taking notes
>> on why the district attorney is making a bigger fool of himself than
>> usual;. He notes that Della is also taking notes, and Della also has
>> Duke asleep in her lap. The regular pair are sitting with him, and the
>> rest of the team are asleep in the office. From the Doctor and Perry
>> Mason an unpublished Memoir.

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