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

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 04:19:59 UTC 2021


Right. All I ever had was 1000.

On 8/13/2021 12:15 AM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> It might be useful to verify software is 1000 compatible, not all boot on a
> 1000.
> 
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2021, 11:59 PM Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
>> 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.
>>
>> DC
>>
>> 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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