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:UK => Hardware => Topic started by: Zozosoft on 2006.June.16. 11:09:43

Title: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2006.June.16. 11:09:43
Same topic exist in the hungarian forum, but we want to know the details of the non hungarian configurations.
Which Enterprise hardwares do you have? When you buy these things? What is the s/n of your Enterprise? And etc. :)
Title: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2006.June.16. 11:38:45
In my family, my father bought the first Enterprise 128K, in May of 1989. This german version of EP.
In September I strated learning in programmer school. Few months later we bougth second EP128 for me.
Because we not have disk controller, I used the Enterprise network for software developing, I compiled the program in the first machine to NET:, and the second machine loaded it, this is many times faster than the tape :)
We don't found EXDOS card in the official shops :(
In 1991 purchased the first EXDOS card, this is one of the hungarian Exdos clones. This is Microteam type card, contains 512K memory extension, and 3 socket for ROM extensions. (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/EXDOS_Microteam-klon_Meszaros~1.jpg) The first floppy drive is Teac 5.25"/720K, few months later the second drive is NEC 3.5"/720K (but this is very special drive, can format the disk up to 90 tracks :) )
In 1992 come the second EXDOS card, same type, with same Teac drive.
In this time we bought SMD Team's Turbo Cards, and make 4/6 Mhz (switchable) machines :)
I bought a not working machine in the EP club, and repaired it, and extend the internal memory up to 320K (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/320+128-3.jpg).
I used this machine for developing hw tweaks, this is the first 7.12Mhz EP (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/320+128-2.jpg) in the world :) after this, I tweaked the two main machines to 4/6/7.12 Mhz. The first machine memory extended to 704K (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/512ext1.jpg) (+512K on the Microteam EXDOS).
The EXDOS cards tweaked for handling HD floppy drives&disks. (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/Turbo-EXDOS~3.jpg)
About the last ten years, I collected 5 other EP128 :)
Now I have these serial numbers:
009007
04380
024487
019565
025525
014900
02944 (not working, possible Nick error :( )
020169 (not working, many missing components :( )
   
Other hardwares: 2 BUS extender card (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/BuszBovito~1.jpg)s, Real Time Clock card (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/Clockcard.jpg), EPROM/SRAM extension card, RS232 port card (for mouse) (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/Serialcard.jpg), ZX Spectrum Emulator (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/SpectrumEmu-ISS3~1.jpg), parallel port connected Eprom programer
And my own cards: prototype SIMM RAM interface (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/IM000747.jpg) :)
Prototype 512K FLASH ROM card (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/FLASH01.jpg)
And the most important: The IDE controller card (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/IDE02.jpg)
Title: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Povi on 2006.June.16. 19:17:30
I have two Enterprise 128. Both are german version.
The second one was used in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, I have got this machine from my friend last year. I use this EP todays, because my first EP's keyboard is not very good (I have problems with internal joy, and ENTER).
I have an original EXDOS card (http://www.freeweb.hu/povi/exdos2.jpg), with EXDOS 1.0.
I have made a color composite video output for the EP, so now I can use it with the Commodore 1701 monitor.
I use an EPSON SMD-300 3,5" floppy-drive floppy drive. Here is a photo of my configuration. (http://www.freeweb.hu/povi/ep_config.jpg)
In the cartridge (http://www.freeweb.hu/povi/cart.jpg) I have HEASS (the best assembler for the EP 128), and EPDOS 1.7 (this is the "Norton Commander" for the EP). I have no IS-BASIC!  :twisted:
Title: Spider's Computer List
Post by: thespider on 2006.June.18. 01:30:49
Here is a list (with links) of what I have owned since 1983.....
(They are listed in the order of owning - as I remember anyway)

1] Oric-1
First computer I ever owned, way back in 1983 - I was 16 years old.
http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/computer.asp?c=180

2] Oric Atmos
Upgraded from the Oric-1 to this true beauty.
Recently I was given another one by a friend, since mine no longer works.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=79&st=1

3] Dragon 32
We were given this computer by my cousin, who no longer wanted it.
I had written a BASIC language program for my parents business on my Oric Atmos. Converted the program to run on the Dragon, which freed up the Atmos for my own use!
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=117&st=1

4] Jupiter Ace
Quirky little machine, and quite unique in that it did not have BASIC but had Forth instead.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=147&st=1

5] Acorn Electron
The little brother to the mighty BBC-B (which I could never afford). Got this one from a friend, played with it for a while, and then passed it on also.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=121&st=1

6] Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Although "evil" to Oric owners, I do admit to have owned one for a while. The only good thing I can say about it, is that there were plenty of games made for it.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=223

7] Atari 400
Went into Currys in my hometown one day, and saw one of these on sale for only 10 pounds!!! It had been reposessed by the company. Actually a very nice machine.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=76&st=1

8] Atari 800XL
Bought one second hand from a friend after I got the Atari 400, and had major fun with this great machine. Eventually gave it to my brother.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=27&st=1

9] Enterprise 128
The highlight of my collection. Still have this wonderful machine, but it is currently in my Mum's house in Scotland.
Even bought a disk drive controller and Cumana 3.5" drive for it.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=153&st=1

10] Amstrad PCW8256
This is the system that my parents bought, to replace the aging Dragon 32, and it was quite an excellent package for the price. It came complete with a monitor, 3" disk drive, and dot matrix printer.
It had two main modes of operation... a word-processor named Locoscript (which I liked very much), and the ability to run CP/M extremely well. I rewrote the business BASIC program to Mallard BASIC which ran on CP/M.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=189

11] Amstrad PCW8512
Upgraded version of the PCW8256 above, with 2 disk drives, and more memory.
For link - see above.

12] Amiga A1200
The mainstay of my computer systems for the longest time. Only recently did I put this beloved machine into storage, and only because I found myself no longer using it.
I had upgraded it from a stock machine, featured here:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=628&st=1
to being in a tower, with a 850MB HD, and 10MB of RAM.

13] Amiga A600
Given to me by my sister for a while, I played with it, but did not use it that much since I already had the A1200. So, I gave it back to her.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=64&st=1

14] Commodore CDTV
This computer was designed for use in the living room, and came complete with a remote control and CD player.
Basically, it was a reboxed Commodore Amiga 500.
Personally, I used it more as a CD player than an actual computer. Got mine dirt cheap from a company I worked for. Think I gave it to a family member before I left for USA.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=106&st=1

15] AST PC
120 Pentium, Win95, 16MB RAM (upgraded to 80MB), 8xCD-ROM, 1.2G HD, 33.6 Fax Modem
(No link needed - its just a PC)

16] Gateway PC
166 MMX Pentium, Win98, 256MB RAM, 24xCD-ROM, 2G+30G HDs, Cable Modem
(No link needed - its just a PC)

17] Commodore 128
Upgraded version of the famous C64, with 128K of RAM.
The system I have now, was my wife's and her brothers. It has 3 x 5.25" disk drives and came with loads of software. Don't have time to use it, so it sits in a cupboard.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=96&st=1

18] Cyber-Power PC
AMD64 3200+, WinXP-Pro, 1G RAM, Sony DWD-22A Dual Format 16X DVD±R/±RW +CD-R/RW, 40G+200G HDs, Cable Modem, plus a heap of extras I will not even go into.
This is my current mainstay internet computer.
(No link needed - its just a PC - but in a blue case with windows and fans!)

19] Apple MacIntosh LC II
16 MHz 68030 CPU, 10MB RAM, 1G HD
Given to me by a church friend that was moving. Great machine in its time, but now sits gathering dust in my spare room.
Mine is not exactly the one pictured in this link, but more of the "pizza box" type.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1043&st=1

20] HP PC
Celeron 500, Win98, 192MB RAM, 24 x CD-ROM, 10G HD
My spare PC for internet use, but my main one for running Euphoric - an Oric computer emulator.
(No link needed - its just a PC)
Title: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2006.June.18. 09:05:44
Great collection!
Title: Bagpuss22's Computer List
Post by: Bagpuss22 on 2006.June.19. 17:08:36
Hi there,

I thought I would add my list too!  Updated 18/06/2012


1981 - Sinclair ZX81 with ZX Printer  (Still have it BOXED in original box in the loft today!)
          With Learning Lab, 16K expansion and loads of software.

          Sinclair Spectrum 48K (Still have it BOXED in original box in the loft today!)
          With Interface 1 and Microdrive, Interface 2 with homebuilt ROM card with all ROMS on.
          Specdrum Interface and loads of games.

          Enterprise 64 (Boxed) with EXDOS and 64K expansion.  :)

          Enterprise 128.

          Sinclair QL with 768K Trump Card and QL Vision.

          Amiga500 with 2MByte expansion and A570 CD Drive.

          Amiga 1200 with 20GByte hard-drive.

          Amstrad CPC464 (£1 from charity shop!)  :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

2011 - iMac i5 27" Mid 2010 version. 


Russ P.
Title: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2006.June.19. 20:56:21
Quote from: "Bagpuss22"

          Enterprise 64 with EXDOS unit and Enterprise Printer (Still have and use!)

Wow, original Enterprise Printer?! I think it is very rare!
And which type of EXDOS? The original standalone, with the BUS Bridge? ROM version?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.March.05. 18:48:33
I see many new international member registered to our forum. It's great! :-)

I want to ask the new members: please write what you have about the Enterprise!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.March.07. 22:07:34
My latest machines:

Enterprise 64 for everyday use :-)
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Boxed, near to brand new! Enterprise 64:
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Arabic Enterprise 64:
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This is very interesting machine, because have a ISSUE4 motherboard (The standard is ISSUE5 for EP64, ISSUE6 for EP128), and it is named FLAN at the PCB!
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Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: OA128 on 2007.March.09. 00:17:41
Hungarian (?) EP128 (boxed) + tape recorder (boxed) + Bus bridge (Videoton) + original hungarian book Exos

Videoton 64(+) + double disk drive but UNFORTUNATLY no floppy disk controler

(and some french/english computer to trade)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: jackleather on 2007.June.19. 20:41:38
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Heres my current set up - thanks to Zozosoft and Bagpuss for all the help!

Its a 128 with EXOS 2.3 (English version!) - Microteam EXDOS card with 512K - Single 720k drive - Qwerty keyboard conversion.
My EP has a box and Hungarian manual - will swap the manual if anyone has the English version!

Serial Number: 04383

The Microteam EXDOS card has an extra edge connector ready for another card...

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.June.19. 20:54:32
Heres my current set up
Nice! :-)
What is the serial number of your machine?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: jackleather on 2007.June.19. 21:04:54
Heres my current set up
Nice! :-)
What is the serial number of your machine?

I have just updated my post with the serial number.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.June.19. 21:31:08
Serial Number: 04383
Wow! I have the 04380 :-)
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This machine have EXOS 2.3 and SMD 6Mhz Turbo Card (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/SDM_Turbo~1.jpg) (the second Led above the Power Led is the Turbo Led :-)
The red joystick cap from the "Centrum Áruház" (stores where the most of Enterprises and accessories sold in Hungary), this is a Hungarian remaked joystick caps, sold in 3 pieces packages: one red, one green, one black.

And you can see on the photo the Fkey help paper for EPDOS 1.7 (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/FKEY-EPDOS.jpg)

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Tricky on 2007.June.19. 23:49:44
Hi Guys,

Just thought I would add my config (sorry no pics at the moment) since this is my first post here.

I have a UK Enterprise 128 (strange serial label though - normal enterprise sticker but the specifics are handwritten: -

Model No. 400
Serial No. L582 (might be LS82 as the hand writing isnt great)
TV - PAL

I got it in 1995 having swapped a BBC model B for it and an EP80 printer. It also came with a number of original pieces of software : -

Devil's Lair, Chains, Fantasia Diamond, Heathrow A.T.C., Castle of Dreams, Raid(x2 copies), Colossal Adventure, Spectrum Basic Converter, Machine Code for Beginners, Spanish Gold, Nodes of Yesod, Games Pack 2, Star Strike 3D, Dictator, The Abyss, Five in a Row, Steve Davis Snooker, Demonstration Casette, Wordhang, Animal Vegetable Mineral, Beach-Head and Sorcery.

Since then I've got hold of an uncased Disk controller (Intelligent Software Ltd Disk Controller ISS B with EXDOS 1.3) and a couple of spare motherboards (from ebay many years ago - not tried them to see if they work - bought just incase my 128 died !!).

Will try and post pictures if anyone wants them.

In the meantime - thanks for the site - loads of great Enterprise stuff - just wish I could read Hungarian !!!

Cheers

Tricky

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.June.20. 00:18:33
Hi Guys,
Wellcome here!

I have a UK Enterprise 128 (strange serial label though - normal enterprise sticker but the specifics are handwritten: -

Model No. 400
Serial No. L582 (might be LS82 as the hand writing isnt great)
TV - PAL
Very interesting!

It also came with a number of original pieces of software : -
Can you scan some covers?
Raid(x2 copies)
I want to buy one of them!

Since then I've got hold of an uncased Disk controller (Intelligent Software Ltd Disk Controller ISS B with EXDOS 1.3)
Another interesting, I only see ISS 1 version.
and a couple of spare motherboards
Which revisions?
Will try and post pictures if anyone wants them.
Yes we want it! Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Tricky on 2007.June.20. 00:38:31
Zozo,

Thanks for the welcome. Yup - I will scan the covers for you - do you want them all and what resolution do you want? I will send the copy of Raid to you tomorrow !!

I've attached some pictures for now - will try and take some better ones soon.

Cheers

Tricky
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Ep128 on 2007.June.20. 00:43:45
Hi!

This is my Entrprise, "made in ZozoSoft"... :-)
The PC power supply used for the 4 floppy drives and with 9V converter to the EP.
The machine is overclocked to 7.12Mhz.
Rewired PC keyboard connected to the EP, for care the keyboard membrane.
The EXDOS card overclocked to 16Mhz for handling HD disks.
http://www.esnet.hu/~enterprise/szamtech/Sajatgep/Sajatgep01.html
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.June.20. 00:53:18
Yup - I will scan the covers for you - do you want them all and what resolution do you want?
Thanks!
Please 300DPI or better. I writed my email address for you.
We want these as scanned:
Spectrum Basic Converter, Fantasia Diamond, Collosal Adventure, Spanish Gold, Chains, Dictator, Devils Lair

I will send the copy of Raid to you tomorrow !!
Thanks!!!!!!!!
I will scan this one :-)
I've attached some pictures for now - will try and take some better ones soon.
Your machine label is very interesting...
Probably this is a very early, when no printed labels?
Do you opened it, what is in the box?
All know EP128 have a ISSUE 6 motherboards. Most of EP64 have a ISSUE 5, but I have one EP64 (arabic) which are have ISSUE 4. It is very interesting because the name on the PCB is a FLAN! (http://www.ep128.hu/Album/Pic/Flan_Enterprise.jpg)
Older than ISSUE 4 currently not know.

At this photo I not see any difference with the EXDOS cards.
Can you compare your card with these photos?
EXDOS ISS 1 top (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/EXDOSPCB1.JPG)
EXDOS ISS 1 bottom (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/EXDOSPCB2.JPG)

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Tricky on 2007.June.20. 01:00:13
Zozo,

Sorry to go off topic - but im assuming that you want the manuals to Spectrum Basic Converter, Fantasia Diamond, Collosal Adventure, Spanish Gold, Chains, Dictator and Devils Lair as well as the covers?

EP128 - great setup - do you have any info (in English im afraid :( ) on how to use a PC keyboard with an Enterprise?

Cheers

Tricky
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.June.20. 01:09:21
Sorry to go off topic - but im assuming that you want the manuals to Spectrum Basic Converter, Fantasia Diamond, Collosal Adventure, Spanish Gold, Chains, Dictator and Devils Lair as well as the covers?
Yes!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: MrPrise on 2007.June.20. 01:24:12
Welcome!
Just thought I would add my config (sorry no pics at the moment) since this is my first post here.
We hope a lots of posts will follow your first one ;-)

Quote from: Tricky
In the meantime - thanks for the site - loads of great Enterprise stuff - just wish I could read Hungarian !!!
We have some volunteers to translate the important and interesting informations to English (see our Wiki (http://wiki.enterpriseforever.com/) ), but it is a huge task.
Maybe this is the time when you should start to learn Hungarian ;-) Most of us started to learn English when we met the EP. At least I did ;-)
For serious: anyone who speak English could help in the translation with proofreading the translated texts and fixing the possible grammatical errors and typos.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Tricky on 2007.June.20. 01:28:10
Zozo,

From a quick look - I cant see any circuit board changes on my disk controller on the top, however the bottom is slightly different - instead of saying "1786" - mine says "0686" and the there are no components on the bottom (i.e. no resistor etc.). From memory I cant remember the motherboard issue number but it does say "1984 Flan Computers" on it.

Cheers

Tricky
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Tricky on 2007.June.20. 01:35:23
Last question, is it possible to get replacement keyboard membranes anywhere?

Cheers

Tricky

P.s. MrPrise - I am happy to help with proof reading translations and sorting grammatical errors and typos etc.

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.June.20. 09:20:04
it does say "1984 Flan Computers" on it.
Wow! In your EP128?! Very interesting! This menas it is a ISSUE 4 or older mother board!
I think your EP128 is a very-very early!!!
Or other tip: originaly come as EP64, but later expanded to EP128 in a official Enterprise Service. We know from the scanned english magazines (thanks for Bagpuss!) after the EP128 released, the EP64 owners can buy upgrading to EP128 in the Enterprise Services.

At the top of house which label? Enterprise 128K (http://www.zock.com/8-Bit/Enterprise128.JPG) or Enterprise ONE TWO EIGHT (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ep128box8.jpg)?

If possible, I want see high resolution photos from your mother board. I know it is a hard work :-)
For example:
From EP64 035459:
ISSUE 5 top (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE5-4.jpg)
ISSUE 5 bottom (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE5-2.jpg)
From EP128 02944:
ISSUE 6 top (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE6-6.jpg)
ISSUE 6 top (with raised RAM expansion) (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE6-5.jpg)
ISSUE 6 bottom (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE6-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Tricky on 2007.June.20. 10:11:04
Zozo,

The case says "Enterprise ONE TWO EIGHT"

Photos of the motherboard are a little tricky - the raised RAM expansion isnt easy to move so cant get the motherboard out of the case without risking breaking it - however top photo attached.

Cheers

Tricky
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2007.June.20. 11:19:19
however top photo attached.
Thanks!
I think it is ISSUE 4 (or older).
Because:
1) Flan name
2) see the components at the near left of TV modulator. On your mb one capacitor not in the PCB, later assembled.
On ISSUE 5,6 this capacitor have a own place in the PCB
This is my ISSUE 4 mother board (http://www.ep128.hu/Album/Pic/Motherboard_ISSUE4.jpg), it is have same later assembled capacitor.

I only see ISSUE 6 board in EP128 machines...
I think you have one of the first few EP128s!

Do you have same in the spare motherboards? :-)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: marcof on 2008.March.19. 22:07:32
By request, a little bump of this old thread :)

I own 2 Enterprise 128s, both UK models. An EP64 will be added to the collection, I just won that today.

Pictures will follow as well, once I have the 64, I'll make some nice "family portraits" :-)

Apart from Enterprise, my other vintage passion is MSX.
I have a Goldstar FC200 MSX1 (my first computer), a number of MSX2 computers and lots of hard/software for it.

I'd like to find more Enterprise peripherals, but these seem to be very rare.

as said, images will follow later (in one or two weeks)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: marcof on 2008.March.22. 19:19:22
I shot some pictures of my enterprises today. See the attachements to this post.

I have a UK machine and a German machine, this machine is a bit cleaner, but unfortunately misses the joystick partly.

So, it looks like I have an old model and a later model. I'll be receiving a (UK, I believe) ep64 somewhere next week, wonder what the serial on that one is.

I actually unpacked the german enterprise today. Two years after receiving it. It has been in its box since 2006 :) Surprisingly I found the original Enterprise tape recorder/data corder with it in the box. Forgot about that :)


Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.March.22. 19:45:16
And here is a hungarian (?) version. At least I think it's hungarian, although QWERTZ keyboard is also used in Germany. Maybe someone can confirm hungary also has qwertz?
No, it is a German version!
But the German and Hungarian keyboard layout also a qwertz.

Officialy the Enterprise released with English, German, Arabic keyboards.
The German machines have a additional 16K ROM extension in the cartridge. This is contains the German character set and keyboard handler, error messages, etc
You can switch the language with the :BRD and :UK commands.

Unofficialy the Hungarian users modified the German ROM, and make Hungarian ROM: modified character set, error messages, etc
With this, can be used the :HUN and :UK command for the language switching.

And what we currently don't know:
About 3000 machine sold in the Soviet Union. But don't know which version?
It is exist a Russian keyboard version?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: marcof on 2008.March.22. 19:52:46
It is exist a Russian keyboard version?


well, MSX has some russian versions, with cyrillic keyboards.. but did the EPs have this?

http://www.msxarchive.nl/pub/msx/photos/hardware/Yamaha_YIS503IIIR_1.jpg
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.April.04. 23:34:39
My newest: Arabic EP128:
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Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: gflorez on 2008.April.29. 10:41:30
Hello I'm Gustavo (Gflorez) from Spain.

My actual configuration is a EP128 with serial 01179 PAL. My tape recorder is the SONY SDC500, a efficient machine with many controls.

Gustavo.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.May.04. 18:53:14
My actual configuration is a EP128
Thanks for the photos!
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with serial 01179 PAL.
Nice early machine!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: darkscreen on 2008.May.14. 16:31:08
My EP128 at work :-)
(http://)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.May.14. 16:35:37
My EP128 at work :-)
Nice :-)
This is original FDD in your Enterprise "combo" (Exdos+FDD) unit?

Units what I see, have a BASF FDD, with black front panel, and some more height than the current 3.5" drives.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: darkscreen on 2008.May.14. 17:02:52
It is not the original BASF drive. I have it still but it wont read disks so I replaced it.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: darkscreen on 2008.May.20. 19:18:37
Today I got an Arabic EP64. The machine was in bad condition, lot of dust and the keyboard has no gum mat and was broken near the joystick. So first I disassembled and cleaned the whole machine. Fortunately I have a keybord for repairs so the machine is now working.
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Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.May.20. 19:29:44
Thanks for the new photos!

073433? Wow! I think this the currently know greatest serial number!

The original green joystick is broken?

Can you see what is the ISSUE of this motherboard?

In my Arabic EP64 (http://enterpriseforever.com/hardware/your_enterprise_configuration-t108.0.html;msg6989#msg6989) is a ISSUE4, labeled as FLAN!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: darkscreen on 2008.May.20. 19:45:55
Zozo I hope this are the right photos to see the issue.
The knob for the joystick is lost :(
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.May.20. 20:08:15
Zozo I hope this are the right photos to see the issue.
This is rare: ISSUE4 or older!
The ISSUE number writed to the bottom side of the PCB. (http://ep.homeserver.hu/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE5-1.jpg) (And also on the top side, but the TV modulator is cover it :-( )
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: darkscreen on 2008.May.20. 20:30:14
Ok I got it. :)

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.May.20. 20:36:36
Ok I got it. :)
Thanks!!!
We currently know only three ISSUE4 machines: Your, My, and one at Tricky.

Anyone have a ISSUE3? :-)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Jimmy on 2008.July.08. 21:12:20
Hello, All,
my first EP-128 was German, bought in the middle of 1990.
Second one is second-handed, English version, serial 021823. It's an ordinary ISSUE 6 machine. It's in near-to-new condition, but with the partially broken keyboard matrix - ENTER, JOY... :lol:
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.July.08. 21:37:26
partially broken keyboard matrix - ENTER, JOY... :lol:
It is damaged at the keys?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Jimmy on 2008.July.09. 01:20:31
It is damaged at the keys?
No, there are cracks at silver solders under UP, RIGHT, ENTER. Sometime ago, I've tried to recover it by the means of PCB which mounted under the joystick, with wires connected directly to solders between keyboard matrix layers, and yet, it's worked sometime. But at now, matrix needs to be replaced.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2008.August.19. 16:30:33
Enterprise 128k German version.
Now English version (after extracting BRD chip from ROM cartrige)

Serial 010683 (PAL UHF)

Keyboard was partially dead (int Joy, space, enter, alt)
Joystick from Videoton Computer connecting to EXT1

At now load programs from old portable CD player (I burn Audio-CD with my favorite games  :ds_icon_cheesygrin:)
New programs load from mp3 player.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2008.August.19. 16:36:18
SlashNet, welcome here!

Keyboard was partially dead (int Joy, space, enter, alt)
Do you tried to fix the keyboard membrane? If you are lucky then it is broken at near to the mother board connector, and enought to cut 1-2 cm length.
But if it is broken at the keys, then it is very hard to fix it, near to impossible :-(
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2008.August.19. 16:43:32
It broken at the keys  :(

and membrane near motherboard is good at now, but very-very short (after many-many cuts)

P.S. Ouch! Forget to write. My dad bought EP in Hungary (town: Kalocsa) in 1990 year in summer.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2009.August.18. 20:20:26
My latest:
(http://enterpriseforever.com/dlattach.html;topic=31.0;attach=3608;image)

It is have a ISSUE3 motherboard, currently this is the oldest know ISSUE!
(http://enterpriseforever.com/dlattach.html;topic=31.0;attach=3610;image)

Now only the ISSUE1 and 2 missing for the full series:
(http://enterpriseforever.com/dlattach.html;topic=31.0;attach=3612;image)

Photos of the ISSUE3 board:
Top (http://enterpriseforever.com/dlattach.html;topic=148.0;attach=3614)
Bottom (http://enterpriseforever.com/dlattach.html;topic=148.0;attach=3616)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: szipucsu on 2009.August.18. 20:36:41
My latest:
Cool!
I wonder if any registered members of this forum have ISSUE1 and ISSUE2 motherboards. A "group photograph" of them would be needed. :D
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2012.June.06. 20:08:32
Enterprise inventory (http://enterprise.iko.hu/inventory.htm) updated.
If you have a machine or peripheral which is not in the list then please send a details/photos of them!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2012.June.12. 08:13:30
Photos of my machine
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Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2012.June.12. 08:53:04
Photos of my machine
Did you buy it from the sold pack to Sovietunion, or did you buy it later?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2012.June.12. 08:54:00
Photos of my machine
Thank you!

What happened with the heatsink cover?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2012.June.12. 09:09:05
One extra question: can you see the monitor connector pins?
If all pins present then your mother board is a ISSUE 6. Most of 128K machines have this version.
If the B1 and A6 pins are missing then the board is a ISSUE 4 or 5. (The 4 or 5 question only can be answered by opening the machine.)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2012.June.12. 11:28:20
Quote from: Zozosoft
can you see the monitor connector pins?
If I am not mistaken, all pins are present.

Quote from: geco
Did you buy it from the sold pack to Sovietunion, or did you buy it later?
I have hungarian manual. It was very heavy to learn BASIC on it. :cry:
Quote from: SlashNet
19 August 2008:
My dad bought EP in Hungary (town: Kalocsa) in 1990 year in summer.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2012.June.12. 11:43:15
If I am not mistaken, all pins are present.
I have hungarian manual. It was very heavy to learn BASIC on it. :cry:
:)
You can try Zozo's page: EP Books (http://enterprise.iko.hu/books.htm)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2012.June.12. 12:12:32
If I am not mistaken, all pins are present.
Thanks! This is a ISSUE 6 motherboard. Inventory updated :-)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2012.June.12. 12:32:37
What happened with the heatsink cover?
Heatsink temp was wery hot.
In school years I playing/programming on EP many hours continuously.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2012.June.12. 12:46:12
Heatsink temp was wery hot.
In school years I playing/programming on EP many hours continuously.
Yes, I'm also, in the summer holidays at least 16 hours per day, sometimes 24 hours per day  :ds_icon_cheesygrin:
But never see melted heatsink cover.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: lgb on 2012.June.12. 21:29:36
Thanks! This is a ISSUE 6 motherboard. Inventory updated :-)

Btw, I've just checked my ones out, both of them seems to be issue 6! S/N 021596 is already marked as issue 6 motherboard in your inventory, but not the other.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2012.September.20. 15:59:33
UK PAL Enterprise 64 serial number 938 with EXDOS and HiSoft pascal cartridge. :)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2012.September.20. 16:35:35
UK PAL Enterprise 64 serial number 938
Nice early machine! Do you know the ISSUE number of the motherboard?

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HiSoft pascal cartridge. :)
It is a original? If yes then please make a lot of photo from them! We never see original Pascal cartridge!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2012.September.21. 17:38:45
Nice early machine! Do you know the ISSUE number of the motherboard?
It is a original? If yes then please make a lot of photo from them! We never see original Pascal cartridge!

I've not had a chance to take it apart and have a look at the bottom side of the motherboard yet, I'll see if I can get a moment to do it! :)

The cartridge is a copy, I'm afraid!


James
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2012.September.21. 18:12:34
I've not had a chance to take it apart and have a look at the bottom side of the motherboard yet, I'll see if I can get a moment to do it! :)
If you can then look at the monitor connector pins:
If all pin present, then it is ISSUE 6, if one missing then it is 4 or 5. If the pins are wide then ISSEU 3, but if I know right then the first 100 machine have ISSUE 3 board.

If it is looks a a ISSUE 4 or 5 then try to watch the red marked soldering pins at the modulator via the bottom grille. If these are missing then it is a ISSUE 4.
If you can open the machine then watch the company name, if it is FLAN instead Enterprise then it is a ISSUE 4.

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The cartridge is a copy, I'm afraid!
Everyone have a copy... who have the original which is copied? :-)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BruceTanner on 2013.June.05. 12:48:57
I thought it was about time I posted a pic of my Enterprise! Fully loaded, as the Americans say, as you can see! :ds_icon_cheesygrin: (The TV picture is much better than it looks in the photo.)

With much gratitude to zozo for his help, I now have a better system than I ever saw back in 1983/4/5 at Intelligent Software! :ds_icon_cheesygrin:
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Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.June.05. 13:08:03
Great! It is a HxC on the drive top?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BruceTanner on 2013.June.05. 13:10:47
Quote from: Zozosoft
Great! It is a HxC on the drive top?
Yes, though I haven't had time to do much with it yet :cry::oops:
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.June.05. 13:13:12
It is set to Drive B: and the real drive still a Drive A: ?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BruceTanner on 2013.June.05. 13:32:03
Quote from: Zozosoft
It is set to Drive B: and the real drive still a Drive A: ?
That is the plan but so far all I have done is to plug it in place of the real drive to make sure it works - I need to make myself some cables!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.August.29. 12:10:30
I've just acquired another Enterprise 64 from eBay for a cheap price as it's broken. Not tried powering it up yet, but thought I'd add it to the list here! I'll eventually get around to finding out what is wrong with it.

Serial Number 037094, PAL1 machine.

It also has arabic letters in green on the keys, which my other machine does not have.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.August.29. 12:28:54
Quote from: Saint
I've just acquired another Enterprise 64 from eBay for a cheap price as it's broken. Not tried powering it up yet, but thought I'd add it to the list here! I'll eventually get around to finding out what is wrong with it.
I wrote tips about the repair. (http://enterpriseforever.com/for-sale/ebay-auctions/msg33961/#msg33961)
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Serial Number 037094, PAL1 machine.
Thanks!

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It also has arabic letters in green on the keys, which my other machine does not have.
4000 EP64 machines were sold to Egypt, these have arabic keys. But currently I don't know any software which creates/uses arabic characters.
Many years ago one English guy worked in Egypt. He bought old computers on the local flea markets and sold on the Ebay. I think the current seller of this machine bought it from this man a few years ago.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.August.29. 12:40:03
Hi Zozo, thanks for the repair tips! I hadn't realised you had spotted that EP64 on eBay as well. I bought it straight away a £50 -- you don't see EP machines selling for less than about £150 on eBay in the UK, and even if I couldn't get it working, at least I'd get my green joystick cap for my working machine! :razz:
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.August.29. 13:41:46
Quote from: Saint
if I couldn't get it working
I think it is can be repaired less than 10 minutes :-)
I repaired least 20 machines with similar problem.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.August.29. 14:06:26
I thought I'd have a look, and I'm getting 8.1v at the input and 7.3v at the output of U21, so the 12v section does appear to be broken. Caps are philips -- how can I tell a dead cap? It's not bulging or oozing or anything, but I guess the 12v section being broken is a good indication this cap is defective?



Also, the modulator seems like it may have been bodged. There's a cap and resistor soldered together in what looks like a retrofit, but it may well be like that on all EP's, I've not taken the other one apart in a while. Also there is a wire not connected to anything on the underside of the modulator! Pictures attached.

This EP has definitely been apart, though, the keyboard connector cable was bent and not inserted fully.


And on a different problem, the 6 key is sticking on my other EP64 -- looks like the keyboard membrane has died. Good thing you can get new ones on eBay, although they are expensive...
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.August.29. 14:38:24
Quote from: Saint
I thought I'd have a look, and I'm getting 8.1v at the input and 7.3v at the output of U21, so the 12v section does appear to be broken. Caps are philips -- how can I tell a dead cap? It's not bulging or oozing or anything, but I guess the 12v section being broken is a good indication this cap is defective?
It is good indication for the TR2 are dead. If TR2 replaced and again no 12V, the cap is defective :-) then the new TR2 killed...
Removed capacitor can be checked capacitance meter.
My experience are: the Philips capacitors, especially in arabic machines (which are in hot Egypt for a many long years) are dried out. I measured about half capacity on a removed defective C9.
It is good idea replace all Philips capacitors, but only the C9 looks a critical which can made not working machine.
I checked the another type capacitors (http://gafz.enterpriseforever.com/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE6-5.jpg) also from arabic machines: not found capacity loss.




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Also, the modulator seems like it may have been bodged. There's a cap and resistor soldered together in what looks like a retrofit, but it may well be like that on all EP's, I've not taken the other one apart in a while. Also there is a wire not connected to anything on the underside of the modulator! Pictures attached.
I guess somebody tried repair the machine and thought the problem with the modulator.
High res photos of ISSUE 5 board, you can see how originaly placed the components at the modulator:
Top (http://gafz.enterpriseforever.com/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE5-4.jpg)
Bottom (http://gafz.enterpriseforever.com/Galery/Alapgep/Picture/ISSUE5-2.jpg)


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And on a different problem, the 6 key is sticking on my other EP64 -- looks like the keyboard membrane has died. Good thing you can get new ones on eBay, although they are expensive...
The keys in one row or column? If yes the it is a typicaly sign of the connector tail of the membrane are broken. Usualy at the motherboard connection. Cut the broken few milimeters and will work again.
But it is can break again due the age. After few cuts the length not enought. then needed the new membrane.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.August.29. 16:01:23
That's great information, thanks Zozo! C9 and TR2 removed, I'll order some replacements. 

I had actually already trimmed the keyboard membrane connectors already due to a crack in one of them, I'll have to take it apart and see what's sticking. I'm getting key 6 repeating forever, so there's a constant connection somewhere.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.August.29. 16:35:18
I've located some replacement 100uf 10v axial electrolytic caps on eBay of the right size cheaper than I can get them from Farnell, so I'll go with those. There's also some 35v 10uf caps which would be ideal to replace the rest of the philips caps on the board as well, the only difference being the caps on the board are 25v, which shouldn't cause a problem. Hopefully we'll have another working Enterprise 64 soon. :)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.August.29. 17:18:34
With the BC337, do you know which of the BC337-16/25/40 are compatible? The only difference I can see is the current gain min / max are different for the different models...
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.August.30. 11:00:10
On the removed originals I never see any other mark than just "BC337". I used -40 version at the last few dozen repairs.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.August.30. 11:04:21
Quote from: Zozosoft
On the removed originals I never see any other mark than just "BC337". I used -40 version at the last few dozen repairs.
Thanks, Zozo. The 40 version is certainly the closest match (same max current gain as the "plain" BC337). I'll see if I can get a plain BC337 or the 40.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Saint on 2013.September.03. 22:33:18
With many thanks to Zozo, we now have another working EP64! TR2 and C9 replaced and the Enterprise logo is flashing at me... :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

I have enough caps to replace all the electrolytics, so I'll do that too. And I've cut down an old 5 1/4" floppy connector to fit the monitor port, so I will wire up a connector to fit my Atari monitor too. The RF output is terrible and I prefer a nice old CRT for old hardware... :)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.September.03. 22:50:29
Quote from: Saint
With many thanks to Zozo, we now have another working EP64! TR2 and C9 replaced and the Enterprise logo is flashing at me... :ds_icon_cheesygrin:
Great news! :smt038
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2013.September.04. 14:36:55
Great news, another working EP :) :) :) :smt041
Congratulation !!!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Starship on 2013.October.16. 16:48:52
Hi, i have a standard EP128 PAL version (UK). I also have the joystick adapter.
As yet no software or other things.

I am now looking for an EXDOS interface or something similar that will let me put a drive onto the EP.

I have spare 720k standard 3.5" drives to use!

Starship
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: jltursan on 2013.December.02. 20:30:04
I have two Enterprise machines:

- Germanized EP128
- Arabic EP64 (Recently I've modded the EP64 with the 512K RAM expansion, I best prefer its QWERTY keyboard and I'm trying to make it my daily machine).

Both upgraded to EXOS 2.4 :)

The extra gear comprises:

- EXDOS controller upgraded to EXOS 1.3
- Original tape recorder
- Some cartridges. I specially like the "EP Plus" with some extra ROMs I've added (IS-Forth, ASMON)

I would love to keep upgrading the RAM of my machines or rising the CPU speed; but I'm happy for now.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.December.02. 20:41:40
Can you write the serial numbers?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: jltursan on 2013.December.02. 22:37:59
Sure!

German EP128: Serial 014649 (PAL UHF)
Arabic EP64: Serial 032383 (PAL I?)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.December.02. 22:50:41
Thanks! Added to inventory (http://enterprise.iko.hu/inventory.htm) :ds_icon_cheesygrin:
EXDOS serial? :oops:
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: jltursan on 2013.December.02. 23:04:49
EXDOS
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Model: 801
S/N: 001897
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2013.December.02. 23:09:18
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: jltursan on 2013.December.02. 23:14:34
You're welcome!. I suppose my numbers are nothing fancy :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2014.January.26. 19:13:10
Finally i bought a new keyboard membrane.
And made pictures inside my computer.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kckg3wa3inocrub/AgKLQn--Qt
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2014.January.26. 19:31:27
Quote from: SlashNet
Finally i bought a new keyboard membrane.
Is your machine fully working now?

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And made pictures inside my computer.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2014.January.26. 20:50:47
Quote from: Zozosoft
Is your machine fully working now?
 I think, yes. :)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2014.March.14. 11:24:27
Some more photos.
Сartridge PCB is yellow and chip is not in socket.
Such versions of cartridges was existed?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2014.March.14. 12:07:19
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Never seen same :!:

Is it  your cartridge? If I remember right: your machine was bought in Hungary?

The ROM chip is the original IS-BASIC 2.1 chip. But the PCB looks a "socialist" quality, it isn't from England or West Germany. PCB layout is different from the original 1 socket cartridge.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2014.March.14. 12:17:50
No. It is the same EP from Russia.

(My comp is from Hungary. You remember right)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2014.March.14. 12:27:30
Quote from: SlashNet
No. It is the same EP from Russia.
This is the machine with broken then repaired 12V? (Serial 023428)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: SlashNet on 2014.March.14. 13:09:26
:smt045
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2014.March.14. 13:19:10
Then I think this cartridge сделано в СССР :ds_icon_cheesygrin:
In the interview with the Hungarian director, he says the Soviet partner company wants to produce full Enterprises built from Soviet components, buying just the Nick and Dave chips. As we know finally this didn't happen.
But now I think very possible cartridges are produced by this company.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Mobsie on 2015.May.21. 11:20:46
One of my 2 Enterprise 128. The Tape i not use, i will remove. Have now the SD-Card.
Serial Nr. is:009214

Mike
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2015.May.21. 11:29:23
Nice!
And the other machine?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Mobsie on 2015.May.21. 21:36:33
the other machine i setup tomorrow , hope it work. I never test before.

I need the joystick pen, i lose. And i also need to buy another scary-cable, i lose the address where i bought the last.

After some days with the EP, i must say "what a Amazing" Machine !

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2015.May.21. 21:59:30
I need the joystick pen, i lose.
I hope will be produced with 3D printing.

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And i also need to buy another scary-cable, i lose the address where i bought the last.
Probably this? (http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_category=102&controller=category&id_lang=1)

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After some days with the EP, i must say "what a Amazing" Machine !
:ds_icon_cheesygrin:

How did you meet at first time with the Enterprise?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Mobsie on 2015.May.21. 22:22:02
Cool! , i just have ordered one cable. Thank you!

Many Many years ago i bought my first EP on german ebay after i read about in a Retro Magazin.
Then some time later i planed to setup and programm for it. I also bought an floppy interface , i think from you.

BUT i never use it.:(

It was always my plan to use this machine, and at the end now with the SD-card i finaly have one on my table:)

The last machine i programm is the Vtech CreatiVision, some samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuG2HPaL2k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sr-4neH0jg

I will develop some now for the EP, ONLY the graphics drive me crazy. No tool do draw the screens, sprites in a eays way.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2015.May.22. 08:54:40
You can try CPCEPSprite (http://enterpriseforever.com/programming/cpcepsprites-release-0-0/)  for sprites.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2015.May.22. 09:13:52
I also bought an floppy interface , i think from you.

BUT i never use it.:(
If I remember right it is with memory expansion, then still can be useful also when using SD adapter.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Mobsie on 2015.May.22. 12:38:05
oh great!
I forget that is with memory expansion.

I wan`t dawnload CPCEPsprite , but i seams is disable at the moment.

Anyone can send me the actual version?

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: pear on 2015.May.27. 18:14:10
I can boast of three machines EP128.
013048 - QWERTZ, boxed with complete accessories (power supply, cartridge, Hungarian instruction, cassette demo).
017842 - QWERTY, box in a little worse shape than the previous one, but also complete.
008879 - QWERTY, only computer with power supply and cartridge, damaged modulator, but I made myself RGB cable.
On this last computer I run my projects.

In addition, I have an original 3,5" floppy drive (serial number 0607) and original EXDOS interface (without box).
I have an SD card reader from SzörG.
The rest is homemade :) ZX Spectrum Emulator and compact EXDOS with FlexiBridge.

At the moment, thanks to gflorez, I'm working on PS/2 mouse interface (working name of the project is EnterMice).
Almost ready is project of CF card interface (extension to my compact EXDOS) and, during the conceptual work, card RAM/Flash/Real Time Clock (RFC).
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: slugman on 2015.July.07. 18:37:05
Hello all,

I'm new to the forum. I'm the Lucky owner of an Enterprise 64 (Lansay 64) that I found a french flea market. The machine is in mint condition (never used and left in his box). Unfortunately there is an issue with the video output :( . I've created a thread under the hardware section to get assistance for repairing it.

Here some pictures;

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_487377DSCN7979.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=487377DSCN7979.jpg)

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_389263DSCN7980.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=389263DSCN7980.jpg)

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_602694DSCN7981.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=602694DSCN7981.jpg)

If anyone interested I've scanned the Lansay 64 booklet (in french) that was in the box;
 http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=97226664573194412887 (http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=97226664573194412887)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2015.July.07. 19:12:22
Wow! Amazing! You are the first known Lansay owner!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.February.05. 11:49:40
How many pieces is on the list (I don't want to count) ?
Please sign of my three (https://enterpriseforever.com/hardware/your-enterprise-configuration/msg47392/#msg47392) :)
Updated :-)
Currently 52 EP64, 308 EP128 (+4 Model 911 :-) ) registered in the list. But there are many people who do not provide the serial numbers :-( And I saw many machines on auctions where also no serial photo. I think these are least +50%.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2016.February.05. 14:40:27
Here is the serial of one of my EP128 (German): 013102.
I have another, unfortunately it is in my parents house.
I have a Spectrum emulator card, upgraded by Zozo, an Exdos card+640K RAM by MGyHard, and now an Entermice by Pear :D
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.February.05. 14:49:35
Here is the serial of one of my EP128 (German): 013102.
Thanks! Added your machine :-)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BOELIE on 2016.February.06. 13:09:01
Hi there,

I recentely joined the forum after I revived (new membrane) my Enterprise 64 kb (s/n: 35376) and floppy-drive (s/n:0190). EXOS 2.1 and EXDOS 1.3. The Enterprise was upgraded to 576 Kb which I reduced to 320 kB due to some overheating.

I bought these around 1985 and also joined the Enterface fanclub in the Netherlands. I still have some published material from that time, mostly in dutch :(

Did have a printer and working RGB connection with a Sony "monitor" but those were sold on a flee-market long ago.

I remember buying some soft- and hardware at Werner Lindner in Germany. Speak-easy module was one of them.

Tried some coding back then and discovered quit some nice features that way. Not pretending to be very good at it though!

Amazed seeing the developments that are still going on in this community and if I can contribute in a way I would love to do so.


Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.February.06. 13:42:42
I recentely joined the forum
Welcome here!


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my Enterprise 64 kb (s/n: 35376) and floppy-drive (s/n:0190). EXOS 2.1 and EXDOS 1.3.
Thanks!

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The Enterprise was upgraded to 576 Kb which I reduced to 320 kB due to some overheating.
This type RAM expansion (http://ep128.hu/Album/Pic/Internal_512K_RAM_expansion.jpg) you have?
I suggest find a HY53C256 RAM ICs, these use less power, because these are CMOS ICs.

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I bought these around 1985 and also joined the Enterface fanclub in the Netherlands. I still have some published material from that time, mostly in dutch :(
At here (http://enterprise.iko.hu/magazines.htm) you can find some dutch magazines. Do you have more?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: endi on 2016.February.06. 14:39:05
ah, a new member! welcome!!!
any lost materials are treasure for me!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: gflorez on 2016.February.06. 16:11:08
Welcome home, BOELIE.

Here you can rescue all that good sensations of that era. The time where we discovered the enjoyment of learning the internal operation of a machine, which its possibilities could be "almost infinite"  if enough knowledge was attained. A piece of our mind integrated on a machine and guiding it....


Don't worry about the language. Here, people  of many nationalities meet and share their findings. In my case it was he eagerness of computer knowledge what drove to me to learn English. But there is a Dutch EnterFace issue I would be very happy to translate, 1987 August-September.....

As you can see fine people can aid you to fix your equipment.

Please share your treasures...
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: dolargaan on 2016.February.06. 19:11:06
A few things form my collection:

EXDOS card, ISS1, but now with WD1772, and EXDOS 1.3.

EP128  Issue 6, with German keyboard, but  in English house.

Speakeasy has no SN.

And one more EP128, before Issue 6, German.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BOELIE on 2016.February.07. 00:22:39
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This type RAM expansion (http://ep128.hu/Album/Pic/Internal_512K_RAM_expansion.jpg) you have?
Yes, thats it!

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I suggest find a HY53C256 RAM ICs, these use less power, because these are CMOS ICs.
I will look for these type of RAM. How many can I use in combination with this board?

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At here (http://enterprise.iko.hu/magazines.htm) you can find some dutch magazines. Do you have more?
I have some more. I will try to scan these and upload.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BOELIE on 2016.February.07. 00:28:28
@gflorez

Any specific subject you would have translated from the august-september '87 enterface?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.February.07. 00:30:46
Yes, thats it!
How you got it?
You expanded your machine, or it is done in Enterprise service (probably at the Enterprise Computers Gmbh?)?
Or already bought expanded machine? If I remember right in dutch magazines advertised "Enterprise 576K" machines.

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I will look for these type of RAM. How many can I use in combination with this board?
2x8=16 needed for the 512K expansion


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I have some more.
Great!

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I will try to scan these and upload.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BOELIE on 2016.February.07. 00:52:53
@Zozosoft Thanks.

I bought it as a 64K version.
The expension was done later by the dutch user club, but probably it was sent to Germany.

Enterface:
I have issue 1.0, published before september '85, and onefrom december 1986 and another from jun/july '88. These are missing in your listing.

@Gflorez

Sorry, I responded without checking. I don't think there has been a 87 aug/sept version. I think I would still have it and I don't.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: gflorez on 2016.February.07. 01:02:58
It was an article about MIDI interfacing, the second part....

Don't worry, may be some day I'll got it. And surely you bring other juicy articles with the numbers you have.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.February.07. 08:06:24
I bought it as a 64K version.
The expension was done later by the dutch user club, but probably it was sent to Germany.
Do you got a extra ENTERPRISE COMPUTERS label (http://enterprise.iko.hu/inventory/128__04411.jpg) to the serial label?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BOELIE on 2016.February.07. 11:29:07
No extra label,just this one.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: pear on 2016.February.07. 11:29:26
I also have an EXDOS card :)
With no box unfortunatelly.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BOELIE on 2016.February.07. 11:51:50
for the records a picture of my drive.

Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.February.07. 18:55:19
Thanks for the photos!

Very interesting the your EXDOS label, the serial number part are missing! You bought it with this label? Or it is repaired once?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: BOELIE on 2016.February.07. 19:33:32
The exdos part is built inside the drive. (see picture). There may be a sticker on the exdos-board, but thats not visable when I look inside the drive.

HAve you seen such a drive combo before?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: pear on 2016.February.07. 19:34:59
Very interesting the your EXDOS label, the serial number part are missing! You bought it with this label? Or it is repaired once?
That's it was when I bought it.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: pear on 2016.February.07. 19:39:53
HAve you seen such a drive combo before?
Yes (https://enterpriseforever.com/hardware/creating-exdos-card-clone/msg46136/#msg46136). I did renovate one of them :)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.June.17. 18:50:48
Witchy! Can you make photos and write details about your Enterprise stuff? For my statistic. (http://enterprise.iko.hu/inventory.htm)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Witchy on 2016.July.12. 21:01:27
OK, a quick list!

ep64 1719
ep64 34584
ep64 73514
ep128 965
ep128 25603
exdos 5500
exdos 2002
2 hard drive interfaces (need to dig those out)
3 EP bridge
2 Videoton bridge
1 Spectrum Emulator
stack of EXDOS serial numbers
1 RAM tester
1 EPROM burner

[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3][attach=4][attach=5][attach=6][attach=7]
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.July.12. 22:07:38
OK, a quick list!
Thanks!

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ep64 1719
ep64 34584
These are English machines?

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ep64 73514
It is are Arabic?

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ep128 965
One the label photo this is are EP64!
This have the additional 128K label on the top? Then it is a upgraded EP64 machine.
It is have the 2.1 version of ROMs? (EP64 come with 2.0 versions)
If you open it: it is have the standard 64K RAM board with DRAM chips. (http://www.ep128.hu/Album/Pic/Internal_64K_RAM_expansion(03-08).jpg)
Or this later one with SRAM chips? (http://www.ep128.hu/Album/Pic/Internal_Memory_Card_64k.jpg)

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ep128 25603
It is a English machine?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Witchy on 2016.July.13. 20:19:39
They're all English machines, the upgraded 128 is an issue 4 64 with the daughterboard added, standard 4864 SRAMs. I can't remember which ROM version it's got but I'll be getting a new membrane for my usual 'exhibition' machine then I'll be having another go at getting EXDOS working with both of them.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Witchy on 2016.July.28. 21:50:17
Yay, my replacement keyboard membrane arrived from RWAP yesterday so I fitted it tonight. While the top was off I also burnt a 27C512 EPROM with Zozo's EXOS 2.3 and added the extra wire for A15. Tempted to get my dual Cumana floppy drive set sprayed black so it all matches :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

Pics!

[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3][attach=4][attach=5][attach=6][attach=7]
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.July.28. 22:02:18
Nice configuration!

Did you checked the ROM version before the upgrade?

As I see this machine also need a pull-up resistors to the data lines. The floating data bus made the phantom non working segments.
But with the floating bus some not well written programs can be freeze...

I wrote about it here. (https://enterpriseforever.com/hardware/6mhz-and-more/msg37473/#msg37473)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Witchy on 2016.July.28. 23:07:50
Nice configuration!

Did you checked the ROM version before the upgrade?

Yep, it's 2.1 and now in my spares box. I'll see if I can chase down someone who's willing to sell me only a few of those resistor networks, most e*ay sellers want to sell 40 at a time!

Nice to have a steady working setup too, pity my floppy drive flaked out at the Recursion exhibition a few weeks ago but it didn't seem to matter, people were just interested in the machine itself. What utility can I use to put DTF images back onto real floppies?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Witchy on 2016.August.06. 23:16:15
OK, RAM pullups added and I found a set of floppy drives ostensibly for the QL (since they have MEDIC written on the plug after the QL disk interface of the same name) but they work nicely for the EP and look the part!

[attach=1][attach=2]
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: sinclair200 on 2016.August.18. 02:02:12
Hi, I'm from Madrid, Spain
I have a 128 with box Enterprise
The serial number is: 023772 UHF PAL

Attached some photos when they opened for changing membrane:
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/0tzz9habndrje34/IMG_3006.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/tmksd21zqfeqo9g/IMG_3007.JPG?raw=1)

When I bought, I had the Basic cartridge without label, I thought it was so, until I saw photos online and clone the cover:
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/e5ct3l1dz731v8x/IMG_2817.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/93vgd04rcdfejw6/IMG_2819.JPG?raw=1)

I bought a clone disk driver and gave him a box inspired by the original, except for the smaller measures:
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/usaf7p671qsiael/IMG_2992.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/r37xudqf56vjfii/IMG_2993.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/vgr0uegragpwwq5/IMG_2984.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/stkna6wknhlzq8p/IMG_2985.JPG?raw=1)

Excuse my English, I use google translator

Finally I attached my little collection:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xiquui920bxsz5m/MI%20COLECCI%C3%93N%20RETRO%200.pdf?raw=1 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/xiquui920bxsz5m/MI%20COLECCI%C3%93N%20RETRO%200.pdf?dl=0)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6g9d6osdvky311/MI%20COLECCI%C3%93N%20RETRO%201.pdf?raw=1 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6g9d6osdvky311/MI%20COLECCI%C3%93N%20RETRO%201.pdf?dl=0)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.August.18. 06:58:46
Welcome here!
Nice configuration!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: gflorez on 2016.August.18. 09:03:49
Bienvenido Sinclair200.

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Welcome Sinclair200.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2016.August.18. 09:16:53
Welcome here, you have a great collection :)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Witchy on 2016.September.01. 01:26:22
Hi Sinclair200, that's an excellent collection of machines and bits, I've never seen another Miracle Systems QL floppy or 512K Expandaram so it's nice to know others are out there.

A DiSCIPLE too, nice....
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: sinclair200 on 2016.September.12. 01:52:30
Thanks to all those who have welcomed me......
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: sinclair200 on 2016.September.21. 00:24:34
My Enterprise already has 576K of RAM
by gflorez
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzk4gsrg3sfgj6z/IMG_3122.JPG?raw=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/cs13bhwnw9nq7g2/IMG_3123.JPG?raw=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/08s2dr8ia9gh6sk/IMG_3127.JPG?raw=1)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.September.21. 06:57:00
Nice!
Is the EXOS not upgraded?
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: sinclair200 on 2016.October.02. 02:20:15
Nice!
Is the EXOS not upgraded?
I do not know how to do it
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: sinclair200 on 2016.November.08. 16:03:30
Today I have another piece for my Enterprise, the cassette and box ....

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/76u25f0zo3e74ay/IMG_3212.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/nu8ty6wexdtuubg/IMG_3213.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcu2p305ugkzs76/IMG_3214.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/6dh1sher4btg531/IMG_3217.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/nhwdyje17464ze6/IMG_3218.JPG?raw=1)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.November.08. 20:05:15
I do not know how to do it
Only one wire. (http://gafz.enterpriseforever.com/Galery/Bovitmenyek/Picture/EXOS23-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2016.November.09. 08:45:11
Do we have official Out Run release?
Could you please check the content of Out Run cassette.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2016.November.09. 09:01:27
Do we have official Out Run release?
Could you please check the content of Out Run cassette.
I think it is created from Lacika fantasy cover design. (http://ep128.hu/Album/Ep_Kazetta/Outrun_HIGH.jpg) Which is created for a lot of other non official Enterprise programs. see here. (http://ep128.hu/Album/Ep_Kazetta/Ep_Kazetta.htm)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: geco on 2016.November.09. 09:56:41
I think it is created from Lacika fantasy cover design. (http://ep128.hu/Album/Ep_Kazetta/Outrun_HIGH.jpg) Which is created for a lot of other non official Enterprise programs. see here. (http://ep128.hu/Album/Ep_Kazetta/Ep_Kazetta.htm)
:lol: It seemed like an original one :)
I saw the cover designs, just did not think that it is used in the reality :)
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: pear on 2017.February.26. 14:50:21
One of my EP128 (sn: 017842 - QWERTY) changed an owner.
I replaced with zaxon on EP64 (this one from the Spanish auction (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162374572822)).
Box fairly tired, but it is. Power supply and cables complete.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: gflorez on 2017.February.28. 15:33:52
An Enterprise 64 can save you some time removing the internal Ram expansion...

But first upgrade Basic to 2.1 and Exos to 2.1 or higher versions. The mouse driver doesn't work on Exos 2.0.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: pear on 2017.February.28. 16:07:49
I want to leave it in its original configuration.
I'll have to compare compatibility.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: gflorez on 2017.February.28. 18:41:53
Ok, you can leave as original the Basic cartridge if you want(you already have another with Basic2.1), but the memory map of EXOS (http://enterprise.iko.hu/memorymap.htm) 2.0 is five bytes higher than on 2.1 version.

There are a lot of programs that assume the modern addresses and read or write the Exos values directly(for example the mouse driver). If the wrong data is accessed, the system hangs.
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: jepifidel on 2018.August.14. 10:12:39
Hi guys!!!

My user name is jepufidel and i'm writting from Spain.

A few weeks ago i visited Budapest (nice time). I met zozo who sold me an EP 128 and some software.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/140evxu.jpg)

And here it is working at home (i've got a trouble with rgb cable)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/kevqqq.jpg)

My next goal get a better image... and get an exdos card!

Kind regards!
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Dr.OG on 2018.August.14. 15:51:33
Hi guys!!!
My user name is jepufidel and i'm writting from Spain.
A few weeks ago i visited Budapest (nice time). I met zozo who sold me an EP 128 and some software.
And here it is working at home (i've got a trouble with rgb cable)
My next goal get a better image... and get an exdos card!
Kind regards!
Welcome!
EP128 on the top of an Amiga 500: nice combination!
I use a homemade RGB cable, see schematic at the bottom of the following page:
http://enterprise.iko.hu/pinouts.htm
I recommend the EXDOS clone card V2 manufactured by pear.
He's a member on this forum as well.

Best regards: Gábor
Title: Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
Post by: Zozosoft on 2018.August.14. 20:48:04
And here it is working at home
Nice! :smt038

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(i've got a trouble with rgb cable)
The photo with the RGB cable? It looks the red signal is missing.