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Offline Zozosoft

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Your Enterprise configuration?
« 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. :)

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« Reply #1 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. 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.
I used this machine for developing hw tweaks, this is the first 7.12Mhz EP in the world :) after this, I tweaked the two main machines to 4/6/7.12 Mhz. The first machine memory extended to 704K (+512K on the Microteam EXDOS).
The EXDOS cards tweaked for handling HD floppy drives&disks.
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 cards, Real Time Clock card, EPROM/SRAM extension card, RS232 port card (for mouse), ZX Spectrum Emulator, parallel port connected Eprom programer
And my own cards: prototype SIMM RAM interface :)
Prototype 512K FLASH ROM card
And the most important: The IDE controller card

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Your Enterprise configuration?
« Reply #2 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, 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.
In the cartridge 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:
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« Reply #3 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)

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Your Enterprise configuration?
« Reply #4 on: 2006.June.18. 09:05:44 »
Great collection!

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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 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?

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Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
« Reply #7 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!

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Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
« Reply #8 on: 2007.March.07. 22:07:34 »
My latest machines:

Enterprise 64 for everyday use :-)
531-0533-1

Boxed, near to brand new! Enterprise 64:
535-2537-3
539-4541-5
543-6

Arabic Enterprise 64:
545-7547-8
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!
549-9

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« Reply #9 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)

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Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
« Reply #10 on: 2007.June.19. 20:41:38 »
692-0

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...

« Last Edit: 2007.June.19. 22:52:15 by MrPrise, Reason: Image fix »

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Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
« Reply #11 on: 2007.June.19. 20:54:32 »
Heres my current set up
Nice! :-)
What is the serial number of your machine?

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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 on: 2007.June.19. 21:31:08 »
Serial Number: 04383
Wow! I have the 04380 :-)
688-0
690-1

This machine have EXOS 2.3 and SMD 6Mhz Turbo Card (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

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Re: Your Enterprise configuration?
« Reply #14 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

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