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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #15 on: 2009.October.05. 16:57:11 »
Yes, I was SO sad when I saw that the Enterprise wasn't going to be the winner that it deserved to be. A great shame, but it was just too late into the marketplace. :(
It is true :(
But It is very success in Hungary :) I think the Enterprise the third most popular 8 bit computer in the Hungary after the C64 and ZX Spectrum.

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Ah, I didn't mention that my PSU cable has started to perish.
:( If you have a ZX Spectrum, the Sinclair PSU is also good for the Enterprise.

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #16 on: 2009.October.05. 23:53:03 »
I only ever had the prototype manuals. I think I had 2 small booklets (there were no covers, just the pages stapled together) and a clipped-together lot of A4 loose-leaf pages. I can't remember where they are, but I'm pretty sure I saved them.
You only got a Basic programing informations? Or also got a operating system details?

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #17 on: 2009.October.06. 14:10:57 »
New question about the Concession note 8:
Your machine have the rubber ring at the joystick?

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #18 on: 2009.October.06. 16:45:30 »
New question about the Concession note 8:
Your machine have the rubber ring at the joystick?
Yep. I saw that yesterday when I took it apart. :)

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #19 on: 2009.October.09. 20:58:47 »
The letter from the EP company is talking about a assembler cartridge. Do you got it? Or least a assembler program on tape?

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #20 on: 2009.October.09. 22:46:57 »
I think the Enterprise the third most popular 8 bit computer in the Hungary after the C64 and ZX Spectrum.
Do you think so?
Most people whom I mentioned the EP, didn't know what it was.
But yes, they probably don't know any other computer than C64 or Spectrum, either. Maybe there are people who didn't hear about Spectrum either. So I have no idea what could come to the third place instead of EP. :D (CPC may be less known here.)
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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #21 on: 2009.October.18. 00:42:34 »
I can't really remember, but I think I was asked if I wanted an 80 column or a 256 colour machine. In those days, colours were more important, so I got a 256 colour one. As I said earlier, it didn't seem to make much difference because I could get both 80 columns and 256 colours.  From what I can remember, it seemed as though they twisted a variable resistor to bias something one way or the other.
I tested my ISSUE3 machine: it is originaly a 256 colour machine. In 80 column mode all second character are missing! (It is also true for hires 2 colour graphics mode.) I tryed the variable resistor, when I tuned the missing characters are displayed but the 256 colour graphics is discoloured.
Interesting effect :) Needed a more analysis what is the differences in the ISSUE3 and later motherboards.

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #22 on: 2009.October.19. 12:41:37 »
I tested my ISSUE3 machine: it is originaly a 256 colour machine. In 80 column mode all second character are missing!

I'm pretty certain that mine had no problems displaying both 256 colours and 80 columns. I never had to change the resistor to enable me to work in one mode or the other.

In fact, if that had been the case, I almost certainly would have fitted an external one so that I could swap back and forth without opening the case!

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #23 on: 2011.December.17. 14:56:59 »
I remember seeing the green top to my joystick in a drawr about 20 years ago and wondering what it was! I can't find it now, but I remember thinking "That looks as though it comes from something. I won't throw it away!"

I've just found it. I was looking through some drawers for replacement bulbs for our old Christmas tree lights and I came across this little green 'thing'.

"Oh, I know what that is!"

It's got slight surface marking on the top which look like the plastic has degraded.

Photo of Enterprise 64 joystick knob

Assuming it doesn't cost a fortune to post overseas, does anyone want it?

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #24 on: 2011.December.17. 15:02:44 »
Assuming it doesn't cost a fortune to post overseas, does anyone want it?
Yes I want it! Your computer is waiting it!

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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #25 on: 2011.December.19. 19:19:58 »
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Re: Early Enterprise 64s
« Reply #26 on: 2011.December.19. 19:34:30 »
I seem to remember that I used to have some little self-adhesive stickers - yellow and dayglo orange and red, etc - which were just about the same size as that mark.

I'm wondering if I stuck one on the top of the joystick cap and it's dried out (well, it HAS been 25 years!) fallen off and left a residue. If it's that, something like "Sticky Stuff Remover" http://is.gd/YNR7ch would remove the mark.

Well, it's Zozosoft's problem now - it's already on its way to him!