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Other topics / Re: N00b alert!
« on: 2020.June.19. 13:42:17 »
Where are you from? If you can find an old PAL TV with analogue tuner in your country, then you shouldn't need a monitor cable, you can connect to an old TV. But of course, a monitor will give you a much better picture.

I'm in London, sadly I don't have a TV with an analogue tuner for some years.

Also, if you hard wire an old keyboard (time consuming but I know people who've done it), then that's all you need to turn your motherboard into a fully functional enterprise.

Oh man, I am definitely going to do that!

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Other topics / Re: N00b alert!
« on: 2020.June.19. 13:37:43 »
Welcom here!Can I ask another one with the Serial Number? For the big EP statistics.

Happy to oblige!


1) you can also load machine code programs from the WP, don't need a BASIC for playing most of games.
2) best way to get BASIC: upgrade the onboard ROM to EXOS 2.4, which have a built in. One 27C512 EPROM needed, and solder one wire for the A15 address line.
This is ROM upgrade also highly recommended, because many of programs compatible only with EXOS 2.1+ but the EP64 just come with earlier 2.0

Great to know. I'll certainly do that.

Thanks for all the other information too. That's going to be a great help testing both machines and getting them to a working state.

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For Sale / Re: Ebay auctions
« on: 2020.June.19. 09:58:38 »
For the few words you have written on your very first commentary...., you sure are new here.....

Sure am! :)  I'm hoping to learn quickly though!

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Other topics / N00b alert!
« on: 2020.June.19. 09:55:09 »
I grew up with the ZX Spectrum 48K and was never able to get hold of an Enterprise in the 1980s. I'm now a software engineer looking to get back into Z80 assembler and have been playing with the RC2014 (https://rc2014.co.uk/)

I just bought an Enterprise 64 from a seller who seems to have several boxed computers which he's selling as new. Obligatory photo included :) Everything seems to be there apart from the BASIC cartridge. The seller claims that they never had this, but given the box contains a BASIC programming manual this seems suspicious to me.

Does anyone happen to know if Enterprises were ever shipped without BASIC?

I've ordered a SCART cable from http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_product=48&controller=product&id_lang=1 and am attempting to control my patience so I can see if the Enterprise is working ok? I'm also hoping to buy an SDcard adaptor from Szorg.

While going through my stash of old hardware I also found what looks to be an Enterprise motherboard. I'm not sure how I got hold of it or if it works but it would be kind of fun to see if I can get it working and build a new case and keyboard for it.

Anyway, I was really pleased to find this forum. Great to see there is still an active community around the Enterprise. It feels like I've been given a second chance after missing out in the 80s'. I beg forgiveness in advance for any dumb questions I might ask while getting used to this new platform. :)

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For Sale / Re: Ebay auctions
« on: 2020.June.16. 20:33:12 »
Hello everyone, my first post here :) I never used enterprise but I wanted to buy it for some time and managed to get one from this guy from Egypt.

I will take my time to learn about it, but I will first get some hardware additions and then the software.

Model I bought is 64, it came with original box with power supply, some (I guess) audio cables, IS-BASIC, unopened demonstration cassette, 2 small and 1 big manual.

Teopl

Out of curiosity did you buy it from this person?  https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/son.of.sun?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754

I just received an Enterprise 64 from him. It had the PSU, computer, tape and manuals but appears to be missing the IS-BASIC cartridge,

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