[Coladam] Smartwriter R81 and R84 update

Jim Notini jnoti2 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 8 23:54:07 CET 2010


Yeah, the R81 & R84 eproms Jim Walters has are the ones I recieved from Doug 
Rosenvinge who got them from an ex-Coleco employee. Jim Walters wrote an 
article that I published in the March/April 1994 Issue #96 of the NIAD 
Newsletter if you are interested in the specifics (download the issue from 
Joe Blenkle's website). I also has other software/hardware items from Coleco 
that were listed in that issue as well as issue #95.

We should try to contact Jim to see if he dumped the eproms to disk format 
and if he did maybe we can get a copy from him preferably in PC disk image 
format. Would also be nice to see if he would make available disk images of 
all his software so that it may be preserved and to replace damaged media 
that people might have. I already have most of his released titles, but 
there were a couple like "Vase of Turr", "LabelWorks" and "ADAM's Desktop" 
that I never got around to before selling off my equipment (once again, 
worst mistake I ever made).

Do you have his email address?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <shonmccallum at juno.com>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 3:31 AM
Subject: [Coladam] Smartwriter R81 and R84 update


>            Back in the 90's I spoke with Jim Walters and he informed me 
> that someone did give him Smartwriter revision 81 and 84. Revision 81 
> and/or 84 is suppose to have less bugs and more features and is the best 
> version available. Jim went into all kinds of interesting details about 
> R81 and R84 back in the 90's. Coleco official only released R80 as the 
> latest version. Coleco was most likely going to release R84 for the latest 
> Adams, but then in 1985 Coleco stopped making the Adam which made R80 
> Smartwriter the last official released version. <?xml:namespace prefix = o 
> ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
>            Back in the 90's I tried to get a copy of R84 from Jim but was 
> unsuccessful. A couple of years ago I spoke with Jim Walters and he 
> mentioned he was not doing anything more with the Adam. He still had the 
> old Adam stuff from the 90's but it sounded like the Adam was packed away.
>            I would have liked to have seen Smartwriter R84 but Jim Walters 
> is the only one I know that claims to have a working copy. I sent some 
> blank eproms to him many years ago to see if he could copy the R84 image 
> but things did not work out and I never got to see R81 or R84.
>            Last time I checked Jims telephone number and email address has 
> remained the same if anyone wants to contact him.
>
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> never saw one.....although I do have a R57 unit; might be interesting to 
> see
> once
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
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> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:13 PM
> Subject: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
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>> Does anyone have the adamr57.zip file?
>>
>> It had pictures of the board and EPROM dumps in it.
>>
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> From: "Jim Notini" <jnoti2 at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
> To: "Bob" <rslopsema at sbcglobal.net>, "mark" <mark104 at gmail.com>
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> Back in '93, I received a bunch of Coleco hardware and software thru a
> member who happened to meet a former Coleco employee (you can read about 
> it
> in NIAD issue #95 and #96 downloadable on Joe Blenkle's site) and two of 
> the
> items were SmartWRITER eproms with revisions of 81 and 84. I passed these
> onto Jim Walters of Walters Software Co. for him to checkout and make
> available for others. Does anyone know if Jim ever did anything with these
> as I lost touch with him.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
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>> never saw one.....although I do have a R57 unit; might be interesting to
>> see
>> once
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "mark" <mark104 at gmail.com>
>> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
>> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:13 PM
>> Subject: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
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>>> Does anyone have the adamr57.zip file?
>>>
>>> It had pictures of the board and EPROM dumps in it.
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> -Mark
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