[Coladam] Coladam Digest, Vol 88, Issue 9

Kevin Powers kjpmail at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 01:50:28 CEST 2012


I would love to have access to any of the below!


On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM, Jim Notini <jnoti2 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Back in the day, late 80's and early 90's, Jim Walters of Walters Software
> Co. started producing cartridges for use with the ADAM Computer. His
> initial cartridge release was the "SmartDSK Cart", which was a set of
> ramdisk utilties, later he drastically updated this cart and changed the
> name to "ADAM's DeskTop" and also made it available on a Prom Chip which
> could be installed in an open socket on the M.I. Parallel Interface Card.
> He also developed a cart called "SmartMATE", which was for use with the
> original MFM (and RLL ??? ) line of M.I. Hard Disk Drives... I don't think
> that he ever updated this Hard Drive utility for use with M.I.'s later line
> of IDE Hard Drives, but if he did, then all we need to do is track down one
> of these carts and dump it to a rom image file and then place on either the
> AtariMax 128-in-1 USB or Ultimate SD MultiCarts to use with ADAMcon's new
> IDE/CF package.
>
> Seeing as Jim Walters spent all the time and effort to get setup to
> produce cartridges, he also made available a service to place numerous ADAM
> programs onto cart as a special order service. There were limitations as to
> what could be placed onto a cart and the program had to be 32K or
> smaller... SmartBASIC v1.0 was one of these program that could be placed
> onto cart and numerous copies were sold although I haven't seen one become
> available since getting back into the scene in late 2009.
>
> Probably the only people that might have some of these different carts are
> ADAMcon and Rich Clee seeing as they were smart enough to keep there
> original collections all these years as well as acquire numerous systems
> over the years from people looking to find a good home for them when they
> didn't need them anymore.
>
> I've been meaning to send Jim an email to discuss some things and now I
> have even more reason to do so.
>
> Jim
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Powers" <kjpmail at gmail.com>
> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Coladam Digest, Vol 88, Issue 9
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>
>  What's this about a SmartBASIC boot cartridge?  And where do I get
>> one?  And how much does it cost?  And can its ROM be used via the
>> Atarimax Ultimate SD cart... when/if I get one?
>>
>>
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>>> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 04:16:34 GMT
>>> From: "shonmccallum at juno.com" <shonmccallum at juno.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Coladam Digest, Vol 88, Issue 7
>>> To: coladam at adamcon.org
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>>> The Atarimax Ultimate SD cartirdge could be used as a boot cartridge if
>>> someone spends the time to do so. Just like the old SmartBasic and Walters
>>> EOS boot cartridges.
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