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 PostPost subject: 86-DOS        Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:44 am 
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I've contacted Tim Paterson about obtaining a copy of this, and he says that the copy he has can't be read by his machine (due to the lack of 8" floppy drives for modern PCs). However, I've seen screenshots of the system running, so it must be out there somewhere... can anyone point me in the right direction to get hold of a copy?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:12 am 
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Hmm, if anyone can get an 8" floppy drive (most likely eBay) hook it up to a PC it would be quite possible to get the files off the disk and onto a hard drive.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:56 am 
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And how would you suggest I connect it? No USB, no IDE (by modern standards, it's a very primitive variant), and no SCSI, or anything like that. The BIOS wouldn't handle it on my machine, either.

And even if I could connect one up - I haven't got the disks!

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There may be a way to read an eight inch floppy drive...

http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/s_drives.html


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Cool. Still need to get hold of a copy of the software though :). There are a few screenshots around, out there, but apparently no copies of the software (screenshots are fake?).

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Hmm that site may be of useful information, if they offer them then they may have the resources or connectors to connect them to a modern PC


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:48 am 
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I have an 8" floppy drive, attached to an XT I have.

If you can get them, and REALLY need someone to read them, I am willing to do it. Just realize I am notoriously slow at mailing things out, so if you ever want them back, it isnt that Im going to just take them... just getting to the post office tends to be one of the last things I want to do in my day.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:32 am 
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What about tape copies??
You may record them and send them as music
That I've done it once or twice!


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