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Author Topic: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)  (Read 7763 times)

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Offline TFM

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #50 on: 20:19, 14 November 14 »
Sadly (I guess) nobody here does know anybody who ever owned (still has) that device. At ebay they would say... it*s... RARE
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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #51 on: 00:53, 16 November 14 »
I'd seen that quote but found it a bit confusing. Later however I was playing with ZCN and found this in the manual:

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The add-on disk drive available for the NC100 (the RangerDisk3 from
Ranger) is not supported, and for various reasons would be difficult
to support directly. I could probably write a program for ZCN to
transfer files to/from an MS-DOS format disk in the drive if someone
lends (or gives ;-)) me a drive, though. Anyone willing to do that
should contact me, and I'll see what I can do. (I've already written a
C program to read/write MS-DOS disk images on a Unix box (I wrote it
before I'd heard of `mtools'), so I'd only need to write absolute disk
read/write routines to get it working under ZCN. It probably wouldn't
take long.)

It is good to know that the port is bi-directional so could be used for adding other hardware though.

To be honest, though it's a fun machine to play with I'm finding the NC100 screen a bit too small for anything useful so far.

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #52 on: 00:59, 16 November 14 »
Right, the NC200 screen is just fine. But sadly the upper characer line has drop outs of a couple scan lines. And this happens to nearly all machines.


Is anybody here who has a NC200 with every single scanline (or even pixel) working?



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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #53 on: 13:01, 18 November 14 »
Mine worked just perfect last time I saw it...

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #54 on: 13:09, 18 November 14 »
Mine too.

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #55 on: 13:38, 18 November 14 »
Min too  ;D

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #56 on: 13:41, 18 November 14 »
Mine too  :)

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #57 on: 13:41, 18 November 14 »
No problems on my NC200 screen either. I had to change the floppy drive though (cracked head), but I assume others will have floppy problems too soon, as they are belt driven.

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #58 on: 23:17, 18 November 14 »
WoW! So the only two NC200's with missing scan lines are either at my home or at ebay (saw that problem there too).


Assume nobody ever openend the NC200 screen ever...?
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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #59 on: 23:33, 18 November 14 »
WoW! So the only two NC200's with missing scan lines are either at my home or at ebay (saw that problem there too).


Assume nobody ever openend the NC200 screen ever...?

I striped my NC200 right down to the last screw when I restored it, so yes, I've had the screen open.

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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #60 on: 14:49, 01 January 15 »
If I got this correctly, then Mr. Cox is currently working on improving banking support in sdldz80 (which should enable Fuzix to run on CPCs, am I right?)
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Re: FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)
« Reply #61 on: 00:12, 12 February 19 »
Did someone compile fuzix for nc100 and nc200 ?


I specify the target in the main Makefile, had to install sdcc, sdcc-ucsim, srecord, but still the make finish with an error.


Also, does someone have a pcard image for using with zcn with a lot of tools, turbo pascal for example ?
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