FUZIX "Unix" for NC100 (and other Z80 systems soon)

Started by Sykobee (Briggsy), 00:39, 05 November 14

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TFM

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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Munchausen

I'd seen that quote but found it a bit confusing. Later however I was playing with ZCN and found this in the manual:

QuoteThe 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.

TFM

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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Gryzor

Mine worked just perfect last time I saw it...

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Bryce

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.

Bryce.

TFM

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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Bryce

Quote from: TFM 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...?

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

Bryce.

Poliander

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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genesis8

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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