This weekend's haul

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sat May 31 12:46:05 1997

On Tue, 27 May 1997, Doug Spence wrote:

> I found out that there is a monitor built into the machine, too (press
> Control-OpenApple-Reset) but apart from dumping memory eight bytes at a
> time and the ability to change the values stored in bytes, I can't figure
> out if the monitor can do anything. Some of the hardware is very Apple

The monitor does a lot. Try typing L and hitting return and you will get
a disassembly. You can specify an address first, like F800L to start
disassembly at $F800.

> Is this thing just a glorified Apple ][ with an incompatible OS?

Not entirely, but basically.

> I took the machine apart, too, and I found a place for a battery on the
> motherboard, with no battery or battery cover in it. Does the /// have a
> system clock?


> Does anyone know if the Apple ][+ or //e can be made to read/write Apple
> /// disks in any manner that would be useful for getting files to it? Or
> do I have to get software for it in actual disk form at first, before I
> can get the thing to do anything useful?

Not sure. Although I have one, I've never gotten around to even booting
it up.

> Can the /// emulate a ][?

Yes it can, but you need the emulation system disk.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Sat May 31 1997 - 12:46:05 BST

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