COSMAC VIP documentation (was Re: Need help finding old IBM PC game)

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon Aug 19 15:48:00 2002

--- Joe <> wrote:
> At 10:36 AM 8/19/02 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> >--- Joe <> wrote:
> >> I was in a surplus store today and...
> >>... did find a 6 inch high stack of manuals for the RCA Cosmac VIP
> >> :-) :-) :-) :-)
> >
> >Did you get them?
> You bet!

Good for you.
> If so, what part numbers?

> No one seemed interested so I put them on E-bay. If you're interested in
> the VIP or ELFs then take a good look at them, there's LOTS of good info
> in them.

Looks like I have originals for all of the photocopied data sheets
and RCA manuals you have (and possibly one or two you don't), but I
do not have any issues of VIPER.

> I have a VIP too (altough Mike has it at the moment). I bought at a
> hamfest earlier this year. I bought the manuals from the same people
> except they were at their store. 99% chance that these manuals went with
> that same VIP.

I got my VIP about 16 years ago for $35 at Dayton (same year I got
an ASR-33 w/110 baud data set for $20). What manuals I have, came
from the local RCA distributor for cover price ($5) or free.

Somewhere, I have a cassette of CHIP-8 and most of the CHIP-8 games
from the VIP manuals - I typed it all in and saved it to tape myself.
One of my ultra-low priority projects is to locate the tape, slurp
it into a modern machine and cut MP3s of the programs and see if I
can use my Rio PMP300 (or portable CDDA/MP3 player) as a load device.


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