Need docs for Microsoft Premium Softcard //e

From: Steven N. Hirsch <>
Date: Mon Apr 7 17:27:01 2003

On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> Sigh.
> I am hoping someone has the docs to the Microsoft Premium Softcard //e.
> This is a nice Z80 card for the Apple //e that allows one to run CP/M.
> Specifically, I need to know how MS assigned the serial card. I am trying
> to use PIP to copy a file out to the serial port.

There was a problem with the original OS release for the Premium Softcard.
This is going back almost 20 years, but IIRC either the PUN: and RDR:
devices are bass-ackwards or numbered incorrectly (was there any notion of
more than one PUN:?).

> Barring that, I need to
> know if the utility program called APDOS that comes on the master system
> disk can copy files *from* CP/M *to* Apple DOS. As far as I can tell, it
> seems you can only copy from Apple DOS to CP/M.
> Lastly, if anyone with knowledge of utilities that allowed one to transfer
> CP/M files to Apple DOS can inform me of such, I would really appreciate
> it.

The reason I know about punch and reader is that I was trying to setup to
do exactly that. Ended up using modem7 or equivalent to transfer things
over from our H89. There is definitely an xmodem or mex overlay floating
around for it.

> I have no idea where my manual for this went :(

I have one here... somewhere. If you are still having problems
Received on Mon Apr 07 2003 - 17:27:01 BST

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