From: vrs <>
Date: Thu Aug 12 18:55:47 2004

From: "Ethan Dicks" <>
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:19:37PM -0700, Rich Bramante wrote:
> > Any floppy images I can snag
> Almost certainly there are, but I can't recall off the top of my head
> where you need to go.

I made a nice little collection of software by copying the ones at

onto actual floppies. Loved the games disk images there, too :-).

You can also Google around for "" and you'll turn up several other
places where these disk images live.

They are Teledisk images, so you'll need a box with 5.25" diskettes and DOS.

> > (will it boot from floppy?)
> Absolutely. You might need an older machine to write out RX50 images
> to a diskette, though. ISTR there are problems with trying to use
> 5.25" drives on newer PeeCee motherboards, but that might be more of
> a problem with recent Microsoft operating systems, than problems with
> recent motherboards/chipsets.

Mine has no hard disk, but I don't miss it much. The floppies hold about
the same as a DECtape would have (but are much faster :-)).

If you want to run FOCAL on your DECmate, I can tell you which word to patch

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