The WiFi Retromodem is a non-destructive replacement of the PCB in an external Hayes Smartmodem 1200 or 2400. Note: while it will fit in the later Smartmodems, the LEDs of the Retromodem in the Hayes Optima series aluminum cases are offset slightly from the letters below. The Retromodem is based on the ZiModem software available on Github. This new version also supports simulated audio dialing just like a real Smartmodem connected to a phone line.
The board can be purchased from this page.
The NeoFloppy is an non-mechanical / solid-state media format optimized for handling, transport, storage, archive and subsequent use. It is only using the mechanical specification of the 3,5" FDD to a specific extent. Namely: Drive mechanisms (except the head since the drive only needs to vertically contact pins behind the shutter) and the media dimensions.
This guy reverse engineers the motherboards of classic computers (Commodore, Amiga, BBC, Amstrad) and their peripherals (1541, Vidiot) and makes brand-new implementations of the boards to replace failed ones. For some you can even buy matching part kits. You're pretty much on your own for most ICs, though.
A database of motherboards, BIOS images, chipsets, manufacturers, drivers, software. If you have an ancient PC and you're trying to figure it out, check here first.
The Brewing Academy LLC is located in Woodland, California, USA near Sacramento. We have been in Woodland since 2015 and have been operating in one form or another since 2005. In the past, we noticed that a lot of cool stuff came out for the Atari and the TI 99/4a and the Commodore, but that it always disappeared after awhile making it incredibly frustrating AND expensive for people to use their older computers. So, we decided to change that1 Our belief is that we find the coolest retro stuff we can and make sure we keep it available as long as possible.
A company that sells NOS (new old stock) floppy disks and floppy drives. Mostly 3.5", some 5.25" and even 8". Still sealed and recycled disks. Can transfer stuff from floppy disks en masse as a service. They also buy lots of floppies.
Archives of old technical magazines and journals. Mirrors of particularly important retrotech archives.
Mirror friendly as long as you use anonymous rsync. Please note that their archive is rapidly approaching 1TB in size, so you may wish to think carefully about what you want and why.
An interesting operating system with file system compatibility to CP/M-80 (and other similarities).
"What I (Richard A. Leary) have done is attack the software side of the problem in order to make any 6502 system a truly workable disk based system. In addition a degree of compatibility is now possible not only between 6502 systems but with large parts of the world of CP/M systems. The result of my efforts is a system of software which I have named DOS/65."
Experimental website to browse and search vintage computer files from archive.org. Thousands of new files are added daily!
With over 100TB in our repository, we are quite possibly the largest repository of its kind on the web!
The repository mainly contains Windows and Apple betas. These are the most popular files and are enjoyed by most of our members on the forum. We also have a games repository which has a huge selection of older and more modern game betas. We like to widen our scope a little bit too, so our repository stocks old abandonware classics from various consoles and computers from many years ago.
Sells storage adapters, upgrades, and accessories for classic 8-bit computers, including the Atari and Commodore.
Lotharek sells hardware upgrades and replacement parts for retrocomputers, including the Commodore and Atari 8-bits.
A growing database of homebrew, indie and aftermarket games for retro and retro-like platforms.
A computer mystery/romance/hacking simulator set five minutes into the future of 1988.
Ports for Windows, OSX, and Linux are downloadable from here. Creative Commons licensed.
Small as a mouse, fast as a cheetah and available for free. NetSurf is a multi-platform web browser for RISC OS, UNIX-like platforms (including Linux), Mac OS X, and more. Whether you want to check your webmail, read the news or post to discussion forums, NetSurf is your lightweight gateway to the world wide web. Actively developed, NetSurf is continually evolving and improving.
Written in C, this award winning open source project features its own layout engine. It is licensed under GPL version 2.
Git server: https://source.netsurf-browser.org/
FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. While we provide some utilities, you should be able to run any program intended for MS-DOS. Pretty much any program that works on MS-DOS will work on FreeDOS. You can also use FreeDOS on a network! However, you may experience problems running Windows on FreeDOS. For example, Windows standard-mode works on FreeDOS, but ‘386-mode Windows for Workgroups 3.11 does not.
The Transactor was started life in 1978 as a Commodore Business Machines publication used to explain low level details of the Commodore PET. In 1982 it was reborn as a bimonthly independent magazine published out of Milton Ontario (Toronto) covering all 8bit Commodore’s. This revised magazine used the slogan new slogan was “The Tech News Journal for Commodore Computers” and was paid for through advertising and subscription prices. A quick scan of the covers below and you will be able to see when this change occurred. The Commodore Transactors were mass produced using a very inexpensive mimeograph technology while the independent magazine was created using a proper printing press.
Both publications were known for their depth. They covered hardware hacking in detail and were read by serious users. One issue even boasted that it was 95% advertising free right on the cover.
What can you do with Vision BASIC? Pretty much anything you want to. Speed will no longer be a problem! Why? Because on it's own, Vision BASIC is VERY fast! But when you need to crank out even more speed, all you need to do is insert machine language anywhere you wish to. Yes, you can actually type machine language instructions right next to BASIC commands! You won't need to load in external machine language files, and you won't need to poke machine language code to memory. This is because Vision BASIC also doubles as an assembler – you can write BASIC programs with it or machine language programs with it, or a blend of the two!
Vision BASIC also includes a whole new batch of commands to help you realize your programming dreams! Need sprites? Vision BASIC's got you covered! Need sound and graphics? Yep, gotcha covered there too! Vision BASIC was designed to greatly minimize your need to POKE around with all those crazy registers. In fact, you might never need to POKE again! And if you find yourself needing a command or function that isn't available, you can simply create it yourself – by creating the needed subroutine and calling it by whatever name you choose to give it. These "user defined" commands and functions can be saved into separate files and added to your programs whenever you need them!