Brand New-Sealed Merlin 8/16 Assembler

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Re: Brand New-Sealed Merlin 8/16 Assembler

215 smacker? dude, you got money burning a hole in your pocket?

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Are you going to Open It??? I have been following that auction for the last 3 days... I would have bid on it, if it was $130.00 or less at the end of the auction.

IIRC, I paid $79.00 for Merlin Pro for the 128K ][e or //c in 1985 or 1986.. Not Including Assembly Lines: The Book.. It was like $19.95. ( see photo ) I had the Pirated Copy of Big Mac and the early Merlin, but I really wanted to Own the Tool..

If I won it, I would have opened it and read it from Front to Back... And added the Disk to my Disk Collection... Just like 1985-1986, all over again....

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damn, $215.. i hope you have plans on using it and not just putting it under glass. congrats on the book..

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Dorkbert, MarkO, Fix, and All,

Nope, I don't have money to burn, but I have been waiting for a
complete set of Merlin (Book and Software) for a long time.

I decided to go for it.

I will not keep it sealed.

I want to get "Home Use" copies of the disk made and
then make sure that fresh .dsk images somehow get up on Asimov
so that everyone can get to it.

At least that's the plan.

Steven Smile

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Re: Brand New-Sealed Merlin 8/16 Assembler

What's wrong with the current Merlin images?

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Nothing that I know of.

If you don't want them, I won't do it.

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I don't care. Last time I programmed 6502 machine language was when I was 12 on an apple clones, of course. Later on I moved to x86 asm (and PC dos.) It was great compared to 6502. But today I am reversing some a2 stuff, so there is need to recall and even learn some things Wink

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Re: Brand New-Sealed Merlin 8/16 Assembler

I was surprised to see a Merlin 8/16 manual on eBay, but it sold for a lot more than I would have paid for it.

I also wonder if the documentation is older or newer than the one that is already floating out there. I didn't know others were on the lookout for the manual.

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Oh, there is a Merlin 8 version 2.59 disk image out there. 2.58 was the last "official" release I believe. The source code comes on a ProDos 3.5 disk though along with the Merlin binaries.

Here is the link:

http://www.callapple.org/2011/12/12/8-bit-merlin-ide-version-2-59-source-now-documented-and-available/

Congratulations on the purchase!

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Congratulations on winning the auction! Glad you are planning to use the assembler/book. I learned 6502 assembly language using the Merlin Assembler. It is a nice piece of software.

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Re: Brand New-Sealed Merlin 8/16 Assembler

It just arrived this evening!

Wonderful!

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gsmcten wrote:

It just arrived this evening!

Wonderful!

Steven Smile

So, I don't know much about Merlin after the version I bought..

I understand the Merlin 8 and Merlin 16 Assemblers are Full Screen Editors. Did your Auction have Both 8 Bit and 16 Bit versions of the Assembler. Is there a DOS 3.3 version , or only ProDOS 8 and or ProDOS 16. or is there a GS OS version??

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Congrats Steven, enjoy it. If it's what you wanted, then the price you paid was exactly the right price.
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I understand the Merlin 8 and Merlin 16 Assemblers are Full Screen Editors. Did your Auction have Both 8 Bit and 16 Bit versions of the Assembler. Is there a DOS 3.3 version , or only ProDOS 8 and or ProDOS 16. or is there a GS OS version??

Yes! It is all three. DOS 3.3, ProDos 8, and ProDos 16.

DOS 3.3 on Side 1 and ProDos 8/16 on Side 2.
This is supposed to be for the II Plus through IIgs models.

(Updated) There are both 5.25 and 3.5 inch disks in the set.

Lots to learn.

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gsmcten wrote:
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MarkO said:

I understand the Merlin 8 and Merlin 16 Assemblers are Full Screen Editors. Did your Auction have Both 8 Bit and 16 Bit versions of the Assembler. Is there a DOS 3.3 version , or only ProDOS 8 and or ProDOS 16. or is there a GS OS version??

Yes! It is all three. DOS 3.3, ProDos 8, and ProDos 16.

DOS 3.3 on Side 1 and ProDos 8/16 on Side 2.
This is supposed to be for the II Plus through IIgs models.

(Updated) There are both 5.25 and 3.5 inch disks in the set.

Lots to learn.

Steven Smile

Being envious, is an understatement.....

What are the Version , for DOS 3.3, ProDOS 8 and ProDOS 16??

MarkO

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Re: Brand New-Sealed Merlin 8/16 Assembler

An Update:

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I said:
Yes! It is all three. DOS 3.3, ProDos 8, and ProDos 16.

DOS 3.3 on Side 1 and ProDos 8/16 on Side 2.
This is supposed to be for the II Plus through IIgs models.

(Updated) There are both 5.25 and 3.5 inch disks in the set.

In all actuality it is the following:

1. 5.25 inch Merlin 8 Disk DOS 3.3 Version 2.47
2. 5.25 inch Merlin 8 Disk ProDOS Version 2.57
3. 3.5 inch Merlin 16 Disk DOS 3.3/ProDOS Version Unknown for IIgs
(I don't have my IIgs and 3.5 inch drive hooked up right now.)

So that's the skinny.

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