Source for Apple //c ROMs

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Recently I acquired a memory upgrade for my //c (thanks Mutant Pie!) and wanted to make sure I had the latest ROM version, as it includes some bug fixes for the extended memory. The latest ROM version for the Apple //c is 4. I searched everywhere: on eBay the only vendor doesn't mention version 4, Reactive Micro sent me a message that they were reorganizing and had to recreate the images, and would take time.
I finally found a service in Canada that gave me a great price, and had it in my hands in less than a week (I'm in Florida, US), just wanted to share it with the board, it's called EpromPRO (www.eprompro.com). He got the image from apple2.org.za, by the way.

I'm in no way affiliated or receive anything, just happy with the service and quality of the guy.
Cheers
Javster

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Re: Source for Apple //c ROMs

It's always nice to hear about an available resource for this old equipment. Thanks for sharing.

Mutant Pie

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Re: Source for Apple //c ROMs

Javster,

ABSOLUTELY COOL!!! Smile

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Re: Source for Apple //c ROMs

Hijust curious, what does the Rom 4 do for a non-rom 4 //c? any great benefits? can you add 3.5 floppy with that installed? Id be interested in upgrading my non-rom 4 //c if its worth the upgrade.

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Re: Source for Apple //c ROMs

Hijust curious, what does the Rom 4 do for a non-rom 4 //c? any great benefits? can you add 3.5 floppy with that installed? Id be interested in upgrading my non-rom 4 //c if its worth the upgrade.

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Re: Source for Apple //c ROMs

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_IIc:

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Memory Expansion fix (ROM version ‘4’)

In January 1988, a new ROM firmware update was issued to address bugs in the new memory expandable IIc. Changes included better detection of installed RAM chips, correction of a problem when using the serial modem port in terminal-mode, and a bug fix for keyboard buffering. The ROM upgrade was available free of charge only to owners of the memory expansion IIc. This was the final change to the Apple IIc.

3.5 Floppy was supported from version 0. I just want to have the latest ROM revision, and this place was fast and affordable.
Regards

Javster