RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

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Anyone on here have an image of the software disk that came with the RGB daughterboard option for the RamWorks III. I got the RGB card on ebay, and I am pretty sure it is the analog, not the one with analog and digital on the same board. I have searched, but no luck on a disk image with the software. Also, I found a manual for the digital/analog board, but not the original analog. Anyone have a scan of one? I can put these on my FTP server for all to enjoy. Thanks.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

See if you can contact DTFlowers in this board. He hasn't posted for more than a year, but I requested certain page scans from him regarding pinouts of the analog port. I am thankful for the information he provided. He still might have scans of the whole manual.

The interesting thing with the analog port is that if you can provide a +12v (or change a -12v to +12v, I can't remember which) to one of the lines, it will become essentially the same as the IIgs video port. You could then use a IIgs monitor, or the infamous IIgs-SCART cable to connect to a CRT/LCD monitor that accepts SCART input.

/pitz

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Thanks for the info. PM sent.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

If it says RGB card or 'Digital Prism', and has a 9 pin connector - that's digital RGB and you'll need an Apple M100 or any CGA/EGA compatible monitor. IIRC, only the latter 'ColorLink' board offered analog, and it had both analog and digital ports.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

Well, it only has the DB15 type connector. The one with both digital and analog has a DB9 for the digital and DB15 for analog. It says RGB card on the card itself. I think this is analog, and not digital, as all digital TTL RGB outputs I've ever seen use the DB9 connector. The IIgs is analog, and has the same DB15 connector. I am just guessing, and could be wrong. I sure hope someone on here knows. Thanks.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

Well, I found this:

Many Apple Macintosh models (beginning with the Macintosh II) used DA15 sockets for analogue RGB video out. Just prior to this, the Apple IIgs used the same connector for the same purpose, but in a non-compatible way. A digital (and thus also incompatible) RGB adapter for the Apple IIe also used a DA15F.

So, it may be digital. If so, I do have a Commodore 1902 monitor that will do digital RGB, but other than that, I don't have a CGA monitor, so the card may be useless to me. I was gonna hook it up to a GBS 8200 if it was analog.

I have an Apple monitor for my IIgs, and I'm going to hook the IIgs up to a GBS 8200, so I thought maybe I could use that monitor on the //e, however, if it actually is digital, the IIgs monitor won't work either.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

I got the RW III card with the RGB daughterboard. I had hoped I would, but didn't get a manual or disk. The RW III part of the card checked out showing 1 bad memory chip, but a remove/replace of the chip fixed that. So, it works great. If I just knew anything about the RGB daughterboard. Anyone have any info on this card? Thanks.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

k4lmp wrote:

I got the RW III card with the RGB daughterboard. I had hoped I would, but didn't get a manual or disk. The RW III part of the card checked out showing 1 bad memory chip, but a remove/replace of the chip fixed that. So, it works great. If I just knew anything about the RGB daughterboard. Anyone have any info on this card? Thanks.

I found this, http://www.apple-iigs.info/doc/fichiers/rgbprism.pdf at http://www.apple-iigs.info/

They have a whole bunch of AE Manuals.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

Thanks for the link. A lot of stuff there. I actually have that manual, but wasn't sure if it was the right one. It is a starting point. Thanks for your help and time.

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Re: RamWorks III RGB DaughterBoard

Well, I took a chance, and hooked up my AppleColor RGB Monitor to the RGB card in my A//e Platinum. It works. I had it hooked up to a TV with the composite, and noticed that the colors aren't right. For example, on the original Castle Wolfenstein, the castle on the intro screen is reddish orange on the TV with the composite out, and kinda greenish on the RGB monitor. I had kinda read this in other posts, but at least it works.