Microsoft Softcard II (not e) docs

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Microsoft Softcard II (not e) docs

Hi,

I'm lookin for Microsoft Softcard II Cp/m (6mhz, 64k ram onboard, not 'e' model) "System" manual or schematic diagram.Does anyone have one of these?

 

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Microsoft Softcard Z80 Board

Microsoft Softcard Z80 Board Manuals (also applies to many clones).

 

The operation of that card I think, should be identical to the earlier card. IIRC it still runs in slot 4 and the 64K is only available to CP/M. I suppose you can try it in slot 0 of a ][ or ][+ and check if the system sees the extra RAM. 

 

I use CP/M 2.2, but this can probably run a later version. 

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Timelord wrote:Microsoft
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Microsoft Softcard Z80 Board Manuals (also applies to many clones).

 

The operation of that card I think, should be identical to the earlier card. IIRC it still runs in slot 4 and the 64K is only available to CP/M. I suppose you can try it

Thanks for the tips.

Actually my card isn't working. I tested the clock generator and appears dead. I ordered a replacement one and I'm waiting for delivery.

I have no clues about the possible 16k ram card emulation in slot zero. The only info I have come from the original Microsoft ad that explains some of the features. These cards are pretty rare and mine came without anything , no mauals no sw. Here is a copy of the ad. If I'lle be able to revive it, I'll keep You informed about it.

 

 

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Hi,as a followup , the card

Hi,

as a followup , the card had the crystal oscillator dead as I suspected, a new , 2$ , oscillator fixed it.

It 's  now working fine and fast :).

User manuals remain the missing thing here and also any info about the total number of disks present in the original package since the boot disk is apparently missing some utilities.

 

Luca

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