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TANDY 1000 RL/HD with Keyb./Mouse

dr.zeissler

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I thought about the small HDD-Drive. There is an option to go for a 40MB XT-Drive, SCSI/IDE-AT Controller is also possible.
I have something special in my mind. I want to create "TANDY-Game-Disks". That means Bootdisks with Special Dos Bootupscreens,
showing up a Disk with ansi.sys/ASCII-Code and a Choice for the Games, witch are on the Disk...but first I need a Tandy :)
 
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dr.zeissler

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I bought an 1000RL/HD without Keyb/Mouse.

Do I really need the Tandy-Keyboard ? I think an XT Keyboard with DIN5 and a DIN5 to PS/2 Adapter should work.
A PS/2 Mouse with "cutemouse-driver 1.9" should work.

Do I need the Tandy Keyboard ?

Thx!
Doc
 

vwestlife

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Do I need the Tandy Keyboard ?

No. Any XT-compatible keyboard with a PS/2 connector (or a DIN to PS/2 adapter) will work.

If you have 220 - 240 volt AC mains power, make sure to use a step-down transformer with the 1000RL, as its power supply is only rated for 110 to 120 volts AC.
 

dr.zeissler

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Thx! I already thought about that. The step down transformer should be able to deliver about 50 watts, that should be enough.
I already own a XT Keyboard and a PS/2 mice, so this should be no problem. My 8Bit GameCard with full LPT1-Port will arrive
soon.
 

dr.zeissler

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Or use LapLink: less hassle and fast enough: how much can you really copy to a 20MB anyway. Plus: you can do drive mapping with a very small footprint with INTERLNK/SVR: fast enough for most 286 DOS games.

If this really works with the T1000RLHD this would be perhaps the best way to get Software on it. Thx!
 

dr.zeissler

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Thx. I got my machine a view day's ago. Thanks to PeterLI! without you, this had not been possible :)
The machine works fine, but the Harddrive is broken. Sometimes it is recognized but I am not able to format it anymore. (rattatatatata)
Mostly the Harddrive is not recognized and "c:" seems to be the built-in Rom. My machine has the original 20MB XT-IDE Harddrive. (ST-325x?)

Replacing it with a XT-IDE Controller (in the 8Bit-Slot) with a CF-Card does not seem to work. There is no Bootscreen and I have read some posts
about the IRQ-Problems etc. To buy an TMC 850M SCSI-Controller will not solve the Problem. I have read Postings that these 8Bit SCSI-Controllers do not work either.

What are the alternatives then for my Tandy 1000-RL/HD?

1. Do not use a Hard-Disk. Boot from Built in Rom and load drivers (e.g. Mouse) from Disk
2. Put a LPT1/Gameport Card in the 8Bit-Slot. Deaktivate the Built-In LPT1 and use "palmzip" with an 100MB-ZipDrive. I can also use an regular Joystick in this combination.
3. Use a Laplink-Cable in order to connect the Tandy1000 with another PC with a Harddrive and run Software over this connection.
4. Try to buy another suitable Harddisk for the Tandy1000 which will work with the build-in Harddiskcontroller.
5. ?

What do you think, what do you use for your machine ?

Thx
Doc
 
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vwestlife

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The 40 MB Seagate ST-351A/X will also work in the 1000RL (and RLX, TL/2, and TL/3).

Western Digital's 20 and 40 MB IDE-XT drives will also work, but won't fit in the RL/RLX's 1"-high drive bay.
 

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What are the alternatives then for my Tandy 1000-RL/HD?
If you're willing to entertain SCSI, bootable adapters that will work in the RL include the Trantor T-128, Rancho RT1000B, and Seagate ST01 (w/BIOS v3.3).

I used an external SCSI-to-PCMCIA-to-CF unit with the T-128 in the RL for some time. With the internal hard-drive unplugged, this results in a completely silent system. The drawback, of course, if that the single ISA slot is occupied by the SCSI adapter.

At present, I'm booting from the internal hard-drive, but am using a Shuttle-based parallel-to-SCSI adapter with an Iomega Jaz drive for mass-storage. You could do something similar. Given the state of your internal hard-drive, you will need to boot from a floppy disk having the necessary drivers though. Furthermore, you'll need to either install the Select status line jumper for the parallel port, or bridge it with a conductive pen, in order for the parallel-to-SCSI adapter to function.

Makes for a nice solution though...

 

deathshadow

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What anime did that come from?
Fantasy Kaleidoscope, the Memories of Phantasm.

Or at least it's the opening theme. The video is a vector conversion of a fan done video made with MikuMikuDance, a reasonably priced and insanely popular in Japan 3D scene creator. (I wouldn't go so far as to call it an editor)

Original Credits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSIeby5BDDc

Original Fan Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV5A-VzKWvw

Vector Conversion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF9cxhiFw3M
 

Trixter

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Fantasy Kaleidoscope, the Memories of Phantasm.

Or at least it's the opening theme. The video is a vector conversion of a fan done video made with MikuMikuDance, a reasonably priced and insanely popular in Japan 3D scene creator. (I wouldn't go so far as to call it an editor)

Original Credits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSIeby5BDDc

Original Fan Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV5A-VzKWvw

Vector Conversion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF9cxhiFw3M

Your understanding of the order is wrong. See http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bad-apple for details. The shadow-puppet version, for example, was first in 2009; the 3-d version (which I had not seen before) is a re-imagining of the shadow-puppet version and was released in 2011.
 
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