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Trackstar - Apple II clone on a PC ISA card

DeathAdderSF

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Hello, everyone.

Just a heads-up to let you know my Trackstar website is up, covering all models, as well as similar devices such as the Quadram's Quadlink and Cordata's WPC Bridge. <-- These are all "Apple II on a PC ISA card" Apple II clones. Really cool little devices!

If you own these devices, esp. the Trackstar E or Plus, there's HUNDREDS of disk images in its Trackstore format that I've converted manually.
So you can download and enjoy a HUGE amount of software without needing real Apple II disks.

There's also disk images of the Trackstar 128 Utility Program disk, so you can create a disk with the copy protection intact which allows you to actually use your 128. This is perfect for those who -- like me -- bought their 128 without the necessary disk. D'oh!

There ain't a lot of info or resources about the Trackstar cards out there, so I hope mine fills the void.

Enjoy it @
www.diskman.com/presents/trackstar
 

ajacocks

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I posted this on Vogons, too, but some folks might only see it here. I found a Trackstar from 1984, and I think that it’s the version that supports CP/M, since it has an onboard Z80:

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Have you seen one @DeathAdderSF ? I need to find the software for it, and test it.

- Alex
 

george

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Obviously this gem is much more rare than later Trackstars. There is a chance software for later models could work with this one too. Nice it had been saved from scrapping.
 

DeathAdderSF

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There is a chance software for later models could work with this one too.

Not quite. The software performs a hardware check. If it doesn't detect the specific card it's programmed for, it displays a warning message then dumps the user back to DOS.
 
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