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m7hacke
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Re: DEC Rainbow 100
04/02/18 03:03 PM


> > I am looking for help with emulation for the DEC Rainbow 100.
>
>
> It appears to still be work in progress since there are needed roms still not yet
> dumped and supported in MAME from some of the Rainbow computer systems.
>
>
> comments within the rainbow.cpp source file do provide some informative
> instructions.
>
> https://git.redump.net/mame/tree/src/mame/drivers/rainbow.cpp
>
> COMP(1982, rainbow100a, rainbow, 0, rainbow, rainbow100b_in, rainbow_state, 0,
> "Digital Equipment Corporation", "Rainbow 100-A", MACHINE_IS_SKELETON)
> COMP(1983, rainbow, 0, 0, rainbow, rainbow100b_in, rainbow_state, 0, "Digital
> Equipment Corporation", "Rainbow 100-B", MACHINE_IMPERFECT_GRAPHICS |
> MACHINE_IMPERFECT_COLORS)
> COMP(1985, rainbow190, rainbow, 0, rainbow, rainbow100b_in, rainbow_state, 0,
> "Digital Equipment Corporation", "Rainbow 190-B", MACHINE_NOT_WORKING |
> MACHINE_IMPERFECT_COLORS)
>
>
> > I have the ROMs and disk
> > image files for MS-DOS and CP/M. Now I am trying to get other software to run on it
> besides
> > just booting an operating system. I can download software for the DEC Rainbow 100,
> but they
> > are copies of the files from the original disks. How do I convert them to a Teledisk
> image
> > file (.TD0), so I can use them in MAME?
>
> Some programs are already recognized and supported in MAME in the rainbow software
> hash file. I don't know if anyone else is in process of adding more Rainbow software
> entries in the Rainbow hash file at this time.
>
>
> https://git.redump.net/mame/tree/hash/rainbow.xml
>
>
> for other Rainbow stuff, the thread to really visit is on Bannister's site.
>
>
> http://forums.bannister.org//ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=1&page=1
>
>
> The specific Rainbow thread in order to post questions and possibly get answers
> would be in this specific thread because there are a few Rainbow users that can
> answer questions. Even though some of the posters are also here on MW, you should
> have better luck there in that thread compared to here imo. If not registered there
> yet, give it time in case you decide to register there to ask Rainbow questions. iirc
> It might take a while for new registers to get added on Bannister's users list, but
> that is where you might have Rainbow questions answered.
>
>
> --
> Requirements?
> http://forums.bannister.org//ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=75773#Post75773
>
> by rfka01
>
>
> http://forums.bannister.org//ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=75773&page=45
> --

Thank you for all of this information. Some I already knew and some I will look through.

I registered on Bannister several days ago and my account has not been approved yet.

I think the only problem I have is taking the files that I can download and converting them to a Teledisk image. once they are in .TD0 format I should be able to mount them, but I have been having trouble converting them. I tried using DOS Box to trick Teledisk into thinking a folder on my hard drive that contians Zork, for example, was my A: drive, but it said it could not read the disk.







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke 04/02/18 12:37 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 gregf  04/02/18 09:58 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/02/18 03:03 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/02/18 06:18 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/02/18 02:42 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/02/18 04:30 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/02/18 05:56 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/02/18 10:44 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/03/18 03:15 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/04/18 02:54 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/05/18 07:41 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 crazyc  04/06/18 04:29 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/07/18 08:50 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 crazyc  04/08/18 02:04 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/09/18 01:02 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 BIOS-D  04/06/18 02:55 AM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 Bavarese  04/08/18 04:27 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/10/18 03:26 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 Bavarese  04/11/18 01:50 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/11/18 09:16 PM
. * Re: DEC Rainbow 100 m7hacke  04/09/18 01:08 AM

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