Query for dec teleprinter roms

Glen Slick glen.slick at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 22:09:14 CDT 2015

Any interest in the LA180 DECprinter? I have one of those that I would
have to take a look at to see what sort of ROMs are in it and if they
are socketed and if I could read them.


On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 8:02 PM, Jonathan Gevaryahu
<jgevaryahu at gmail.com> wrote:
> There isn't a complete archive of these ROMs in existence currently. Pete
> Turnbull's site does contain an archive, but it isn't anywhere near
> complete. The drivers in MAME/MESS also act as a sort of archive as well.
> The direct prompt of this request was the desire to get one or more of the
> dot matrix teleprinters running in MAME/MESS, the progress of which can be
> seen at
> https://github.com/mamedev/mame/blob/master/src/mess/drivers/decwritr.c ,
> with the LA120, but the ROMs I have right know for the LA120 fail their
> built-in checksum test, so I'm stuck at a development impasse until I can
> get some more roms to work with (or correctly re-dumped copies of the
> existing roms).
> The end result of what I'm trying to do would hopefully look something like
> this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l20V7f2sM8c
> On 9/21/2015 3:19 PM, william degnan wrote:
>    What are you going to do with these?  Is there a ROM archive for DEC
>    printer ROMs?
>    On 9/21/2015 3:14 PM, Jonathan Gevaryahu wrote:
>>     Does anyone have an LA36, LA120 or LAS12, LA34, LA100, or LA210
>>     somewhere which they could dump the ROMs from?

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