RM Nimbus 186 info request....
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 27 15:01:32 CST 2009
just out of curiosity, what in God's name do you intend to do w/the information once you get it? I like to think of the Nimbus as the UK version of the Tandy 2000 (or the other way around, don't know which one came out first). They share a number of things in common - duh the 80186, video monitors. IINM though the Nimbus used an NEC 7220 for graphics. I got in contact w/a *former* developer of sorts that had been working on a mod for the T2K that would supposedly render it 100% IBM compatible. Something to do w/a PAL chip spying out interrupt requests and routing to a modified service call. Or what have you.
Are you going to be trying something like that? Ok, probably not. Otherwise - huh?
I don't have one. Yet. One kind Britisher once told me my name was on his spare. Bless yer merry gentleman if my name is still on it :). Thinking about taking a short trip to the UK over Christmas holiday. Can't say for sure though.
--- On Wed, 11/25/09, Phill Harvey-Smith <afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> From: Phill Harvey-Smith <afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk>
> Subject: RM Nimbus 186 info request....
> To: "On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 10:20 PM
> On the offchance that someone here may be able to help
> I'm looking for any low-level technical information about
> the RM Nimbus 80186 based machine.
> Specifically I'm looking for details of bios calls, and
> hardware addresses, bus pinouts etc.
> If anyone has a copy of "The Nimbus Advanced Programmers
> Refference Guide" that they would be willing to part with,
> that would be most helpfull.
> -- Phill Harvey-Smith, Programmer, Hardware hacker, and
> general eccentric !
> "You can twist perceptions, but reality won't budge" --
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