[+>-----------------------------[*]--------------------------------<+] [-] [-] [-] Welcome to the Retrocomputing Archive [-] [-] [-] [+>-----------------------------[*]--------------------------------<+]
This site was created as a logical extension to the original Commercial CP/M Software Archive. The focus has been expanded to encompass all types of "classic" computer systems and their software, not just CP/M.
Software and documentation for all computer systems is welcome here. Anything from the simplest 6502 based SBC to a huge VAX minicomputer; it has a home here.
For software or information to be included in this site, it must be at least 10 years old. There are no restrictions as to what platform the software or documentation is for, as long as it passes the "classic" test of being 10 or more years old. For my purposes, this includes everything prior to 1998.
Submissions to the site that are newer will be judged on a case by case basis.
If you find any links that are broken in the site, please let me know.
I've updated the site to use style sheets. This allows me to use the GlassTTY VT-220 font for the site. If you don't like the amber color and your web browser supports style sheets, you can change the color to green!
I've also updated the Don Maslin archive with a "refresh" by source material dated 2007. The entire archive is now online!
The ROMs are no longer broken out, they're now all in their own large index file. Not necessarily in alphabetical order! (I concatenated two index files to get the source data for the ROM index.html file)
Added the Garbo Software Archive. This was the contents of the old ftp site at garbo.uwasa.fi as run by Professor Timo Salmi in Finland. The machine that hosted the site finally gave up the ghost and there was only one mirror site left. I pulled this copy from The Internet Archive, created index.html files for each directory and uploaded it here. It's available via the Garbo Software Archive link in the left sidebar.
The beginnings of the Don Maslin Vintage Computer Archive were added.
More goodies added to the News & Docs section! The Z-Letter and ComputerLand magazine.
Added 'Money Maestro' to the Business software section - See here.
A new game for CP/M has been added to the archive! It's a D&D style game called Nemesis. Documentation is included in the archive.It can be found in the CP/M games section here.
5 new issues of ProFiles have been added. Thanks to the person that donated them!
The remainder of the ProFiles issues have been scanned and put online. I've also added the issue titles to the listing.
Reorganized the documentation areas and added a ton of scans from the Kaypro magazine ProFiles. The Newsletters & Documentation link to the left will take you to the revised areas.
Added scanned docs for V-Edit Plus. It can be found here.
I've added a new section that is specific to various hardware platforms. You can reach it via the link on the left. The biggest addition at this point is the source code included with the Ampro LittleBoard Z-80 based SBC. The source code includes both the CBIOS and ROM BIOS as well as code for all of the Ampro LB specific utilities. The Ampro LittleBoard section can be reached directly by clicking here.
Please note that while the links to the other hardware sections are active, I haven't had a chance to create the index files for their contents as yet.
I've added two new manuals to the IBM PC Collection, the manual for BASIC v1.10 and the Guide to Operations for the Model 5150 PC. You can find them here.
Additionally, I've added scans of the documentation from my Ampro LittleBoard/Plus system. It can be found here. I will also be putting the source code up that I got with the system very soon.
I've re-organized how the News section is laid out. Instead of having a table with 2 columns, I've decided to make it a single column with multiple rows, separated by a line.
Previous news items have been removed. It was getting a bit long in the tooth anyway. :)
Additionally, I've added the IBM PC/XT Hardware Maintenance Guide which gives complete diagnostics and repair information for the PC/XT. Most of the information is also applicable to the PC (5150) as well.
The other addition is the Guide to Operation for the IBM PC/XT.