From: Marko Mäkelä (marko.makela_at_hut.fi)
Date: 2003-10-30 21:33:39
I'm resending the following message. Howard, please unsubscribe from your old address and subscribe to the address that is visible on your From: field. Marko ----- Forwarded message from email@example.com ----- Message-ID: <3FA0F5B1.E823A78D@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 06:27:45 -0500 From: Howard Herman <firstname.lastname@example.org> "Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud)" wrote: > > Hallo allemaal, > > - B.I.-80 80 column display adapter for the C64. Produced by "Batteries > included", a Canadian firm. I don't know if it works, it certainly > doesn't fire up in 80 columns mode. Any info is welcome A few programs were written to use this display adapter. I guess the most famous is one of the versions of Kermit, by, I think, Kent Sullivan. > - There was a floppy from the same firm labeled "The consultant". One > could imagine that this is the floppy for this adapter. OTOH there was > a very small box 2*2*1 cm with "The Consultant" engraved included which > seems to be a kind of dongle. Why would one need an extra dongle for > the above adapter. > > A search on internet revealed that this could be a database program for > the C64. Exactly! Nothing to do with the BI-80, except that Consultant may have run in 80 columns. Cannot recall. Consultant was my first software purchase ever. However, I quickly replaced it with the Pocket Writer database program which was much more robust. -- ----- End forwarded message ----- Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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