Re: Software/info wanted

From: Marko Mäkelä (
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.


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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 06:27:45 -0500
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"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.


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.

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