Author Archives: ECNeilson

Z-100 Gaming Find

Greetings and Happy New Year, Z-100 Brothers! It’s been a while since my last update, but I have not been idle in my Z-100 affairs.  Why not meet the new year with some authentic Avalon Hill games released specifically for … Continue reading

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Gemini Board PC Emulator for the Z-100

The Gemini Board was a PC emulator circuit board designed to plug into the Z-100 motherboard and provide better IBM-PC compatibility mainly at the BIOS level.  The board had a separate 8088 processor dedicated to handling BIOS and video compatibility.  You transferred your … Continue reading

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Z-100 Fan Replacement

    The stock fan inside of the Z-100 power supply is a 12 volt Panasonic Panaflo FBP-08B12H with an airflow rating of 32.9 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). The acoustical noise rating is a stunning 39 dbA! While the stock … Continue reading

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The Definitive Z-100 Software and Manual Archive Now Online

After months of 19.2K and 38.4k serial data transfers, I now present to you a Z-100 software and manual archive like no other on the Internet.  The bulk of my Z-100 manuals have been scanned and OCR’d and all 232 … Continue reading

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High Speed IMP v2.46

With my collection of CP/M systems growing, I decided to make my high speed version of IMP platform independent.  I’ve removed the hardware-specific code from the main program but kept the code changes to support baud rate tables up to 115k. … Continue reading

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Serial Port Interfacing to the Z-100 – Part 2 (CP/M 2.2)

Establishing a serial link in CP/M 2.2 was a little bit more challenging than on the ZDOS side of things. There were no CP/M terminal programs on disk so I had to download a CP/M terminal program with a ZDOS … Continue reading

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Come and Get Your Love Played on a Pioneer CT-F1000

If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll appreciate this. If not, it’s a fun film with an excellent soundtrack.  I have the gear.  I have the music.  How could I not do this?  

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Serial Port Interfacing to the Z-100 – Part 1 (ZDOS/MS-DOS)

Serial Port Interfacing in ZDOS With a fully functional Z-100, the next step was to configure one of the Z-100’s serial ports to interface with my MacBook Pro laptop so that I could begin transferring files between the two systems. … Continue reading

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