2022 Changelog

For more recent changes go HERE.


25 Dec 2022 – 30 Dec 2022

   [1] Photo by Christian Holzapfel

21 Dec 2022

  • Utilities and Drivers pages:
    • Improved presentation and consistency
    • Moved info about the original author to the individual subpages
    • Added links to/from relevant hardware pages
  • Added page for Other MCA Systems (pretty much empty at the moment)
  • Fixed many broken external links
  • Other minor changes

08 Dec 2022 – 17 Dec 2022

   [1] Photos from ebay seller "ctesales"
   [2] Document scanned by Ray Zeisz, OCR'd by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Photos from David Beem
   [4] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [5] Photos from Michal Necasek

25 Nov 2022

   [1] Content by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek

16 Nov 2022 – 21 Nov 2022

   [1] Photo from an unknown ebay seller
   [2] Photo from ebay seller "vintage_electronic_store"
   [3] Document sourced from minuszerodegrees.net
   [4] Photos from biesenhome.de
   [5] Disc provided by Tim Knight and imaged by Louis Ohland

10 Nov 2022

  • Added Quatech Communication Adapters page containing: [1]
    • Adapter outlines and parts lists [2]
    • ADF links
    • Manuals and drivers/utilities
    • Jumper settings
    • Other information
  • 320/520 PCI/MCA Planar page:
    • Reorganized, cleaned up, added sections
    • Additional part ID (thx to Tatsuo and David)
    • HTMLized all jumper tables
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Information and files collected by Louis Ohland, page created by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek

05 Nov 2022 – 08 Nov 2022

03 Nov 2022

   [1] Disk images sourced from brutman.com

02 Nov 2022

   [1] ADF files sourced from Unal Z's MCA Base (mirror)

25 Oct 2022 – 31 Oct 2022

   [1] Photos from IBMMuseum and SuperVinx
   [2] Photos from pchistory.lv
   [3] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [4] Photos from ebay seller "ccex" and one other unknown seller
   [5] Content by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [6] Photos from ebay seller "ctesales"
   [7] Photos from ebay seller "bigdaddystoybox"
   [8] Photos from ebay seller "computer2001"
   [9] Datasheets provided by Herbert Oppmann

19 Oct 2022

  • Added 4755 Cryptographic Adapter page [1] containing:
    • ADF file [2]
    • Announcement letters & installation/service manual
    • Adapter outline and parts list [3]
    • Adapter photos [4]
    • Jumper settings
    • Other information
  • Forced download for all .BOO links so the browser doesn't try to display the contents
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Page created by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] ADF file provided by SuperVinx
   [3] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [4] Photos from UMMR, "Wormetti" @ VCF and SuperVinx

16 Oct 2022

   [1] Photo from eBay seller "surplusmore"

08 Oct 2022 – 11 Oct 2022

   [1] Photos from MadMax, UMMR, Xhoba, and an unknown eBay seller
   [2] Photo from eBay seller "elizabethole-0"
   [3] Scans from 1000bit.it
   [4] Scans from Google Books

04 Oct 2022 – 05 Oct 2022

  • All SMC pages - reorganized & cleaned up
  • SMC 3016 page:
    • Restored all missing drivers & software (thx Louis)
    • Added Configuration Guide
    • Added Application Notes
  • SMC 8013 - added User's Guide
  • SMC 8115 page:
    • Added drivers & software
    • Added Application Notes
  • Removed the general SMC page (duplicate info)
  • Image Adapter/A page:
    • Moved info about Incompatible Machines to its own section
    • Added info on how to fit the adapter into Model P70 (thx Josh Rodd)
  • Upgrading EduQuests - added EduQuest 40 CPU and video info (thx Cathode Ray Dude)
  • EduQuest 30 & EduQuest 40 - added links to Cathode Ray Dude's video
  • ARTIC960, Multiport/2 & Portmaster:
    • Cleaned up and reorganized
    • Updated and unified file links
  • Multiport/2 - fixed all broken links (thx Louis)
  • MultiMaster Device Drivers - fixed all broken links (thx Louis)
  • BT-640 & BT-646 - cleaned up
  • Fixed some other broken links and missing files
  • Other minor changes

28 Sep 2022 – 02 Oct 2022

  • Madex Interposers
    • Added missing 006 jumper pic (from PDF)
    • Added 006/007 datasheets
    • Style changes
  • Added Literature section
  • Radisys EXM pages:
    • Added index page and reorganized
    • Added SERIPLEX manual, C files & EXM-15 runtime [1]
  • PowerBoard 60/80 - added hi-res photo [2]
  • Fixed a few more broken links and missing files
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Files provided by Joe Oakden
   [2] Photo by Reddit user "Clickbait101-"

25 Sep 2022 – 26 Sep 2022

18 Sep 2022 – 20 Sep 2022

  • Added IBM CD/DVD Media page; relocated MoST and MM files
  • Moved most remaining datasheets to the datasheets folder
  • Removed the "Unsorted Files" folder; relevant nonduplicate files relocated
  • Merged info from Ulrich Trunk's page to Cornerstone ImageAccel
  • Fixed a bunch of broken links (thx LinkChecker)
  • Removed some not so relevant and/or broken content; replaced with archive.org links
  • 8580 Planar Memory - additional info and photos of the 15F6825 card [1]
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Photos from ebay seller "elizabethole-0"

02 Sep 2022 – 15 Sep 2022

   [1] Article HTMLized by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Scans sourced from from VintAds

26 Aug 2022 – 31 Aug 2022

   [1] ADF files sourced from Mastodonic Personal Computers
   [2] Information from Peter H. Wendt's NG post (original source unknown)
   [3] Information sourced from the complex firmware by Tomáš Slavotínek

16 Aug 2022 – 22 Aug 2022

09 Aug 2022 – 12 Aug 2022

   [1] Article HTMLized by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek

06 Aug 2022

  • Added Acculogic SIMMply-RAM page:
    • Outline and parts list for the SIMMply-RAM/16 (incl. early version) [1]
    • Photos of the adapter and original box [2]
    • Specs and ADF links

   [1] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Photos from Alexander Paterakis

31 Jul 2022 – 01 Aug 2022

25 Jul 2022

19 Jul 2022 – 21 Jul 2022

13 Jul 2022 – 15 Jul 2022

   [1] Photos from ebay seller "sam128" (edited)
   [2] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek

08 Jul 2022 – 09 Jul 2022

   [1] Scans from David Beem; edited and OCR'd by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] ROM images from David Beem
   [3] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [4] Photos from ebay seller "jscavitto4uhy" (edited)

29 Jun 2022

  • WD1007V-MC1 ESDI Adapter page:
    • Added alternative adapter photos [1]
    • Updated parts list
    • Added BIOS and microcode ROM images [1]
    • Added format utility disk image and photo [1]

   [1] Photos and ROM images from David Beem. Adapter provided by Nathan Behncke.

22 Jun 2022 – 25 Jun 2022

   [1] Photos by Tatsuo "Sandy" Sunagawa (from his PS/55 pages)

15 Jun 2022 – 20 Jun 2022

   [1] Photos from David Beem
   [2] Article HTMLized by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Photos from Alexander Paterakis
   [4] Photos from "Mad Max"
   [5] Schematic and pinout by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [6] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [7] Photos from an unknown ebay seller

13 Jun 2022 – 14 Jun 2022

  • Iomega PC4 Host Adapters page:
    • Additional info on fixed disks and cabling
    • Additional PC4 photos [1]
  • IBM SCSI /A - added Tribble Card Test disk image [2]
  • Cumulus CuRAM page:
    • Added CuRAM-16 Plus outline & parts list [3]
    • Added CuRAM-16 Plus photos [1]
  • PS/2 Model 53 & 55 486SLC2 page:
    • Planar - additional part ID
    • Added photos of the front bezel and drive bays [1]
    • Reorganized & cleaned up
  • Tweaked a few full-length adapter outlines
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Photos from David Beem
   [2] Disk image provided by John Horvath
   [3] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek

11 Jun 2022

  • Iomega PC4 Host Adapters page [1]:
    • New PC4B/50 outline [2], parts list corrections
    • Added PC4B/50 photos [3][4]
    • Added PC4B/50 ROM ver. 6.21 [3]
    • Added PC4 outline, parts list [5], and photos [4]
    • Added ADF sections for PC4B/50 and /HD
    • Added Iomega drivers & software
    • Added NCR 86C01 snippets [6]
    • Added Iomega cable pinouts
    • Reorganized and cleaned up
  • Japanese SCSI/A page:
    • Tweaked 2/3 Length SCSI outlines
    • All part lists - corrections and additional info
    • Consistency improvements
  • PS/55 Model 5530 page:
    • Added 5530-S planar outline, parts list (WIP) [5], and photos [7]
    • Added 5530-S riser & HD interposer outline [5] and photos [7]
  • PS/55 Files - minor tweaks
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Compiled by Louis Ohland and Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Outline by Louis Ohland
   [3] Photos and ROM dump from Alex Perez
   [4] Photos from ebay seller "ctesales" (edited)
   [5] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [6] Info submitted by Michal Necasek
   [7] Photos from Graeme Roberts

04 Jun 2022 – 05 Jun 2022

   [1] Photos from Alexander Paterakis
   [2] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Photos and disk images from Graeme Roberts
   [4] Content by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [5] Document scanned and compiled by Joe Bossalini

27 May 2022

   [1] Photos from David Beem
   [2] Article HTMLized by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek

21 May 2022 – 23 May 2022

   [1] Photo from ebay seller "premiumplc" (edited)
   [2] ROM dumps from Alex Perez

18 May 2022 – 19 May 2022

15 May 2022

  • Disk Collection page:
    • Added 8556/57 refdisk v1.23 [1]
    • Added M57 Ultimedia refdisk v1.23 [1]
  • 8556 / 8557 Planar page:
    • Added links to the newly added images (see above) [1]
    • Added 8556 M57 Ultimedia announcement letter
  • 8550 HDD Adapters - added alternative photos [2]
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Disks from John Horvath; imaged by David Beem
   [2] Photos from David Beem

09 May 2022 – 13 May 2022

06 May 2022 – 07 May 2022

   [1] Images created by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Photos and disk images from David Beem
   [3] Outline and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [4] Articles HTMLized by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [5] Photos and ROM dump by Ando Lilleleht

31 Mar 2022 – 01 Apr 2022

   [1] Photo from ebay seller "sold-sold-sold!"
   [2] ROM dumps from David Beem

19 Mar 2022

   [1] Photos from Christian Forstreuter

11 Mar 2022 – 13 Mar 2022

08 Mar 2022 – 09 Mar 2022

   [1] Outlines and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Photo from Chris Satterfield (edited)

05 Mar 2022 – 07 Mar 2022

   [1] Outlines and parts list by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Photos and ROM dumps from David Beem
   [3] Photo from ebay seller artsstrade (edited)

01 Mar 2022 – 02 Mar 2022

   [1] Scan by David Beem, processed & OCR'd by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Scan and disk image by Paul Bruner

24 Feb 2022 – 28 Feb 2022

   [1] Article HTMLized by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Scan by VWestlife
   [3] Photos by Hugh Fisher

23 Feb 2022

  • 5140 - PC Convertible - added DIY battery pack link (thx Louis & David)
  • 8525 Planar
    • Reworked T2 planar outline, additional parts ID [8]
    • Added T1 and Japanese planar outline [8]
    • Added riser outline
    • Added P/Ns, etc.
    • Added Collegiate & Collegiate Kit announcement letter
    • Moved announcement letters that didn't belong here
  • 8525-286 Planar
    • Added planar photo [11]
    • Reworked planar outline, additional parts ID [8]
    • Added headphone board photos [2]
    • Added announcement letter from the 25 8086 page
  • 8525 SX Planar
    • Reorganized the page
    • Reworked "L" planar outline, additional parts ID [8]
    • Added "K" planar outline [8]
    • Added note about unpopulated memory positions
    • Added P/Ns, etc.
    • Added announcement letters from the 25 8086 page
  • 8530 Planar
    • Added planar outlines and parts list [8]
    • Added riser outline
    • Added announcement letter (thx Louis)
    • Added P/Ns etc.
    • Added "production tales"
  • 8550 Planar - additional photos [1]
  • 8560 Planar - added photos [1]
  • 8570 Type 1 Planar
    • Added photos [1]
    • Added info about 20 MHz variant
  • 8580 Type 3 Planar
    • Additional photos [1]
    • Additional P/Ns
  • 2S2P Planar - added planar photos [1]
  • 1S1P Planar
    • Added P/Ns, etc.
    • Minor outline and parts list update
  • Type 1 Complex - reworked ROM info, other tweaks
  • Type 4 Complex - minor changes, removed some obsolete info
  • Type 4 "P" & "Q" Complex
    • Additional photos [1]
    • Additional P/Ns
    • Added "RE1" speculation
  • 8550 HDD Adapters
    • Reorganized the page
    • Additional photos [1][2][3]
    • Reworked existing outlines [8]
    • Added outline for 6127873B [8]
  • MFM & ESDI Adapters
    • Added photo of 72X8540 [9]
    • Additional 72X8588 photos [1]
    • Minor tweaks
  • Adaptec AHA-1640 - added photos [1] and FCC ID
  • IBM Memory Expansion - added 90X8799 photos [1]
  • IBM SCSI/A - added photos [1], FCC ID, minor tweaks
  • MCGA - added tw11tube's post (thx Louis)
  • Added 8525 Common Devices page containing:
    • Headphone connector info (thx Louis)
    • Bolt down feature (thx Louis)
    • Type/model info from William (pages merged)
  • Added IBM 7496 Executive Workstation WIP page containing:
    • General info
    • Guide to Operations scan [4]
    • YouTube video links
    • Unit photos [5]
    • Monitor info and photos [12]
  • Added IBM 7690 Clinical Workstation page containing:
    • General info
    • Boot and diag. disk images [6]
    • Guide to Operations and Technical Reference scans [6]
    • Unit photos [7]
  • Added DayStar LocalTalk LT200 page containing:
    • Outline and parts list (incomplete) [8]
    • Adapter photo [10]
    • Installation Manual [10]
  • System ROM Images
    • Corrected Model 25/30 ROM sizes/types (thx David)
    • Other minor fixes
  • PS/2 Documentation (PDF)
  • Wizard Attached Processor
    • Added comments from Bart van Leeuwen
    • Added marketing video (thx Louis)
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Photos from Christian Forstreuter
   [2] Photos from ebay seller "ctsales"
   [3] Photos from ebay seller "elizabethole-0"
   [4] Scan by David Jett
   [5] Photos by Hugh Fisher
   [6] Disk images and scans from Santo Nucifora @ VintageComputer.ca
   [7] Photos by Santo Nucifora
   [8] Outlines and parts lists by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [9] Photo from Servers4Less (edited)
   [10] Photo and scan by Alexandros Paterakis
   [11] Photo from an unknown ebay seller
   [12] Photos from David Beem

11 Feb 2022 – 13 Feb 2022

   [1] Article HTMLized by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek.

07 Feb 2022 – 09 Feb 2022

  • Added MCGA page containing:
    • General information incl. block diagram and comp. list
    • Register map information
    • A method/utility to disable the subsystem
    • Die shot of the 72X8300 GA [1]
    • Epson Equity 1e info and photo [2]
    • Other material and links
  • Magazine Articles - added BYTE Oct, 1987 articles (thx Louis)
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Photo by John McMaster
   [2] Photo by Ancient Electronics

01 Feb 2022 – 04 Feb 2022

  • ATI 8514 Ultra page
    • Merged in changes from Louis
    • Added adapter outline and parts list [1][2]
    • Added adapter photos [3][4]
    • Added datasheets
    • Cleaned up and restructured
  • Type 1 complex cache detection notes, other minor tweaks
  • Image Adapter/A added notes about POS ID on multi-card adapters (from T1 page)
  • 8580 Planar Memory
    • 2 MB 15F6824 card - additional photo [5]
    • 2 MB 90X9019/90X9019 card - parts ID, outline fix, additional photo [6][9]
    • 2 MB 92F0662 card - additional photo [7]
    • Added 2 MB 15F6825 card [7]
    • Additional P/Ns and other minor tweaks
  • 386 Memory Expansion Adapter - new daughter card outline + photo [8]
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Parts ID and other info by Louis Ohland
   [2] Outline and additional parts ID by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Photos by Alexandros Paterakis
   [4] Photos from VGA Legacy MKIII
   [5] Photo from ebay seller "nyce-distribution"
   [6] Photo from ebay seller "browntree72fe" (edited)
   [7] Photos from Amazon (edited)
   [8] Photo from an unknown ebay seller - archived by Google (edited)
   [9] Photo from Recycled Goods (edited)

30 Jan 2022

  • Patents - added a few more patents (thx Louis)

26 Jan 2022 – 28 Jan 2022

   [1] Pages created by Louis Ohland, edited by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [2] Outline and additional parts ID by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Photos and scans by David Beem
   [4] Photos by AZ-COM

22 Jan 2022 – 23 Jan 2022

18 Jan 2022 – 20 Jan 2022

13 Jan 2022 – 17 Jan 2022

   [1] Photos and ROM images by David Beem
   [2] Outlines and parts ID by Tomáš Slavotínek

10 Jan 2022 – 11 Jan 2022

  • Bull Micral 500 - added specs and system unit photos [1], other minor tweaks
  • History - added screenshots, minor edits
  • Added navigation metadata to all "About" pages
  • Other minor changes

   [1] Photos from Stefan Lemanski

07 Jan 2022 – 08 Jan 2022

   [1] Photos and ROM dumps by Stefan Lemanski
   [2] Outlines and parts lists by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [3] Photos from bschepan.narod.ru

03 Jan 2022

01 Jan 2022

   [1] Original pages from ThinkPad picture book (Japanese)
   [2] Scans from ThinkPad Love - Catalog Warehouse (Japanese)
   [3] Outlines and parts lists by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [4] ROM dumps by David Beem
   [5] Photos from Amazon (edited)
   [6] Photos by Tomáš Slavotínek
   [7] Photos by Christian Holzapfel

Content created and/or collected by:
Louis F. Ohland, Peter H. Wendt, David L. Beem, William R. Walsh, Tatsuo Sunagawa, Tomáš Slavotínek, Jim Shorney, Tim N. Clarke, Kevin Bowling, and many others.

Ardent Tool of Capitalism is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
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