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Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Proper Method for Running Benchmark and Diagnostics Programs
Date: 06/04/93 PSB No: S-0158
Page(s): 1 of 1 Originator: MWT
This bulletin describes the proper method for running any benchmark or diagnosticsprograms. This applies to any computer system.
In most cases, the computer should be started using an MS-DOS boot diskettethat’s ‘clean’ - in other words, one with no CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files.
The appropriate executable can then be run, either from diskette or hard drive.
There will be some exceptions to the above rule. In attempting to benchmark ortroubleshoot any add-on that requires a device driver (CD-ROM, local area network,etc.), obviously the necessary device driver(s) must be loaded. Also, someprograms will require a minimum number of FILES or BUFFERS to be defined inthe CONFIG.SYS file. Such programs will usually display this requirement if theyare run without the necessary CONFIG.SYS file.
For the most consistent results, use the absolute minimal boot configuration that’sallowed by the hardware being tested.Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Equity/Apex Compatibility with the SOTA 386si
Date: 3/02/90 PSB No: S-0111
Page: 1 of 3 Originator:MS ;. CL5
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the 80386 Accelerator board testresults, conducted by the Computer Product Support Center, involving the
SOTA 386si from SOTA Technology, inc.
The Equity models tested were the Equity I, Equity II Equity I + and Equity le.
The Apex models tested were the Apex, Apex Plus and Apex 100. All weretested with Norton Utilities and MS - DOS.
The table below shows compatibility and the Norton SI rating of thevarious systems.
Model Norton SI
Equity I 12.0
Equity I+ 12.0/16.9
Equity le NA
Equity II
Apex
14.3
15.9
Apex Plus 11.5
Apex 100 12.0/16.9
Compatibility
Functioned normally with Norton Utilities and
MS- DOS 2.11
Functioned normally with MS - DOS 3.3 and
Norton Utilities at both CPU speeds.
Unable to boot at 10MHz. Performanceerratic at 4.77MHz
Functioned normally with MS - DOS 3.2 and
Norton Utilities. (Tested only at 7.16MHz.)
Unable to boot at 4.77MHz. Functionednormally at 8MHz with MS - DOS 3.2 and
Norton Utilities.
Unable to boot at 9.54MHz. Functionednormally at 4.77MHz with MS - DOS 3.2 and
Norton Utilities.
Functioned normally with MS - DOS 3.3 and
Norton Utilities.PSB No: S-0111
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Installation of the board in most of the units was quick and simple to do whenfollowing the installation instructions accompanying the boards. Installation ofthe SOTA 386si in the Equity I and the Equity II is rather difficult. Due to theamount of disassembly required, we strongly recommend that only Authorized
Service Centers install the board in the Equity I and Equity II.
Installation Instructions
Equity I
1. Remove the following from the main unit:a) upper caseb) rear panelc) front paneld) FDD/power supply block.
2. Follow instructions for a standard installation for the SOTA 386si in an
8088 - based system. Take care to fold the SOTA connector cable so asnot to prevent reassembly. The cable is sturdy and will tolerate beingfolded.
3. Reassemble the main unit and go through the testing and initializationprocedure outlined in the SOTA manual.
Equity II
1. Remove the following from the main unit:a) upper caseb) rear panelc) front paneld) FDD/power supply block.
2. Follow instructions for a standard installation for the SOTA 386si in an
8086 - based system. Take care to fold the SOTA connector cable so asnot to prevent reassembly. This will necessitate routing the cable so that itdoes not conflict with the power connection to the main system board.
The cable is sturdy and will tolerate being folded.
3. Reassemble the main unit and go through the testing and initializationprocedure outlined in the SOTA manual.PSB No: S-0111
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Our Computer Product Support Center receives numerous calls requestinginformation and recommendations on 80386 Accelerator boards for use with the
Equity and Apex (8088- and 8086 - based) personal computers.
We have found that the SOTA 386si may meet your requirements and arecompetitively priced!
Although these boards were tested by qualified product support specialists,
Epson America makes no representations that these third party products arecompatible with all hardware configurations or software applications.
We recommend that you certify these products with your specific hardware andsoftware requirements and consult with the third party vendor to ensure reliableoperation.
SOTA Technology can be reached at:SOTA Technology, Inc.
657 N. Pastoria Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: (408) 245 - 3366Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Equity and Apex Series Compatibility with the System OmniBridge
Controller and BridgeFiler External Floppy Drives
Date: 04/11/90
Page: 1 of 3
PSB No: S-0088B
Originator: KAS 60
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the results of compatibility testingconducted by the Computer Product Support Center with the Sysgen
OmniBridge controller and Bridge - Filer external floppy disk drives.
Comments
Equity I The Equity I was found compatible with the OmniBridgecontroller. It was able to support one or two externaldisk drives (daisychained) together. The external drivescould be used as high density (1.2M and 1.44M) ornormal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity II
Equity III
Equity I +
Equity le
The Equity II was found to be totally incompatible withthe OmniBridge controller.
The Equity III was found compatible with the OmniBridgecontroller. It was able to support one or two externaldisk drives (daisychained) together. The external drivescould be used as high density (1.2M and 1.44M) ornormal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
The Equity I + was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
The Equity le was found compatible with the OmniBridgecontroller. It was able to support only one externalfloppy drive, unlike the other models tested. The drivecould be used as a high density (1.2Mb and 1.44Mb) ornormal (360K and 720K) disk drive.PSB No: S-0088B
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Equity II +
Equity lIe
The Equity II + was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
The Equity Ile was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity Ill + The Equity III + was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
144M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity 386SX The Equity 386SX was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
144M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity 386/20 The Equity 386/20 was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
APEX
APEX +
The Epson APEX was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
The Epson APEX was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.PSB No: S-008B
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APEX 100
APEX 200
The Epson APEX 100 was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
The Epson APEX 200 was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one ortwo external disk drives (daisychained) together. Theexternal drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
NOTE: The recommended switch settings for the OmniBridge controller areas follows:1-1 DOWN 2-1 DOWN
1-2 DOWN 2-2 DOWN
1-3 DOWN 2-3 UP
1-4 DOWN 2-4 UP
These settings select NO ADDRESS for the OmniBridge BIOS andallow it to coexist with the internal FDC of the computer in which itis being installed. This way you do not need to disable the internal
FDC or connect any cables from the OmniBridge to internal floppydrives. This was found to be a universal setting for all of thecomputers listed above as compatible with the OmniBridge controller.Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Tape Backup System Test Results
Date: 6/13/89
Page: 1 of 2
PSB No: S-0087
Originator: MWT w
The Epson America Product Support Center has recently tested four tapebackup systems:Archive VP - 150i Internal, 150MB
Mountain Series 4000 FileSafe External, 40MB
Tallgrass TG - 4060 + External, 60MB
Tecmar QT - 60e External, 60MB
The tape drives were tested on a variety of systems (please see the notesbelow). In all cases, the drive manufacturer’s documentation was used as aguide to installation and operation. Note that for 8086/88 computers, the
XT- type settings were used. For the 80286/386 computers, the AT- typesettings were used. This is important for correctly configuring the hostadapters or controller cards for IRQ, DMA and I/O port address.
Archive VP - 150i
The VP - 150i was tested on the Equity II +, Ill + and 386/20. Dueto the capacity and nature of the drive, it is not particularly suitedfor use in any of the 8086/88 computers. This was the only drivesupplied with Unix/Xenix device drivers. It was tested under MS -
DOS 3.3 and SC0 Xenix 286 System V version 2.2.1 with noproblems encountered. The VP - 150i is also Novell tested andcertified under the NetWare operating system.
Mountain Series 4000 FileSafe
The Series 4000 FileSafe was tested on the Equity II+, III + and
386/20. Due to the use of a 16 - bit controller, it was not testedin any of the 8086/88 computers. It was tested under MS - DOS
3.3 with no problems encountered. A chapter is included in thetape software documentation on backup and restore operations ona local area network, including Novell.PSB No: S-0087
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Tallgrass TG - 4060 +
The TG- 4060+ was tested on the Apex, Apex +, Equity I +,
II +, Ill + and 386/20. It was tested under MS- DOS 3.2 and 3.3with no problems encountered. There is no documentation on LANoperations.
Tecmar QT - 60e
The QT- 60e was tested on the Equity I +, II + , III + and 386/20.
Testing was conducted under MS - DOS 3.3 with no problemsencountered. The Tecmar documentation includes extensiveinformation on installation and operation in a LAN environment.
General Notes
Of the four units tested, the Archive and Tecmar drives offered theeasiest installation. They also provided the best performance, withthe Tallgrass drive giving the slowest disk-to-tape and tape -to- disk operations. All four drives were supplied with menu-driven tape utility software for the MS - DOS environment.
Command-line and timed, scheduled operations are alsoavailable. As previously mentioned, the Archive drive also includeddevice drivers for use in a Unix/Xenix environment, offering thegreatest level of flexibility.
Please contact the manufacturers for additional information.
Archive Corporation
Data Storage Division
1650 Sunflower Ave.
Costa Mesa, Ca. 92626
(800) 237-4929
Mountain Computer, Inc.
360 El Pueblo Rd.
Scotts Valley, Ca. 95066
(408) 438-6650
Tallgrass Technologies Corp. Tecmar, Inc.
11100 West 82nd St.
6225 Cochran Rd.
Overland Park, K S. 66214
Solon, Oh. 44139
(913) 492-6002
(216) 349-1009Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Apex / Apex Plus / Equity Series Keyboards
Date: 4/19/89
Page: 1 of 1
PSB No: S-0080
Originator: REM
AL
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information on the various keyboardsused with the Apex, Apex Plus and Equity series computers and the partnumbers of the keyboard subassemblies used with these keyboards.
The Apex and Apex Plus computer keyboards are to be replaced as wholeunits.
The Equity series keyboards are repaired to the subassembly level. The
Equity III keyboard PCB assembly is the only one that comes with the key topset attached.
Since some of the keyboards have the same model numbers, the differencecan be determined by the FCC ID number in those cases.
The chart below provides a quick reference to determine the part number ofthe main keyboard PCB assembly, key top set, control logic subassembly, andkeyboard cable.
Apex / Apex Plus Equity I, II, Ill
Keyboard Keyboard Key Top Keyboard
Model Unit Model PCB Assy set Cable
Apex
A265091A Equity I/II Y145501001 Y145501021 Y144305000
Apex Plus 93553905410 Equity Ill KAFLZ3AEPS1 attached KACCL600UCA
Equity I +, II +, Ill+, 386/20
Keyboard Control Key Top Keyboard
Model Code FCC ID PCB Assy Board set Cable:zE?
AA BKM9A8Q203A Y127501001 attached Y127501022 Y127501031
Q203A A&AA
BMK9A8Q303A Y127501001 attached Y127501022 Y127501031
C9S4D7Q203A Y163502001 none Y127501022 Y163502020
Q203A A103A-AA C9S4DB4701 Y163504007 Y171501017 Y127501022 Y163504006
Equity le
Keyboard Control Key Top Keyboard
Model Code FCC ID PCB Assy Board set Cable
E1160A - C9S4D84701- 201 Y163504007 Y171501017 Y171501007 Y171501006Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Installing a 3.5” 720KB FDD in the Apex Plus
Date: 4/19/89
Page: 1 of 1
PSB No: S- 0079
Originator: REM&
The newer version of the Apex Plus User’s Guide states that the 3.5", 720KB
FDD is not supported however, the system has been tested with and doessupport the Epson 3.5", 720KB drive (Model Code A112A - AA).
Installing the 3.5” 720KB drive as drive B:Ensure the Drive Select jumper on the 3.5” FDD is set to DS1. Replace thelower floppy drive with the -new 3.5” FDD. If the new FDD does not slideeasily into the lower drive slot, then the top drive and the FDD chassis willhave to be removed. The FDD chassis is held in with 1 screw on each sideof the chassis at the front behind the front panel. After these 2 screws areremoved, the disk drive chassis can be removed be lifting up and forward outof the retaining slots at the bottom. The 3.5” FDD can then be installed in thelower position and the FDD chassis can then be reinstalled in the computer.
The top 5.25” FDD can then be installed and the system booted up with MS-
DOS. In order for the system to recognize the B: drive as a 3.5”, 720KB FDD,a CONFIG.SYS file with the following statement must be created or added tothe existing CONFIG.SYS file:DRIVPARM = /D:1/F:2
Installing the 3.5” 720KB drive as drive A:If installing the 3.5” 720 as drive A: it must first be installed as drive B: anda 3.5” MS- DOS system disk must be created. Boot the system with the
MS - DOS system disk in drive A:. Insert a blank 3.5” diskette in drive B thenuse FORMAT B:/S to format and copy the system files to the 3.5” diskette.
Use COPY A:*.* B: to copy all the other MS - DOS files from the 5.25” disketteto the 3.5” diskette. In order for the system to recognize the A: drive as a
3.5”, 720KB FDD, a CONFIG.SYS file with the following statement must bemade or added to the existing CONFIG.SYS file:DRIVPARM = /D:0/F:2
There are no dip switches or jumpers to change on the computer, but thedrive select jumper on both floppy disk drives must be set to DS1.
The 5.25” FDD can then be installed as the lower B: drive and the 3.5” FDDcan be installed as drive A:.Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Apex Plus Hardware and Software Compatibility Lists
Date: 4/19/89 PSB No: S-007
Page: 1 of 8 Originator: REM
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a current listing of tested hardwareand software for the Apex Plus.
All testing was performed by Seiko Epson Japan and the results were suppliedto Epson America. This is not an all - inclusive list; there are many hardwareoptions and applications that will work correctly that are not listed.
Unless otherwise noted, all tests were conducted with the latest release of the
Apex Plus MS - DOS operating system software and ROM BIOS.
The products tested were certified in one of three ways:OK - Product works with full functionality
NG - Product does not work - see compatibility note
*
Product works with partial functionality - seecompatibility note
The information provided does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement ofany particular product or any specific use or application. Some of theproducts on the list may have software or hardware requirements which are notmet by the Apex Plus personal computer. Therefore, while EPSON believes theinformation supplied is accurate, EPSON does not assume any responsibility foruse of any of the products on the attached list.
EPSON MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS
OR’ IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS LISTING OR THE PRODUCTS
REFERENCED IN THE LIST. EPSON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS,
INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE ANY OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED.PSB No: S - 0078
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HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
Product
Communication
AST 5251 Emulation Adapter
Asynchronous Adapter
Hayes Smartmodem 1200B
CopyllPC Option Board
IBM 3278/3279 Emulation Adapter
IBM PC Network Adapter II
IBM Token Ring Network Adapter
SDLC Board
Mass Storage
HardCard 20
Memory Cards
Above Board PC
Fastcard IV
RAMpage
Six Pak Plus
Peripheral Ports
IBM Game Control Card
Parallel Board
Pointing Devicestight Pen
Joystick
KoalaPad Touch Tablet
Microsoft Bus Mouse (5.03)
Microsoft Bus Mouse and Adapter
Microsoft Serial Mouse
Mouse Tablet
Video Cards
Auto Switch EGA
Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EPSON Color Graphics Adapter
EPSON Monochrome Display Adapter
Hercules Graphics Adapter
IBM Color Graphics Adapter
IBM Monochrome Display & Printer
Adapter
MGA Board
Modular Graphics Card
Vendor Works Notes
AST Research
IBM Corporation
Hayes Microcomputer
Products
Central Point Software
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporationokokokokokokokok
Mountain Computer Inc. ok
Intel Corporation *
THESYS Memory Products
AST Research
AST Researchokok
*
1
*
1
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporationokok
FTG - DATA System
KRAFT
Koala Technologies Corp.
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
EPSONokokokokokokok
Paradise System
IBM Corporation
EPSON
EPSONokokok 2ok
Hercules Computer Technology ok
IBM Corporationng
3
IBM Corporation ok
EPSON ok
Paradise Svstem Inc. okPSB No: S-0078
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HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
- alphabetically -
Product Vendor
AST 5251 Board
Asynchronous Adapter
Auto Switch EGA
CopyllPC Option Board
Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EPSON Color Graphics Adapter
EPSON Monochrome Display Adapter
Fastcard IV
HardCard 20
Hayes Smartmodem 12008
Hercules Graphics Adapter
IBM 3278/3279 Emulation Adapter
IBM Color Graphics Adapter
IBM Game Control Card
IBM Monochrome Display & Printer
AST Research
IBM Corporation
Paradise System
Central Point Soft
IBM Corporation
EPSON
EPSON
THESYS Memory Products
Mountain Computer Inc.
Hayes Microcomputer
Products
Hercules Computer
Technology
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
Adapter
IBM PC Network Adapter II
IBM Token Ring Network Adapter
Joystick
KoalaPad Touch Tablet
Light Pen
MGA Board
Microsoft Bus Mouse and Adapter
Microsoft Bus Mouse (5.03)
Microsoft Serial Mouse
Modular Graphics Card
Mouse Tablet
Parallel Board
RAMpage
SDLC Board
Six Pak Plus
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
KRAFT
Koala Technologies Corp.
FTG - DATA System
EPSON
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Paradise System Inc.
EPSON
IBM Corporation
AST Research
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
Works Notesokokokokokok 2okokokokokokngokok
3okokokokokokokokokokokok
*ok
*PSB No: S-0078
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APEX PLUS Compatibility Report Notes
- Hardware -
Note 1:RAM page
Six Pak Plus
When the machine has only 1 FDD, the “SUPERDRV” function does not workcorrectly and the A drive cannot be accessed.
Note 2:EPSON Color Graphics Adapter
The screen becomes disordered when the screen is scrolled, for exampleexecuting DIR command.
Note 3:IBM Color Graphics Adapter
The screen flashes when the system is booted and the same phenomena of
Note 2 occurs when the screen is scrolled.PSB No: S-0078
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SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
Product
Communication
MOVE IT
PC - TALK4
DatabasedBASE IIIdBASE Ill Plus
R:BASE System V
REFLEX THE ANALYST
Desktop Manager
GEM Desktop
Microsoft Windows
Desktop Publishingpfs:First Publisher
Entertainment
Frogger
King’s Quest
King’s Quest III
Lode Runner
Microsoft Decathlon
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Nightmission PIN BALL
Sargon III
TAPPER
Wizardry
Zork I
Graphics
AutoCAD
Freelance Plus
Version Vendor Works Notes
3.0
R.1533
WOOLF SOFT
Headlands Communications
Corp.okok
1.1
1.1
1.1
1985
Ashton - Tate
Ashton - Tate
Microrim
Borland International,
Inc.okokokok 1
1.2 Digital Research, Inc. ok
1.01 Microsoft Corp. ok
1.00 Software Publishing Corp. ok
1983
1984
1986
1983
1982i:,
1982
1984
1983
1981
R.88
Sierra On - Line, Inc.
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Broderbund Software
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
SUBLOGIC
Haydon Software
Mfg Corp.
Sir - tech Software, Inc.lnfocom Inc.okokokokok
*
2okokokokokok
2.52 Autodesk, Inc. ok
2.0 Lotus Development Corp. okPSB No: S-0078
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Product Version Vendor Works Notes
Integrated Software
Framework I Ipfs:First Choice
Symphony
Language
Microsoft Quick C
Operating System
Concurrent PC - DOS
IBM PC - DOS 3.20
Xenix Operating System Vfor 86XT
Spreadsheet
Lotus 1-2-3
SuperCalc 3
Utilities
Direct Access
Fastback Plus
Norton Commander
Norton Utilities
SideKick
SuperKey
Turbo Lightning
Word Processing
Bank Street Writer Plus
Microsoft Word
WordPerfect
WordStar 2000 Plus
Others
Dollars and Sense
1.1
2.00
1.2
Ashton - Tate
Software Publishing
Corporation
Lotus Development Corp.okokok
1.0 Microsoft Corporation ok
3;:2.1
Digital Research Inc. ok
IBM Corporation ok
Santa Cruz Operating Inc. ok
R.2 Lotus Development Corp. ok
2.1 Membership Service, Inc. ok
4.0
5.13
1.00
3
1.56A
1.0
1985
Delta Technology
International, inc.
Fifth Generation Systems,
Inc.
Peter Norton Computing
Peter Norton Computing
Borland International,
Inc.
Borland International,
Inc.
Borland International,
Inc.okokokokokokok
1986 Brouderbund Software ok
3.1 Microsoft Corporation ok
4.1 WordPerfect Corporation ok
1.00 MicroPro International ok
2.0 Star/Monogram okPSB No: S-0078
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SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
- alphabetically -
Product Version Vendor Works Notes
AutoCAD 2.52
Bank Street Writer Plus 1986
Concurrent PC - DOS 5.0dBASE III 1.1dBASE Ill Plus 1.1
Direct Access 4.0okokokokokok
Dollars and Sense
Fastback Plus
2.0
5.13okok
Framework II
Freelance Plus
Frogger
GEM Desktop
IBM PC - DOS 3.20
King’s Quest
King’s Quest III
Lode Runner
Lotus 1-2-3
Microsoft Decathlon
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Quick C
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Word
MOVE IT
Nightmission PIN BALL
Norton Commander
Norton Utilities
PC - TALK4:‘:,
1983
3%
1984
1986
1983
R.2
1982
2.1
3.0
1.0
1.01
3.1
3.0
1982
1.00
3
R.1533pfs: First Choice 2.00
Autodesk, Inc.
Broderbund Software
Digital Research Inc.
Ashton - Tate
Ashton - Tate
Delta Technology
International, Inc.
Star/Monogram
Fifth Generation Systems,
Inc.
Ashton - Tate
Lotus Development Corp.
Sierra On - line, Inc.
Digital Research, Inc.
IBM Corporation
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Broderbund Software
Lotus Development Corp.
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
WOOLF SOFT
SUBLOGIC
Peter Norton Computing
Peter Norton Computing
Headlands Communications
Corp.
Software Publishing
Corporation
Software Publishing Corp.
Microrim
Borland International,
Inc.
Haydon Software
Borland International,
Inc.okokokokokokokokokok
*
2okokokokokokokokokokokpfs:First Publisher 1.00
R:BASE System V 1.1
REFLEX THE ANALYST 1985
Sargon Ill 1984
SideKick 1.56Aokokok 1okokPSB No: S-0078
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Product
SuperCalc 3
SuperKey
Symphony 1.2
TAPPER 1983
Turbo Lightning 1985
Wizardry 1981
WordPerfect 4.1
WordStar 2000 Plus 1.00
Xenix Operation System Vfor 86XT
Zork I
Version Vendor
Works Notes
2.1
1.0
2.1
R.88
Membership Service, Inc.
Borland International,
Inc.
Lotus Development Corp.
Mfg Corp.
Borland International,
Inc.
Sir-tech Software, Inc.
WordPerfect Corporation
MicroPro International
Corp.
Santa Cruz Operating Inc.lnfocom Inc. ok
APEX PLUS Compatibility Report Notes
- Software -
Note 1:REFLEX THE ANALYST
It is impossible to copy GRAPHICS.COM to a floppy disk because
REFLEX THE ANALYST does not support MS- DOS 3.20.
Note 2:Microsoft Flight Simulator (Ver. 2.1)okokokokokokokokok
A mouse cannot be used with MS - DOS 3.20. As Microsoft Flight
Simulator (Ver. 2.1) does not support MS - DOS 3.20, it requires
MS - DOS 3.10 or previous versions to use the mouse. When youuse Microsoft Flight Simulator Ver. 3.0, the mouse can be used.EPSON
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
SERVICE PRODUCT S UPPORT B ULLETIN
PSB NO.: S-0074 DATE: 3/17/89 ORIGINATOR: REM PAGE: 1 of 1v
SUBJECT: APEX PLUS - GW-BASIC 3.2 UPDATE FOR HERCULES GRAPHICS
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information on asolution to a problem using GW-BASIC in Hercules Graphicsmode with the Apex Plus computer.
Epson GW-BASIC 3.2 (version 1.04) and the multimode videographics adapter in the Apex Plus support Hercules Graphics.
However, when using the Epson GW-BASIC 3.2 (version 1.04) for
Hercules Graphics it will not work with the Apex Plus exceptin the following cases:1. When a different Hercules Graphics board is used.
2. After enabling the Hercules mode by using anotherapplication. ie: by displaying a graph in PFS First
Choice then exiting First Choice and loading GW-BASIC.
This is caused by the video board check routine in the
GW-BASIC software which mistakingly determines that the videoboard is MDA. If the Hercules mode is used by anotherapplication, it will enable the video board Hercules Graphicsmode.
A new version of Epson's GW-BASIC (version 1.05) has beendeveloped to correct this problem in the Apex Plus.
GW-BASIC (version 1.05) is available from Epson's Computer
Product Support and will be supplied free of charge tocustomers who request it. Customers can either contact
Epson's Computer Product Support department by calling our
Consumer Support number at (213) 539-9955, send requests via
FAX (213) 530-9802 or write to:Epson America Inc.
26310 Telo Avenue
Torrance, CA 90505
Attn. Computer Product Support M/S 6-12
EPSON AMERICA SERVICE, 23610 TEL0 AVENUE, TORRANCE, CALIF. 90505EPSON EPSON AMERICA, INC. SERVICE PRODUCT S UPPORT B ULLETIN PSB NO.: S-0065 DATE: 1/5/89 ORIGINATOR: REM/ AGE: 1 of 1 SUBJECT: DISABLING THE FLOPPY DISK CONTROLLER IN EPSON COMPUTERS This bulletin covers the ability or inability to disable the floppy disk controller in the Epson computers. FDC CAN COMPUTER BE HOW DISABLED Equity I Equity II Equity III Equity I+ Equity II+ 1OMHz 12MHz Equity III+ No No Yes CPU Board - Switch 2-3 off Yes CPU Brd - Jumper 1 in Position B Multi-function Board No Yes - Jumper 2 in Position B Yes Multi-function Board - Jumper 1 in Position B - Jumper 2 in Position B Apex Yes Motherboard - Remove Jumper El Apex Plus No EPSON AMERICA SERVICE, 23610 TEL0 AVENUE, TORRANCE, CALIF. 90505

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