Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by @username@ » Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:31 pm

The Salora advert is strange, in that it just advertises creatiVision software.

Now we need to find a Laser 2001 advert!
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by Scouter3d » Tue Mar 21, 2023 2:20 pm

I finally got an original Joystick for the Laser 2001, to use on my Salora ;0)

It will need some Retrobrighting (i will do some lightbrighting as soon as the sun comes out :0))

Cheers, TOM:0)
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by @username@ » Tue Mar 21, 2023 2:40 pm

Wow! Have you had a chance to test if it works yet?
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by Scouter3d » Tue Mar 21, 2023 3:08 pm

Yes, it works! only strange thing is: in Astro Pinball the left and right firebuttons are switched... very strange...
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by MADrigal » Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:56 am

Great finding.
Yes Astro Pinball on Manager plays with inverted joystick buttons.
Read here:
http://www.madrigaldesign.it/creativemu ... php?id=157
I am still not 100% sure the CV and Manager cartridges are different.
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by @username@ » Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:04 am

The quick patch to invert the fire buttons for Astropib.bin is to switch the tests at $AE14, file offset $E15

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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by Scouter3d » Thu Apr 20, 2023 6:54 am

Hi,

i got a scan from a vintage german computermagazin showing a Laser 2001 prototype...
PS: I will send the PDFs of the whole article to MADrigal also.

Cheers, TOM:0)
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by MADrigal » Thu Apr 20, 2023 7:03 am

Wow that's great!! I look forward to that
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by MADrigal » Sat Sep 09, 2023 4:54 am

Scouter3d wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2023 6:54 am
Hi,

i got a scan from a vintage german computermagazin showing a Laser 2001 prototype...
PS: I will send the PDFs of the whole article to MADrigal also.

Cheers, TOM:0)

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Hi Tom
any update on getting that rare scan?
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by MADrigal » Sat Sep 09, 2023 4:57 am

Hi all!

With immense pleasure, thanks to the help from two Finnish gentlemen, I announce that our little community now has excellent scans of the Salora Manager technical manual!

128 pages with extremely detailed reference to the computer hardware, a programmer's guide and complete technical data sheets for every single piece of circuit!

It took me quite a few days to clean the original scans. I made it into a PDF and uploaded it to the CreatiVEmu server. The file is 38 MBytes and it is now accessible for free download from:

http://www.madrigaldesign.it/creativemu/datasheets.php
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