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PostPosted: January 16th, 2017, 7:46 pm 
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Has anyone a Disk Basic bootable image for these machines?, AFAIK there're two different Disk Basics, MZ-2Z002 and MZ-2Z021; but seems that none has been preserved, the only DOS available for emulation is TF-DOS. TF-DOS is a nice OS but I haven't found the way to execute type-in BASIC programs with it :-(

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 9:22 am 
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Unfortunately, I am looking for these versions (MZ-2Z002/MZ-2Z021) too.

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 6:59 pm 
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Seems that they're extremely elusive :(
I think both are pretty similar, 2Z021 has kanji support; but I suposse it must be completely compatible with 1Z001, 1Z002 and 2Z002 Basics.

There's another alternative, the MZ-5Z007 QD Basic; but this must be even harder to find. In fact, is MZ-1E18 ROM dumped?

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 9:23 pm 
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repoMan wrote:
In fact, is MZ-1E18 ROM dumped?


Not sure, check my PM

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PostPosted: January 20th, 2017, 6:15 pm 
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I'm still confused, seems that MZ-1E18 and MZ-1E14 roms are the same, and even more strange, I've a MZ-1E18 (or at least looks identical) and it has a 2764 EPROM with a different ROM but with the same monitor: 9Z-503M.
All of them seems to have the same functionality, near to zero, they only boot the QD when the slash is pressed while starting the machine; but after that nothing. Most probably because they're only able to load a file in a fixed RAM position and trying to execute it. Compared with the full monitor that the MZ-1500 has, they look really useless. Seems that these computers (2000/2200) were the swan song when talking about QD drives.

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PostPosted: January 21st, 2017, 10:13 am 
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The converted files (*.QDF) with the VirtuaQD tools works with EmuZ-1500 but not with EmuZ-2200.
I guess the QD BASIC MZ-5Z007 for MZ-2000/2200 is an absolute must.

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