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Postby Key-Quest » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:18 am

There are some new listings on Ebay for several of these educational books...don't know if there's any you are interested in or not. Ebay member: gezeilstra (not my auction).

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Postby eslapion » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:58 am

Thanks Key-Quest! I snatched one!

I already have all the others.

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Postby eslapion » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:39 am

Okay, I now have recovered the following cassette albums:

VT-106 Recreation Program Pack (missing french docs VT-106-FM)
VT-108 Math Book I (3x)
CES-109 Math Book II
CES-110 Math Book III
CES-111 English Book I
CES-112 English Book II
CES-113 French Book I
CES-114 Chemistry Book I (2x)
CES-115 Physics Book I (2x)
CES-116 Elementary Science (2x)
CES-117 History Book I
CES-118 Geography Book I
CES-118F Géographie Livre I
CES-119 Social Studies
CES-119F Sciences Sociales
CES-120F Français Livre I

And thanks to Ral-Clan, I have in digital format
CES-121F Français Livre II

If any other of these books are known to exist, please let me know.

Thank you Ral-Clan and Key-Quest.

P.S.: Ral-Clan, you did a superb job with CES-121F. Would you be willing to do the same with VT-107 ?
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Postby ral-clan » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:43 am

Hmmm....the obvious assumption would that there would be and English CES-120 (minus the F), but of course, knowing the way Commodore worked, that may not have been the case.

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Postby Key-Quest » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:07 am

eslapion wrote:
If any other of these books are known to exist, please let me know.

Thanks you Ral-Clan and Key-Quest.


Nice collection...and you are very welcome!

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Postby eslapion » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:16 am

A picture of the collection

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A close observation reveals that 3 of them are still new and sealed.

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Postby ral-clan » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:01 am

Oooh. Nice colours. I have the Intro to BASIC, 1 & 2, but both came in standard silver boxes the size of the Gortek box.

Another one that would look good there is the third-party 20 game cassette pack (can't remember the manufacturer now) that came in an orange binder. DigitalQuirk got it in his 1982 Christmas video on Youtube.

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Postby eslapion » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:44 am

ral-clan wrote:Another one that would look good there is the third-party 20 game cassette pack (can't remember the manufacturer now) that came in an orange binder. DigitalQuirk got it in his 1982 Christmas video on Youtube.


It is in there... look carefully...

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Postby ral-clan » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:57 am

Duh, :oops: yes, I see it now. Cymbal software....of course! Looks like you have may have TWO of their binders (I didn't know they had a trivia pack).

Isn't Cymbal a Canadian company? If so, the binder as software pack seems to be a distinctly Canadian type of software packaging.

Commodore sold the Intro to Basic and the Recreation Pack in boxes in other countries, I think (same with their localized education packs in the UK and Europe).

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Postby PaulQ » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:46 pm

eslapion wrote:
ral-clan wrote:Another one that would look good there is the third-party 20 game cassette pack (can't remember the manufacturer now) that came in an orange binder. DigitalQuirk got it in his 1982 Christmas video on Youtube.


It is in there... look carefully...


If you ever come across another one of these, be sure to pick it up for me and I'll owe you one...;)

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Postby eslapion » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:21 am

Just wanted to update this old thread.

I managed to salvage a large number of software of the CES collection from old floppies owned by long time Commodore repairman Jean-Claude Lachapelle.

The collection now stands as follows:

VT-106 Recreation Program Pack (french docs VT-106-FM in BW photocopies)
VT-108 Math Book I (3x)
VT-108F Math Livre I (software + BW photocopies)
CES-109 Math Book II
CES-109F Math Livre II (2x)
CES-110 Math Book III
CES-110F Math Livre III (software + BW photocopies)
CES-111 English Book I
CES-112 English Book II
CES-113 French Book I
CES-114 Chemistry Book I (2x)
CES-114F Chimie Livre I (software only)
CES-115 Physics Book I (2x)
CES-115F Physique Livre I (software only)
CES-116 Elementary Science (2x)
CES-116F Science Elémentaire (software only)
CES-117 History Book I
CES-117F Histoire Livre I (software only)
CES-118 Geography Book I
CES-118F Géographie Livre I (2x)
CES-119 Social Studies
CES-119F Sciences Sociales
CES-120F Français Livre I
CES-XXXF Anglais Livre I (software + BW photocopies)

And thanks to Ral-Clan, I have in digital format
CES-121F Français Livre II
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Postby ral-clan » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:13 am

Great.

Does anyone know what subject of the missing VT-107 would have been? As I said I have Home Calculation Pack, VT-107-E...I wonder if that is the same thing. Eslapion did you get an archive of VT-107-E?

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Postby eslapion » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:12 am

ral-clan wrote:Eslapion did you get an archive of VT-107-E?

Nope!

Sure would like to have it.
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Postby ral-clan » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:50 am

eslapion wrote:
ral-clan wrote:Eslapion did you get an archive of VT-107-E?

Nope!

Sure would like to have it.


Okay, well please e-mail me in a few weeks if I still have not sent you a digital archive of it.

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Postby sydbolton » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:43 am

We just received a WHOLE bunch of these tape packs - including some ones from Cymbal I had never seen before.

I will go through them and see what we have now.

We did a small write up on Cymbal for those interested:

http://www.pcmuseum.ca/companyprofile.asp?id=422
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