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Postby eslapion » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:17 am

sydbolton wrote: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


I just noticed I have the french version of "3 arcade games book II for the 64" here.

That must be quite rare...
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Postby eslapion » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:44 pm

I contacted Bo Zimmerman about posting the CES files online a few days ago and haven't got a reply!!
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how much would the

Postby gnomencandle » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:00 pm

How much do you think a CES-116F Science Elémentaire
and
CES-121F be worth?

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Re: how much would the

Postby eslapion » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:07 pm

gnomencandle wrote:How much do you think a CES-116F Science Elémentaire
and
CES-121F be worth?

We already have 121F but I'd give you 30$ for 116F.
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Postby eslapion » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:04 am

I finally reached Bo Zimmerman and CES-121F will be online soon.
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Postby eslapion » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:06 am

I just received CES-116F. It was missing the back insert but otherwise everything is fine.

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 Élémentaire
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 eslapion » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:34 am

Publication has begun!

Watch out this address:
http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/ ... index.html
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Postby orion70 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:40 am

Thank you for this, Eslapion. I bought a couple of those CES products recently, and I find they're a nice attempt to offer something 'serious' for the frindly computer, which, at least here in Italy, was more seen as a game machine. :)

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Postby eslapion » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:27 pm

I am still looking for:

VT-108F Math Livre I
CES-110F Math Livre III
CES-114F Chimie Livre I
CES-115F Physique Livre I
CES-117F Histoire Livre I
CES-XXXF Anglais Livre I

If you have any of these, please contact me ASAP.

Thanks and happy holidays everyone.
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Postby eslapion » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:51 pm

eslapion wrote:Publication has begun!

Watch out this address:
http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/ ... index.html

4 albums posted so far!

Keep watching!
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Postby eslapion » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:34 am

Please everyone, download these albums and tell me if there is any problems with them / if the quality is up to what you expected.

Thank you all.
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Thank you

Postby Perseus » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:34 am

Although it seems no-one has replied, I would like to thank you for archiving these Educational tape books. When I was a child (soooo long ago), I actually had a few of these (the Learning French one comes to mind). Again, thank you eslapion.

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Postby eslapion » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:22 am

Perseus wrote:Although it seems no-one has replied, I would like to thank you for archiving these Educational tape books. When I was a child (soooo long ago), I actually had a few of these (the Learning French one comes to mind). Again, thank you eslapion.

Thank you for your comment!

You are most welcome.
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Postby Perseus » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:41 pm

Hello again, eslapion. This weekend I played my way through the Cymbal 20-game collection (thanks btw, memories). I just thought you'd like to know the following four games didn't work in the VICE 2.3 emulator:

(1) Frogs
(2) Ice
(3) Rotate
(4) Convention

Perhaps you can fix them or know somebody who could. Thanks again for preserving these.

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Postby eslapion » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:35 pm

Perseus wrote:Hello again, eslapion. This weekend I played my way through the Cymbal 20-game collection (thanks btw, memories). I just thought you'd like to know the following four games didn't work in the VICE 2.3 emulator:

(1) Frogs
(2) Ice
(3) Rotate
(4) Convention

Perhaps you can fix them or know somebody who could. Thanks again for preserving these.

AFAIK, these 4 games had copy protection in the form of extra data hidden in the filename.

This places machine code in the tape buffer. All 4 of these games work perfectly well on a real unexpanded VIC-20 so I assume at this point the problem to be with the emulator.
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