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A project log for Floppy "Fun" -- Backing up a unique Kay-Pro disk

Apparently I've acquired a one-of-a-kind logic-analyzer, whose lone system-diskette is in need of backing-up.

esot.ericesot.eric 11/06/2017 at 12:242 Comments

1) An image-search for '"Omni 4" "Logic Analyzer"' results in many hits from this project-page... pretty cool. OTOH, it's quite strange, saying that many of the images are "4-5 days ago" that were actually several months ago. (is it 4-5 days ago that Google crawled on 'em?)

2) A resulting-image doesn't show anything related to the OMNI4... so I clicked through to the page to see what Google thought made it relevant... Apparently MAME now comes with the OMNI4 ROM (?!)

http://www.filehorse.com/download-mame-32/change-log/

"October, 26th 2017" ... "Changelog" ...

"What's new in this version:" ... "New clones marked as NOT_WORKING:" ... "- Omni 4 Logic Analyzer [rfka01]"

hmmm....

A bit more research...

https://git.redump.net/mame/commit/?id=68a53889a02c21f9b0c6f58c613faf4eaea8a973

Added as a 'diff' patch 10-15-2017.downloads/mame/mame-0191/

Cool! Glad to see it won't get lost to bit-rot. Is this your doing @Ziggurat29?

...ah... the ROM's not included with MAME's source-code... so I guess it still has to be downloaded from somewhere.

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ziggurat29 wrote 12/30/2017 at 18:09 point

Nope, not my doing. I did post a reply on a forum (I cant' recall precisely, maybe 'vintage computers' or something like that) to a person who was looking for Omni information and put a link to your project.  But probably it is simply someone who stumbled upon your project, and downloaded your rom images and added it to mame themselves.

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esot.eric wrote 01/02/2018 at 00:16 point

wild world!

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