Franklin Ace 100
Franklin Ace 100

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Setname:  ace100   
Year: 1982
Manufacturer: Franklin Computer
Status: good  works
Type: Home Computer
Parent: Apple ][
Emulation info
   
Overall emulation:  good   
Color emulation:  good  
Sound emulation:  good  
Graphics emulation:  good  
Savestates:  supported   

Tech info
 Base hardware: (available in all slot configurations)
Chips
M6502 ("maincpu")cpu 1021800 Hz
Speaker ("mono")audio
Filtered 1-bit DAC ("speaker")audio
Screens
Screen ("screen")raster horizontal 560 x 192 @ 60.000000
Media devices
cassette ("tape") cassette cass wav
RAM options
4K 4096
8K 8192
12K 12288
16K 16384
20K 20480
24K 24576
32K 32768
36K 36864
48K 49152
48K 49152
Software lists
apple2original

 Optional hardware: (available with specific slot configurations)

 Configure the slot options for ace100:
 Slot Value
 sl0 
 sl1 
 sl2 
 sl3 
 sl4 
 sl5 
 sl6 
 sl6:diskiing:0 
 sl6:diskiing:1 
 sl7 
 


Show detailed info about 'DipSwitches' of this system
DipSwitches

NameValue
Reset CTRL-RESET
 RESET


Show detailed info about 'Configurations' of this system
Configurations

NameValue
Composite monitor type Color
 B&W
 Green
 Amber
Shift key mod Not present
 Installed


Show detailed info about 'Slot Options' of this system
Slot options

NameValueCompatible device(s)
sl0 lang a2ram16k
 ssramssram128
sl1 aesmsa2aesms
 aevm80a2vtc2
 alfam2a2alfam2
 ap16a2ap16
 ap16alta2ap16a
 applicarda2aplcrd
 arcbda2arcbd
 cffa2a2cffa2
 cffa202a2cffa02
 corvusa2corvus
 diskiia2diskii
 diskiinga2diskiing
 dx1a2dx1
 echoiia2echoii
 echoiiplusa2echop
 ezcgia2ezcgi
 ezcgi9938a2ezcgi3
 ezcgi9958a2ezcgi5
 mcms1a2mcms1
 mcms2a2mcms2
 memexpa2memexp
 midia2midi
 mockingboarda2mockbd
 mousea2mouse
 parallela2pic
 phasora2phasor
 ramfactora2ramfac
 sama2sam
 scsia2scsi
 softcarda2softcard
 ssca2ssc
 swyfta2swyft
 thclocka2thunpl
 themilla2themill
 tm2hoa2tmstho
 ultraterma2ulttrm
 ultratermenha2ultrme
 videoterma2vidtrm
 vtc1a2vtc1
 vtc2a2vtc2
 zipdrivea2zipdrv
sl2 aesmsa2aesms
 aevm80a2vtc2
 alfam2a2alfam2
 ap16a2ap16
 ap16alta2ap16a
 applicarda2aplcrd
 arcbda2arcbd
 cffa2a2cffa2
 cffa202a2cffa02
 corvusa2corvus
 diskiia2diskii
 diskiinga2diskiing
 dx1a2dx1
 echoiia2echoii
 echoiiplusa2echop
 ezcgia2ezcgi
 ezcgi9938a2ezcgi3
 ezcgi9958a2ezcgi5
 mcms1a2mcms1
 mcms2a2mcms2
 memexpa2memexp
 midia2midi
 mockingboarda2mockbd
 mousea2mouse
 parallela2pic
 phasora2phasor
 ramfactora2ramfac
 sama2sam
 scsia2scsi
 softcarda2softcard
 ssca2ssc
 swyfta2swyft
 thclocka2thunpl
 themilla2themill
 tm2hoa2tmstho
 ultraterma2ulttrm
 ultratermenha2ultrme
 videoterma2vidtrm
 vtc1a2vtc1
 vtc2a2vtc2
 zipdrivea2zipdrv
sl3 aesmsa2aesms
 aevm80a2vtc2
 alfam2a2alfam2
 ap16a2ap16
 ap16alta2ap16a
 applicarda2aplcrd
 arcbda2arcbd
 cffa2a2cffa2
 cffa202a2cffa02
 corvusa2corvus
 diskiia2diskii
 diskiinga2diskiing
 dx1a2dx1
 echoiia2echoii
 echoiiplusa2echop
 ezcgia2ezcgi
 ezcgi9938a2ezcgi3
 ezcgi9958a2ezcgi5
 mcms1a2mcms1
 mcms2a2mcms2
 memexpa2memexp
 midia2midi
 mockingboarda2mockbd
 mousea2mouse
 parallela2pic
 phasora2phasor
 ramfactora2ramfac
 sama2sam
 scsia2scsi
 softcarda2softcard
 ssca2ssc
 swyfta2swyft
 thclocka2thunpl
 themilla2themill
 tm2hoa2tmstho
 ultraterma2ulttrm
 ultratermenha2ultrme
 videoterma2vidtrm
 vtc1a2vtc1
 vtc2a2vtc2
 zipdrivea2zipdrv
sl4 aesmsa2aesms
 aevm80a2vtc2
 alfam2a2alfam2
 ap16a2ap16
 ap16alta2ap16a
 applicarda2aplcrd
 arcbda2arcbd
 cffa2a2cffa2
 cffa202a2cffa02
 corvusa2corvus
 diskiia2diskii
 diskiinga2diskiing
 dx1a2dx1
 echoiia2echoii
 echoiiplusa2echop
 ezcgia2ezcgi
 ezcgi9938a2ezcgi3
 ezcgi9958a2ezcgi5
 mcms1a2mcms1
 mcms2a2mcms2
 memexpa2memexp
 midia2midi
 mockingboard a2mockbd
 mousea2mouse
 parallela2pic
 phasora2phasor
 ramfactora2ramfac
 sama2sam
 scsia2scsi
 softcarda2softcard
 ssca2ssc
 swyfta2swyft
 thclocka2thunpl
 themilla2themill
 tm2hoa2tmstho
 ultraterma2ulttrm
 ultratermenha2ultrme
 videoterma2vidtrm
 vtc1a2vtc1
 vtc2a2vtc2
 zipdrivea2zipdrv
sl5 aesmsa2aesms
 aevm80a2vtc2
 alfam2a2alfam2
 ap16a2ap16
 ap16alta2ap16a
 applicarda2aplcrd
 arcbda2arcbd
 cffa2a2cffa2
 cffa202a2cffa02
 corvusa2corvus
 diskiia2diskii
 diskiinga2diskiing
 dx1a2dx1
 echoiia2echoii
 echoiiplusa2echop
 ezcgia2ezcgi
 ezcgi9938a2ezcgi3
 ezcgi9958a2ezcgi5
 mcms1a2mcms1
 mcms2a2mcms2
 memexpa2memexp
 midia2midi
 mockingboarda2mockbd
 mousea2mouse
 parallela2pic
 phasora2phasor
 ramfactora2ramfac
 sama2sam
 scsia2scsi
 softcarda2softcard
 ssca2ssc
 swyfta2swyft
 thclocka2thunpl
 themilla2themill
 tm2hoa2tmstho
 ultraterma2ulttrm
 ultratermenha2ultrme
 videoterma2vidtrm
 vtc1a2vtc1
 vtc2a2vtc2
 zipdrivea2zipdrv
sl6 aesmsa2aesms
 aevm80a2vtc2
 alfam2a2alfam2
 ap16a2ap16
 ap16alta2ap16a
 applicarda2aplcrd
 arcbda2arcbd
 cffa2a2cffa2
 cffa202a2cffa02
 corvusa2corvus
 diskiia2diskii
 diskiing a2diskiing
 dx1a2dx1
 echoiia2echoii
 echoiiplusa2echop
 ezcgia2ezcgi
 ezcgi9938a2ezcgi3
 ezcgi9958a2ezcgi5
 mcms1a2mcms1
 mcms2a2mcms2
 memexpa2memexp
 midia2midi
 mockingboarda2mockbd
 mousea2mouse
 parallela2pic
 phasora2phasor
 ramfactora2ramfac
 sama2sam
 scsia2scsi
 softcarda2softcard
 ssca2ssc
 swyfta2swyft
 thclocka2thunpl
 themilla2themill
 tm2hoa2tmstho
 ultraterma2ulttrm
 ultratermenha2ultrme
 videoterma2vidtrm
 vtc1a2vtc1
 vtc2a2vtc2
 zipdrivea2zipdrv
sl6:diskiing:0 525 floppy_525_sd
sl6:diskiing:1 525 floppy_525_sd
sl7 aesmsa2aesms
 aevm80a2vtc2
 alfam2a2alfam2
 ap16a2ap16
 ap16alta2ap16a
 applicarda2aplcrd
 arcbda2arcbd
 cffa2a2cffa2
 cffa202a2cffa02
 corvusa2corvus
 diskiia2diskii
 diskiinga2diskiing
 dx1a2dx1
 echoiia2echoii
 echoiiplusa2echop
 ezcgia2ezcgi
 ezcgi9938a2ezcgi3
 ezcgi9958a2ezcgi5
 mcms1a2mcms1
 mcms2a2mcms2
 memexpa2memexp
 midia2midi
 mockingboarda2mockbd
 mousea2mouse
 parallela2pic
 phasora2phasor
 ramfactora2ramfac
 sama2sam
 scsia2scsi
 softcarda2softcard
 ssca2ssc
 swyfta2swyft
 thclocka2thunpl
 themilla2themill
 tm2hoa2tmstho
 ultraterma2ulttrm
 ultratermenha2ultrme
 videoterma2vidtrm
 vtc1a2vtc1
 vtc2a2vtc2
 zipdrivea2zipdrv

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
ace100.chr2048 64f415c6f9d312f128c9557d9d6ac03bfad6c3ddf83e5659baddump
ace100.rom12288 9d5ec94f8f2b3f2561788bebc7a805f620ec9e7ade973460good
Sysinfo



Features


* CPU: 6502 1 MHz
* RAM: 48 KB - Allowed for a 16 KB Language card
* ROM: 12 KB
* Text Modes: 40 columns x 24 lines
* Graphic Modes: 40 x 48 / 208 x 160 / 280 x 192 dots
* Colors: Monochrome
* Sound: 1 voice - Built-in speaker
* I/O Ports: Joystick, 8 Apple II compatible slots (No tape recorder jacks)
* Keyboard: Typewriter style, 73 keys with numeric keypad
* Built In Media: None
* OS: Apple DOS
* Built In Language: AppleSoft BASIC
* Peripherals: All Apple II cards and peripherals


Usage


MESS supports the emulation of ace100 with two floppy drives, “slot6disk1” (s6d1) and “slot6disk2” (s6d2), for disk images in one of the following supported formats: .do, .dsk, .bin, .po, .nib

RAM options

Different RAM configurations are possible for the ace100 in MESS. You can switch between them, changing the -ramsize parameter. At command line, you simply have to add ''-ramsize ram_value'', where //ram_value// can assume one of the following values

4k
8k
12k
16k
20k
24k
32k
36k
48k
64k (default)


History and Trivia


Four years after Apple introduced its computer, Franklin Computer Corporation thought to duplicate Apple’s achievement and released its first computer, the Franklin Ace 100.

The ACE 100 was a pure copy of the Apple II. The main board had quite the same design and the ROM content was also exactly identical, aside from the Apple copyright which was removed!

Nevertheless, it supported some features that were missing in the Apple II, lower-case letters, and a numeric keypad. The ACE 100 had a short life, hardly one year, and was soon replaced by the ACE 1000

It found however one's place in computing history when Apple took legal action against Franklin for counterfeiting and the US Court of Appeals eventually decided in August 1983 that computer programs in ROMs could legally be copyrighted.

(info from old-computers.com)


Links


* ACE 100 at old-computers.com -- http://old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1070



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