Adam
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Setname:  adam   
Year: 1982
Manufacturer: Coleco
Status: good  works
Type: Home Computer
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
Z80 ("u1")cpu 3579545 Hz
M6801 ("u6")cpu 4000000 Hz
Speaker ("mono")audio
SN76489A ("u20")audio 3579545 Hz
Screens
Screen ("screen")raster horizontal 280 x 216 @ 59.922738
Media devices
cartridge ("cartslot") cartridge1 cart1 rom, col, bin
cartridge ("slot1") cartridge2 cart2 bin, rom
cartridge ("slot2") cartridge3 cart3 bin, rom
cartridge ("slot3") cartridge4 cart4 bin, rom
RAM options
64K 65536
Software lists
colecooriginal
adam_cartoriginal
adam_cassoriginal
adam_floporiginal

 Optional hardware: (available with specific slot configurations)

 Configure the slot options for adam:
 Slot Value
 joy1 
 joy2 
 net1 
 net10 
 net11 
 net12 
 net13 
 net14 
 net15 
 net2 
 net3 
 net4 
 net4:fdc:u11:0 
 net5 
 net5:fdc:u11:0 
 net6 
 net7 
 net8 
 net9 
 slot1 
 slot2 
 slot3 
 


Show detailed info about 'DipSwitches' of this system
DipSwitches

NameValue
Drive Select DS1
 DS2
 DS1
 DS2


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

NameValueCompatible device(s)
joy1 hand coleco_hand
 saccoleco_sac
joy2 handcoleco_hand
 saccoleco_sac
net1 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kb adam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net10 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net11 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net12 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net13 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net14 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net15 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net2 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prn adam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net3 ddp adam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net4 ddpadam_ddp
 fdc adam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net4:fdc:u11:0 525ssdd floppy_525_ssdd
net5 ddpadam_ddp
 fdc adam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net5:fdc:u11:0 525ssdd floppy_525_ssdd
net6 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net7 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net8 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
net9 ddpadam_ddp
 fdcadam_fdc
 kbadam_kb
 prnadam_prn
 spiadam_spi
slot1 adamlink adamlink
slot2 ideadam_ide
slot3 ram adam_ram

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
os7.u28192 3aa93ef345bedc4cbdeac66c7df59e9e599195c778d86a92good
alf #1 rev 57 e3d5.u88192 565b364aebdafad6e268e7ed1674c1fb89607622748a5b36good
alf #2 rev 57 ae6a.u208192 44a1cff4661cdf36d9699d6c21c5f9e205ebc41c707359ddgood
alf #3 rev 57 8534.u218192 77657b90d25d32ab6c8fafbc21b4b925b3e644fa26d111f7good
eos 6 rev 57 08dd.u2216384 ef6403c528c7616cd02e4286f9b4c1c4a8b8850832b49fcbgood
wp_r80.rom32768 58d86a2ad4aec4efe1431e56fe52d83baf9118542c525255baddump
master rev a 174b.u62048 035a7a3d0426e6eaf18c2be9fe08066570c214ab5951ee14good
Sysinfo



Features


* CPU: Zilog Z80-A 3.58MHz
* Co-Processor: 6801 Master-microcomputer
* RAM: 64 kb (25 kb available with Smart Basic), upgradeable to 144 kb
* VRAM: 16 kb
* ROM: 32 kb
* Display: TV (RF) & composite video, 36 x 24 text, 16 colors, 256 x 192 graphics
* Ports: cartridge, video, AdamNet
* Keyboard: Full-stroke keyboard with 75 keys, separated arrow keys, ten command keys and six programmable function keys.
* Expansion: 3 internal expansion slots
* Peripherals: Daisy-wheel printer (required)
* Storage: 1 or 2 internal cassette drives (Custom Digital Data Packs that look surprisingly like audio cassettes, but aren't the same), external 5.25" floppy drive available
* OS: EOS (Elementary OS) similar to CP/M, OS-7, SmartBASIC (loaded from cassette)


Usage


Currently, MESS supports for the adam both cart dumps (in .rom, .col and .bin format) and disk images (.dsk format). The former ones are supported through the "cartridge" (cart) device; the latter ones uses up to four floppy drives, "floppydisk1" (flop1) to "floppydisk4" (flop4).

Keyboard

This system requires full keyboard emulation to work correctly. At startup, full keyboard emulation mode is enabled by default. Whilst in full keyboard emulation mode, some key associated functionality may be disabled (like the ESC key for EXIT). The keyboard emulation mode is toggled using the "Scroll Lock" key (by default).

Original Keyboard: QWERTY full stroke keyboard, 75 keys

ESCAPE BACK MOVE STORE
WP HOME I II III IV V VI SPACE UNDO COPY SET CLEAR


\| 1! 2@ 3# 4$ 5% 6_ 7& 8* 9( 0) -` += ^~ INSERT PRINT DELETE


TAB Q W E R T Y U I O P [{ ]}


CONTROL A S D F G H J K L ;: '" RETURN UP


SHIFT Z X C V B N M ,< .> /? SHIFT LEFT RIGHT


LOCK SPACEBAR DOWN


Known Issues


Emulation is incomplete due to missing MC6801 AdamNet MCU dumps (Tape, Disc, Keyboard). It should nevertheless work ok.


History and Trivia


The ADAM was available in two models, the complete system and Expansion Module #3. When the memory console of Expansion Module #3 is connected to the ColecoVision, the two models are essentially identical in function. The expansion module #3 uses part of the ColecoVision hardware, thus the memory unit doesn't have any cartridge slot, and isn't delivered with any controllers nor TV switch box.

The whole system is made of the daisywheel printer, the memory unit and the keyboard. The power supply is built-in the printer!

The Smart Basic isn't in ROM and has to be loaded from a tape, however there's a little word processor in ROM, this word processor prints the text to the printer at the same time the user types on the keyboard, but can also be used as a classic wordprocessor.

The Adam had a pretty short life, only two years! Despite this there is still a community of Adam fans who still use their system. Nowadays, most Adam users use a 320k 5 1/4 inch disk drive, an external 2400 baud modem, and a 20, 30 or 40 megabyte IDE harddisk. Adams often have memory expanders up to 2 MB in size (which is usually used as a RAM disk), and also a parallel printer (like a bubble jet)!

(info from old-computers.com)


Links


* eColeco -- http://coleco.freeservers.com/
* Coleco Adam Technical Manual -- http://drushel.cwru.edu/atm/atm.html
* Adam Family Computer System -- http://www.sacnews.net/adamcomputer/
* Coleco Adam at vintage-computer.com -- http://www.vintage-computer.com/adam.shtml
* Coleco Adam at old-computers.com -- http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=57


Other Emulators


* ADAMEm -- http://www.komkon.org/~dekogel/adamem.html



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