EPSON
Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Proper Method for Running Benchmark and Diagnostics Programs
Date: 06/04/93
Page(s): 1 of 1
PSB No: S-0158
Originator: MWT
This bulletin describes the proper method for running any benchmark or diagnostics
programs. This applies to any computer system.
In most cases, the computer should be started using an MS-DOS boot diskette
that’s ‘clean’ - in other words, one with no CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files.
The appropriate executable can then be run, either from diskette or hard drive.
There will be some exceptions to the above rule. In attempting to benchmark or
troubleshoot any add-on that requires a device driver (CD-ROM, local area network,
etc.), obviously the necessary device driver(s) must be loaded. Also, some
programs will require a minimum number of FILES or BUFFERS to be defined in
the CONFIG.SYS file. Such programs will usually display this requirement if they
are run without the necessary CONFIG.SYS file.
For the most consistent results, use the absolute minimal boot configuration that’s
allowed by the hardware being tested.
Product Support Bulletin
Subject:
Equity/Apex Compatibility with the SOTA 386si
Date:
Page:
3/02/90
1 of 3
PSB No:
Originator:
S-0111
MS ;. CL5
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the 80386 Accelerator board test
results, conducted by the Computer Product Support Center, involving the
SOTA 386si from SOTA Technology, inc.
The Equity models tested were the Equity I, Equity II Equity I + and Equity le.
The Apex models tested were the Apex, Apex Plus and Apex 100. All were
tested with Norton Utilities and MS - DOS.
The table below shows compatibility and the Norton SI rating of the
various systems.
Model
Norton SI
Compatibility
Equity I
12.0
Functioned normally with Norton Utilities and
MS- DOS 2.11
Equity I+
12.0/16.9
Functioned normally with MS - DOS 3.3 and
Norton Utilities at both CPU speeds.
Equity le
NA
Unable to boot at 10MHz. Performance
erratic at 4.77MHz
Equity II
14.3
Functioned normally with MS - DOS 3.2 and
Norton Utilities. (Tested only at 7.16MHz.)
Apex
15.9
Unable to boot at 4.77MHz. Functioned
normally at 8MHz with MS - DOS 3.2 and
Norton Utilities.
Apex Plus
11.5
Unable to boot at 9.54MHz. Functioned
normally at 4.77MHz with MS - DOS 3.2 and
Norton Utilities.
Apex 100
12.0/16.9
Functioned normally with MS - DOS 3.3 and
Norton Utilities.
PSB No: S-0111
Page: 2 of 3
Installation of the board in most of the units was quick and simple to do when
following the installation instructions accompanying the boards. Installation of
the SOTA 386si in the Equity I and the Equity II is rather difficult. Due to the
amount of disassembly required, we strongly recommend that only Authorized
Service Centers install the board in the Equity I and Equity II.
Installation Instructions
Equity I
1. Remove the following from the main unit:
a) upper case
b) rear panel
c) front panel
d) FDD/power supply block.
2. Follow instructions for a standard installation for the SOTA 386si in an
8088 - based system. Take care to fold the SOTA connector cable so as
not to prevent reassembly. The cable is sturdy and will tolerate being
folded.
3. Reassemble the main unit and go through the testing and initialization
procedure outlined in the SOTA manual.
Equity II
1. Remove the following from the main unit:
a) upper case
b) rear panel
c) front panel
d) FDD/power supply block.
2. Follow instructions for a standard installation for the SOTA 386si in an
8086 - based system. Take care to fold the SOTA connector cable so as
not to prevent reassembly. This will necessitate routing the cable so that it
does not conflict with the power connection to the main system board.
The cable is sturdy and will tolerate being folded.
3. Reassemble the main unit and go through the testing and initialization
procedure outlined in the SOTA manual.
PSB No: S-0111
Page: 3 of 3
Our Computer Product Support Center receives numerous calls requesting
information and recommendations on 80386 Accelerator boards for use with the
Equity and Apex (8088- and 8086 - based) personal computers.
We have found that the SOTA 386si may meet your requirements and are
competitively priced!
Although these boards were tested by qualified product support specialists,
Epson America makes no representations that these third party products are
compatible with all hardware configurations or software applications.
We recommend that you certify these products with your specific hardware and
software requirements and consult with the third party vendor to ensure reliable
operation.
SOTA Technology can be reached at:
SOTA Technology, Inc.
657 N. Pastoria Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: (408) 245 - 3366
Product Support Bulletin
Subject:
Equity and Apex Series Compatibility with the System OmniBridge
Controller and BridgeFiler External Floppy Drives
Date:
Page:
04/11/90
1 of 3
PSB No:
Originator:
S-0088B
KAS 60
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the results of compatibility testing
conducted by the Computer Product Support Center with the Sysgen
OmniBridge controller and Bridge - Filer external floppy disk drives.
Comments
Equity I
The Equity I was found compatible with the OmniBridge
controller. It was able to support one or two external
disk drives (daisychained) together. The external drives
could be used as high density (1.2M and 1.44M) or
normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity II
The Equity II was found to be totally incompatible with
the OmniBridge controller.
Equity III
The Equity III was found compatible with the OmniBridge
controller. It was able to support one or two external
disk drives (daisychained) together. The external drives
could be used as high density (1.2M and 1.44M) or
normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity I +
The Equity I + was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity le
The Equity le was found compatible with the OmniBridge
controller. It was able to support only one external
floppy drive, unlike the other models tested. The drive
could be used as a high density (1.2Mb and 1.44Mb) or
normal (360K and 720K) disk drive.
PSB No: S-0088B
Page: 2 of 3
Equity II +
The Equity II + was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity lIe
The Equity Ile was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity Ill +
The Equity III + was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
144M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity 386SX
The Equity 386SX was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
144M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
Equity 386/20
The Equity 386/20 was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
APEX
The Epson APEX was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
APEX +
The Epson APEX was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
PSB No: S-008B
Page: 3 of 3
APEX 100
The Epson APEX 100 was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
APEX 200
The Epson APEX 200 was found compatible with the
OmniBridge controller. It was able to support one or
two external disk drives (daisychained) together. The
external drives could be used as high density (1.2M and
1.44M) or normal (360K and 720K) disk drives.
NOTE:
The recommended switch settings for the OmniBridge controller are
as follows:
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
These settings select NO ADDRESS for the OmniBridge BIOS and
allow it to coexist with the internal FDC of the computer in which it
is being installed. This way you do not need to disable the internal
FDC or connect any cables from the OmniBridge to internal floppy
drives. This was found to be a universal setting for all of the
computers listed above as compatible with the OmniBridge controller.
Product Support Bulletin
Subject: Tape Backup System Test Results
Date: 6/13/89
Page: 1 of 2
PSB No: S-0087
Originator: MWT w
The Epson America Product Support Center has recently tested four tape
backup systems:
Archive VP - 150i
Mountain Series 4000 FileSafe
Tallgrass TG - 4060 +
Tecmar QT - 60e
Internal, 150MB
External, 40MB
External, 60MB
External, 60MB
The tape drives were tested on a variety of systems (please see the notes
below). In all cases, the drive manufacturer’s documentation was used as a
guide to installation and operation. Note that for 8086/88 computers, the
XT- type settings were used. For the 80286/386 computers, the AT- type
settings were used. This is important for correctly configuring the host
adapters or controller cards for IRQ, DMA and I/O port address.
Archive VP - 150i
The VP - 150i was tested on the Equity II +, Ill + and 386/20. Due
to the capacity and nature of the drive, it is not particularly suited
for use in any of the 8086/88 computers. This was the only drive
supplied with Unix/Xenix device drivers. It was tested under MS DOS 3.3 and SC0 Xenix 286 System V version 2.2.1 with no
problems encountered. The VP - 150i is also Novell tested and
certified under the NetWare operating system.
Mountain Series 4000 FileSafe
The Series 4000 FileSafe was tested on the Equity II+, III + and
386/20. Due to the use of a 16 - bit controller, it was not tested
in any of the 8086/88 computers. It was tested under MS - DOS
3.3 with no problems encountered. A chapter is included in the
tape software documentation on backup and restore operations on
a local area network, including Novell.
PSB No: S-0087
Page: 2 of 2
Tallgrass TG - 4060 +
The TG- 4060+ was tested on the Apex, Apex +, Equity I +,
II +, Ill + and 386/20. It was tested under MS- DOS 3.2 and 3.3
with no problems encountered. There is no documentation on LAN
operations.
Tecmar QT - 60e
The QT- 60e was tested on the Equity I +, II + , III + and 386/20.
Testing was conducted under MS - DOS 3.3 with no problems
encountered. The Tecmar documentation includes extensive
information on installation and operation in a LAN environment.
General Notes
Of the four units tested, the Archive and Tecmar drives offered the
easiest installation. They also provided the best performance, with
the Tallgrass drive giving the slowest disk-to-tape and tape to- disk operations. All four drives were supplied with menudriven tape utility software for the MS - DOS environment.
Command-line and timed, scheduled operations are also
available. As previously mentioned, the Archive drive also included
device drivers for use in a Unix/Xenix environment, offering the
greatest level of flexibility.
Please contact the manufacturers for additional information.
Archive Corporation
Data Storage Division
1650 Sunflower Ave.
Costa Mesa, Ca. 92626
(800) 237-4929
Mountain Computer, Inc.
360 El Pueblo Rd.
Scotts Valley, Ca. 95066
(408) 438-6650
Tallgrass Technologies Corp.
11100 West 82nd St.
Overland Park, KS. 66214
(913) 492-6002
Tecmar, Inc.
6225 Cochran Rd.
Solon, Oh. 44139
(216) 349-1009
Product Support Bulletin
Subject:
Apex / Apex Plus / Equity Series Keyboards
PSB No: S-0080
Originator: REMAL
Date: 4/19/89
Page: 1 of 1
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information on the various keyboards
used with the Apex, Apex Plus and Equity series computers and the part
numbers of the keyboard subassemblies used with these keyboards.
The Apex and Apex Plus computer keyboards are to be replaced as whole
units.
The
The Equity series keyboards are repaired to the subassembly level.
Equity III keyboard PCB assembly is the only one that comes with the key top
set attached.
Since some of the keyboards have the same model numbers, the difference
can be determined by the FCC ID number in those cases.
The chart below provides a quick reference to determine the part number of
the main keyboard PCB assembly, key top set, control logic subassembly, and
keyboard cable.
Apex / Apex Plus
Keyboard
Unit
Model
Apex
Apex Plus
Equity I, II, Ill
Model
A265091A
93553905410
Equity I/II
Equity Ill
Keyboard
PCB Assy
Y145501001
KAFLZ3AEPS1
Keyboard
Cable
Key Top
set
Y145501021
attached
Y144305000
KACCL600UCA
Equity I +, II +, Ill+, 386/20
Model
Code
AA
:zE?
Q203A
A&AA
Q203A A103A-AA
FCC ID
BKM9A8Q203A
BMK9A8Q303A
C9S4D7Q203A
C9S4DB4701
Keyboard
PCB Assy
Y127501001
Y127501001
Y163502001
Y163504007
Control
Board
attached
attached
none
Y171501017
Key Top
set
Keyboard
Cable
Y127501022
Y127501022
Y127501022
Y127501022
Y127501031
Y127501031
Y163502020
Y163504006
Equity le
Model
E1160A
Code
FCC ID
Keyboard
PCB Assy
-
C9S4D84701- 201
Y163504007
Control
Board
Y171501017
Key Top
set
Y171501007
Keyboard
Cable
Y171501006
Product Support Bulletin
Subject:
Installing a 3.5” 720KB FDD in the Apex Plus
PSB No: S- 0079
Originator: REM&
Date: 4/19/89
Page: 1 of 1
The newer version of the Apex Plus User’s Guide states that the 3.5", 720KB
FDD is not supported however, the system has been tested with and does
support the Epson 3.5", 720KB drive (Model Code A112A - AA).
Installing the 3.5” 720KB drive as drive B:
Ensure the Drive Select jumper on the 3.5” FDD is set to DS1. Replace the
lower floppy drive with the -new 3.5” FDD. If the new FDD does not slide
easily into the lower drive slot, then the top drive and the FDD chassis will
have to be removed. The FDD chassis is held in with 1 screw on each side
of the chassis at the front behind the front panel. After these 2 screws are
removed, the disk drive chassis can be removed be lifting up and forward out
of the retaining slots at the bottom. The 3.5” FDD can then be installed in the
lower position and the FDD chassis can then be reinstalled in the computer.
The top 5.25” FDD can then be installed and the system booted up with MSDOS. In order for the system to recognize the B: drive as a 3.5”, 720KB FDD,
a CONFIG.SYS file with the following statement must be created or added to
the existing CONFIG.SYS file:
DRIVPARM = /D:1/F:2
Installing the 3.5” 720KB drive as drive A:
If installing the 3.5” 720 as drive A: it must first be installed as drive B: and
a 3.5” MS- DOS system disk must be created. Boot the system with the
MS - DOS system disk in drive A:. Insert a blank 3.5” diskette in drive B then
use FORMAT B:/S to format and copy the system files to the 3.5” diskette.
Use COPY A:*.* B: to copy all the other MS - DOS files from the 5.25” diskette
to the 3.5” diskette. In order for the system to recognize the A: drive as a
3.5”, 720KB FDD, a CONFIG.SYS file with the following statement must be
made or added to the existing CONFIG.SYS file:
DRIVPARM = /D:0/F:2
There are no dip switches or jumpers to change on the computer, but the
drive select jumper on both floppy disk drives must be set to DS1.
The 5.25” FDD can then be installed as the lower B: drive and the 3.5” FDD
can be installed as drive A:.
Product Support Bulletin
Subject:
Apex Plus Hardware and Software Compatibility Lists
Date: 4/19/89
Page: 1 of 8
PSB No: S-007
Originator: REM
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a current listing of tested hardware
and software for the Apex Plus.
All testing was performed by Seiko Epson Japan and the results were supplied
to Epson America. This is not an all - inclusive list; there are many hardware
options and applications that will work correctly that are not listed.
Unless otherwise noted, all tests were conducted with the latest release of the
Apex Plus MS - DOS operating system software and ROM BIOS.
The products tested were certified in one of three ways:
OK
NG
*
-
Product works with full functionality
Product does not work - see compatibility note
Product works with partial functionality - see
compatibility note
The information provided does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of
Some of the
any particular product or any specific use or application.
products on the list may have software or hardware requirements which are not
met by the Apex Plus personal computer. Therefore, while EPSON believes the
information supplied is accurate, EPSON does not assume any responsibility for
use of any of the products on the attached list.
EPSON MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS
OR’ IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS LISTING OR THE PRODUCTS
REFERENCED IN THE LIST. EPSON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS,
INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE ANY OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED.
PSB No: S - 0078
Page: 2 of 8
HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
Product
Communication
AST 5251 Emulation Adapter
Asynchronous Adapter
Hayes Smartmodem 1200B
Vendor
Works
AST Research
IBM Corporation
Hayes Microcomputer
Products
Central Point Software
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
ok
ok
ok
Mass Storage
HardCard 20
Mountain Computer Inc.
ok
Memory Cards
Above Board PC
Fastcard IV
RAMpage
Six Pak Plus
Intel Corporation *
THESYS Memory Products
AST Research
AST Research
ok
ok
*
*
Peripheral Ports
IBM Game Control Card
Parallel Board
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
ok
ok
Pointing Devices
tight Pen
Joystick
KoalaPad Touch Tablet
Microsoft Bus Mouse (5.03)
Microsoft Bus Mouse and Adapter
Microsoft Serial Mouse
Mouse Tablet
FTG - DATA System
KRAFT
Koala Technologies Corp.
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
EPSON
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
CopyllPC Option Board
IBM 3278/3279 Emulation Adapter
IBM PC Network Adapter II
IBM Token Ring Network Adapter
SDLC Board
Video Cards
Auto Switch EGA
Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EPSON Color Graphics Adapter
EPSON Monochrome Display Adapter
Hercules Graphics Adapter
IBM Color Graphics Adapter
IBM Monochrome Display & Printer
Adapter
MGA Board
Modular Graphics Card
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
Paradise System
ok
IBM Corporation
ok
EPSON
ok
EPSON
Hercules Computer Technology ok
IBM Corporation
ng
ok
IBM Corporation
EPSON
Paradise Svstem Inc.
Notes
ok
ok
1
1
2
3
PSB No: S-0078
Page: 3 of 8
HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
- alphabetically Product
AST 5251 Board
Asynchronous Adapter
Auto Switch EGA
CopyllPC Option Board
Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EPSON Color Graphics Adapter
EPSON Monochrome Display Adapter
Fastcard IV
HardCard 20
Hayes Smartmodem 12008
Hercules Graphics Adapter
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
3278/3279 Emulation Adapter
Color Graphics Adapter
Game Control Card
Monochrome Display & Printer
Adapter
IBM PC Network Adapter II
IBM Token Ring Network Adapter
Joystick
KoalaPad Touch Tablet
Light Pen
MGA Board
Microsoft Bus Mouse and Adapter
Microsoft Bus Mouse (5.03)
Microsoft Serial Mouse
Modular Graphics Card
Mouse Tablet
Parallel Board
RAMpage
SDLC Board
Six Pak Plus
Works
Notes
AST Research
IBM Corporation
Paradise System
Central Point Soft
IBM Corporation
EPSON
EPSON
THESYS Memory Products
Mountain Computer Inc.
Hayes Microcomputer
Products
Hercules Computer
Technology
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
2
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
KRAFT
Koala Technologies Corp.
FTG - DATA System
EPSON
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Paradise System Inc.
EPSON
IBM Corporation
AST Research
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
*
ok
*
Vendor
ok
ok
ng
ok
ok
3
PSB No: S-0078
Page: 4 of 8
APEX PLUS Compatibility Report Notes
- Hardware -
Note 1:
RAM page
Six Pak Plus
When the machine has only 1 FDD, the “SUPERDRV” function does not work
correctly and the A drive cannot be accessed.
Note 2:
EPSON Color Graphics Adapter
The screen becomes disordered when the screen is scrolled, for example
executing DIR command.
Note 3:
IBM Color Graphics Adapter
The screen flashes when the system is booted and the same phenomena of
Note 2 occurs when the screen is scrolled.
PSB No: S-0078
Page: 5 of 8
SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
Product
Communication
MOVE IT
PC - TALK4
Version
3.0
R.1533
Vendor
Works
WOOLF SOFT
Headlands Communications
Corp.
ok
ok
Database
dBASE III
dBASE Ill Plus
R:BASE System V
REFLEX THE ANALYST
1.1
1.1
1.1
1985
Ashton - Tate
Ashton - Tate
Microrim
Borland International,
Inc.
ok
ok
ok
ok
Desktop Manager
GEM Desktop
Microsoft Windows
1.2
1.01
Digital Research, Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
ok
ok
Desktop Publishing
pfs:First Publisher
1.00
Software Publishing Corp.
ok
1983
1984
1986
1983
1982
i:,
1982
1984
1983
1981
R.88
Sierra On - Line, Inc.
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Broderbund Software
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
SUBLOGIC
Haydon Software
Mfg Corp.
Sir - tech Software, Inc.
lnfocom Inc.
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
*
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
2.52
2.0
Autodesk, Inc.
Lotus Development Corp.
ok
ok
Entertainment
Frogger
King’s Quest
King’s Quest III
Lode Runner
Microsoft Decathlon
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Nightmission PIN BALL
Sargon III
TAPPER
Wizardry
Zork I
Graphics
AutoCAD
Freelance Plus
Notes
1
2
PSB No: S-0078
Page: 6 of 8
Product
Integrated Software
Framework I I
pfs:First Choice
Symphony
Language
Microsoft Quick C
Operating System
Concurrent PC - DOS
IBM PC - DOS 3.20
Xenix Operating System V
for 86XT
Version
Vendor
Works
ok
ok
1.2
Ashton - Tate
Software Publishing
Corporation
Lotus Development Corp.
1.0
Microsoft Corporation
ok
Digital Research Inc.
IBM Corporation
Santa Cruz Operating Inc.
ok
ok
ok
1.1
2.00
3;:
2.1
ok
Spreadsheet
Lotus 1-2-3
SuperCalc 3
R.2
2.1
Lotus Development Corp.
Membership Service, Inc.
ok
ok
Utilities
Direct Access
4.0
ok
Fastback Plus
5.13
Delta Technology
International, inc.
Fifth Generation Systems,
Inc.
Peter Norton Computing
Peter Norton Computing
Borland International,
Inc.
Borland International,
Inc.
Borland International,
Inc.
Norton Commander
Norton Utilities
SideKick
SuperKey
Turbo Lightning
Word Processing
Bank Street Writer Plus
Microsoft Word
WordPerfect
WordStar 2000 Plus
Others
Dollars and Sense
1.00
3
1.56A
1.0
1985
1986
3.1
4.1
1.00
2.0
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
Brouderbund Software
Microsoft Corporation
WordPerfect Corporation
MicroPro International
ok
ok
ok
ok
Star/Monogram
ok
Notes
PSB No: S-0078
Page: 7 of 8
SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST
- alphabetically Product
Version
AutoCAD
Bank Street Writer Plus
Concurrent PC - DOS
dBASE III
dBASE Ill Plus
Direct Access
2.52
1986
5.0
1.1
1.1
4.0
Dollars and Sense
Fastback Plus
2.0
5.13
Framework II
Freelance Plus
Frogger
GEM Desktop
IBM PC - DOS 3.20
King’s Quest
King’s Quest III
Lode Runner
Lotus 1-2-3
Microsoft Decathlon
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Quick C
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Word
MOVE IT
Nightmission PIN BALL
Norton Commander
Norton Utilities
PC - TALK4
:‘:,
1983
3%
1984
1986
1983
R.2
1982
2.1
3.0
1.0
1.01
3.1
3.0
1982
1.00
3
R.1533
pfs: First Choice
2.00
pfs:First Publisher
R:BASE System V
REFLEX THE ANALYST
1.00
1.1
1985
Sargon Ill
SideKick
1984
1.56A
Vendor
Autodesk, Inc.
Broderbund Software
Digital Research Inc.
Ashton - Tate
Ashton - Tate
Delta Technology
International, Inc.
Star/Monogram
Fifth Generation Systems,
Inc.
Ashton - Tate
Lotus Development Corp.
Sierra On - line, Inc.
Digital Research, Inc.
IBM Corporation
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Sierra On - Line Inc.
Broderbund Software
Lotus Development Corp.
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
WOOLF SOFT
SUBLOGIC
Peter Norton Computing
Peter Norton Computing
Headlands Communications
Corp.
Software Publishing
Corporation
Software Publishing Corp.
Microrim
Borland International,
Inc.
Haydon Software
Borland International,
Inc.
Works Notes
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PSB No: S-0078
Page: 8 of 8
Version
Product
2.1
1.0
SuperCalc 3
SuperKey
Symphony
TAPPER
Turbo Lightning
1.2
1983
1985
Wizardry
WordPerfect
WordStar 2000 Plus
1981
4.1
1.00
Xenix Operation System V
for 86XT
Zork I
2.1
R.88
Vendor
Works Notes
Membership Service, Inc.
Borland International,
Inc.
Lotus Development Corp.
Mfg Corp.
Borland International,
Inc.
Sir-tech Software, Inc.
WordPerfect Corporation
MicroPro International
Corp.
Santa Cruz Operating Inc.
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lnfocom Inc.
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APEX PLUS Compatibility Report Notes
- Software Note 1:
REFLEX THE ANALYST
It is impossible to copy GRAPHICS.COM to a floppy disk because
REFLEX THE ANALYST does not support MS- DOS 3.20.
Note 2:
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Ver. 2.1)
A mouse cannot be used with MS - DOS 3.20. As Microsoft Flight
Simulator (Ver. 2.1) does not support MS - DOS 3.20, it requires
MS - DOS 3.10 or previous versions to use the mouse. When you
use Microsoft Flight Simulator Ver. 3.0, the mouse can be used.
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EPSON
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
SERVICE
PRODUCT SUPPORT
PSB NO.: S-0074
DATE:
B ULLETIN
PAGE: 1 of 1
ORIGINATOR: REM
3/17/89
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SUBJECT: APEX PLUS - GW-BASIC 3.2 UPDATE FOR HERCULES GRAPHICS
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information on a
solution to a problem using GW-BASIC in Hercules Graphics
mode with the Apex Plus computer.
Epson GW-BASIC 3.2 (version 1.04) and the multimode video
graphics adapter in the Apex Plus support Hercules Graphics.
However, when using the Epson GW-BASIC 3.2 (version 1.04) for
Hercules Graphics it will not work with the Apex Plus except
in the following cases:
1.
When
2.
After enabling the Hercules mode by using another
application. ie: by displaying a graph in PFS First
Choice then exiting First Choice and loading GW-BASIC.
a
different
Hercules
Graphics
board
is
used.
This is caused by the video board check routine in the
GW-BASIC software which mistakingly determines that the video
board is MDA.
If the Hercules mode is used by another
application, it will enable the video board Hercules Graphics
mode.
A new version of Epson's GW-BASIC (version 1.05) has been
developed to correct this problem in the Apex Plus.
GW-BASIC (version 1.05) is available from Epson's Computer
Product Support and will be supplied free of charge to
customers who request it.
Customers can either contact
Epson's Computer Product Support department by calling our
Consumer Support number at (213) 539-9955, send requests via
FAX (213) 530-9802 or write to:
Epson America Inc.
26310 Telo Avenue
Torrance, CA 90505
Attn.
EPSON
AMERICA
Computer
SERVICE,
Product
23610
TEL0
Support
AVENUE,
M/S
6-12
TORRANCE,
CALIF.
90505
EPSON
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
PRODUCT SUPPORT BULLETIN
SERVICE
PSB NO.:
S-0065
DATE:
1/5/89
ORIGINATOR:
AGE: 1 of 1
REM/
SUBJECT: DISABLING THE FLOPPY DISK CONTROLLER IN EPSON COMPUTERS
This bulletin covers the ability or inability to
floppy disk controller in the Epson computers.
COMPUTER
Equity I
II
Equity
III
I+
Equity II+
1OMHz
12MHz
Equity
the
HOW
No
Equity
Equity
FDC CAN
BE
DISABLED
disable
III+
No
Yes
CPU Board - Switch 2-3 off
Yes
CPU Brd - Jumper 1 in Position B
Multi-function
No
Yes
Board
- Jumper 2 in Position B
Yes
Multi-function
Board
- Jumper 1 in Position B
- Jumper 2 in Position B
Apex
Apex Plus
EPSON
AMERICA
Yes
Motherboard
-
Remove
Jumper
El
No
SERVICE,
23610
TEL0
AVENUE,
TORRANCE,
CALIF.
90505