S o f t w a r e
Drivers & user
IBM Canada still has this Vintage
Personal Computers Page,
but if you are looking for reference diskettes
and other downloads you should look here.
home page for Support and Service
(ICS-Olivetti), includes downloadable user disks
MCA-adapter identification software: identifies
almost every MCA card.
MCA adapter identification utility, clone of
QBMCA, works faster.
Programmable option select display utility (to
know your planar's id).
Reference disk ID stamping utility: can transform
any floppy to a reference diskette.
Diskette image for system/reference partition
You can easily manage disk images through your
Windows GUI. It allows to change disk format
(i.e. you may convert a 360 Kb image to 1,44 Mb).
I tested it with several uncommon disk formats
(e.g. CP/M 5.25" disks) with good results.
(Diskette Image Archiver). This one is very
demanding: your diskettes must have absolutely no
bad sectors. Also, it uses no compression and it
reads all sectors, including non-used ones (thus,
a 1,44 Mb disk would result in a 1,44 Mb image in
any case). Format conversion is impossible. The
good things are that it includes MKSFXDIM which
allows you to create self extracting disk images,
and that you can protect your disk images with a
password. Also, it is freeware.
CPU id utility works on later
486 and Pentium CPUs. It gives model revision
& stepping of your Intel processor. Almost
useless with 286s, 386s and early 486s.
More to come...