Hello everyone. I would like to apologize that it has been awhile since I last posted, life gets in the way. I am going to start posting more often now that things have settled down.
This post starts a series that will look at getting software into a bare minimum Coleco Adam with just a data drive, an Adam Link modem and either, Smart Basic, Smart Logo or CP/M on data tape. The reason I want to do this is to help you understand what you can do with this system without adding new hardware or spending a lot of money on software.
We will look specifically at adding software to the Adam using this bare configuration. I selected this configuration because this is how I started out and I see a lot of systems selling that have this basic settings. I will also explore how to do it without an Adam Link modem using just the joystick ports and a EVE serial port if you happen to have one.
As I post these articles feel free to ask questions and if you have a different minimum setup let me know. The articles will be in the following order over the next few weeks:
- Understanding the Adam Link Modem and Eve Serial ports
- Using CP/M (or TDOS)
- Using Smart Basic
- Using Smart Logo
- Using the Joystick Port
- Transferring Files to the Adam