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Exidy Sorcerer Dumb Terminal Program & ZAP80 Disassembler Tapes, Manual & Labels - ChickenMan - 01-07-2021

Thanks to exidyboy for providing the cassette label & insert scans and to tezza for providing the 1200 baud recording of the tapes.

Sorcerer Dumb Terminal Program Ver 3.0 as produced by Dick Smith Electronics in 1980, Catalogue No. X-3637.  From its label :-

1. Machine language program. Load into Sorcerer using Monitor Command LOG DTERM (cr).
2. Program has exclusive transparent printer feature which utilizes all available RAM if necessary.
3. Program will announce itself and ask you to specify various parameters for serial operation.
4. Program uses Sorcerer's resident RS-232C port.

ZAP80 is a hidden code Disassembler produced by System Software and was written by Ian Robinson in 1981. To load, use LOG (cr).

Exidyboy also provided scans of a couple other Sorcerer cassettes, System_3 which is different to our current label and Space Trek which was published by Global Software Network and written by P W Deckert from Tasmania in 1981.

So on the Vintage Repository in the Exidy_Sorcerer\Software\Tapes folder we placed

sorcerer_dumb_terminal_v3_1200b.wav
zap80_disassembler_1200b.wav

sorcerer_dumb_terminal.jpg <-- in the Pictures\Tapes folder
zap80.jpg
system_3.jpg
space_trek.jpg


RE: Exidy Sorcerer Dumb Terminal Program & ZAP80 Disassembler Tapes & Labels - ChickenMan - 01-07-2021

Thanks to kimjohn for forwarding a scan of his Dick Smith Sorcerer Dump Terminal ver3 manual that came with his tape.  A5 in size and 4 pages long.

From the manual:-

The dumb terminal is a program designed to convert any Sorcerer to a
'dumb' terminal using the sorcerer's RS-232 serial interface to communicate
with a mainframe computer or communications link.
Although the Sorcerer is a complete computer in itself, it is much less
expensive than the video terminals used with most mainframe computers
and so is often an economical alternative to these terminals.

So in the Vintage Repository in the Exidy_Sorcerer\Manuals folder we placed

sorcerer_dumb_terminal_v3_manual.pdf