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Manuals

This page contains only manuals – of hardware or software. If you want to see some Sol newsletters, articles, or ads, then check the other documents page.

If you have any documents online, or could make copies of documents that I don't have that you could share, please let me know.

Sol Systems Manual (link)

This site used to have each chapter of the Sol Systems Manual broken out as a separate document, which was probably somewhat inconvenient to download. A recent contribution has caused me to reassemble this manual into a single pdf after cherry picking the best parts of various sources.

Chapters 1-6 of the manual mostly came from Roger Lewis's website at www.s100.computers.com. It is mirrored here with his permission. It appears he let the domain go and someone else has picked it up, and with a name like that, you know it is worth a visit.

I scanned my own manuals for chapters 7-10. Chapter 10 is the biggest part of the manual, as it consists of about twenty triple-sized schematics and assembly drawings.

In 2011, Paolo Binotti scanned and sent his manual to me; that is the source for about half the preface and all of chapters 11 and 12 of the assembled manual below. It should be noted that while chapters 1-10 are mostly OCR'd off the original and follow the original formatting, chapters 11 and 12 are image-only scans.

Document Pages Size
Sol Systems Manual
scans donated by Roger Lewis and Paolo Binotti
264 12.1 MB

Hardware Manuals (link)

These are manuals for a few S-100 cards commonly found in Sol systems.

Document Pages Size
4KRA User's Manual (4KB static RAM board)
contributed by Paolo Binotti
61 2.6 MB
8KRA User's Manual (8KB static RAM board)
contributed by Paolo Binotti
67 2.4 MB
16KRA User's Manual (16KB dynamic RAM board) 76 1.2 MB
48KRA-1 User's Manual (First Edition)
manual donated by Steve Maguire
56 1.0 MB
ALS-8 Firmware Module Assembly Instructions 69 4.5 MB
CUTS, Computer Users Tape System, Assembly and Test Instructions 44 2.2 MB
NorthStar MICRO-DISK MDS-A-D DOUBLE DENSITY Manual
copy contributed by Doug Coward
40 235 KB
Subsystem B User's Manual
scanned by Charles Eicher
By incorporating the appropriate Processor Tech S-100 cards and configuring them properly, you can turn your generic S-100 box into a Sol-20 compatible machine.
36 3.2 MB

Software Manuals (link)

Document Pages Size
SOLOS/CUTER User's Manual
(first revision manual)
31 99 KB
BASIC/5 User's Manual
(first revision manual)
39 91 KB
5K BASIC Manual (Software #2)
contributed by Paolo Binotti
43 1.8 MB
5K BASIC Source Listing (Software #2)
contributed by Bruce Jones
69 6.6 MB
Extended Cassette BASIC User's Manual 134 390 KB
8080 Cassette FOCAL User's Manual
copy contributed by John MacPherson
31 187 KB
FOCAL source code listing, (c) 1976
contributed by Gregory R Perry, PE
note that the listing doesn't exactly match Cassette Focal program, which came later
78 5.5 MB
ASSM 8080 Assembler User's Manual 23 518 KB
Cassette PILOT User's Manual (Release 2.2)
Copy contributed by Herb Johnson.
82 983 KB
EDIT Advanced 8080 Editor User's Manual (Release 1.0)
Copy contributed by Herb Johnson.
52 560 KB
Music System User's Manual
copy contributed by John MacPherson
45 268 KB
Software #1 Resident Assembler User's Manual 31 61 KB
ALS-8 User's Manual
scanned by Mike Noel
93 185 KB
Air Traffic Controller (Creative Computing, CS-8001)
by David Mannering
contributed by Bob Stek
6 22 KB
Space Games (CS-8003; ASTER, LUNAR, STRWR, ROMLN)
contributed by Bob Stek
3 10 KB
Strategy Games-2 (Creative Computing, CS-8004; TRAP, WMPUS, WMPS2, RACE, KNGDM)
contributed by Bob Stek
3 9 KB
DEBUG 8080 v1.3 manual
describes a different debugger than the one below; this one was a utility for PTDOS.
donated by Paul Schaper
8 15 KB
DEBUG ADVANCED 8080 Debugger User's Manual
describes DEBUG 1.1
28 49 KB
Dynamic Debugging System, by Computer Mart of NJ
contributed by Bob Stek
45 65 KB
8080 Chess User's Manual
manual donated by Paul Schaper
43 323 KB
GAMEPAC1 User's Manual
manual donated by Paul Schaper
28 68 KB
GAMEPAC2 User's Manual
manual donated by Paul Schaper
25 297 KB
TREK-80 User's Manual
manual donated by Paul Schaper
14 108 KB
The Electric Pencil Word Processor User's Manual
by Michael Schrayer
manual donated by Dudley Henderson
23 54 KB
Software Music Synthesizer System
by Jon Bokelman
manual scanned by Bob Stek
31 726 KB
Dual Personality Module for Sol Computers manual, by Micro Complex
manual donated by Bob Stek
10 31 KB
Processor Technology Extended Cassette BASIC on CP/M
by TAD Enterprises
Copy contributed by Bob Stek. This is the manual that came with a product to convert PT Extended Cassette BASIC to run under CP/M.
8 114 KB

Only after scanning, OCR'ing, cleaning up, and formatting the "SOLOS/CUTER Users Manual" and the "BASIC/5 Users Manual" did I find out that these are the first printing of these manuals. I also have the third printing of each of this, after P.T. had moved to Pleasanton. The BASIC/5 manual is largely the same with only minor additions. Unfortunately, the SOLOS/CUTER manual got quite a bit better in the later revision. I kind of doubt that I'll get around to OCR'ing that version.

PTDOS Manuals (link)

Document Pages Size
PTDOS 1.5 User's Manual (OS User's Guide)
manual donated by Steve Maguire
164 1.7 MB
PTDOS 1.5 User's Manual (Applications)
manual donated by Steve Maguire
144 1.4 MB
Extended Disk BASIC User's Manual (Release 1.1) 74 3.6 MB
Extended Disk Fortran User's Manual (First Edition)
manual donated by Steve Maguire
139 1.5 MB
WordWizard User's Manual (First Edition)
manual donated by Steve Maguire
92 1.2 MB
Helios II User's Manual (First Edition)
manual donated by Steve Maguire
36 495 KB