Dumps Needed by Major Manufacturer

Acorn Dumps Needed

BBC
  • BBC Master 512 (1986) - It has a second processor card with a 10 MHz Intel 80186 and 512 KB memory. Is the BIOS different from regular BBC Master?
  • BBC Master Turbo (1986) - It has a 2nd CPU (65C02 4 MHz). Is the BIOS different from regular BBC Master?
  • BBC Master ET (1986) - aka Econet Terminal, it has an Econet Interface. Is the BIOS different from regular BBC Master?
  • BBC Master Compact (1986) - aka Olivetti Prodest PC 128 S in Europe. Is the BIOS different from regular BBC Master?
Archimedes
RISC PC
Misc.
Possible
  • ABC 100 / 200 / 300 - same as the x10 version, but without HD, maybe never produced
  • ABC Model Terminal - base model of the ABC series, maybe never produced
  • ABC Model PA - aka Personal Assistant, maybe never produced
  • Archimedes A410 / A420 / A440 - use older memory controller. probably never produced, A410 is only mentioned in marketing documents
  • CoNCord (1997) - prototype 2nd generation of Network Computer, probably it's just an early name for FastNC

ACT Dumps Needed

Note: In the early 90s, ACT was bought by Mitsubishi and, therefore, later Apricot computers are listed in the Mitsubishi section.

Apricot
  • Apricot Xi (1984) - models: Xi5, Xi10, Xi20, Xi20s (depending on RAM, HD, FDD config)
Misc.

Amstrad Dumps Needed

PC compatibles
Misc
  • CPC 472 (1984) - spanish CPC464, with more RAM (but notice that the additional 8K are not directly accessible!)
  • CSD (1990) - aka Cartridge Software Demonstrator, used to display in stores CPC 464/6128 Plus games as well as GX 4000 ones
Possible

Apple Dumps Needed

Note: probably many recent models share a common BIOS, but we need either to find specific documents or to access dumps to verify.

Newton
Macintosh
Misc.
  • Apple IIc (Revised Memory Expansion) - Identical to IIc (OME) except for bugfixes

Atari Dumps Needed

Bandai Dumps Needed

Pippin
  • Pippin revisions:
    • Early Developer ROM (Part number AP2660-02)
    • KINKA Pre-Release ROM (Part number AP2735-01)
    • Ver 1.2 ROM (Board number 820-0867-01) (On loan to the Guru)
    • Ver 1.3 ROM (Part number AP2777-01)
Misc

Canon Dumps Needed

MSX Computers
Misc
  • CX-1 (1981/12) - business computer, a variant BX-3 has a different screen
  • AS-100 (1982)
  • CAT (1987) - Anything but v2.40 (R240), v1.74 (R74)
  • Object.Station (1994) - successor of the NeXT.Station by NeXT
  • CanoWord J series - Word processors, various models: J1/J1C, J1HC/J1HCII/J1HF/J1HR/J1HRII/J1HX, J1V/J1VC/J1VE/J1VF/J1VG/J1VL/J1VR/J1VRII/J1VS/J1VX,J5/J5II, J7, J10/J10II, J20
  • CanoWord Alpha series - Word processors, various models: α260/α360/α370/α40/α45/α50/α60/α65B/α65W/α70/α75/α7S/α80H/α85/α85H/α85HG/α85HL
  • Canon Axi series - AX compatible computers, various models: DX-20/20P/10/10P
  • Canon WordTank M300 / V300 - electronic dictionaries

Casio Dumps Needed

Computers
Pocket Computers - PB-100 systems
Pocket Computers - FX-860P systems
Pocket Computers - PB-700 systems
Pocket Computers - Others
Misc

Commodore Dumps Needed

  • TV Game 2000K, 3000H. Uses the same microcontroller as the Telstar arcade. MPS 7600/7601 with a 512-word internal ROM.
  • PC Compatible systems (we do have a dump of the Commodore 386SX-16)
  • Amiga keyboard controller chips, the older ones are MOS6500/1 MCUs.
  • The CDTV LCD MCU.

DEC Dumps Needed

Epson dumps needed

Misc
  • QX-10 (1982) ~ Japanese version undumped (or dump hoarded), Western version in MESS
  • QX-16 (~1984)
PX-4 (portable computer)
  • PX-4 / HC-40 ~ Japanese version undumped (or dump hoarded), Western version in MESS
  • 4 KB internal mask ROM from the sub CPU (µPD7508)
PX-8 (portable computer)
  • PX-8 / HC-88 / Geneva ~ Japanese version undumped (or dump hoarded), Western version in MESS
  • 4 KB internal mask ROM from the sub CPU (µPD7508)
  • 4 KB internal mask ROM from the slave CPU (HD6301)
Printers (9-pin)
  • MX-80
  • MX-80 with Graftrax-80
  • MX-80 with Graftrax-Plus
  • MX-100
  • MX-100 with Graftrax-80
  • MX-100 with Graftrax-Plus
  • RX-80
  • RX-85
  • RX-100
  • FX-80
  • FX-85
  • FX-100
Printers (24-pin)
  • LQ-570
  • LQ-850
  • LQ-870
  • LQ-1070

Fujitsu Dumps Needed

Note: probably many recent models share a common BIOS, but we need either to find specific documents or to access dumps to verify.

FM-8 series
FM-7 series

A few of these are now supported by MESS, but it is not confirmed which models the dumps come from

FM Towns

A few of these are now supported by MESS, but it is not confirmed which models the dumps come from

FM Other
Word Processors
FMV series
Misc
  • L-Kit 8 (1970)
  • L-Kit 16 (1977)
  • Intertop series - PDAs
  • Intertop CX series - PDAs, WinCE based
  • Pocket LOOX series - PDAs, WinCE based
  • 9450 series (~1981) - desktop computers

Grundy Business Systems Dumps Needed

NewBrain
  • COP420 Keyboard Controller for NewBrain A
  • COP420 Keyboard Controller for NewBrain AD
  • COP420 Keyboard Controller for NewBrain MD
Grundy 8200
  • Some kind of SuperBoard clone?

Hewlett Packard Dumps Needed

Hitachi Dumps Needed

Note: probably many recent models share a common BIOS, but we need either to find specific documents or to access dumps to verify.

Basic Master
Word Processors
Persona
Misc

IBM Dumps Needed

    • Several dumps exist but accuracy is not known
    • Revision 1 BIOS (06/01/83) MIGHT be dumped but needs a redump
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • BASIC is not dumped unless the current bios dump includes it
    • Keyboard Controller does not exist on this model
    • Pretty much the same as PCjr
    • ACCEPT Revision ? BIOS (03/15/85) is dumped
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • Keyboard Row/Column decoder is not dumped
    • Revision ? BIOS (09/13/85) is not dumped
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • BASIC is not dumped, probably is on same chip as bios as on XT and AT
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
    • Revision ? BIOS (06/26/87) is not dumped
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • BASIC is not dumped, may be integrated in bios as on XT and AT. Only some PS/2s have BASIC.
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 25 or 25L (8086 version)
    • Revision 1 BIOS (06/26/87) is not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller did not exist on this model?
  • PS/2 Model 25 or 25/286 (286 version)
    • Revision 1 BIOS (??/??/??) is not dumped
    • Revision 2 BIOS (??/??/??) is not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 30
    • ACCEPT Revision 1 BIOS (09/02/86) is dumped
    • Revision 2 BIOS (12/12/86) is not dumped
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller does not exist on this model
  • PS/2 Model 30 286
    • Revision ? BIOS (??/??/89) is not dumped, needs dumpat.exe to dump.
    • ACCEPT Revision ? BIOS (08/25/88) is dumped but could use verification
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 50 (286, 1 waitstate)
    • Revision 1 BIOS (02/13/87) is not dumped
    • Revision 2 BIOS (05/09/87) is not dumped
    • Revision 3 BIOS (??/??/??) is not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 50Z (286, 0 waitstates)
    • Revision 1 BIOS (01/28/88) is not dumped
    • Revision 2 BIOS (04/18/88) is not dumped
    • Revision 3 BIOS (??/??/??) is not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 55
    • 4 BIOS revisions, two from model 55-5551, two from model 55-5571, none are dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 55SX
    • ACCEPT Revision 1 BIOS (11/02/88) is dumped
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 55LS
    • Revision 1 BIOS (02/08/90) is not dumped
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 60
    • Revision 1 BIOS (02/13/87) is not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model 70 (0x0D submodel)
    • Revision 1 BIOS (06/08/88, 386DX 25MHz) is not dumped
    • ACCEPT Revision 2 BIOS (02/20/89, 386DX 25MHz) is dumped
    • ACCEPT Revision 3 BIOS (03/17/89. 386DX 20MHz) is dumped
    • Revision 4? BIOS (12/01/89, 486SX? 25MHz) is not dumped
    • Any other BIOS revisions are not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped and is embedded in an ASIC so will require decapping to dump
  • PS/2 Model 80
    • Revision ? BIOS (03/30/87) is not dumped
    • Revision ? BIOS (10/07/87) is not dumped
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
  • PS/2 Model L40SX (laptop)
    • CANCEL Revision ?1? BIOS (08/26/91) is dumped but at half size, and in a messy way. A protected mode program will be required to fully dump it.
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped
    • ACCEPT Revision 1 BIOS (04/24/81) is dumped, verified, and in MESS. a disassembly exists on Rich Cini's site: http://highgate.comm.sfu.ca/~rcini/files/PCBios.ASM
    • ACCEPT Revision 2 BIOS (10/19/81) is dumped, verified, and in MESS
    • ACCEPT Revision 3 BIOS (10/27/82, first version which supports full 640k, rom bios extensions) is dumped, verified, and in MESS (ibm5150)
    • ACCEPT Revision 1.0 BASIC is dumped, verified, and in MESS
    • ACCEPT Revision 1.1 BASIC is dumped, verified, and in MESS
    • Keyboard Controller does not exist on this model
    • CANCEL Revision 1 BIOS (08/16/82) is dumped and in MESS. This bios consists of two chips: the chip labeled 5000027 is the same as on revision 2, but 5000026 needs a redump. The current 'dump' of 5000026 (made by concatenating a trimmed dump) is probably correct but needs verification. This version appears to be a pre-release prototype (all IBM docs call the 11/08/82 version 'revision 1'), and is only one or two bytes different from revision 2, in the keyboard-port-code-upload-factory-test code, which is unused during normal use.
    • ACCEPT Revision 2 BIOS (11/08/82) is dumped and in MESS, it is the same as the PC 5155 and the 3270 PC
    • ACCEPT Revision 3 BIOS (01/10/86), Model XT-089, is dumped and in MESS. AKA 'enhanced XT', it has enhanced KB support IN SOFTWARE (yikes), also has 3.5“ drive 720k support.
    • ACCEPT Revision 4 BIOS (05/09/86), Model XT-???, (update of rev3 to fix minor KB issues) is dumped and in MESS
    • ACCEPT Type 13 Xebec Hard disk controller is dumped (this is the newer of the two versions of the Xebec IBM used)
    • Keyboard Controller does not exist on this model
    • ACCEPT Revision 1 BIOS (01/10/84, AT models 068 and 099, 20MB HDD, 6Mhz, unlocked) is dumped
    • Revision 2 BIOS (06/10/85, AT model 239, 30MB HDD, locked to <6.3MHz) is dumped but needs verification; a disassembly exists on Rich Cini's site: http://highgate.comm.sfu.ca/~rcini/files/pcatbios.zip
    • ACCEPT Revision 3 BIOS (11/15/85, AT model 319 or 339, 3.5” drive, 30MB HDD, locked to <8.3MHz or <12MHz? or maybe just >6MHz?) is dumped, verified, and in MESS.
    • ACCEPT Keyboard Controller is dumped
    • ACCEPT BIOS is dumped (11/08/82, same as 5160 Rev2)
    • ACCEPT BASIC is dumped (same as XT, integrated into bios)
    • Several PALS/PROMS are needed dumps
    • Keyboard Controller does not exist on this model
    • ACCEPT Revision ?1? BIOS (04/21/86) is dumped
    • Several PALS/PROMS are needed dumps
    • Keyboard Controller is effectively dumped (it is almost certainly the same as on the AT, has same P/N but is on a preprogrammed eprom-based i8642 instead of a mask rom i8042)
  • 3270 Personal Computer Model 5271
    • ACCEPT Revision ? BIOS is dumped (11/08/82, same as 5160 rev2)
    • ACCEPT 3270 graphics/interface cards are dumped.
    • ACCEPT Xebec HDD controller is dumped (this is the older of the two versions of the Xebec IBM used)
    • Keyboard Controller is not dumped and likely does not exist on this model
  • 3270 AT Model 5281
    • ACCEPT Revision ? BIOS is dumped (11/15/85, not the same as 5170 AT rev 3 from same date)
    • ACCEPT Keyboard Controller is dumped (same as PC AT)
  • 5531 Industrial XT
    • Revision ? BIOS is not dumped
    • Keyboard controller is not dumped and likely does not exist on this model
  • 7531/7532 Industrial AT
    • Revision ? BIOS (6mhz 80286) is not dumped
    • Revision ? BIOS (8mhz 80286) is not dumped
    • Keyboard controller is probably the same as the normal AT and if so is already dumped
    • Needs Executable ROS and Language ROS dumped (APL and BASIC and combo versions)
  • 5110
    • Needs Executable ROS and Language ROS dumped (APL and BASIC and combo versions)
  • 5120, AKA 5110 Model 3
    • Needs Executable ROS and Language ROS dumped (APL and BASIC and combo versions)
  • IBM Keyboards:
    • Keyboard Row/Column decoder from Model F PC/XT 93-key keyboard is not dumped and is likely protected. i8049?
    • Keyboard Row/Column decoder from PCjr chiclet-type keyboard is not dumped and is protected: attempted dump was blank, so it must be protected, and will require decapping. i8049?
    • Keyboard Row/Column decoder from PCjr alternate-type (later, clicky-looking normal keys) keyboard is not dumped and is likely protected. i8049?
    • Keyboard Row/Column Decoder from built-in keyboard in the IBM Portable PC model 5155 (PC/XT compatible) is not dumped and is likely protected. i8049?
    • Keyboard Row/Column Decoder from Model ?L? AT 94-key keyboard is not dumped and is likely protected. i8049?
    • Keyboard Row/Column Decoder from Model M (all revs) keyboard is not dumped and is likely protected. older versions unofficially have compatibility with the PC/XT interface, but the later ones (after Lexmark spinoff by IBM, and blue IBM logo on KB?) supposedly do not. Earlier keyboards use an i8049 or i8050 MCU, later ones may use something else.
    • Keyboard Row/Column Decoder from Model M2 keyboard is not dumped and is likely protected. This KB was made after the IBM-Lexmark split. Uses a motorola or hitachi ?6301? MCU?

In model order:

  • 5100 - Pre-PC unit with discrete cpu, does have roms which need dumping
  • 5110, 5120 - same as above
  • 5140 - PC Convertible
  • 5150 - PC
  • 5155 - PC Portable
  • 5160 - PC XT
  • 5162 - PC XT-286
  • 5170 - PC AT
  • 5271 - 3270 PC
  • 5281 - 3270 AT

In release order: 5100, 5110, 5120, 5150, 5160, 5155, 5271, 5170, 5281, 5140, 5162

Luxor Dumps Needed

Luxor ABC-55/77 Keyboard
  • i8035 Keyboard Controller ROM: 65-02486.Z10
  • Keyboard External Keymap ROM: *.Z14
Luxor ABC-80
  • BASIC Version 1 ROMs (checksum 11273)
  • Video Controller PROMs: ABC8011.K5, ABC8012.J3, ABC8013.E7, ABC8021.K2, ABC8022.K1
  • IEC ROM
  • Printer ROM
Luxor ABC-800C(olor)
  • BASIC ROM: ABCC.1M
  • Character Generator ROM: VUC-SE.7C
Luxor ABC-802
  • Video Attribute Encoder PAL: ABCP2-11.2G
Luxor ABC-806
  • Video Controller PROMs: RAD.9B, HRUI.6E, HRUII.12G, V50.7E
  • Video Attribute Encode PALs: ATTHAND.11C, ABCP3-11.1B, ABCP4-11.2D
Luxor ABC-16
  • Everything
Nokia/Luxor ABC-1200
  • Everything
Luxor ABC-1600
  • Everything
Luxor ABC-9000
  • Everything

Mitsubishi Dumps Needed

MSX Computers
Misc

Matsushita / National / Panasonic Dumps Needed

Note: probably many recent models share a common BIOS, but we need either to find specific documents or to access dumps to verify.

MSX Computers
Let's Note Laptop Computers
Misc

Memotech Dumps Needed

Floppy/HD
  • MTX-FDXC1 Floppy Disc Controller BIOS (8K)
  • MTX Bus Interface Card BIOS (64K)
  • HDX Hard Disk Controller (?)
Video Enhancements
  • HRX System (?)
  • Multi Effect Video Wall System ROMs (several)

NEC Dumps Needed

Note: probably many PC-98xx models share a common BIOS, but we need either to find specific documents or to access dumps to verify.

TK80
  • TK80E (1977)
  • TK80BS (1978) [MESS currently supports a publicly available ROM, which is not coming from an original unit]
  • Compo-BS/80 (1979)
  • TK85 (1980)
PC-6000 series

A few of these are now supported by MESS, but it is not confirmed which models the dumps come from

PC-6600 series

A few of these are now supported by MESS, but it is not confirmed which models the dumps come from

  • PC-6601 (1983) - high-end model of PC-6001 mkII
  • PC-6601 SR (1984) - high-end model of PC-6001 mkII SR
PC-8000 series

A few of these are now supported by MESS, but it is not confirmed which models the dumps come from

PC-8800 series

A few of these are now supported by MESS, but it is not confirmed which models the dumps come from

PC-9800 series (Generation I - CPU: 8086)

* PC-9801F (1983)

PC-9800 series (Generation II - CPU: V30)
PC-9800 series (Generation III - CPU: 80286/80386)
PC-9800 series (Generation IV - CPU: 486DX - PC/AT comp.)