This is an early piece of American Gaming / Computer History in original box with manual and Floppy Disc. This is an "Origin a l ISEPIC from Starpoint Software ". This freeze cartridge is an early piece of Chip Gracey's products. More about the original ice pick below.
The text BELOW is most likely written by Marco van den Heuvel. Isepic is a ram based freeze cart. The isepic cart has a switch which controls if the registers and ram is mapped in.
When the switch is switched away from the computer the cart is put in'hidden' mode, where the registers, window and ram is not accessable. When the switch is switched towards the computer the cart is put in ultimax mode, with the registers mapped, and the current page being mapped into any unmapped ultimax memory space, it will also generate an NMI.
Following is from Ken Gracey. Around these times some of Chip's vintage computer friends would come and visit. Staying for days - Lance Walley, Tom Mornini, Alan Needham, Bruce from Starpoint. This product's success pretty much sealed Chip's future as a lifetime entrepreneur. More Info on the ISEPIC Freeze Cartridge.
ISEPIC (say "ice-pick") is an extraordinary hardware and software combination that is capable of copying virtually all memory-resident software regardless of the original protection scheme or storage medium. Are the first few words on the manual. And for once you can believe in what that sentence stated in 1985. Freezing programs is the sole purpose ISEPIC was created for and it does it pretty well.
Commercially distributed by Starpoint Software in likely June 1985 it vanished very quickly again by the end of 1985. The manual has the name of the hard- and software designer written all over it and nowadays the web sight of Parallax Inc has an article on their origins explaining how Charles'Chip' Gracey started that company and what he did before. Please check out all my Automotive, Business, Law books, Video gaming, Wires/Cables, fishing, hunting, tools & other items. Will be adding more as often as possible. Gu a ranteed to be as described and photo'd.
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