Hitachi Peach Personal Computer documentation

Japanese personal computers were available in Australia and supported by users groups such as ‘The Australian Phase’.  Unfortunately I have little knowledge of the Peach but share these PDF files to hopefully fill in some gaps in documentation available online.  A majority of the pages scanned were photocopied originals made into books,

Interesting that just down from my home in Canberra was ‘The Software House’ which have documented the Peach ROM and Drive.  If anyone has a contact for them some 40 years later then by all means get in touch.

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Hitachi Peach Personal Computer

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Peach ROM Notes By Bruce Rossell And Howard Viccars copy.jpg


The Australian Phase A Magazine For Japanese Micros copy.jpg

Basic Manual For Hitachi Personal Computer MB-S1 1020.pdf
Disk Basic Manual MS-S101 For Hitachi Personal Computer MB-S1.pdf
Hisoft Hiwriter Manual.pdf
Hitachi Basic Master Level 3 MB-6890 Assembler Manual 1983.pdf
Hitachi MB-6890 Level-3 Disk Basic Manual (Difficult Scan).pdf
Hitachi MP-1802.pdf
Hitachi MP-3710.pdf
Hitachi Peach Booklet in Japanese.pdf
Hitachi Personal Computer MB-S1 10 20 Operation Manual (Photocopy).pdf
Hitachi S1 Brochure RAW (Two Sources).zip
Hitachi S1 Brochure.pdf
Micro Data BJS Software Systems (For Hitachi Peach).pdf
No Cover Page - Related To Peach.pdf
Notes On Hitachi Peach Double Density DOS By Peter Calder.pdf
OBS Computer Centre Pricing List.pdf
Peach ROM Notes By Bruce Rossell And Howard Viccars.pdf
Peach User Notes Volume 2 Number 3.pdf
Procalc for the Hitachi Peach.pdf
The Australian Phase A Magazine For Japanese Micros.pdf
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FOX-640 Computer documentation – Apple II compatible

Presented online is the user’s manual (including schematics) for the Australian FOX-640 computer.  These were scanned on behalf of the owner with thanks.

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Fox 640 Documentation

Cover Fox 640 manual.jpg

Melody Shop Booster Pack Plus, Scholastic – Complete boxed Apple II software

Last month I released Slide Shop for the Apple II.  This boxed software supports Slide Shop and Story Teller Deluxe by allowing you to both compose and add your music to the slides.  A nice mouse driven UI.
Included in the archive are:
– Complete box art scans
– Manual scans
– Disk image (no copy protection) with label scan
– Screenshots from AppleColor Composite monitor
– Warranty registration card

Scroll to M for Melody:


Winnie The Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood, Sierra Walt Disney – Complete Apple II software

Presented here is the complete box set of Winnie The Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood.  Other versions exist online but nothing all in one place and interestingly my box and manual are quite different to exisiting release.
Freshly scanned
– Manual (new version, 1200dpi)
– Box art
– Disk label
– Large map
– Screenshots of AppleColor Composite monitor
– Disk images as cracked by Passport by 4am

I have previously released a Donald Duck title by Walt Disney Personal Computer Software, so this release compliments that nicely.

Scroll to W for Winnie:


Apple //c manual scans

In addition to the IIGS manual photo scans, I brought home an Apple //c manual from KansasFest to scan each individual photo in the manual.  A collage was made of the best as shown but included here for scrolling through are the individual example photos where the manual demonstrates, for example inserting a disk.

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Apple IIGS Manual – scans of chapter photos (complete)

KansasFest 2017 had an abundance of Apple IIGS manuals for giveaway which was perfect for me to flick through and compare them.  I found two versions with very different stock photograph and decided to unbind the two manuals for high resolution scanning.  Each page was scanned on an Epson Perfection V700 scanner and individually levelled and joined in Adobe photoshop.

Find the full resolution, uncompressed TIFFs and processed JPGs at my publicly shared Google Drive.  Navigate: Manuals and documentation scans -> IIGS Manual Glamour photos

Enjoy scrolling through!Apple IIGS Manual front cover.jpg



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Tales of Mystery, Scholastic. Apple II Educational software (complete)

Presented here is a complete release of Tales of Mystery, published by Scholastic.  Similar to Microzine in box style and system requirements – Apple ][+ 48K and above.  The booklet was scanned using the Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 with staples removed and pages split electronically.  Side 1 was copy protected and side 2 was not.
Shared Files -> Apple II Software -> Tales of Mystery, Scholastic

Included in this premiere release are:

  • Front and rear box art scans
  • Disk label scan
  • Booklet as PDF
  • Side 1 and 2 as de-protected .DSK disk images

Side 1 Haunted House
Side 2 Mystery at Pinecrest Manor


Play tested and screenshots in OpenEmulator with custom tuned Apple Colour Composite display profile.

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