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Promenade C1 software

Post by eslapion » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:13 pm

I was recently contacted by people who can't find the software to get the good old Promenade C1 up and running.

This low cost EPROM programmer for the VIC-20/C64/C128 was a very accessible and affordable solution for quite a long time and adapters were made to get it to support even larger capacities at some point.

Since Jason-Ranheim, the makers of the C1, couldn't care less that people make clones of this device or freely distribute the software for it then here I post the necessary utilities to get the C1 to run along with schematics and instructions.

The software is called Promos.
PromosV2.zip
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promos_manual.zip
The manual
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Promenade C1_redone manual_schematics.zip
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Re: Promenade C1 software

Post by RobertB » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:44 pm

eslapion wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Since Jason-Ranheim, the makers of the C1, couldn't care less that people make clones of this device or freely distribute the software for it...
Well, I wouldn't say that Judy Ranheim, widow of John Ranheim, couldn't care, but she is appreciative that people in the world still value her husband's work.

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Re: Promenade C1 software

Post by eslapion » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:49 am

RobertB wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Well, I wouldn't say that Judy Ranheim, widow of John Ranheim, couldn't care, but she is appreciative that people in the world still value her husband's work.
I just said this because the company was contacted in the past in order to ensure they didn't mind if copies of the software or clones of the product were made available and they simply responded by asking not to be contacted (disturbed) again for matters related to an ancient product.
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Re: Promenade C1 software

Post by RobertB » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:03 am

eslapion wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:49 am
...they simply responded by asking not to be contacted (disturbed) again...
When was this? By they, do you mean Judy?

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Re: Promenade C1 software

Post by eslapion » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37 am

RobertB wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:03 am
eslapion wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:49 am
...they simply responded by asking not to be contacted (disturbed) again...
When was this? By they, do you mean Judy?
I can't know that.

I know there was a gentleman who made clones of the C1 about 10 years ago. He also made adapters for the C1 which would allow the programming of much larger capacity EPROMs in multiple passes.

He wanted to modify PROMOS so that it would support large files for programming these larger EPROMs and contacted Jason-Ranheim and the answer he got was that the product was no longer offered and that they didn't want people to call them about it anymore and they didn't care if copies of the product or software were made.

That's all I know.
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Re: Promenade C1 software

Post by RobertB » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:34 am

Hmm, 10 years ago... well, it couldn't have been John, because he passed away in 2003. When he passed away, the business was essentially gone.

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Re: Promenade C1 software

Post by eslapion » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:32 am

RobertB wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:34 am
Hmm, 10 years ago... well, it couldn't have been John, because he passed away in 2003. When he passed away, the business was essentially gone.
If the creator of the C1 had been dead then it would make sense the family would prefer not to be harassed by (many?) people trying to get information or permission or whatever about this product.
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