Here, in one place, are all the manuals we have for Digital Research software products. These manuals have been produced by scanning, and ocr'ing, the originals. Where possible, the look and feel of the original has been preserved as much as possible. The manuals presented here have been through an extensive clean-up process. OCR is not an exact art, at least not in the affordable software available for the PC, so a seperate cleanup process is necessary to produce a pretty manual.
At the bottom of this page you will see a link to some manuals that have been scanned, and ocr'd, but not cleaned up. You can also participate in getting these manuals cleaned up.
WHO OWNS THESE MANUALS?
Caldera owns the software, but I consider these manuals to be public domain. They should not be sold; only given away. Note that Caldera still owns the software. It may be used freely for individuals, and non-profit use. If the software is used for commercial use, you must contact Caldera for a license. The manuals are still free.
NOTE : Due to space restrictions, this site will no longer present manuals in PDF format, or HTML viewable on-line. Any available HTML manuals will be packaged for download, and use on a local hard drive only. Sorry! The space for this site is donated by our hosts, and we must be careful of the amount of disk space we use.
CBASIC2 : 290K CBASIC v2 in postscript format. This manual is for the 8080/Z80 version of CBASIC. Use with CP/M-80, version 1.4 or higher.
LINK 80 : 151K LINK 80 Postscript manual. Use with CP/M-80 or MP/M-80. Note that the LINK-80 manual also contains a chapter on RMAC, and detailed discussions on support for PL/I-80.
LINK-80 manual in HTML : 69K Just un-zip the files into an empty directory, then point your web browser at the index.htm file.
PASCAL MT+ LANGUAGE Manual : 123K Pascal MT+ v5.6.1 manual in postscript format.
Pascal MT+ : 126K Pascal MT+ manual in plain text format. This should be the full Pascal MT+ manual.
Pascal MT+ - SPEED PROGRAMMING PACKAGE : 39K Pascal MT+ SPEED PROGRAMMING manual in plain text format.
YEAR 2000 FIXES : 13K Here are DATE.CMD, DIR.CMD, and SHOW.CMD for Personal CP/M-86 with year 2000 fixes.
CP/M 1 MANUAL : 98K The manual is presented as a plain ASCII text file. It may be of some historical interest.
CP/M 1.3 Introduction : 35K Here is the Introduction manual for CP/M 1.3 in Postscript format.
CP/M 2.2 MANUAL in HTML for download. This manual should be viewed with an advanced browser. It is not compatible with text-only browsers.
CP/M 2.2 POSTSCRIPT MANUAL : 360K This is the CP/M 2.2 manual in PostScript format.
CP/M 3.0 POSTSCRIPT MANUAL : 1033K CP/M 3.0 manual in postscript format .
USER'S GUIDE : 849K CP/M-68K Users Guide.
PROGRAMMERS GUIDE : 1.2mb CP/M-68K Programmers Guide.
SYSTEM GUIDE : 695K CP/M-68K System Guide.
C PROGRAMMING GUIDE : 483K CP/M-68K C
CONVERTED GSX DOC FILES : 39K GEM screen drivers and GSX have a lot in common, and GSX was available for DOS as well as CPM. In the CPM version posted there are some files in Wordstar 4/5 format, which makes them pretty unreadable, of which three actually relate to DOS, not CPM. Anyway, these have been converted to ASCII and are now posted here.
GSX-86 MANUAL : 164K GSX-86 manual in Postscript.
GSX DOC FILES : 39K GSX for CP/M manual in plain ASCII text.
MP/M 1 Users Guide : 226K *** UPDATED 05/06/2000 MP/M 1 users guide in Postscript format.
MP/M II System Manual : 159K MP/M II System Guide. This is the one you need to port MP/M II to new hardware. The ZIP file includes a mostly finished, cleaned-up, version, in MS-WORD format, as well as the original ASCII scanned version. This is for reference for the sections that haven't been fully cleaned up.
MP/M II User's Guide : 434K MP/M II User's guide in Postscript format.
MP/M II Programmers Guide : 252K MP/M II Programmers Guide in Postscript format.
PROGRAMMERS UTILITIES for the IBM/PC : 53K Covers RASM 86, XREF 86, LINK 86, and LIB 86. This manual was part of the Digital Research C for the PC manual, but can be usd with these utilities stand-alone.
SID : 48K SID manual in plain text format. Use with CP/M-80, or MP/M-80.
ZSID Manual : 13K ZSID-80, in a plain text file. Use with CP/M-80, or MP/M-80.
I am sponsering a user program to get manuals prepared for distribution. I will scan, and OCR, them, and post the results here. I will then work with anyone who will volunteer to clean them up, and make them presentable.
If you would be willing to help, please check out what I have scanned, download it, and go to it. If you do, PLEASE co-ordinate with me so we don't have several people working on the same manual.
If you are desperate for a manual, you can take one from this page and try to use it. Just understand that it won't be pretty.
Most of the problems introduced by the OCR process are pretty straightforward. For those that aren't, there are several ways to address them. If you have another copy of the manual you are working on, you can refer to it to fill in the blanks in problem areas. If not, you can contact me, and I will re-scan the problem pages, then email them to you in TIFF format You can then either view them on-screen, or print them out. You will then have a copy of the page in question to refer to. I will only do this on selected pages as the TIFF files are huge.
This will be a community effort. When you get something done, send it back to me, and I will post it. Some have already been done this way, and are now available for use. :=)
WHAT I HAVE IN-STOCK, AND WAITING TO BE SCANNED
Here's a list of what I have in-stock in the way of manuals. This list may be incomplete, but it will be close. If there is something on this list that you especialy want, and the scanned data is not present below, drop me a line, and I will try to get it scanned next.
TARGET FINANCIAL MODELING
CP/M 1.3/1.4 This one, I'm not going to scan unless I get a specic request for it.
MANUALS AVAILABLE TO BE WORKED ON
CB80 : 672K
CP/M-86 GENERIC : 278K
CP/M-86 for the IBM PC : 206K
CP/NET : 486K
DESPOOL for CP/M 1.4 or 2.2 : 5K
DISPLAY MANAGER : 250K
DR C : Programmers Guide : 65K
MAC : 120K
MP/M I : 77K
PL/I Programmers Manual : 160K In work.
PL/I REFRENCE MANUAL : 299K In work.
RASM-86 : 30K
TEX : 138K
XLT-86 : 30K
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