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Replay
15th May 2010, 02:05
Hello,

Every one I was wondering if any one has a Jupiter Ace for Sale.

commodorejohn
15th May 2010, 02:44
I kind of doubt it; it's my understanding that they're quite hard to come by and a bit of a collector's item. (But hey, you never know.)

Interesting little machine, the Ace. Jupiter Forth is definitely closer to a Real Programming Language than a lot of the built-in BASICs of the time, but still...1KB of RAM? In 1982? Really?

Replay
15th May 2010, 04:08
Yhea I had a chance to pick one up at a swap meet but didnt know what it was till i researched after that i never saw the guy again.

RARE to have seen one here in the states.

commodorejohn
15th May 2010, 05:03
Ooh, no kidding. I'd be frequenting that meet on the off chance he comes back. In the meantime, if you just want to get a feel for the thing, vAce (http://hem.passagen.se/tiletech/ace.html) is a decent emulator for it. (The nifty thing being that the emulation is 100% legal, as Jupiter Cantab gave their OK to redistribute the ROM. Would that more former computer manufacturers were as understanding...)

This is why I buy first and research later, at least if it's going for cheap...

Replay
15th May 2010, 05:35
Thanks for the Info.:thumbsup: