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Just as the thread title reads. If either you have these 5.25" disk/s for this specific version of Multiplan 1.10, or can make me the disk/s so I can use this software in PC Jr. without hassle, you will bring closure to my heretofore fruitless quest, and more importantly, peace to my mind!  I just can't deal with insufficient memory messages from other Multiplan versions any longer.

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2 hours ago, newTIboyRob said:

Just as the thread title reads. If either you have these 5.25" disk/s for this specific version of Multiplan 1.10, or can make me the disk/s so I can use this software in PC Jr. without hassle, you will bring closure to my heretofore fruitless quest, and more importantly, peace to my mind!  I just can't deal with insufficient memory messages from other Multiplan versions any longer.

Get a memory upgrade for your PCjr 🤡

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So about a month ago, I had another Classic Computing thread where I was trying to get any spreadsheet to 5.25 floppy for my IBM PC Jr. Since inner tinkering was, and still is, out of the picture, it leaves me with basically 2 choices because I still would like a spreadsheet: the choices being, what I now know as a specific version of Multiplan that will work: V. 1.10 or typing in an 11 page program in basic. I have yet to undertake the latter out of fear that even one thing may be off in the code (this has happened to me with other translated basic programs, albeit on other platforms, whose code seemed to be clean and worked fine in an emulator but then didn't work on the actual machine.)  Unless I know 100% beforehand that the program is going to work on an actual PC JR (and I don't see how unless anyone has done it already and can vouch for that or would type all that which is unlikely) 

I have reservations about typing it all in altogether.

 

So posted above in this thread are the disk images of that exact Multiplan v 1.10 version I need. Finding actual floppies of this exact version, or even an earlier version which possibly could work, has proven very, very tough thus far. (I have a book that mentions in the glossary that version 1.10 will work so I was trying to just stick to this.)

 

I'm now wondering... do you think that I am asking too much in hoping that someone could get the above over onto an actual JR floppy/ies for me, or do you think it is that the right person with the correct equipment willing and able just hasn't come along.. yet?  Though no one has a crystal ball, do you think it is more likely they will never come along, realistically to have this or do this?  As I understand it, they would have to have a way to get those images stored, e.g. on an SD card, and then transferred to physical floppy however that would be done.

 

I don't want to give up on the spreadsheet idea and am just trying for closure here.

 

Any thoughts?

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I thought I pointed out two forums that could help. Mike Brutman's PCJr forum is a very good point since the PCJr works differently from other IBM compatibles. Everything is easier when someone has the hardware to confirm what is being tried can be done. VCFED (dot) ORG is a larger general purpose forum for old hardware though the PCs are a minor element. I am there and have sent out disks before. I would have made an offer to create disks except I lack 5.25" DD disks. Creating disks and sending them off does take a bit of work; I don't want to waste time creating disks that do not function correctly. 

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If you are in the US and are willing to provide twice the number of disks to be created, I am willing to give the creation an attempt. The extra disks are because I expect a 50% failure rate just from their age. 

 

I would prefer to have an actual PCJr to make sure the contents of the images work as intended. Two weeks of waiting only discover the images were incorrectly labeled and are not for the Jr would be very annoying. I don't have one so I would do what I can and hope for the best. 

 

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