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« on: November 10, 2005, 09:10AM »
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Gentleman ,

That is absolutely perfect ! My thanks to you all
Roger
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« Reply #1 on: November 9, 2005, 12:09PM »
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Roger,

My computer has no red colored functions. But maybe, Robert's computer does ...

Regarding your two questions the following:

2ndF
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The 2ndF keys changes the fuctions some of the keys have, such as:

New Game with 2ndF on: clears board to set up problems, you can add chessmen by pressing the corresponding key. Change color with white/black keys. This is mainly used in level 8. If the computer must start finding the best move, just press PLAY.

PLAY with 2ndF on: the computer can be used for player-versus-player. The computer only checks if no illegal moves are made.

LEVEL with 2ndF on: toggles sound on/off.

Important: first press 2ndF, then other key.


Levels
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level  average response time
0      2 seconds
1      5 seconds
2      15 seconds
3      1 minute
4      2 minutes
5      3 minutes
6      8 minutes
7      2 hours
8      anything between 10 seconds and 24 hours

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tom
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Re:scisys explorer qa7
« Reply #2 on: November 9, 2005, 07:42AM »
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Quote from: Roger Allan on November  9, 2005, 05:40AM   

Tom,
What does '2ndF' mean ?

Maybe "2nd Function"? For the red colored functions?


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Tom,
What does '2ndF' mean ? and does the manual explain what the 8 levels are ?
Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: November 8, 2005, 04:09AM »
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Roger,

It's not clear whether you've found the right manual now.

If you haven't got it and need any help with the operation of your computer, don't hesitate to ask. I'm almost sure the manual I've got here will contain the information you need, albeit in a language that's less familiar to you. But I spend some of my time translating texts, so not too many problems there.

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« Reply #5 on: November 8, 2005, 12:22AM »
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Tom,
Thanks for the information and the effort you have taken to help me, alas my French is poor and my German non existent, I am delighted to have had such a terrific response from you all, the bad news is that because I am new to all this it is likely that you will have to put up with my endless questions.
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« Reply #6 on: November 7, 2005, 12:21PM »
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Thank you all for your help,
I am a recent convert to electronic chess and am still finding my way around.
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« Reply #7 on: November 3, 2005, 05:47AM »
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Roger,

If the manual for the Tandy 1650 is of no use to you, please say so, and I'll put it back in the box.

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« Reply #8 on: November 1, 2005, 08:46AM »
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Roger,

In case you can't find the official manual for your computer, there is a computer in the Overtom collection that has the same size and shape, and sports the same lights and buttons. So we may safely assume a manual for this computer will also help you with yours.

You can see it at:

  http://overtom.nl/chescom/EngTan1650.html

If you are interested, just tell me whether you want the German, the Dutch or the French version of the manual. Unfortunately, there is no English version available here.

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« Reply #9 on: November 1, 2005, 06:44AM »
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Quote from: Roger allan on November  1, 2005, 05:45AM   

Mike,
thank you for the help, I had no idea that it was so ancient, is there an on line source for downloading old electronic chess manuals ?


Roger

There are two main sources for online manuals - Alains excellent website - http://www.zanchetta.net/echecs
and Willi Hahns where all the manuals are in German - http://www.alte-schachcomputer.de/bdaauswahl.htm

For new machines eg Novag and Saitek there are online manuals.

Sadly for most machines there is no source, as yet.

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Mike,
thank you for the help, I had no idea that it was so ancient, is there an on line source for downloading old electronic chess manuals ?
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2005, 07:20AM »
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Quote from: roger on October 31, 2005, 03:25AM   

Greetings,
I have inherited a small chess computer, alas without the instructions, can anybody help ?
Thanks
Roger


Hi Roger

Alas I do not have a Scisys Explorer, or the manual now. Though I think I had one back in the 1980s. These early (1983) handhelds are not that common, but it might jog someones memory if I put a picture up.



All the best
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Greetings,
I have inherited a small chess computer, alas without the instructions, can anybody help ?
Thanks
Roger
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