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Looking for Merlin 128

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:36 pm
by C128C64Kid
For some reason I can't find a copy of Merlin 128. It was never copy protected so I dont know why it can't be found. Anyone have a copy they can share or tell me where I can download?


Re: Looking for Merlin 128

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:31 am
by dropnine
I hope we can post external links. The manual and the v1.10 is here:

I think it's a .nib inside that zip file.


I have Merlin 128

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:45 pm
by HarmlessHal
I purchased Roger Wagner Publishing's Merlin 128 from Software City in 1987 for the low, low price of $59.46 plus tax (about $130 in 2018 dollars).

I still have the complete boxed set today.

I have a working SX-64 and an external 1541, so I COULD do a disk-to-disk copy. However, I've been reluctant to spin up the original floppies from 30+ years ago, risking irreparable damage to their magnetic states. I wonder if anyone has attempted to recover data from ancient floppies using non-contact magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) imaging? Although the effort and expense of converting my microscope to MOKE and then physically imaging these old floppies is not a priority for me, it seems like a natural for the preservation community. I wonder if anyone in the community is doing this?

Does anyone else have thoughts on recovering the data from a 31 year old floppy without the risk of damaging it?


I have the Merlin 128 boxed set

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:54 pm
by HarmlessHal
In 1987, I purchased Roger Wagner Publishing's Merlin 128 from Software City for $59.46 plus tax (about $130 equivalent in 2018 dollars), and I still have the boxed set.

I wonder if Merlin might be in the public domain now?

Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 18:29:40 -0700
Subject: Released of all of Glen Bredon's graphics and Apple programs to
public domain
From: "Glen Bredon" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
CC: [email protected]
Mime-version: 1.0
X-Priority: 3

I, Anne Bredon, heir to Glen E. Bredon, hereby release all of his Apple
software, source codes and graphics into the public domain at the request of
Charles T. Turley.

Re: Looking for Merlin 128

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:21 am
by supriyala
Excellent topic. Thank you.