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I live in North DFW, and over the last 10 months and 14 trips at Computer Reset I have accumulated a lot of PCjr software, especially in "Cassette" plastic cases.
My hope is to have a (near) complete collection of software for my PCjrs
So I am offering my "Dupes" collection for Trade.
I have something you need, you have something I need, we negotiate a trade (I am open to 2 of mine for 1 of yours, and even more for rarer stuff), and we both send each-other packages.
I do not care if the plastic case of what you are sending me is cracked/scratched/yellowed as I have a bunch of new & shiny cases.
I do not intend to sell any of them until all trade offers are considered.

(PS: for anyone getting needlessly upset that "I took all the software from Computer Reset" - no, I did not. Every time I discovered a box of software, I just took a few and made sure there are more left for others.)

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What I have:
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CASSETTE GREEN STRIPE - EDUCATION

3x Language Skills (requires Private Tutor)
5x Spelling Skills (requires Private Tutor)
3x Punctulation Skills (requires Private Tutor)
3x Capitalization Skills (requires Private Tutor)
2x Learning DOS (requires Private Tutor)
5x Comma Cat (requires Electric Poet)
1x Hydrologic Cycle (on PCjr requires BASIC Cartridge)
1x Gertrude's Secrets
1x Teacher's Quiz Designer (on PCjr requires BASIC Cartridge)
7x Bumble Plot (on PCjr requires BASIC Cartridge)
4x Bumble Games (on PCjr requires BASIC Cartridge)

CASSETTE RED STRIPE - ENTERTAINMENT

1x Trivia 101 The Introductory Course
1x TV & Cinema 101 Trivia from Talkies to Trekkies

CASSETTE ORANGE STRIPE - LIFESTYLE

1x Andrew Tobias Managing Your Money with the IBM PCjr

CASSETTE LIGHT BLUE STRIPE - OFFICE SYSTEM

2x PC/DOS 3812 Pageprinter Driver (non-PCjr)

CASSETTE DARK BLUE STRIPE - BUSINESS

2x Data Encoder (U.S. Dept of State Munition List cat. XIII(b) - not for export outside U.S.)

CASSETTE MAGENTA STRIPE - PRODUCTIVITY

4x Fixed Disk Organizer (non-PCjr, requires HDD)
3x IBM Assistant Home Solutions (requires Filling Assistant)
4x IBM Assistant Executive Solutions (requires Filling Assistant)
2x IBM Assistant Accounting Solutions (requires Filling Assistant)
2x IBM Planning Assistant Solutions (requires Planning Assistant)
2x Display Write Legal Support (requires Display Write 2)

AEC SOFT CASSETTE CASE

1x Spelling Grade 5
1x Spelling Grade 6
1x Spelling Grade 8

NORMAL BINDERS

3x IBM Planning Assistant Version 2.00
3x IBM Filling Assistant
1x BASIC Personal Computer PCjr (missing media)

DOUBLE BINDERS

2x Display Write 2
1x Display Write 2 Version 1.10

LONG BINDERS

1x Data Edition
1x Plans+ Edition
1x PC StoryBoard

LARGE ENVELOPE

2x Touch Typing for Beginners V2.0 Teacher's Guide

BOOKS

1x Turtle Power Thinkers Guide
1x Turtle Power Activity Book
1x Logo: Programming with Turtle Graphics
1x Karel the Robot
2x Hands-on BASIC for the IBM PCjr

MISC

2x Your IBM PCjr Sampler
1x Exploring the IBM PCjr (standalone floppy)
1x Lotus 123 PCjr Installation Kit
1x Microsoft MS-DOS 4.01 OEM Box 5.25" DD floppies


What I am looking for:

PCJR CARTRIDGES

Any cartridges

PLASTIC CASSETTE CASE SOFTWARE

PC Pool Chalenges
Touchdown Fo*tball
Jumpman
Crossfire
Mine Shaft
Scuba Venture
SHAMUS
Mouser
Zyll A Text Adventure Game
Crypto Cube
Monster Math
Adventures in Math
Turtle Power
Surface Water
Ground Water
IBM PCjr ColorPaint
HomeWord
Gertrude's Puzzles
Juggle's Butterfly
Read Easy
Spell Castle
M.U.L.E.
Bouncy Bee Learns Letters
Home Budget jr.
Demon Attack
MicroSurgeon
Pitfall II
RiverRaid

AEC SOFT CASSETTE CASE

EasyReader series

SOFT CASE SOFTWARE

Adventure in Serenia
Casino Games
Typing Tutor
Multiplication Tables
Learning to Program in BASIC
Arithmentic Games Set 1
Arithmentic Games Set 2


Thank you !
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Is the Fixed disk organizer for the Jr or Standard IBM
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On the back label, the System requirements are:

IBM Display
128KB of memory
One fixed disk drive
One diskette drive
(c) IBM Corp 1983

So it predates the PCjr. As IBM never shipped a fixed drive option for PCjr, guess it was never marketed for the jr, but i don't see why it would not work with JRide
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I have two standard 'big brother' machines IBMXT I was wondering if this would work,,,
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I have 123 Lotus cartridge A and B, the carts only.

I have no games, I would take anything really.
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The answer is YES. 5 of mine for those 2 of yours sounds okay ?
In the mean time, the "wall of gray software" has doubled. I attended the cleanup event when most of the remaining IBM software was thrown away and I picked up everything I could get my hands on.
Will try to sort them this weekend and upload a new picture & list you can choose from.
Thank you !
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That sounds fine. I am located in Illinois.

I will wait to see the new list, so far I am mostly interested in the learning games that use the basic cart and the PCJr sampler.
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Just checking on ya to see if we are still on. Hope you are doing well, not trying to rush you, buddy.
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Sorry. Each Saturday I ended up helping at Computer Reset with the final cleanup and ... the pile grew larger :)

Hope this weekend I'll have the list ready.
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Thanks for the reply. I look forward to seeing what you saved.

Glad to know all is well. Take your time, brother.
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Here is all the IBM/PCjr stuff I have for trade (unless I find some more stuff while sorting out my collection)

You can import as CSV: "software name, available copies". Some are shrink-wrapped and pristine, some are used & dirty and everything in between, pls ask details.

I also have a bunch of 3rd party DOS software that will work on PCjr or PC/XT/AT - I will catalog that too.

-Gray Box software
Data Edition,1
Plans+ Edition,3
PC Storyboard,6
Payroll Edition,3
IBM Project Assistant,1
IBM Document Retrieval Assistant,3
IBM Graphing Assistant Version 1.01,4
IBM Graphing Assistant,2
IBM Reporting Assistant Version 2.00,1
IBM Reporting Assistant,3
Plans+ Edition Version 2.00,1
IBM SlideWrite,2
IBM SlideWrite Version 1.10,2
English Access Edition,3
IBM Filing Assistant Version 2.00,3
IBM Filing Assistant,8
IBM Planning Assistant Version 2.00,6
IBM Planning Assistant,4
IBM Writting Assistant Version 2.00,1
IBM Display Write Assistant,1
DisplayWrite 1,2
DisplayWrite 3 Version 1.10,1.5
DisplayWrite 3,1
DisplayWrite 2,3
DisplayWrite 2 Version 1.10,1
Disk Operating System Technical Reference (2.10 3.00 3.10),1
IBM Storyboard Plus,3
Professional Debug Facility,1 (cannot be sent by MediaMail - ISA card inside)
IBM Personal Computer Graphical Kernel System,1
IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program Entry Level Version 1.21,1
Personal Communications Manager,1
IBM PC Local Area Network Program Version 1.20,1
Network+ Edition,2
DisplayComm BSC Version 1.10,2
IBM Augmented Phone Services,1
IBM Personal Pageprinter Adapter Program,1
IBM 3270 Personal Computer Control Program User's Guide and Reference Level 2.10 (6217355),3
IBM 3270 Personal Computer Control Program User's Guide and Reference (1837434),1
Word Proof,4 (2 blue 2 white)
BASIC Personal Computer - PCjr,1
BASIC (3.0),1
Enhanced Display Station Emulation Adapter Installation and Problem Determination Procedures,1
Guide to Operations Pageprinter 3812,3
Hardware Maintenance and Service Color Jetprinter 3852-2,1
Hardware Maintenance and Service 3363 Optical Disk Drive,1
Guide to Operations XT w/ option inserts: mono display (2 vers; no binder cover),1
Guide to Operations PCjr w/ option inserts: floppy; 64k ram; kb cord (non-orig red binder; no binder cover),1

-Non Gray-Box software
Touch Typing for Beginners Version 2.00 Teacher's Guide,2
Your IBM PCjr Sampler,2
IBM Portable Personal Computer Addendum to IBM Personal Computer XT Technical Reference (violet mini-binder),2
2400 bps Modem 5842 Guide to Operations,1
IBM Display Station Platform Customer Setup Guide,1

-Books
Hands-On BASIC for the IBM PCjr,6
Karel the Robot The Textbook,4
Logo: Programming with Turtle Graphics,1 (+1 in really bad shape)
Turtle Power Activity Book,1
Turtle Power Thinker's Guide,1

-Binder inserts
Unknown sealed printer option for PC/XT,1
IBM Printers for PC,1
Monochrome display for PC,1
IBM Technical Reference EGA display & card,1
64k Mem for PCjr,1
floppy for PCjr,2
keyboard cord for PCjr,1

-Cassette Software:

-Productivity Family
IBM Assistant Accounting Solutions (req Filing Assistant),19
IBM Assistant Executive Solutions (req Filing Assistant),8
IBM Assistant Home Solutions (req Filing Assistant),13
IBM Planning Assistant Solutions (req Planning Assistant),10
DisplayWrite Legal Support (req DisplawWrite ?),2
Productivity Extensions Appointment Calendar Edition (req Data Edition),1
Data Training Edition,2
Fixed Disk Organizer,5

-Entertainment Family
TV and Cinema 101 Trivia from Talkies to Trekkies,1
Trivia 101 The Introductory Course,1

-Lifestyle Family
Andrew Tobias Managing Your Money With the IBM PCjr,2

-Business Family
Data Encoder,2 (cannot be exported outside US)

-Office System Family
PC/DOS 3812 Pageprinter Driver,4

-Education Family/Series
Teacher's Quiz Designer,1
Gertrude's Secrets,1
Hydrologic Cycle,1
Learning DOS,2
Capitalization Skills,8
Language Skills,4
Spelling Skills,5
Punctuation Skills,3
Bumble Games,6
Bumble Plot,7
Dictionary Dog,2
Comma Cat,6

-AEC (Casette Style for PCjr)
Spelling Grade 5,1
Spelling Grade 6,2
Spelling Grade 8,1

- MGI PicturePak (for PC Storyboard)
Eye Openers 5
Holidays 4
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Before anyone asks:
- Yes, I'm not normal. But I had to save the software !
- No she hasn't left me yet;
- There's no more software at Computer Reset. The last time I was there helping with the cleanup, all software was purged. Everything that did not fit in my car was chucked into a 40 cubic yard trash container;
- If there's no one left that wants to trade, I will put them up for sale, at very reasonable prices. But 1st I want to fill up my collection.
- The cassette cases for the Assistant series software can be used to replace more valuble broken ones or to host reproductions (which I plan to do for all cassette software I won't be able to get)
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That is all right..... We are PC folks no judging here ! :)

So with that said...

I have an original IBM XTPC
so I am sure I would like some of the software packages that might look nice sitting next to that machine :)

I will have to get you a list so much to sort thru and so little time... ugh..
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Thank you for the updated list. I sent you a PM.
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Push send again for the PM - the forum software seems to have some hiccups.
Will add some of the other software today
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I did try re-sending. If all else fails, send me one and I will reply.

(I also sent you a PM at the other PCJr forum "Mike's")
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And a partial list of software, mostly for DOS.

-In Retail boxes (some of the shrink-wrapped, some of them crumpled)
Easy Working - The Writter (384k RAM; DOS 2.0),9
Electric Desk 1.04 for PC and XT (5.25" DD; 256k RAM; DOS 2.0),6
PIC trivia [ComputerEasy] (3.5" DD; PC/XT/AT/PS2; EGA+; 256k RAM; DOS 2.1),5
Math Climbers [ComputerEasy] (3.5" DD; PC/XT/AT; 128k RAM),6
MailMerge [MicroPro] (5.25"; PC-DOS 1.1/2.0),2
LearnWare Training for the IBM PC-DOS [LearnWare] (DOS 2.0),3

-OEM versions in plastic bags or paper envelopes
-Games
A10 Tank Killer v1.5 [Sierra] (3.5" DD; MSDOS),5 +2 nofloppy
Microleague Fantasy Manager (3.5" DD; IBM/Tandy),3
Castles [Interplay] (3.5" DD; IBM/Tandy),4
Caesar's Palace [Virgin] (3.5" DD; IBM),25
Designasaurus II (3.5"; DOS),6

-Educational
Orbits (3.5" DD; DOS),8
Electric Crayon Deluxe v3.1 TNMT World Tour [Merit Software] (3.5"; CGA/EGA/Tandy/VGA),27
The Berenstein Bears Learn About Counting (3.5" DD; IBM/Tandy),7
The Berenstein Bears Learning Esentials (3.5" HD; HDD install),1 bad shape mising finger puppets
Stickybear's Math Town (3.5" DD; MacOS 6; 2+MB; HDD),3
Stickybear Preschool (3.5" DD; XT/AT/Tandy 1000; MCGA/EGA/Tandy; opt. Covox), 5
Stickybear Math (3.5"; ?),1
Mickey's ABC's A Day at the Fair [Disney Software] (3.5" DD; IBM),3
Math Blaster Mistery [Davidson] (3.5" DD; IBM/Tandy),2
Reading and Me [Davidson] (3.5"; ?),1
U.S. Geography v2.0 [DinoSoft] (3.5" DD; DOS),3
Show & Tell for Kids v1.2 [DSP Solutions] (3.5" HD; Windows 3),1

-Utilities
Disk Manager/Disk Manager Diagnostics [OnTrack] (5.25" DD; DOS 2.0+), v3.5:4 v4.0:4 v4.03(swift/wren):1 v4.3:3
FaxMania Business Fax Cover Sheets [T/Maker] (3.5" HD; Word/WP for Windows 3),8
Check-Print [Tremplo Software] (3.5" DD; DOS; 512KB RAM),2
Tips for Users of the Windows Operating System [Delerina] (3.5" HD; Windows 3),8
QA Plus [DiagSoft inc] (5.25"; DOS),3
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Bounty updated: 4 of mine to 1 of yours !
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