ROMXe for Apple IIe


This is the ROMXe from and designed by Dean Claxton and Jeff Mazur.

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ROMXe is an in-system programmable device that replaces the CD and EF ROMs, or CF ROM, and optionally, the Video ROM in your Apple IIe. It stores up to 15 ROM images, and presents them for selection via an on-screen menu system. In addition, the menu system itself (the ROMXe firmware) is updateable in-system. The ROMXe comes standard with an on-board clock (backup battery included).

What do we mean by In-System Programmable? This simply means that you can re-program ROMXe with your own ROM images and updates without removing the device from your computer, and without need for an external IC Programmer. Uploading of new ROM images is done through either the ROMXe boot menu, or by running the ROMX.DISK utility from the ROMXe floppy disk image. The firmware image is also upgradeable using the same process.

The optional ROMXe video ROMs with ROM-Link cable have 32 text ROMs (fonts) that can be selected from the ROMXe menu or also associated with a specific system ROM. For Euro IIe, use the 28-pin Video ROM to get 32 fonts that are software selectable from two banks, and banks are selected by the keyboard switch under the front of the chassis. The USA IIe uses the 24-pin video ROM to software select 16 fonts. However, you can access all 32 fonts by a set of pads on the underside of the 24-pin video ROM where a switch (not included) could be soldered / connected. The large 32K system banks can also hold DOS, ProDOS, and complete programs for instant loading on power up. The ROMXe is preloaded with a number of ROM images including basic diagnostics.

Hardware Requirements: ROMXe will work in any Apple IIe, including the Euro PAL and NTSC versions.

Comes as pictured, with ROMXe system ROM adapter. Video ROM adapter with connection cable sold separately.

For the optional Text ROM board (Standard or Enhanced IIe motherboard only),  order the 24-pin ROMXce Video ROM.
For the optional Text ROM board (Euro IIe motherboard only),  order the 28-pin ROMXce Video ROM.
For the optional connector risers (Euro IIe motherboard only),  order the ROM-LINK Risers.
Spare battery for the built in clock.

Note: Works with most accelerators!
The ROM-LINK Riser option is only needed on early Euro motherboard where the RAM is too close to the ROMs. See the gallery pic for an example of the ROM-LINK option in use. If your RAM is socketed and close to the ROMs then you may require this option.

In stock (can be backordered)

Additional information

Weight.4 lbs
Dimensions6 × 1 × 4 in
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