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A "Welcome Tape" for the Colour Maximite 2

The purpose of this project is to produce a "Welcome Tape" (actually a .zip file) that will be to the Colour Maximite 2 as the "Horizons" tape, "Welcome" tape/disk and "The Apple Tapes" were to the Sinclair Spectrum, BBC Micro and Apple II.

It is a collaborative effort by the denizens of The Back Shed.

How do I install it ?

  • IMPORTANT: Requires firmware version 5.07.00 or later
  • Download the latest release
  • Extract to a directory of your choice, e.g. A:/welcome

How do I run it ?

  • Type chdir "A:/welcome"
  • Type *welcome


1. What is the Colour Maximite 2 ?

The Colour Maximite 2 is a small self contained "Boot to BASIC" computer inspired by the home computers of the early 80's such as the Tandy TRS-80, Commodore 64 and Apple II.

While the concept of the Colour Maximite 2 is borrowed from the computers of the 80's the technology used is very much up to date. Its CPU is an ARM Cortex-M7 32-bit RISC processor running at 480MHz and it generates a VGA output at resolutions up to 800x600 pixels with up to 65,536 colours.

The power of the ARM processor means it is capable of running BASIC at speeds comparable to running native machine-code on an 8-bit home computer with the additional advantage of vastly more memory and superior graphics and audio capabilities.

More information can be found on the official Colour Maximite 2 website at