Other PDP11 simulators

From: Stan Barr <stanb_at_dial.pipex.com>
Date: Sat Oct 2 11:56:04 2004


Ron Hudson <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net> said:

> On Oct 1, 2004, at 7:18 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> > Ron Hudson wrote:
> >> Are there any PDP11 simulators that run "right down on the iron" of a
> >> PC?
> >> I know there are PDP11 cards that can be put in PCs, that's not what
> >> I am looking
> >> for.
> >
> > What do you mean "right down on the iron"? You couldn't run PDP-11
> > binaries on i386 hardware, if that's what you mean. Do you mean
> > something that is effectively a self-contained operating system, that
> > will boot up and just be a PDP-11 emulator?
> The latter, or perhaps it runs from DOS but it takes over all the
> ports, both serial ports would support terminals, and the parallel port
> would support a printer.

That's exactly what I do with E11 (hobbyist version). It runs on an old
486DX4, headless, with an old terminal attached. My autoexec.bat ends

CD \E11V31

so it boots straight into the PDP OS and from the terminal you can't
really tell it's running on an emulator as you never see DOS.

Stan Barr  stanb_at_dial.pipex.com
The future was never like this!
Received on Sat Oct 02 2004 - 11:56:04 BST

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