Epson QX-10 Emulator
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Sun Sep 30 15:51:03 CDT 2007
On 30 Sep 2007 at 18:47, Tony Duell wrote:
> Ah, I was momentarily forgetting Valdocs. My QX10 came with CP/M and
> that's all I've ever run on it. I find it's a pretty nice CP/M box,
Having cut my teeth on CP/M 1.30, I'm surprised that it lasted as
long as it did. Consider that it couldn't organize large volumes
well and couldn't even track the length of a file to anything closer
than 128 bytes.
It WAS fairly small, but even that went away with CP/M 3.0/CP/M Plus.
Something like the QX-10's Valdocs/TP/M interests me, particularly
the Forth implementation and the supplemental facilities, such as the
I'm writing an archiver to convert my QX-10 diskettes to the .D88
format that the emulator needs. While perusing information on the
.D88 file format, I discovered an entire new world of Japanese NEC
9801 enthusiasts, complete with emulators and an operating system
called GR-DOS. From what I can gather, the 9801 was very popular
with Japanese gamers.
> Ah well... I'm a hardware guy to the core (literally :-)). Microcode is
> OK, machine code is getting far too close to 'software' for my liking.
You must LOVE PPGAs then... :)
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