HP 64000 Emulator?

geoffrey oltmans oltmansg at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 16 10:44:24 CDT 2010

I have source code listings in HP64000 assembler format, so I figured maybe that might be a good way to generate binaries from the sources. Are there any assembler tools (Z80 and MC6801 specific) that use HP64000 assembler/linker directives?

From: J. David Bryan <jdbryan at acm.org>
To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Mon, March 15, 2010 10:02:47 PM
Subject: Re: HP 64000 Emulator?

On Friday, March 12, 2010 at 15:58, Geoff Oltmans wrote:

> Real dumb question: does an emulator exist (either through MESS or
> similar) for the HP 64000?

I am unaware of any.

It's not completely clear to me, though, what utility a 64000 emulator 
would provide.  One could run the basic OS and the compilers and linkers, 
but most of the programs are tied to specific hardware option cards and are 
disabled (i.e., not even presented as available commands) if the 
corresponding cards are not installed.  For example, the PROM programmer 
software refuses to run if a PROM card is not present in the station.

Are you trying to solve a specific problem?

                                      -- Dave

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