Looking for RSTS/E and RSX-11 Software

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Sat Feb 14 03:23:02 CST 2015

On 2015-02-14 03:33, Christian Gauger-Cosgrove wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm looking for some good demonstration/fun software to run on my demo
> RSX-11/M+ and RSTS/E systems.
> I don't much mind what the software is so anything that can be
> provided I'll probably find useful. In particular I'm looking for some
> games. If it's of any consequence, I'm using RSX-11/M+ 4.6 BL87 and
> RSTS/E 10.1-L.
> Also, does anyone know if there's any other archives that have copies
> of the RSTS/E and RSX-11 layered products than the Trailing Edge FTP?
> (Particularly I'm interesting in getting DEC C on RSX-11/M+, but if I
> recall correctly the tape image on the aforementioned archive is
> corrupted. Also I'm looking for the WPS package for RSTS/E.)
> Thank you to any who respond!

There are plenty of games around.
I wrote a Z-machine implementation many years ago. ZEMU. You can find it 
on ftp://ftp.update.uu.se//pub/pdp11. Then you have lots of games for 
that to download. It definitely works on RSX and RT-11, and it might 
work on RSTS/E too. Otherwise I gladly take patches. :-)

There is plenty of games and other programs from DECUS. Check out more 
parts of the Update ftp site.

A bunch of tapes on trailing-edge are corrupted, sadly enough. The one 
that upsets me the most is the BASIC+2 V2.7 tape for RSX. If anyone have 
a clue of somewhere else to find one, I'd be most interested. Much else 
have been preserved, but I'm hesitant to make anything available at this 
time, as we still have the question about the legality of it all.
If someone have a good connection at HP to help solve *that* issue, it 
would be even better.

People who are interested in games for RSX might also want to check out 
MIM::SYS$GAMES: (if you are on HECnet). If you have an RSX system with 
TCP/IP, you might also try ftp://madame.update.uu.se/ with the username 


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