Which Dec Emulation is the MOST useful and Versatile?

Josh Dersch derschjo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 15:10:43 CDT 2017

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 5:20 AM, william degnan via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:26 PM, Evan Koblentz via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > Related to DEC emulation: is there a visual Straight-8 simulator? I'd
> like
> > to practice working the front panel and such.
> >
> I don't think there is one.  The PDP 8i is the closest thing but there are
> I think 26 switches at the bottom the 8i, I think only 18 at the bottom of
> the straight 8.

Both the 8/i and the Straight-8 have the same number of switches (26).
Their function is identical.  The 8/i has a few additional lights, however.

- Josh

> They thus can't be the same exactly but it may be that the
> straight 8 is the same as the 8i, if you use only switches that appear on
> both systems (no step counter on the straight 8).  Dave G will know.
> b

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