Writing emulators (was Re: VCF PNW 2018: Pictures!)

Adrian Stoness tdk.knight at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 12:36:29 CST 2018

i dont think there is any physical hardware to test from left sept for
maybe part of the front panel and a tape drive sitting in europe in  museum
and a couple random bit in some private collections

drawings theres some but not allot. most of the known documentation is in
dutch and from what i understand i have the largest chunk of surviving
documents in english


managed to aquire unused core sheets with this stuff was a nice bonus have
to get them framed at some point

ill give those sites a look

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:44 AM, Eric Christopherson via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Ray Arachelian via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > On 02/19/18 19:36, Adrian Stoness via cctalk wrote:
> > > whats invovled in makin an emulator?
> > > i have a chunk of stuff for the phillips p1000
> >
> > Quite a lot actually.  A single CPU system is difficult enough, but a
> > mainframe might be much, much harder.  The idea to use an existing
> > emulator framework, such as SIMH, is a great one.
> >
> Ray, you've provided a few really excellent messages here.
> [snip]
> > Are you planning on emulating the whole machine, or just the userland?
> > Might be easier to create a simulation of the OS in software on the host
> > side the way that Executor did with MacOS - Cliff implemented his own
> > version of MacOS 7.x, enough to be able to run most applications of that
> > era, but not all.  see: https://github.com/ctm/executor.git and
> > https://github.com/ctm/executor.git - some of this is called "High Level
> > Emulation" and is sort of what WINE does (though wine isn't an emulator).
> >
> You put the same URL in twice there; did you intend for another URL?
> I was quite a fan of Executor. It's cool to see that it's open source now.
> > Be careful
> > as there's a lot of "emu scene" folks out there with tons of free time,
> > more than you might have, who will happily promise to help, but instead
> > take your documentation, firmware, OS images, etc. and compete with you
> > behind your back just to get there first, instead of actually helping
> > you with your project.  On this latter point, I sadly speak from
> > experience.
> >
> Wow, I didn't know about that. Good to know.
> --
>         Eric Christopherson

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