Looking for RSTS/E and RSX-11 Software

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Sat Feb 14 13:16:25 CST 2015

On 2015-02-14 19:14, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
> On 2/14/2015 4:36 AM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>>> 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. :-)
>>> ...
>> ...
>> And from DECUS, you also have some languages and tools, but that
>> hardly looks impressive if you want to demo the system. For a quickie,
>> few things beats RMD though. :-)
>>     Johnny
> Johnny, what is a ZEMU?    And what is an RMD?

ZEMU is the Z-machine emulator/interpreter/whatever that I wrote for 
PDP-11s. The Z-machine is an abstract machine designed for running on 
various platforms and was developed by Infocom for their interactive 
fiction games. Think ZORK, and so on, and you hopefully knows what that 
is. With ZEMU, you can run pretty much all Infocom games on PDP-11 
systems. I wrote it for RSX, but with portability in mind. Megan Gentry 
did the RT-11 port. It should be pretty easy to get running under RSTS/E 
as well, if it don't already work there. (It do require MACRO-11 
knowledge however.)

RMD is not an "an", it's a program to display the status of a running 
RSX system. Sortof graphic, and very interactive. If you have your RSX 
system up and running, just try typing "RMD", and watch. Check "H" for 
HELP. ^Z will exit the program. It's one of those tools, once you've 
seen it, you will continually be asking yourself why it isn't available 
on any other OS.


Johnny Billquist                  || "I'm on a bus
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