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Offline PDP-8

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DOSBox emulator
« on: March 31, 2017, 01:35:34 AM »
I still find this very useful on occasion.  And a much lighter environment than say a full-fledged free-dos install or dosemu.

https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/

I primarily use it to run an editor (VDE editor) with wordstar keybindings that are now in permanent muscle memory.  Yes, I love vi but sometimes I find doing things in this editor gets me out of a jam faster.

And of course my choice of games is to run *another* emulator inside this dosbox - Simeon Cran's MYZ80 CP/M emulator, although getting files to it is a multi-step process.  Now THAT'S a retro experience, or perhaps an educational demo to kids that don't know how far we've come.

Thanks!

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Re: DOSBox emulator
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 05:14:40 AM »
Hi PDP-8
When making an extension request you should include the architecture you are running on (X86, 86_64, ARM).

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Re: DOSBox emulator
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 01:20:44 PM »
Roger that!

I'm using both ARM and X86, so would love to see dosbox available on each.

Note: while not truly practical, running a Z80 CP/M 2.2 emulator (Simeon Cran's MYZ80), inside of DOSBox, under an ARM based linux system, is quite the game.

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Re: DOSBox emulator
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 02:38:17 PM »
Time to switch to decaf!

I'd like to see it on ARM.  It is already on X86, so thank you.

Spent so much time in the ARM pi, that I forgot you guys had already made it available on the X86.  Rocks!