The CP/M Emulator for Unix
"It's a million to one chance, but it might just work"- Terry
Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
- A Unix tool..
- ..that runs interactively or in batch..
- ..and emulates..
- ..a configurable CP/M machine..
- ..with configurable disks..
- ..that runs CP/M applications..
- ..and CP/M system software..
- ..so that you can save them at any point..
- ..or examine them with a symbollic debugger.
- For running old CP/M applications on your modern machine. You can use
WordStar, Turbo Pascal, and you can even use PIP - if you can understand
its arcane command line syntax.
- Because the emulator can use a mixture of Unix directories and CP/M disk
images it is very handy for extracting old documents from CP/M disks and
transferring them to your modern Unix machine.
- With its built in debugger this is also a great tool for building and
testing any software that runs on Z80 processors, not just CP/M.
- Version 0.1 released in 1994 by Michael Bischoff.
- It was updated in 1998 by Achim Oppelt to make it compile on Linux ELF
systems (version 0.2.1), and in 2000 by Benjamin Sittler to add a few
Kaypro features (version 0.2.1-mod2).
- Dawa started work on the emulator in March 2001 and is adding features
such as using CP/M disk images and Unix directories at the same time, a
command language, and real comments in the code! The new release, version
0.3.1 should be available by the end of May 2001.
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