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Floppies_only
September 8th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Gang,

I just got a Google alert for imsai -arasan -arasi (you have to tell it to not alert pages with those two words, they are from some foreign film and there are a ton of pages with them). It says that the source code for an Altair and an imsai emulator for Windows 95 and NT were written by a Claus Giloi. The link to the FTP site with the source code is broken.

I looked for pages with his name and found one with his Altair simulator on it. I was able to step through memory with it. I don't know the op codes so I can't program it. Here is the link:

http://www.cstc.org/cgi-bin/show_abstract.pl?type=mofficial&number=108&editor=

I was able to find the files for both emulators here:

http://patpend.net/emulators/IMSAI/OS/

Didn't have the guts to try the imsai on a p4 before I sent this message.

As always, have fun :)

Sean Kelly

Floppies_only
September 8th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Oh, if you press the "slow" switch on the Altair simulator, it steps through memory at about three steps per second (Hertz). So you can watch the pretty lights flash :)

Sean

RichCini
September 9th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Gang,

I just got a Google alert for imsai -arasan -arasi (you have to tell it to not alert pages with those two words, they are from some foreign film and there are a ton of pages with them). It says that the source code for an Altair and an imsai emulator for Windows 95 and NT were written by a Claus Giloi. The link to the FTP site with the source code is broken.

I looked for pages with his name and found one with his Altair simulator on it. I was able to step through memory with it. I don't know the op codes so I can't program it. Here is the link:

http://www.cstc.org/cgi-bin/show_abstract.pl?type=mofficial&number=108&editor=

I was able to find the files for both emulators here:

http://patpend.net/emulators/IMSAI/OS/

Didn't have the guts to try the imsai on a p4 before I sent this message.

As always, have fun :)

Sean Kelly

I took the project over from Claus back in 2000. The emulators that he wrote weren't actually functional -- only about 80% of the CPU instructions worked properly and there was no I/O between the emulation environment and the host environment.

You can pick up a complete binary and source package from my Web site:
http://www.altair32.com

The source is configured to compile to the Altair front panel graphic but a simple compilation switch can change it to the IMSAI.