Peter's z80.eu site blog
A(nother) great blog moved to a new address 
Monday, July 18, 2011, 10:00 PM
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A great blog with tons of tipps using emulators for using vintage computer software moved:

http://virtuallyfun.blogspot.com/
becomes
http://virtuallyfun.superglobalmegacorp.com/

This site is still a rich source even for re-compiled programs e.g. to run software on DEC Alpha machines (like my PWS433a) with Windows NT for Alpha (you know, there was also an almost finished Windows 2000 for Alpha which runs great!).

I discovered also this blog described the usage of "Stacker" for OS/2.
I didn't know this "Stacker" was also available for OS/2, I thought it was only included or created for MS-DOS 6.20 ;-)

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IMSAI 8080 info page + new z80pack link + ebook 8080/Z80 
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 09:00 PM
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Lucky guy - he got a full equipped IMSAI 8080:
http://www.nekochan.net/weblog/archives ... -8080.html
And the sequel: http://www.nekochan.net/weblog/archives ... entor.html
This blog has many other retrocomputer entries, too.

The former Z80PACK site "unix4fun" will not be recovered.
But there is another backup now:
http://www.autometer.de/unix4fun/z80pack/index.html

I also found an ebook / PDF about 8080/Z80 assembler programming.
EDITED LATER. THE FORMER LINK TO A BLOG WAS CHANGED TO A VIRUS SPREADING WEBSITE.
REMOVED. BUT I'VE FOUND ANOTHER INTERESTING PDF ABOUT Z80 PROGRAMMING:
http://www.msxarchive.nl/pub/msx/mirror ... nthal1.pdf
http://www.msxarchive.nl/pub/msx/mirror ... nthal2.pdf
http://www.msxarchive.nl/pub/msx/mirror ... nthal3.pdf

And btw... if you're a german, you have to visit a vintage computer enthusiast meeting named "Z-Fest".
Infos can be found here: http://www.z-fest.de/ ... it's celebrated at the end of June...

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This is the first "Personal Computer" (not Altair, not Scelbi, not Micral) ? 
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 03:30 PM
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This development system was created from Intel in 1972, and its CPU is an Intel 8008.

I didn't found so much infos about it yet, but it seems to be the oldest computer with a 8 bit CPU in one desktop case.

Some additional pictures can be found here:
http://online.sfsu.edu/~hl/c.Intellec8.html
or here
http://www.computermuseum.li/Testpage/I ... o-1972.htm
or even here
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/3366/Intellec-8/

A larger list of these earlier machines can be found here:
http://www.dvq.com/oldcomp/micros.htm

There is a Youtube video about a working Intellec 8 system:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq93EPmCNwM
(this was in fact the Intellec-8 mod 80)

In german, but still interesting:
http://computermuseum.informatik.uni-st ... intellec8/

I know there was an OS named ISIS for the Intellec-8 mod 80 (which had an Intel 8080 inside).
If someone have more information about an OS for the 8008 version, please tell me or comment it - thanks.

The R2E Micral was mentioned in a blog entry already:
http://www.z80.eu/blog/index.php?entry= ... 219-210000

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Offtopic: Finally a Delphi 64bit compiler will be available soon 
Friday, April 8, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Yes, good things can take time.
But now, there is some hope... I was waiting for a 64bit version of Delphi for years.
Now there is one:

You can view a sneak preview movie about it at embarcadero.com:
http://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/64-bit

Hopefully this 64bit version of Delphi will be available within the next months.
And I still have hope, it will be only an update for current customers of Delphi XE.

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Another floppy emulator (works with TRS-80, Apple II a.s.o.) 
Monday, March 28, 2011, 10:35 PM
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Amazing what some had already developed... it's a silicon floppy which can emulate even disk drives for an Apple II, but also for unusual disk formats like the TRS-80 SD/DD mixed ones.

Just take a look at
http://www.thesvd.com/svd/index.php

It doesn't look very expressive, but it is !

Inside, a PIC 16C74 processor will do the job.
It will be connected with the help of a RS232 interface.
Windows and Linux is supported from PC side.
And it can be build by yourself as a "kit".

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