31118Re: Fair price for IMSAI 8080
- Jun 3, 2013If you have binaries of a z-80 capable MBASIC I'd love to grab a copy. I wrote an Altair emulator a while back that used a Z-80 library under the hood. I had to modify it to fix the flags register in order to run the copy of BASIC I had (one of the few incompatibilities of the Z80). I'd love to compare the two to see what they changed to fix it.
http://altair.csquare.ca if you wanted to play with the emulator :)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Sudbrink" <wh.sudbrink@...> wrote:
> who88777 wrote:
> > Is it worth pursuing one that only has a Z-80 CPU card in it? I
> > understand some software like MS BASIC won't run on that.
> I think so. First, I run Microsoft MBASIC on one of my S-100 rigs
> that has a Z80. I do recall something about the old paper tape version
> having problems with a Z80, but if you really want to run that, it
> would not be difficult to acquire an 8080 CPU board (I have a stack
> of them). One thing that some people don't seem to understand is that
> "pure" systems were not "the norm" back in the day. Almost any hobbyist
> would start with a minimal system and build it up as funds allowed.
> Upgrading from a 2MHz 8080 to a 4MHz Z80 was very common.
> Bill S.
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