Ethan's Retrocomputing Corner
I'm building a growing
mostly from the classiccmp and cbm-hackers mailing lists. The repository
is made up of articles that I thought were worth preserving. You
might think differently, but there they are.
A modern implementation of the PDP-8 architecture. The original project
Spare Time Gizmos.
I do also have some
pictures of mine.
The Elf 99 was going to be my modern replica of the original Elf designs from
the late 1970's, with better I/O support and a few modern parts to replace
those difficult-to-find bits. It's somewhat stalled due to my lack of
familiarity with modern PCB layout tools. Get the current project status
ZORK is without a doubt one of the granddaddies of modern computer games.
Older than all others of its genre with the singular exception of Crowther
and Woods' ADVENT. Millions of people have played ZORK on microcomputers; few
have played it on the original platform, the PDP-10. In an effort to bring
a venerable game to the most diverse audience, I have ported the original
code to Inform so that anyone with a modern Z-Machine can have a go at it.
ZDungeon is the result.
Here are webified versions of the Popular Electronics articles from 1977
and 1978 on the Elf and Elf-II microcomputers, two of the most common
designs based on the RCA COSMAC 1802 microprocessor.
Please excuse the unfinished nature of these pages. They will improve with
- Electronics Experimenter's Handbook,
1978 edition - Elf II
- Bill Richman's
simulator for Windows
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