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Quantum Leaper
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Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes)
09/28/10 12:45 PM


> > > Didn't know PDP-11/20 had a CPU but it's not a programable one. But I wouldn't
> > count
> > > on seeing this Galaxy Game emulated in mame anytime soon since only 1 or 2 have
> > been
> > > built and they are at the hands of the Video Game History Museum down in Southern
> > > California. The only way mame devs and dumpers will get their hands on it is to
> get
> > > permission from the owner of the museum.
> >
> > WTF are you smoking? I don't know what you're trying to say about the PDP-11/20 not
> > being programmable. Maybe you're getting confused about its hard-wired CPU (i.e. it
> > doesn't run microcode like some of the later ones). Lots of PDP-11/20s were built,
> > and the hardware is well-documented. Also, a full assembly source code listing for
> > Galaxy Game has been widely distributed.
>
> Yeah, it ultimately runs binary code like any other game in MAME. I think they
> actually loaded it with paper tape.

I believe your correct the original was loaded from a paper tape, but the PDP-11 have different forms of storage available also. There are floppy disc storage available in SimH (PDP-11 simulator)

How do emulate a paper tape other than having it binary file, a octal file or a text file?

Edited by Quantum Leaper (09/28/10 12:46 PM)







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* PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) R. Belmont 08/01/10 05:02 AM
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. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) gamerfan  09/26/10 12:28 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) ranger_lennier  09/26/10 02:26 AM
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. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) gamerfan  09/28/10 01:19 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Quantum Leaper  09/28/10 12:32 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Matty_  09/28/10 01:37 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) ranger_lennier  09/28/10 03:29 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Quantum Leaper  09/28/10 12:45 PM
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. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) StilettoAdministrator  09/26/10 07:35 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Phil Bennett  08/02/10 12:40 PM
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