So you've built a PiDP-8, now what? Here are some things I've learned.
When you first boot the PiDP-8 you will see something like the following:
If you type DIR at the prompt you will get a listing of files, which are games and their supporting files. Those games ending in .BA (meaning BASIC) can be run by typing:
If you run into errors or issues running Adventure then what you need to do is restore the ADVENT.LD file. In order to restore its:
From within the simulator, press Ctrl-E to get out to the SIMH command prompt, then follow this script:
Manually program in a timer
Do the following entry:
First we choose an address. The address can be arbitrary, but let's enter 10, then Load Add.
Enter the accumulator command. 7001, Dep.
Delay instruction to slow down: 2034
Jump back to previous instruction for delay: 5011
Jump to first instruction: 5010
Now let's enter the halt command. 7402, Dep.
So we can then go back to the address, push on Single Step, Start and Cont to see each step.