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The DEC PDP-8 Emulation Webpage
Last Updated: 16JAN2018
Starting to update the webpages after a decade long haitus, additionally the webpages just moved from the homedirectory at my old ISP, to a server of mine.
- (22JAN2006) Links on this webpage updated.
- (20JAN2006) SIMH V3.5-2 released.
- (15OCT2005) SIMH V3.5-1 released.
- (01FEB2005) Added a link to Henk Gooijen's 6809 based PDP-8/e simulator.
- (08NOV2003) I just found out about Spare Time Gizmos WinEight emulator.
- (31OCT2003) All links on the site have been updated to reflect the new location of Al Kossow's Documentation archive which has been moved to http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf.
- (30OCT2003) Due to a recent disk loss, Al Kossow's documentation archive has moved to http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf. I haven't had time to update the links on this site that link to his site.
- (12SEP2003) SIMH V3.0-2 Released
- (12APR2003) There is now a copy of the 4k Disk Monitor System at Bob Supnik's site.
- (03MAR2003) SIMH V2.10-4 released.
- (21MAR2002) Various Updates
- (19MAR2002) The TECO Pocket Guide is now available online in HTML format, thanks to the efforst of Brian Inglis.
- (04MAR2002) SIMH V2.9-2 Released
If you have any comments about this site I can be reached at healyzh AT avanthar DOT com. If you know of any software or documentation that isn't listed below I'd appreciate knowing about it so that I can provide links when appropriate.
Table of Contents
- Obtain an emulator
- Obtain Installation Documentation
- Obtain Software
- Obtain Further Documentation
- Adding Additional Software
- Mailing Lists
- Related PDP-8 Links
Step 1. Obtain an emulator:
- Bob Supnik's simh
- Good multiplatform support
- Current Release Version 3.5-2 (last updated January 20th, 2006)
- Bernhard Baehr's PDP-8/E simulator
- Macintosh only
- The best PDP-8 emulator I've seen, I've used it to help get real hardware up and running.
- Doug Jones' PDP-8 Emulator
- Runs on UNIX
- X-Windows based frontend
- Bill Haygood's PDP-8 can be found here (Alternate location)
- Barry J. Stern's J++ PDP-8 Simulator
- Neil A. B. Gray's simple curses-based PDP-8 Simulator
- N.A.B Gray, "Introduction to Computer Systems," Prentice-Hall, Australia, 1987.
- US ISBN 0-13-480386-8
- Brian Shelburne's PDP-8 Simulator
- For MS-DOS (will run under Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT and Windows 2000).
- Spare Time Gizmos WinEight emulator
- Henk Gooijen's 6809 based PDP-8/e simulator, complete with a very nice, very real looking front panel.
Step 2. Obtain Installation Documentation:
Step 3. Obtain Software:
Step 4. Obtain Further Documentation
- Aaron Nabil's pdp-8.org documenation index
- Highgate's PDP-8 Page
- Al Kosso's archive
- Applications Documentation
- Standard TECO, Text Editor and COrrector for the VAX-11, PDP-11, PDP-10, and PDP-8, User's Guide and Language Reference Manual, May 1985 Edition (PDF)(TEXT) local copy
- TECO Pocket Guide (HTML) local copy
Step 5. Adding Additional Software
Related PDP-8 Links
DEC Emulation Website (Main Page) -- PDP-1 -- PDP-4 -- PDP-7 -- PDP-8 -- PDP-9 -- PDP-10 -- PDP-11 -- PDP-15 -- VAX -- Alpha -- MIPS -- FPGA