Second release of the HP 3000 Series III simulator
leec2124 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 11:02:07 CDT 2016
Well done - congratulations!
On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 8:36 AM, J. David Bryan <jdbryan at acm.org> wrote:
> The second release of the HP 3000 Series III simulator is now available
> from the Computer History Simulation Project (SIMH) site:
> This release adds a simulation of the HP 2607, 2613, 2617, and 2618 line
> printers and supports the use of custom VFU tape images, as well as the
> built-in HP-standard VFU tape. The full set of configurable options is
> detailed in a new section of the HP 3000 Simulator User's Guide that is
> provided in Microsoft Word format in the "doc" subdirectory of the code
> base snapshot downloaded from the github site. A PDF version of the
> updated manual is also available at:
> In addition, the preconfigured MPE-V/R disc image available from Bitsavers:
> ...has been updated to add the following features:
> - The MPE cold load command files attach the line printer to the "lp.txt"
> output file and specify the "-n" option to clear the file before use.
> - Preinstalled User-Defined Commands (UDCs) provide access to the COBOL
> 74 compiler with the MPE-V/E :COBOLII, :COBOLIIPREP, and :COBOLIIGO
> commands, and to the COBOL 85 compiler with :COBOLIIX,
> :COBOLIIXPREP, and :COBOLIIXGO. However, note that the simulator
> currently does not provide the HP 32234A COBOL II firmware
> instructions, so programs generated by the COBOLII compiler will
> abort at run time with "ILLEGAL INSTRUCTION" errors, limiting the
> current utility of the compilers to syntax checking.
> Thanks once again go to Frank McConnell for providing the HP line printer
> subsystems manuals that facilitated development of the new simulation, and
> to Robert Mills for providing the COBOLII UDCs.
> -- Dave
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