The Altair 8800 simulator is part of the SIMH family of simulators. It has the following features:
The Altair 8800 simulator is able to run CP/M 2.2 (along with a variety of other operating systems), which makes it a perfect companion for the HUNTER. Using CP/M 2.2, running on the Altair 8800 simulator, you will be able to configure CP/M software ready for use on the HUNTER (see Configuring Typical CP/M Programs) or compile CP/M programs written in a variety of programming languages.
The Altair 8800 simulator may be downloaded from schorn.ch. Versions are available for IBM-PC, Mac OS X (Intel), Linux (Intel) and the Sharp Zaurus.
Files created using the Altair 8800 simulator may be transferred to the HUNTER using the Hunter File Transfer Utility.
On the CP/M 2.2 disk you find the programs R.COM and W.COM. With the CP/M command "R XYZ.COM" you can transfer the file XYZ.COM from your local directory into the simulator environment. The command "W XYZ.TXT" does the opposite, i.e. the text file XYZ.TXT is transferred from the CP/M disk to your local directory. "W XYZ.COM B" transfers the file XYZ.COM in binary mode.
In case you need to transfer multiple files you can use wildcard characters or alternatively you can create a batch file containing the necessary commands. Execute the batch file using DO.COM (this is the same program as SUBMIT.COM).
Some CP/M applications such as WordMaster (WM.COM) require a terminal with cursor addressing capabilities. The VT100 terminal is a typical example and most CP/M programs with nontrivial console output have been customized for the VT100.
The recommended way for using the VT100 capabilities is as follows:
Now you can execute all commands in the Telnet (or PuTTY) terminal window which supports VT100 emulation.