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Worth a shot..... 8085 microprocessor simulator software?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by two fingers, Feb 7, 2013.


  1. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Supporting Member

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    Any of you tech heads know of a good 8085 simulator software that works well with Windows 7? I have tried a couple that download fine, but don't play nicely with Windows 7...... at all!

    It's a long shot on a bass forum, but my Nuts and Volts forum registration hasn't gone through yet.

    Cheers.
     
  2. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't know of any - but have you considered installing a VM to run troublesome apps?
     
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Supporting Member

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    I have. And that's my next step. Everything else I have tried with Windows 7 is doing fine. So VM for one app on a computer I only use at school seemed to be a bit much. But you are right on target if nothing else comes around. Thanks!
     
  4. fdeck

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    Have you messed with the compatibility settings for the program?

    But really, 8085 is so old-school. The Z80 is light years ahead. :D

    Mind if I ask what you're doing? I'm curious because I've been into this stuff for long enough to remember what an 8085 is.
     
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  6. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy Gold Supporting Member

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    but did you ever get to wrestle with an 8008?
     
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Supporting Member

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    At 41 I am back in school for electronics. I am taking a microprocessors class and we use them in our trainers for very VERY basic assembly language programs. I just wanted to run some things in a simulator before trying them on the real deal. Plus, it's so much FASTER to write the programs in the simulator. Just point and click.

    I have tried a couple of programs already and even unzipping them was a hassle. Plus, when I finally got them unzipped, and opened the program, error messages flew at me faster than I have ever seen. At one point I had dozens of error windows on the desktop. The guy that teaches my A+ certification class told me that simulators often have problems with a new OS. He suggested I either go with the virtual machine, or try to find one either written or updated for Windows 7.
     
  8. champbassist

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    I know of this java based 8085 simulator (it's a JAR, basically) as well as this exe. I found both of these to be pretty useful. Here's another Java based simulator. I haven't tried this one, though.

    If these aren't actually working with Win7 (I'd expect the Java ones to run fine).
     
  9. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

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    No, but my professor showed me a 4004 development board.

    My summer job during college (82 - 86) was at a place that made artificial speech devices for severely impaired kids. We had Apple computers, so it made sense for us to use a 6502 variant in our stand-alone hardware. So that's what I learned first.

    As of this week, I wrote my first app for the DSPIC30F platform. :hyper:
     
  10. fdeck

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    That's cool. Learning an older chip is probably a good way to get into microprocessors, because they are nice and simple, yet they still incorporate a reasonable number of modern concepts.
     

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