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#102436 - 11/05/15 07:47 AM Space War on PDP-1?  
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Looks like ComputerSpaceFan needs updated directions to launch Space War on MESS's PDP-1 driver, if anyone is game?
http://computerspacefan.com/SpaceWarSim2.htm

#102439 - 11/05/15 08:24 AM Re: Space War on PDP-1? [Re: Stiletto]  
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Just tried it here, still works.

From command-line (substitute the bold part with your path):
>mame pdp1 -punchtape1 e:\data\ancient\pdp1\spacewar.rim

Looks like they use messui (which they call messgui), it's still the same as before, except the Picker tab is now called SW Files. Oh, and of course the site to download from has changed.

#102440 - 11/05/15 08:28 AM Re: Space War on PDP-1? [Re: Stiletto]  
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Code:
mame64 pdp1 -ptap1 spacewar.rim


or

Code:
1) Start MAME
2) Select the PDP-1 driver
3) Press Scroll-Lock
4) Press Tab
5) File Manager > punchtape1 (ptap1)
6) Select the spacewar.rim file
7) Exit out of the tab menu with Tab or Esc
8) Press Ctrl+Enter to load the tape

#102454 - 11/05/15 08:14 PM Re: Space War on PDP-1? [Re: Stiletto]  
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Or you can use QMC2 and just...

Code:
1) Click on "devices" tab and go to tab "file chooser"
2) Change the device to "punchtape1"
3) Select the spacewar.rim file (the PDP-1 will start to play)
4) Now just press the Ctrl+Enter to launch the tape. 
5) Profit!


"A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it's not that good."
#102459 - 11/06/15 12:39 AM Re: Space War on PDP-1? [Re: Stiletto]  
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Thanks guys. Forwarded on to ComputerSpaceFan. smile

#102462 - 11/06/15 02:55 AM Re: Space War on PDP-1? [Re: Stiletto]  
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#103396 - 12/31/15 06:45 PM Re: Space War on PDP-1? [Re: Stiletto]  
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Well, ComputerSpaceFan posted a link to this thread this month, at least - though preferable would have been to replace his page's contents. wink


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