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#46766 12/09/08 02:09 PM
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I as wondering if their was any emulator for the original version of Tetris that Alexey Pajitnov created on the Elektronika 60? I have not been able to find out much about the Elektronika 60 or an emulator. Has anybody looked into this on MESS?

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I think Micko has a partial driver in for that but it's not working yet.

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Well Elektronika 60 is not emulated. From all data up to now I only have M2 processor command set. No actual ROM of machine or game code. If you have something more please provide.

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I can't imagine one of these is going to pop up on Ebay or anything easy. Is there any other way to get a machine? eg computer museum or something to that effect.

Despite my lack of Tetris skills this seems like a worthy machine to try and emulate (if possible) just based on history of Tetris.

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I have a possible lead on this, Micko.

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Okay, for Lord_Nightmare at least: I can confirm Tetris is alive and well as of 2008 sometime. And this is regardless of any looking into it I've done recently.



This should be be either it or very similar.

Micko, check your email.

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Here's a few reference shots taken from a BBC documentary.






Looks like a different font, not to mention it was translated into English, but it's still running on an actual Elektronika 60 I presume.

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Well, the English does signify a different version. The font which you speak is due to an innacuracy in the emulation.

You see, it's not really emulation in the screenshot I showed, it's simulation. Doesn't use the official BIOS rom or anything, so I expect that yes, the font would be different.

My point in posting was actually that the original game seems to have been archived. I was concerned that it wasn't.

I'm told that pretty much the only thing still needed to get this started is a BIOS dump, but no one interested has a machine to dump it from.

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I was aimlessly clicking through some Russian sites when I came across Sergei Frolov. Seems like a cool guy with his own Elektronika 60 and even his own computer museum. Looking around there it appears the BBC Documentary wasn't showing an Elektronika 60 but instead a DVK-3M or something similar to it. It's another DEC PDP-11 compatible computer so it seems reasonable enough.

Is that a new lead or am I treading old ground?

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I'm told that pretty much the only thing still needed to get this started is a BIOS dump, but no one interested has a machine to dump it from.


Wouldn't it be easier to start with PDP-11 emulation? Boot ROMs for various PDP-11 systems are readily available via Google.

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