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Playing Old Interactive Games (Adventure, Warp, Mystery Mansion) Online

I made a copy of my setup of the simH HP3000 emulator available for download a couple of years ago. There are several downloads of that file every day. Evidently there are a few that really enjoy playing these old … Continue reading

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HP3000/XL Series 918 Startup and Shutdown Procedures

Quick video to remind me the proper way to start / stop my HP3000 – a procedure I do very infrequently.

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Playing Old Interactive Fiction Games on the HP3000

(Note: as of Apr 2020, these games are available online. If you would rather play them online rather than install the SIMH emulator, see https://wp.me/p3PlCO-D3). Last year I posted instructions on extracting and running the SIMH HP3000 emulation. I have … Continue reading

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Upgrade HP3000 SIMH Disk Drive from HP7920 to HP7925

The virtual hard drive that came with SIMH is a 55MB HP7920 disk drive. With just the O/S installed, there isn’t a lot of space left on this drive. This HP3000 can also emulate a 120MB HP7925. This procedure will … Continue reading

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Using Kermit to Transfer files to/from SIMH HP3000

After talking to another HP3000 SIMH user who had no viable way to transfer files to the HP3000, I set out to look for something a bit easier than create a simH tape. OK, using kermit still isn’t simple, but … Continue reading

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Copy files from an HP3000/XL Computer System to a SIMH HP3000/Classic

In my prior post, Instructions for Emulating an HP3000 with SIMH, my enclosed PDF of instructions discusses getting files onto the SIMH HP3000 using Reflections or creating a SIMH format tape. Both of these options have limitations if you want … Continue reading

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Instructions for Emulating an HP3000 with SIMH

The HP3000  minicomputer was the primary system I programmed from 1978 until 1993 when I moved into networking. I have so many fond memories of that system. I knew the hardware and software backward and forward. I was fortunate enough … Continue reading

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MPEZ is Operational Again

I started restoring some files into my HP3000 emulator. First task at hand is getting MPEZ running again. It was failing with unresolved externals SET’BREAKPNT and CLEAR’BREAKPNT. It seemed very odd to me that MPE stopped supporting this between the … Continue reading

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HP3000 Emulator Revisited

It is a wet, cool day – a good day to stay inside and work at my computer. So I decided to do something completely off the todo list: try to get my HP3000 emulator fully functional. I installed vmplayer … Continue reading

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