Assets 4

This release adds basic scripting (recording and playback of inputs).

Additionally, it fixes the following issues:

  • Tweaked mouse handling to avoid Alto microcode bug and to smooth mouse movement.
  • Fix for stale packets left in Ethernet input queue when receiver is off.

@livingcomputermuseum livingcomputermuseum released this Sep 14, 2017 · 7 commits to master since this release

Assets 4

This release adds support for:

  • The Alto Keyset
  • The Trident disk controller and up to eight T-80 or T-800 drives

Additionally several minor bugs have been fixed:

  • Ethernet encapsulation caused the emulated Alto to receive its own outgoing packets.
  • XM bank switching soft-reset behavior is corrected, allowing Xerox IFS to run.

ContrAlto-Mono.zip contains ContrAlto binaries for Unix and OS X.
ContrAltoSetup-Windows.zip contains the ContrAlto installer for Windows platforms.

@livingcomputermuseum livingcomputermuseum released this Jul 10, 2017 · 13 commits to master since this release

Assets 4

This release adds emulation of the Orbit raster hardware, Dover Raster Output Scanner, and Dover laser printer. Print output can be captured to PDF files.

Other changes include:

  • Memory state machine bug fixed; Smalltalk-80 and Spruce print server run.

ContrAlto-Mono.zip contains ContrAlto binaries for Unix and OS X.
ContrAltoSetup-Windows.zip contains the ContrAlto installer for Windows platforms.

@livingcomputermuseum livingcomputermuseum released this Jun 7, 2017 · 17 commits to master since this release

Assets 4

This release adds support for OS X and Unix platforms using Mono and SDL2.

Other changes include:

  • Audio DAC for use with Smalltalk Music system implemented.
  • Initial implementation of Orbit rasterization device; Dover ROS is implemented
    but not working properly.
  • Added ability to load a configuration file at startup.

ContrAlto-Mono.zip contains ContrAlto binaries for Unix and OS X.
ContrAltoSetup-Windows.zip contains the ContrAlto installer for Windows platforms.

@livingcomputermuseum livingcomputermuseum released this Dec 15, 2016 · 21 commits to master since this release

Assets 3

V1.1

  • A few minor performance tweaks, adding to a 10-15% speed increase.
  • Switched back to targeting .NET 4.5.3 rather than 4.6; this works better under Mono
    and avoids odd issues on Windows machines running pre-4.6 frameworks.
  • Microcode disassembly improved slightly, annotated microcode source updated.
  • Nova disassembler now handles BRI, DIR, EIR, DIRS instructions rather than treating
    them all as TRAPs.
  • Fixed serious bugs in memory state machine, BravoX now runs.
  • Fixed minor bug in Constant ROM selection.
  • Raw Ethernet packets sent as broadcasts (matching IFS encapsulation behavior)