Retroweb Vintage Computer Museum
The code presented here is the foundation of the RetroWeb Vintage Computer Museum.
The text for all articles in the museum are included in this repository, but the ROMs for the emulators and disk files are not included.
- PCE (http://www.hampa.ch/pce)
- Apple Macintosh Plus
- IBM PC Model 5150 and 5160
- Atari 1040ST
- Regnecentralen RC759 Piccoline
- JSMESS (http://jsmess.textfiles.com)
- Apple //e
- Commodore 64
- Tandy TRS-80 Model I
- Scripted AMIGA Emulator (http://scriptedamigaemulator.net)
- Commodore Amiga 500
- SALTO, Simulated Alto (http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/bits/Xerox/Alto/simulator/salto)
- Xerox Alto
Highlights of this framework:
- An easy-to-use icon-based interface for managing the emulators.
- A documentation viewer that runs right next to the emulated computer.
- A Wiki-style markup for quick and simple development of content.
- Realistic photographic skins to lend realism to the emulated computers.
- Peer-to-peer networking using PeerJS and WebRTC for multi-player games.
- Modular design based on WebComponents and ECMA 6 classes.
What libraries and technologies does this project use?
I didn't learn with them and now I prefer to continue without them. Benjamin Farrell provides some good reasons why in his blog post ES6 Web Components: A Man Without a Framework
Where are the build scripts or minimized source code?
There are none. This project does not have a build step; I upload the files to my webserver as is. The only tools I have used in development are a text editor, a web server and a web browser. In the future I may look into providing minimized source code.
Does this repository include the source code for the emulators or changes you have made to them?
For the emulators which I have modified from upstream, I have placed the source code in separate repositories:
- PCE: Changes at retroweb-pcejs-jsdf
- SALTO: Changes at retroweb-salto-simulator-js
- SAE: All source, including changes, in this repository
- MAME: No changes from upstream, get source from mame
Would it be easy to reuse some of the interface elements you have developed for this website in other projects?
Yes, several interface components that make up this web app have been made into WebComponents that can easily be incorporated in other projects. These components are available in the RetroWeb Components project.
How can you help this project?
Please visit my Patreon page to learn how you can support this open-source project!