HAS ANYONE CREATED A TRS-80 MODEL II EMULATOR?
Since the model 4 is emulated with CP/M supported and since the Model
II was sold in smaller numbers (niche machine) is there any benefit for
doing a Model II emulator?
At one time I think portions of source code for Kim Watt's Model 2/16
DOSPLUS II OS were on Ira's site.
Business people might be less nostalgic in wanting to review 8"
diskettes of a 1982 inventory and docs describing the sale of 100
widgets. Nonetheless, if anyone out there has the talent and interest
in doing a M2/16 emulator I'd love to hear about it.
I'm no programmer but I would be interested in trying to gather some
documentation if it's needed to create a working emulator.
Recently I made contact with the 2nd author of DOSPLUS II, Steve
Pagliarulo, and am interested in seeing if he has kept any of his
original source, etc.
Please drop a shout-out if you are interested in doing a Model 2 emu
but for lack of docs are holding back...
p.s. I read the 1983 interview with Bill Gates in 80-US Journal where
he says there are about 200,000 Model I's. This was at a time when the
Model III had already been introduced. It would be interesting to see
if any other mfr qty stats can be guestimated at.