I posted the link to a working copy of AEDIT. That got me to thinking I should try it out again. I thought someone might have a RMX emulator. No. didn’t exactly want to put down $10k for a blog.
But when I found Sepp’s Homepage there was a dos copy there. As long as you don’t use the extra 186 instructions, you can run something compiled on that platform on an 8088/86.
Unless of course you try to run on a Windows 10 pc. The have this cmd line, but it’s only really for cmd line programs written for Win10. I wanted to run an actual DOS program.
Also at some point Windows 10 stopped allowing 32-bit programs to run. Seems to me I read this some place but completely forgot about it.
That led me to DOSBox.
And that led me to a reminder that a dos box cmd line window at 640×480 on a 3840×2160 rez monitor, gives you a credit card size window with a really small font.
About that size. Smaller rez’s will make that look bigger of course. Alt-Enter gets you full screen in 6480×480 glory. BUT, a program written for that looks just fine.
As I inserted that picture I’m reminded that sometimes old technology especially with software stays old. At one point I was looking at getting a PL/M compiler working. I had one working when I owned an XT clone, but it’s harder to do with current OS’s
Try to get Internet Explorer 3 working on a modern PC. There’s actually a page that breaks down what browsers will run on each version of windows.
For those of you who use Nano on a Linux box that might look vaguely familiar, but AEDIT is a much more powerful beast that Nano is.
That kind of interface reminds me of Ted an text editor written by Tom Kilhken in x86 assmbly by published by PCMag. I couldnt find the original, but this is what TED v1.1 looked like:
I remember using the assembly source and modifying it a bit myself. If you want to learn how to write a text editor. the ASM source for this should be your goto. I used this editor a lot. You can think about is as a Notepad for Windows or a TextEdit for MacOS.
Eventually even TED wasn’t fast enough for me so I wrote a TSR program (that means Terminate and Stay Resident. For DOS that was the only way you could “multitask”.
So full disclosure, I have every DOS and OS/2 program I’ve ever downloaded.
Yes, I’m going to go through all the text editors that I remember using.
I think I ran into another rabbit hole though.