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UCSD Pascal for the Z80-MBC2!

A project log for Z80-MBC2: 4ICs homemade Z80 computer

8MHz Z80, 128kB banked RAM, RTC, Disk on SD, Basic and Forth interpreters, CP/M 2.2 and 3, cross Assembler and C (SDCC) toolchains

Just4FunJust4Fun 09/01/2019 at 15:453 Comments

Thanks to Michel Bernard (a member of the Z80-MBC2 User Group on FB) who did the porting, now UCSD Pascal is running on the Z80-MBC2!

Michel Bernard originally used the trick to create a custom autoboot.bin file to be used with the "Autoboot" boot selection to load the OS.

Because this porting is so cool, I've done a new IOS version and a new SD image to support UCSD Pascal in the same way as the others previous OS, adding a new "Disk Set" selection:


To run UCSD Pascal you just need to update the new IOS and the new SD image (in the Files section) and select it from the usual "Select boot mode or system parameter" menu:



In the new SD image there are two volumes (disks) SYS1: and SYS2:


Here the execution of an example (SINE.CODE) already compiled on the SYS2: disk:


In the folder "UCSD Pascal" inside the SD there are the original files and sources provided by Michel Bernard.
A lot of documentation and books about UCSD Pascal can be found here.

Discussions

Thomas wrote 09/02/2019 at 17:08 point

I owe UCSD Pascal (in the form of Apple Pascal) a lot.

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Ken Yap wrote 09/02/2019 at 05:40 point

Vale Kenneth Bowles just over a year ago: https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/remembering_kenneth_bowles

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