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Original Soviet Tetris on Big Iron How To (2017)

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WORK IN PROGRESS

This howto documents our efforts to breed as end as doable the authorized Tetris ride in a right-hardware setup.

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Emulation skill on a standard PC is described in OriginalTetrisHowto.

So, here we can insist how to set up TETRIS on a right DEC PDP-11/34 working RT-11 and additionally quilt some purposeful systems.

Recipe

We can utilize:

  • USB – RS232 Serial converter
  • A laptop with Linux Mint
  • CKermit from columbia.edu

We pick that it’s likely you’ll win a working PDP-11 with RT-11 installed. Our is a PDP-11/34 :)

CKermit

We’ve got to utilize KERMIT protocol to transfer files between a PC and a PDP-11.

CKermit PC aspect

It’s likely you’ll correct set up it:

sudo fair correct-bag set up ckermit

CKermit PDP-11 aspect

Right here is by hook or by crook sophisticated. How are you going to transfer KERMIT on the PDP11… without kermit itself?

Offer of information is http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/pdp11.html

“Bootstrapping” share is what it’s fundamental to put KERMIT to your PDP11 :)

TETRIS

You’ll need TETRIS.SAV, this system for RT-11. It’s likely you’ll found it here: http://pdp-11.ru/mybk/hobot/ukdwk_archive/dwkwebcomplekt/rt11_symbol_games/

Connecting to our PDP-11 with Kermit

On PDP11, you launch KERMIT.SAV

RUN KERMIT

and write at his instructed:

house file bin
house line tt:
house attributes off
server

On PC aspect:

study what TTY is expounded to your USB/Serial converter! Most often is /dev/ttyUSB0 nonetheless can additionally be /dev/ttyUSB1 or no subject. Assuming /dev/ttyUSB0 is coorect, you correct must always launch kermit, and write at his instructed:

house port /dev/ttyUSB0
house line /dev/ttyUSB0
house bound 9600
house move with the circulate xon/xoff
house service-behold off
house attributes off
sturdy
join

After that, it’s likely you’ll additionally utilize GET and SEND commands on the PC to transfer files.

Other stuff

TODO:

  • The utilize of ftape? to put kermit on PDP11
  • KSERVE utilization?
  • ???

References


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