Burroughs B5500 Emulator Utilities Menu
This page contains links to a number of standalone utilities for the web-based B5500 emulator. These utilities all run in a web browser. They should generally not be used at the same time the emulator is running from the
B5500 Console page.
- Syllable Debugger
A user interface for the emulator that is an alternate to B5500Console. This implements a very basic debugging environment that allows you to load an ESPOL program from disk or cards, single-step through its execution, run until a specified stop address, and view the state of memory and the registers in Processor 1. Programs compiled other than with ESPOL cannot be run directly in this debugger -- they must run under the control of the MCP.
- MCP Disk File Directory List
A utility to list the files and their attributes in the MCP's disk directory.
- MCP Disk File Lister
A utility to display the list of files in the MCP's disk directory. By clicking on one of the file names, the contents of that file will be output to a separate window. This utility understands printer-backup (PBD) files, and will format them as print line images rather than their raw format.
- Library/Maintenance Tape Image Directory List
A utility to read a
.bcd Library/Maintenance tape image and produce a detailed directory listing of the files it contains, along with the attributes of those files.
- Library/Maintenance Tape Image Extract
A utility to read and step through the files in a
.bcd Library/Maintenance tape image, displaying each one in a window where they can be viewed or extracted.
- Library/Maintenance Tape Image Decoder
A very basic utility that examines the
.bcd tape image files and dumps a portion of them. This was originally developed as a study to understand the format of those images.
- Cold Loader [DEPRECATED]
Utility script to initialize the web-based emulator's disk subsystem and load files from the Mark XIII Burroughs software release tape images.
See the Getting Started wiki for more current instructions on cold-starting the emulator.