Floodgap Retrotech Development is Floodgap's
collection of tools and software
for and from retrocomputing development.
Floodgap software is released in open source and binary forms for many
platforms under multiple license agreements, including the GPL. Please read
the license for each package before using.
For other software packages
offered by Floodgap, see the Software
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- xa 6502/R65C02/65816 crossassembler for Unix/DOS/Atari/Amiga
(last update 26 Nov 2021) -- A high-speed cross-assembler system for most Unix systems (including *BSD,
Linux, OS X), DOS, Amiga and
Atari computers. Includes linker utilities, documentation, and support for
Rockwell CMOS and Western Digital '816 variants. GPL open source.
- Plua Revisited: Lua 5.0.3 for Classic Palm OS
(last update 20 Sep 2021) -- Plua was a port of Lua 5.0.3 to the classic Palm OS, lost since the primary
source for it was removed. Now not only is the onboard Palm version and
runtime available again here, but also ports of its "cross-compiler," including
our original one to PowerPC Mac OS X plus new ports to several
modern 64-bit platforms. Documentation and example code are provided.
MIT open source.
- Software for Retrocomputing Platforms
- Commodore Software
- Small vi Clone for Commodores (svicc)
(last update 15 Mar 2003) -- An extended subset of nex/nvi for the Commodore 64 and most
Commodore 64 emulators. Features built-in
documentation, along with instructions for configuring svicc as a
standalone document viewer. Freeware.
- Classic and Power Macintosh Software
- 3C589/EtherLink III Driver for Macintosh PowerBooks
(last update 14 Nov 2020) -- A MacOS extension for most NuBus-based PowerBooks allowing 3Com EtherLink
III Ethernet cards to be used for networking. Includes compatibility
matrix, workarounds, and additional utilities. This is a hacked version
of a Farallon driver, and is not officially supported by Farallon. Offered
as freeware, as is.
- SieveAhl Simple Macintosh 68K Benchmark
(last update 23 Sep 2002) -- A simple benchmark for 68K based Macintoshes running virtually any System or
MacOS version to evaluate integer and CPU performance. Also of limited value
for Power Macintoshes, but see the disclaimer. Partial source available,
with annotations. Freeware.
- MacLynx "Resurrected"
(last update 21 Feb 2021) -- A mirror of the old MacLynx site with patched-up "unofficial" releases.
GPL open source.
- Copperweb, A Self-Hosting Mac HTTP Proxy
(last update 9 May 2011) -- If you can't fix your browser, fix your browser's input. Try Copperweb as a
proof-of-concept to shore up browser support on classic Macs and A/UX.
BSD open source.
- The KIM-1 Page and the Amazing KIMplement
(last update 9 Sep 2021) -- Information on the Commodore and MOS Technologies KIM-1, a 6502-based 1970s
single-board computer. Also includes the KIMplement, a partial emulation
of the KIM-1 in software for the Commodore 64 and most Commodore 64
emulators. FFSL-licensed freeware.
- The Little Orphan Tomy Tutor
(last update 25 Sep 2020) -- An homage to and growing information resource about the orphaned
Tomy Tutor, including its history in Japan, the UK and the USA; programming
information; photographs; and technical references. Also includes the
Tutti II emulator
for Mac OS X 10.4+.
- Classic Computing Environments
- Floodgap's Power MachTen Hacking Page
(last update 5 Aug 2009) -- Run Unix on a Mac without OS X, under OS 9! Look at Power MachTen,
an "inside-out" Unix running Mach natively as a VM under the classic Mac
OS. Learn how to compile packages and patch it up to modern standards, and
even roll your own web browser.
- Installing A/UX
(last update 17 Jun 2019) -- One man's installation document -- YMMV. Under construction with more
resources to come.
- Just For Fun
- The Woz iBook
(last update 20 Nov 2005) -- Yes, Virginia, there *is* a Woz iBook. And I felt just like bragging