PiDP-8/I Spacewar on Pi HDMI Display

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Mike Katz

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Aug 21, 2022, 4:42:55 PM8/21/22
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I am trying to run spacewar (IF-4) on my PiDP-8/I with the video running
on the PI HDMI monitor and the keyboard being my VT-220 attached via USB
to RS-232 adapter.

I am able run OS/8 on the VT-220.

I am able to run spacewar running with the remote VC8E program on my
Windows box (port 2222)

I installed openvg from github

I followed Oscar's directions in the read me file from here:
https://groups.google.com/g/pidp-8/c/J6rXWg8btYY

I did not recompile the spacewars program to use the front panel.  I
want to use the keys on the VT-220 instead.

How do I get SW2 to run and use the keys from the VT-220?

I get OS/8 to boot with the console command in simh.

Thank you,

         Mike


Mike Katz

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Aug 21, 2022, 7:58:08 PM8/21/22
to PiDP-8, General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts, Vincent Slyngstad
Updated information:

I have the Pi Console up and running a getty shell on the VT-220 (as 9600 baud).

I start the Oscars OpenVG client with ./sw2 localhost 2222

I have this same issue whether I am using an ssh shell or the VT-220 shell.

The spacewars game comes up on the HDMI display and keys 1, 2, 3 & 4 work.  None of the other keys work.

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