SKU: N/A Category: Kits. Bill Gates and Paul Allen read about the Altair in the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics revue. Altair BASIC is an interpreter for the BASIC language meant to run on the MITS Altair 8800. In 2014 an Intel 8080 emulation was added, so that these machines can run original vintage 8080 software, like the MITS BASIC interpreter written by Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Monte Davidoff. Altair 8800 Emulator Kit quantity. It was written in assembly language using an Intel 8080 emulator running on a PDP-10 machine. See RetroPie, for example. Our main objective is to create a freely distributable portable emulator (i.e. It was the first ever product of Microsoft, and was distributed by MITS itself under a contract. Add to cart. The Altair 8800 simulator is part of the SIMH family of simulators currently at version 3.8-1. Description. with source code available). It also marked the beginning of the Microsoft BASIC product line. Atari800 is an Atari 800, 800XL, 130XE and 5200 emulator for Unix, Amiga, MS-DOS, Atari TT/Falcon, SDL and WinCE. The standard version has a USB serial port and a RS232 DB9 serial port. namely a BASIC interpreter could be a profitable business. Announcing an all-new version 1.5 Altair-Duino! A number of Altair programs are included and can easily be loaded into the emulator, including Pong, Altair 4K BASIC (the first Microsoft product), Altair extended BASIC, MITS Programming System II (Due only), Altair Time Sharing BASIC (allows multiple users to use BASIC at the same time). Altair BASIC was Microsoft’s (Micro-Soft at the epoch) first product, distributed by MITS under a contract. The Z80, 8080 and I/O emulations are written in ANSI C, the front panel emulation in C++, for POSIX compatible Open Systems. They understood that the price of computers would soon drop to the point that providing software for them. Altair BASIC via 8080 emulation Dec 2015 Some of this retrocomputing emulation goes quite far. A number of Altair programs are included and can easily be loaded into the emulator, including Pong, Altair 4K BASIC (the first Microsoft product), Altair extended BASIC, MITS Programming System II (Due only), Altair Time Sharing BASIC (allows multiple users to use BASIC at the same time). Now available in two models: The low-profile, display shelf friendly “Altair-Duino Standard” with a clear rear panel. Some emulators running code for these old machine can generate a video out signal - with an entire community around the computers people used to tinker & play with in their youth.