Time warp back to
You are at work.
New job, new project, new machines. It´s strange. All people
around you feel somehow distracted. Last week they seemed normal,
It´s like world is changing. Talking nothing but some new
western movie which is now running on theatres. And it has an odd
name :"Star Wars". Are they grazy or something? Well,
better get back to work.
Operating Instructions for EXORciser in a Nutshell
Usage of EXORciser
is mainly dedicated for research, theses and special works. If there's
any machine time left over, it can be used also for other purposes.
These instructions are meant for first timers, who have to ask permission
from the assistant to use the machine.
1. - 5. working with
1. Check that everything
is plugged in and turn on the EXORdisk, EXORciser and Teletype.
2. Press RESTART.
The system will start up to initial state showing prompt EXBUG 1.2.
3. You are now in EXBUG
1.2. monitor program and can write commands for it. Type MAID
after the text.
4. You are now in
EXBUG's MAID functions and a * is echoed to show that. Now you can
change the contents of memory locations, run programs and other
5. Start up the disk
operating system by writing E800;G after the star. EXORciser
will now load up the control program and will show excalamtaion
mark ! as the FDOS prompt.
6. You are now in FDOS
operating system and can fix source codes, compile your program
to machine language and load the compiled version to EXORciser's
7. Write EDIT,,NAME
after the exclamation mark. Note: the name you must invent yourself.
Command in FDOS is finished by pressing RETURN.
8. Now you are in EDITOR-program,
which is shown with @-mark. Here you can handily write your program
in disk with "I text @@" command-format. Learn the commands for
Editor. You can exit from the Editor by writing "E@@" command.
9. The machine writes
an exclamation mark, so it is in FDOS. Now you can compile your
program with command ASM, 2, NAME 1, NAME. When the machine
has finished, it will again show the exclamation mark.
10. If there were bugs
in the program, go back to the editor with command EDIT, NAME,
NAM to fix them. Your first task is now to write A@@,
i.e. bring the information from editor's buffer for editing. After
this return to FDOS and compile the program again. Always remember
to use a new name, and the useless files have to be deleted.
11. If the compilation
succeeded, load the program to EXORciser RAM-memory with command
"LOAD, NAME 1"
12. The machine is
prompting EXBUG, type MAID.
13. The machine is
prompting *, i.e. you are in MAID functions. Run your program by
writing the starting address of the program and semicolon G,
e.g. 100; G
14. Finally turn off
of floppy disks
1. Turn on the EXORdisk.
2. Open the disk hatch.
3. Push in the disk
through the hatch, side with the label on top. Push the disk to
the end and behind the stopper. Close the hatch.
4. Never turn off the
EXORdisk when there is a disk inside, nor the other way round.
listing: Type DIR or if you use 2 or more disks DIR :1
(drive 1 etc.), DIR ;SA or DIR :1;SA
note: People´s who´s don´t see Star Wars then
or watch it later years to come, are greater risk to suffer dull
life and lack of imagination.