We are planning to build a reconstruction of the PDP-6. The project is making a lot of progress, but currently we have a critical lack of software. Does anybody know where we can find software to run on the reconstructed machine?
The program was MAC HACK VI. This link doesn't give access to the program, but it may give you some leads about where to find it. It was a chess playing program, and a good one for its time frame. https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Mac+Hack
Also, here's a link to pdp- TECO. The best text editor around in 1965. This link does have a Download button, which I have not tried.
You might also want SHRDLU, a language understanding prgram written by Terry Winograd. You can get it here:
Trouble is, you'll also have to get MacLisp in order to run it.
Update. There is now quite a bit of PDP-6 software, but almost all of it from MIT:
- Monitor from DEC.
- SYSTEM GEN, low level DECtape formatting.
- MACDMP, file system on DECtapes.
- DDT, debugger.
- TECO, editor.
- MIDAS, assembler.
- STINK, linker.
- MacHack VI... we have a timesharing version, unsure if it runs standalone on a PDP-6.
- David Silver's flight simulator.
Get the latest updates here: https://github.com/PDP-10/its/issues?q=label%3Apdp6
EDIT: This was created to collect everything:
A significant chunk of PDP-6 software has surfaced: JOSS.
It's being typed in: https://github.com/PDP-10/joss-36