I implemented a Forth interpreter or the TRS-80 Color Computer (M6809) way back in the 1980s, and I've been trying to figure out how to get it loaded into an emulator to test some parts of the interpreter that I may not have gotten right.
(My old hardware lies across an ocean these days.)
I recently found the xRoar emulator,
which I was able to compile and get running, bringing it up to a BASIC prompt. I was even able to get the disk editor/assembler program I used to come up and show a prompt and take some basic instructions. (Tried to sign up for the forum, but got no answer.)
I can't figure out how to set the thing up so that, when it's running the editor/assembler, I can get it to read my source code. I also tried using a cross compiler mentioned on the xRoar pages to compile my source code, but I haven't yet figured out how to attach or load the binary output.
Clarification -- the source code files are text files that I extracted some twenty-four years ago. I do not have images of the disks in question, only the files. Which means, I think, that I need a tool to format a disk image and copy a text file into it, giving it a name and proper directory item allocation.
Further clarification -- I do not use MSWindows. But I do write code on occasion, so a description of the format might get me somewhere.
Or, it seems like I might be able to supply the text file as if it were a text file, but I was not able to get that to work.
Can anyone give me some pointers?