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I would like to look back to the very beginning of personal computer when Paul Allen and Bill Gates started their debut. So I need to find an emulator of the MIT Altair 8800 with Intel 8080 processor inside. Then where can I find and download its emulator for Windows.

I have tried to search over the net, and I found emuStudio-0.39 simulator software. But seems that it is not what I want. I want an emulator that the front panel's look is very similar to the original as the picture below. Below are two screen capture of the emuStudio-039. It is a Java program.

I want an emulator which I can click to input the command, just exactly like what it done with the true MIT Altair 8800.

Altair 8800 front panel Altair 8800 front panel. Source

emuStudio-0.39's source code editor emuStudio-0.39's source code editor

emuStudio-0.39's emulator emuStudio-0.39's emulator

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[...] So I need to find an emulator of the MIT Altair 8800 with Intel 8080 processor inside. Then where can I find and download its emulator for Windows. I have tried to search over the net [...]

Not sure where you searched. If I just start entering MITS ALT... Google already offers to autocomplete with "mits altair 8800 emulator", resulting in a reasonable list of links - including the mentioned emuStudio (*1).

The top entry, at least on my screen is S2Js Altair page. By being a JavaSript teaching site, it's naturally made in JavaScript making it portable to any system with a somewhat up to date browser, not just Windows. Documentation is also made quite well, although not as extensive as the emuStudio.

And behold its photo realistic appearance.

And then there is the Emulation-Wiki offering an entry about Altair emulatons.


P.S.: And then there's MAME - always a sure bet. In case of non game systems especially the MESS sub project.


*1 - Which is by the way a quite good site, offering an incredible detailed introduction of the Altair and its ecosystem to today's readers.

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    Okay. Thank you for the link. I searched "emulator" rather than "simulator". I searched standalone emulator rather than web based simulator. I love this javescript simulator. s2js.com/altair/sim.html – AirCraft Lover Mar 23 at 3:56

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