How to use TX-0 Emulator
The selector of a program is at the lower left of a "main console" (probably it displays on the upper left).
Please choose a program and push the "READ IN" button.
It waits for reading of paper tape. If it finishes reading, a program will begin to run automatically.
When using another program, before pushing the READ IN button, it is necessary to push the STOP button.
Introduction of a program
This is for testing a light pen. It is not fun.
If the belt of light is pushed with a light pen (a mouse is used instead), light will appear in somewhere else of a screen.
It is early "display hack".(in 1962)
Please change a TAC switch. Recommendation turns ON about No. 5 to 8.
It seems that famous HAX was also the same. However, I have not found the program.
It seemed to be the program for testing a "flexotype". It is not fun.
The binary number inputted by TSS (Toggle Switch Storage) is displayed on a screen as an octal number.
In TX-0, it was an advanced technique to display a character on a screen itself. This is also a kind of display hack.
Please push the displayed point with a light pen and move a pen slowly.
Although this was also display hack, it was also a kind of art.
While taking out the beautiful screen, a tape puncher continues destroying a tape.
(I think that it is hard to understand operation since a tape puncher's operation is not emulated)
TX-0 takes charge of O and man takes charge of x.
In order to place x, the point displayed in the center of a frame is pressed down with a light pen.
To a question, the point on the right of YES /NO is pressed down.
if you would like to win : x can be drawn also on the place on which the circle was already drawn.
Mouse in Maze
The operation mode is changed by TAC. Each switch has a meaning of the following.
No.0 --- "do". A command will be interpreted if it turns ON.
No.13 --- "write"
No.14 --- "erase"
No.15 --- "walls"
No.16 --- "mouse"
No.17 --- "cheese"
For example, it will be set to "do erase walls" if 0, 14, and 15 are turned ON.
At first, a maze is made in this mode using a light pen.
If a maze is completed, please perform "do write cheese" and "do write mouse."
If ready, a mouse will begin to run by "do mouse."
If it arrives at cheese, please carry out OFF/ON only of the "do" switch.
The mouse remembers the maze and follows even cheese straight.
This program also has many bugs and its study capacity of a mouse is also small.
A mouse sometimes cannot find cheese.
You need to make the maze where a mouse can find cheese.
It is the following command when a motion of a rat is strange.
No.0 and 14 to 17 is turned ON. --- "do over"
No.0 and 13 to 17 is turned ON. --- "do erase storage"
More detailed explanation is here.