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General Category => NC100, NC200, PCW, PDA600 - the rest of the Family! => Topic started by: Starglider on 07:43, 20 January 19

Title: Can Spectrum +3 run PCW software?
Post by: Starglider on 07:43, 20 January 19
Hi! I read recently that the Spectrum +3 runs CP/M and has a 3" disk drive. So I was curious if PCW CP/M software will run on it?

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Title: Re: Can Spectrum +3 run PCW software?
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:42, 20 January 19
Hi Starglider,

I think that running dedicated PCW software on the Spectrum would probably be a difficult proposition due to the difference in memory and screen configurations. Generic CPM software - NSWP, DU, MEX Etc is probably available for the Spectrum but you would have to check that out.

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: Can Spectrum +3 run PCW software?
Post by: JohnElliott on 11:32, 23 January 19
When I was doing my archive of PCW Plus BASIC typeins, I found a lot of the programs would work unmodified on the +3, and a lot more with fairly minor portability fixes (such as using PEEK(2) to find the BIOS jumpblock rather than hardcoding its address). In the case of the game ETHERNET I did a specific +3 port using the 32-column video mode.
Title: Re: Can Spectrum +3 run PCW software?
Post by: GUNHED on 17:14, 23 January 19
You need an PCW emulator (software) and an video interface (hardware) at least.
Title: Re: Can Spectrum +3 run PCW software?
Post by: Starglider on 08:31, 27 January 19
Thanks guys. I already have a PCW but this is interesting to know that its software can work unmodified on the +3. [emoji106][emoji973]️

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