Re: NTLK Is there a Newton Emulator?

From: Jeff Mitchell (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 11:20:15 EST

On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Sedney, Rene wrote:

> Question: Is it legal to make an emulator? What do you think of a Newton
> Emulator - is it useful

        Legality is very old hat for emulation. Usually (but not always)
its legal. Distributing ROM files is illegal.

        A newton emulator would be extremely useful, for development, and
testing apps, and lots of things. But it would be difficult to write, due
to the unknown nature of the internals, as well as stuff like the HWR.
Though if an emulator was written, the HWR coudl be circumvented somewhat
painfully. The processor could be emulated pretty easily, and going from
there would be tough (but not impossible).

        I've often thought about working on one... but no time and its a
hard uphill battle.


"It's murder out there. You can't even travel around in your own micro
circuits without permission from 'Master Control Program'. I mean,
sending *ME* down here to play games.... Who does he calculate he is?"
-- Peter Jurasik as Crom, _Tron_

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