Freeware for the MIPS based SGI workstations:
The following list contains various programs I compiled for private use on my SGI boxes running IRIX 6.5.22f.
Regarding the copyright of the applications please see the home-pages of the individual programs. Feel free to download
and install the tardists. I tested them on Indigo2 (R10k-180, MXI-TT-Compressario, 1G), Indigo2 (R4k4-220, Elan+Galileo, 384M),
Octane (Dual-R12k-300, Dualhead-MXE/SE+EVO, 1G) and O2 (R14k-400, CRM+Video, 640M). For some applications you need
libraries from the SGI freeware suite installed. Nevertheless they come absolutely without
any warranty. Please enjoy:
- AdaEd-1.12.tardist (1M0): A free translator/interpreter for the
Ada83 language written at the University of New York (NYU).
- NEW VERSION (libglut-glitch fixed):CalculiX-1.7-bin.IRIX6.5.tardist (9M9):
A finite element program using OpenGL for visualization. Please see http://www.calculix.de for details on this very
nice piece of software. A getting started guide is available and if you want to use the included help (which will reside in
/usr/freeware/doc/CalculiX, both as postscript and html) you
should set the following link after installing the tardist (as root): cd /usr/local ; ln -s /usr/freeware/doc/CalculiX/ CalculiX
- DATgoodies-1.5.tardist (112K0): A compiled version of the DAT
goodies allowing reading and writing audio DATs on IRIX machines with appropriate DAT drive. Source for
these is from the SGI home-page (http://www.sgi.com)..
- Simh-V35-2.tardist (4M2): An simulator for various
vintage platforms. Supports Data General Nova, VAX, PDP11, PDP8 and many more. Please see http://simh.trailing-edge.com/
for more details!
...25.3.2012: Simh-Binary replaced by new one fixing "BOOT CPU"-bug in the Nova
...17.4.2012: Added special R1602 binary with correct boot loader emulating Rolm 1602...
- asxv4pxx.tardist (1M8): A multiplatform assembler allowing
the development of embedded applications on the IRIX/SGI platform. Home-page for this project (which is partially
included in sdcc) is http://shop-pdp.kent.edu/ashtml/asxxxx.htm.
- demtools-0.9.5.tardist (240K0): Viewer for
digital elevation maps. The original home-page is http://www.arq.net/~kasten/demtools/
where the source code is available, too. As prerequisites you
will need the libglut, pango, gtk-2.0 and gdk-2.0 from
the SGI freeware page. Lot of free files are available at this site:
http://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/data/DEM/ with 1:250000
scale. Maybe you will have need for the following converters, too:
dem2dxf (71K) and dem2xyz (67K).
- pForth.tardist (235K0): A nice and compact Forth language for
your SGI. REMARK: pForth2.1 is a (for non-commercial use) free Forth,
- rat-3.0.35.tardist (870K):
rat-3 - The "robust audio tool" from Networked Multimedia
Research Group at University College London which is an
online telephone program (compatible to vat) and works
quite well for handling one or more calls between more
different boxes. Supports crypto as well and needs two
open ports between the machines.
The program is available for lots of other platforms
as well (WinDowze, Solaris, Linux,...) and communication
has been tested to a linux rat-4 client. I like rat-3 more
than the current 4.xx since it is very stable.
- rat-4.2.26.tardist (1M3): The
newer version of rat. Rat3 and rat4 can be installed simultaneously and
3.0.35 is launched via "rat" whereas rat4 launches
4.2.26. The rat4 is less stable than rat3.
- vic-2.8ucl1.1.6.tardist (1M8):
From UCL like rat and is a video
conferencing tool and is used together with rat to have
chats with video. Video-Inp˙ts or parts of the x11 screen
can be sent to other machines with different codecs. Works
very nice, even with more simultaneous sessions. Tested
successfully on the following boxes, all running 6.5.22:
Indigo2/cosmo, Octane/Galileo,evo and O2/mvp.
- unarj-2.65.tardist (31K):
If someone encounters older DOS archives compressed
with the formerly popular arj archiver, you may
want to use unarj-2.65 to extract them on the IRIX
platform 6.5 and later.
- z80asm-2.4pre3.tardist (819K):
For more details on this package, see official home-page at
tardist contains the IRIX 6.5 binaries z80-asm and z80-mon
in /usr/local/bin, the man-pages in /usr/local/man/man1
and man5. Documentation and examples will be installed in
/usr/local/doc/z80-asm. With this package you can compile
Z80 assembler code and run it on a text-mode based emulator.
- GPutils-0.12.3.tardist (3M4):
Gnu-PIC tools, containing an assembler for most of Microchip's PIC processors.
- sdcc-2.8.0.tardist (20M): The
free Small-Device-CC capable of compiling C code for the 6808, Z-80, 8051 and some other processors.
If you want to generate code for the PICs, you need the GPutils above as well.
Manuals for sdcc
and the included simulator ucsim
are separate pdf files: 919k,
dpa-ass-43p.tardist (185k): This is
a freeware cross assembler for the vintage PDP8 (DEC) and Nova (Data General) computers. It is
based on lex and yacc and the original sources can be found
here on the WEB.
The binaries offered here contain two patches: One from Andre fixing a bug in the Nova
rb-file generation and an own one adding correct behaviour for the READS instruction.
This article is compiled by Erik Baigar, <email@example.com>, 2/23/2008. Read times.
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