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Wang 3300 News

November 2, 2018

Updates to the site are rare because there simply isn't much Wang 3300 news to report. But eBay surprised me this week with three new 3300 documents!

August 31, 2014

In 2013, Willy Spreutels left a comment in the guestbook mentioning that he had a 3300 system. I tracked him down and prevailed on him to supply some pictures. Amazing! I thought all of them were long gone. Please visit the page dedicated to this rare beast.

Rob has shared his high school experiences with a Wang 3300.

I've modernized the site coding to use some more modern HTML5 features; hopefully this isn't even noticeable to most people.

May 25, 2013

There isn't any big update to report, but one really exciting one. Tom Lake has connected his ASR-33 teletype to a PC running the Wang 3300 emulator. Just watch it!

July 30, 2012

emu3300, my Wang 3300 emulator, has been updated to version 0.6. This version has had a very significant overhaul to the front panel user interface. It is now rendered from SVG content, meaning the screen can be scaled to any size without getting jaggies.

On the down side, the text is drawn as just more vector objects, not text, so it is somewhat blurry (text rasterization usually takes pixel alignment into account to avoid excessive blurring of edges). At any rate, it is must more faithful to the original front panel look.

The code license was changed to a Creative Commons "Zero" license, meaning the code is public domain. You can even remove my name from the comments and sell as your own. (I'd like to see someone try!)

February 4, 2012

I've updated the Wang 3300 emulator to version 0.5. The primary change is that now it is possible to associate a physical serial port to an emulated terminal, making it possible to connect a real ASR-33 or other terminal to the emulator, for a more authentic experience.

I've also re-released the Wang 3300 BASIC manual with chapter and section bookmarks, as I personally found it helpful.

April 9, 2011

I've moved the ancient Wang 3300 webpage to its own domain and greatly revamped and expanded the contents.

I'm not sure what took me so long. I've owned the domain for years. I've had a lot more information on the 3300 than what was on the single, lonely page I had on the 3300 on my own domain for the past nine years. I guess I was waiting to polish up the 3300 emulator, but that has been low on the priority list for too long such that I never got around to it, and so I never put the time into making a web site for the 3300. At last, I have a good start on one.