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JohnBHanson 9th Jul 2019 7:12 pm

North star Advantage Emulator
I am in the process of creating an emulator for the NorthStar advantage - for those interested please see:-

I did have access to one of these at University but I don't remember anything in the way of graphics software for the machine. A web search has told me that this machine can run other operating systems beside CP/M such as NDOS and UCSD but I have been unable to find any disks images for these either.

If anyone has one of these machines still out there and has the facility to get disk images or copy files of the machine I am trying to build up my software collection. I am especially interested in graphics programs.

Thank you.

coopzone 14th Aug 2019 6:11 pm

Re: North star Advantage Emulator

what is xbeaver ? i run a debian based box and can't find in with apt etc to install.

Just wanted to take a look at what you are doing. I used to sell these north star machine, actually the previous version. That was a long time ago.


JohnBHanson 14th Aug 2019 6:18 pm

Re: North star Advantage Emulator
Download from

It is a Z80 emulator that primarily emulates the nascom/gemini range of computers but also does an alphatronic/matmos PC, a NorthStar Advantage and a intel MDS800 .

coopzone 15th Aug 2019 6:27 am

Re: North star Advantage Emulator
I thought you should know the first link you posted, the domain is suspended awaiting renewal see below and the second link does not seem to have xbeaver on it. Interesting nascom stuff mind you. I'm going to stop reading about this stuff now - before i get to back into it!
I only came to these forums for the radio side of things! But i do remember a few of my early computer from time to time, but sadly nothing to help you out - sorry, I have got some old s-100 cards left over in a bag somewhere, 2sio card, z80 card, memory cards, i think a tarbell disk controller maybe. I did used to have an altair8080 (my first computer) but that was disposed of by my dad when i moved out.

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