BSVC is a microprocessor simulation framework written in C++ and Tcl/Tk.

The BSVC distribution contains:

  • Motorola 68000 simulator & assembler (Supports the M68681 Dual UART)
  • Motorola 68360 simulator (CPU32 like simulator)
  • BSVC Graphical User Interface (written in Tcl/Tk)
  • BSVC Simulator Framework (C++ classes)

To start the simulator type


on any shell command line.

To run a sample:

  1. Choose "File / Open Setup..."
  2. Navigate to the directory /usr/local/share/BSVC/samples/m68000
  3. Click on "serial.setup" then "Open"
  4. After the simulator window opens, choose "File / Load Program..."
  5. Open "tutor.h68"
  6. Click "Reset" and then "Run"
Documentation Online

The HTML online manual is available. Or for offline reading, a Postscript manual is available. Enter at a shell prompt

cd /usr/local/share/BSVC/doc/Manual/ps lpr


The BSVC Home Page resides at Redline Labs. You can find a FAQ there that may answer some questions.

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