WangEmu Menus

The menu structure can be viewed all at once in this diagram. Click on a menu to read some description of what the various items do.

Top level menu:
File menu:
CPU menu:
Disk menu:
Printer menu:
Configuration menu:
Help menu:

File menu:placeholder

The File menu is kind of a catch-all. The three menu items are:

CPU menu:placeholder

The CPU sub-menu allows the user to control some of the features of the emulated CPU. Still other options are accessible from the configuration menu.

Disk menu:placeholder

This sub-menu allows inserting and removing virtual disks into the emulated disk drives. It allows allows creating new virtual disks, reformatting existing virtual disks, and inspecting the contents of existing disks.

If there is more than one disk controller present in the emulated system, then new menu items will appear on the Disk menu. Here is what it looks like with the system configured with two virtual disk controllers, one at /310 and one at /320. There are disks in each of the drives at /310 and nothing in either drive of the controller at /320:


You can also insert and remove virtual disks by clicking on the disk icons on the status bar. In the example below, the system has two disk controllers. The left two are the drives associated with the first disk controller (/310 above) and the second two disks are the drives associated with the second disk controller (/320 above). In this case, the first two disks have floppies inserted in them (note that the "door" is closed), the fixed disk of the second controller is a hard disk (indicated by the disk pack), and the second drive of the second controller is empty (note that the door is open). A red dot will indicate which drive is being accessed while disk activity is occurring.


You can inspect the contents of a drive by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the drive with the left mouse button.

The last two items on the menu allow choosing between "Realtime Disk Speed" and "Unregulated Speed". When the former is selected, the emulator attempts to model the motor start up, head stepping, and rotational delays of the real machine. Floppy disks are pretty slow, and the hard disks are of course faster. When "Unregulated Speed" is chosen, the emulator dispenses with the delays and performs the disk reads and writes as fast as it can.

Note that if the CPU speed is set to unregulated, the entire emulator will be running some multiple of realtime, so even if the disk speed is chosen to be authentic, it will be sped up by that same multiple.

Printer menu:placeholder

This sub-menu appears only if the system is configured with one or more printer controllers. The menu above is for a system with a single printer controller configured for I/O address 0x15. If the system has more than one printer, all the printers are listed in the menu. Most of the printer functionality and configuration is performed via the menu attached to the printer window, described elsewhere.

Show printer

Selecting "Show printer /2nn" causes the window corresponding to the printer controller at the I/O address nn to appear or move to the foreground. The printer menu system is described elsewhere.

Print And Clear All

The default configuration is for printer output to get logged into the printer window but not to actually print on the real system printer. This menu item causes any printer devices to print out the contents of their log windows on the real system printer and then clear the print log.

Configure menu:placeholder

This is covered in the configuration help page.

Help menu:placeholder

The "Website" item launches a browser pointed at the Wang 2200 homepage. All of the other menu items launch a browser at a local html file offering some help on the named subject.

The "Release Notes..." item brings up the list of features and changes for the current version of the emulator. To view the file, it uses whatever your system preferences are for reading .txt files.

The "About" item simply displays some credits and version information.