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Wang2200.org

This page contains virtual media for the Wang 2200, which presently is mostly disk images, although in the future tape images may appear. These files can be used with the emulator, but it is also possible with enough effort to use the file to create real disk images to get running again that old Wang computer you found at the curb.

Just about all of the disk images here were contributed. If you have any old Wang 2200 disks in a box in the back of your closet, please consider contributing it to help grow this library. I have an 8" floppy connected to my PC and special hardware and software so I can read these old disks. In particular, I use a Catweasel disk controller and some custom software to decode these disks. Note that if you want to do this yourself, you will need a Catweasel card, and a PC which can run DOS, Windows 95, or Windows 98. Source code is provided, so it might not be too hard to recompile this to run on a Linux machine. In theory it should work with a Catweasel Mk 4, but I have only tried it with the Mk 3 design. The zip file also contains some notes on how I built an adapter cable to allow connecting the 50 pin 8" drive to the 34-pin connector on the catweasel card.

The "notes" links below mostly just contain the metadata of the disk and the catalog listing. These were generated by a utility program, available below. "wvdutil" is written in Python. Python is a pretty nice language, and this is my first Python program. Don't expect much.

Version 1.8 of wvdutil can list the disk catalog, set and clear the disk write protect status, set and clear program protect mode, list program and structured data files, check the disk and files for consistency, and change the catalog index style from the old 2 byte format to the new 2 byte format. See the readme in the zip for more detailed information. The zip file also contains a windows executable which can be used if you don't have python installed on your computer. This executable contains an embedded python interpreter and the necessary libraries. If you do have python installed on your machine, it is advisable to use the python version instead of the .exe, as the .exe is slower to start than the script version. The script is bilingual (works with python2 and python3).

Finally, I have captured hundreds and hundreds of disk images, but not all of them are presented here. Capturing them is one part technical problem, one part perseverance. But that is the easy part. The harder part is going through them all, labeling them, getting rid of defective images and maybe extracting the valid files, resolving which of N variations of a disk image (eg, the TBO disks) should be presented. Then updating the website with all information. If anybody actually desires to see ALL the disk images I've captured and wants to do their own spelunking, let me know and I'll create a zip file for you. Currently it would be about 720 MB.

Diagnostics
File Description Notes
mvp-diag-3.5.wvd.zip
disk catalog
This disk contains ucode and BASIC-2 diagnostic programs. Although the programs came on a disk labelled "MVP OS 3.5 disk 2", I don't know how specific these diagnostics are to that release. In fact, I can run them under VP OS 2.3, but with one exception. Under VP OS Release 2.3, BDIAG6 (IF/ELSE tests) fails at line 730. It is because of this difference in behavior for an odd corner case.
10 IF 2<1 THEN PRINT "YES"
20 ELSE PRINT "NO"
On VP Release 2.3, nothing is printed. Starting with MVP BASIC-2 Release 3.0, "NO" is printed.
1
701-2046C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
This is a Wang BASIC diagnostic disk. It is intended for first generation CPUs, such as the 2200T used in the WCS family. Note that to run, the disk must not be write protected. 4
702-0079.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Peripheral Diagnostic, Rel 1.0 1
wcs_diags.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WCS system diagnostics, dated 2/12/76.
Although this has a later date than 701-2046C, it looks more primitive.
1
multidisk_diagnostic.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Multi-Disk Diagnostics 1
CS_D_cassette_diags.wvd.zip
disk catalog
CS/D Cassette Diagnostics 1
mvp-diag-2.6.2.wvd.zip
disk catalog
bootable mvp 2.6.2, containing a number of diagnostic program 1
2229_diagnostics.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2229 Diags and Utilities 1
Games
File Description Notes
more_games.wvd.zip
disk catalog
This is a collection of GAMES that were extracted from an old hard drive. A few are gems; many are rehashes of Creative Computing games. Some run too fast on a BASIC-2 machine; some depend on the graphics characters from the 22x6 terminals to be playable. 1
games_vol_4.wvd.zip
notes
disk catalog
A collection of game programs 1
games.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Assortment of game programs, mostly for first generation 2200s 1
gamesall.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Assortment of game programs, mostly for first generation 2200s 2
games-droz00.wvd.zip
notes
disk catalog
This is a collection of game programs. 3
games-droz01.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Label "Interactive Games 11/06/81" Type LOAD RUN "@MENU" to get a menu of all the games on the disk. Some games can be found on some of the other disks in the collection, but not all. 3
2282_graphics_crt_demos.wvd.zip
disk catalog
This contains a variety of demo programs for the 2282 graphic CRT. Unfortunately, the emulator doesn't currently support the 2282. Type "LOAD RUN" to launch a menu of available programs 3
games_vol_3.wvd.zip
disk catalog
A collection of games for Wang BASIC and Wang BASIC-2. In BASIC-2, type "LOAD RUN" to launch a menu program. Some programs assume you are using an intelligent terminal. 1
best_of_BD_fules.wvd.zip
notes
disk catalog
A collection of games games written on a 2200 PCS-II system, circa 1983. See the associated notes link for more information on each program. 5
General
File Description Notes
701-2047D.wvd.zip
disk catalog
I.S.S. Programming Aids, Release 2 1
701-2048D.wvd.zip
disk catalog
I.S.S. Application Support, Release 2, Disk #1 1
701-2049C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
I.S.S. Application Support, Release 2, Disk #2 1
701-2086B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
ISS Application Support 1
701-2110C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
T/C Support Utilities, Release 2.1 2
701-2356A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 3275 Emulator, Release 1.9 1
701-2358C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Wang 2200 Async TC, Release 07.00.00 2227B/2228B/2228C/MXE 2
701-2423D.wvd.zip
disk catalog
ISS Rel 5.1, Utilities 1
701-2424C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
ISS Rel 5.1 Screen, Disk Subroutines 1
701-2425A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
ISS Rel 4.1 SORT-4 1
701-2427C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
ISS Rel 5.1 KFAM-7 1
701-2606C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
GBS/MVP Rel. 2.3, GBSRMVP-SYSTEM 1
701-2607C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
GBS/MVP Rel. 2.3, GBSRACCT-SYSTEM 1
701-2616C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
GBS/MVP Rel. 2.3, GBSRINVT-SYSTEM 1
701-2652C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
GBS/MVP Rel. 2.3, GBSRACPA-SYSTEM 1
701-2653B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
GBS/MVP Rel. 2.3, GBSRGENL-SYSTEM 1
701-2654C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
GBS/MVP Rel. 2.3, GBSRACPA-SOURCE 1
701-2656B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
GBS/MVP Rel. 2.3, GBSRBOMS-SYSTEM 1
701-2661A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Inventory Management, GBS/MVP Rel. 1.1, SYSTEM 1
701-2663.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Inventory Management, GBS/MVP Rel. 1.1, Standalone 1
701-2720C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 DATAMERGE, Release 2.2, Disk 1 of 2, 195-2208-3 1
701-2721C.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 DATAMERGE, Release 2.2, Disk 2 of 2, 195-2208-3 1
3275_v1.10.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Wang 2200/3275 Release 1.10+ 12/28/83 1
bsc_host.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BSC host simulator 1
cs386_host_1.2.wvd.zip
disk catalog
1.2 CS/386 Host Simulator 1
701-2003.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BAS-1A CUSTOMER SALES ANALYSIS SOURCE DISK 7
701-2216A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
TERMINAL ACCESS METHOD (TAM) 7
IDEAS II
File Description Notes
701-2715B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
IDEAS II, Version 2.01.00, Disk 1 of 7, 195-2209-3 1
701-2716B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
IDEAS II, Version 2.01.00, Disk 2 of 7, 195-2209-3 1
701-2717B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
IDEAS II, Version 2.01.00, Disk 3 of 7, 195-2209-3 1
701-2718B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
IDEAS II, Version 2.01.00, Disk 4 of 7, 195-2209-3 1
701-2724B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
IDEAS II, Version 2.01.00, Disk 5 of 7, 195-2209-3 1
701-2725B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
IDEAS II, Version 2.01.00, Disk 6 of 7, 195-2209-3 1
701-2740.wvd.zip
disk catalog
IDEAS II, Version 2.01.00, Disk 7 of 7, 195-2209-3 1
Library
File Description Notes
glbr_22.wvd.zip
disk catalog
This contains the collection of programs described in the MATHEMATICS GENERAL LIBRARY, aka GLBR 22. 8
OS
File Description Notes
mvp-cs386-1.30-disk1.wvd.zip
disk catalog
MVP CS/386 Multiuser BASIC-2 Release 1.30.00 Copyright Wang Laboratories, Inc. 1991 (disk 1 of 2) 1
mvp-cs386-1.30-disk2.wvd.zip
disk catalog
MVP CS/386 Multiuser BASIC-2 Release 1.30.00 Copyright Wang Laboratories, Inc. 1991 (disk 2 of 2) 1
Wang_MVP_340.zip
notes
MVP OS 3.40 installation disks, in wvd and imd formats. 2
vp-boot-2.3.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Bootable VP OS 2.3, containing just the essentials 9
mvp-boot-2.6.2.wvd.zip
notes
disk catalog
Bootable MVP OS 2.6.2 disk. 9
701-2118G.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200VP System Platter, BASIC-2 Release 1.8 1
701-2294M.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 System Platter MVP BASIC-2 Release 2.1 1
701-2294P.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 System Platter MVP BASIC-2 Release 2.3 1
701-2294O.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 System Platter MVP BASIC-2 Release 2.4 1
mvp-boot-2.5.3.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 System Platter MVP BASIC-2 Release 2.5.3 8 June 1983 1
701-2294V.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Wang 2200 MVP Operating System, Version 2.7 Disk 1 of 2 1
701-2767B.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Wang 2200 MVP Operating System, Version 2.7 Disk 2 of 2 1
701-2118F.wvd.zip
disk catalog
VP BASIC-2 release 1.7 7
701-2118K.wvd.zip
disk catalog
VP BASIC-2 release 2.1 7
701-2118L.wvd.zip
disk catalog
VP BASIC-2 release 2.2 7
701-2118M.wvd.zip
disk catalog
VP BASIC-2 release 2.3 7
701-2118N.wvd.zip
disk catalog
VP BASIC-2 release 2.4 7
701-2294U.wvd.zip
disk catalog
MVP Operating System version. 2.6.2, disk 1 of 2 7
701-2267A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
MVP Operating System version. 2.6.2, disk 2 of 2 7
sds40.wvd.zip
disk catalog
SDS-Extended BASIC-2, Release 4.0 7
sds40help.wvd.zip
disk catalog
SDS-Extended BASIC-2, Release 4.0, HELP files 7
basic3-boot-droz05.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Label "BASIC-3 (no COBOL)" This is a pre-release development version of the BASIC-3 system. To boot, at the "KEY SF"?" prompt, type @BBL and then press the approprate SF key to specify the drive. After booting, it starts up with the message: Roger's foreshadow of BASIC-3, Release 2. Warning: Use of this operating system may be hazardous to your data! But then it fails with this error: MOUNT "/310",V$:VOLUME+V$:LOAD RUN "@.GENPRT" V$ has the value "@.ALLBS2" at that moment, but apparently that is not legal, probably because the disk does not contain a complete system. All the same, at the prompt you can type and run BASIC-3 programs. 3
basbol-boot-droz08.wvd.zip
disk catalog
label "BASIC-3/COBOL" This is a pre-release development version of the BASIC-3/COBOL (aka BASBOL) system. To boot, at the "KEY SF"?" prompt, type @BBL and then press the appropriate SF key to specify the drive. After booting, it will stop with an error because it tries to execute the Basic-3 statements: MOUNT "/310",V$:VOLUME+V$:LOAD RUN "@.GENPRT" V$ has the value "@.ALLBS2" at that moment, but apparently that is not legal, probably because the disk does not contain a complete system. All the same, at the prompt you can type and run BASIC-3 programs. 3
mvp-cs386-1.19X.wvd.zip
disk catalog
MVP BASIC-2 CS/386 release 1.19X (10/03/90) (likely bootable but incomplete) 1
731-8009-F.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Multi-User BASIC-2 OS ver 3.3 (disk 1 of 2) 1
731-8010-F.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Multi-User BASIC-2 OS ver 3.3 (disk 2 of 2) 1
turbo-1.30.01.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.30.01 (1.2MB DSHD format) disk 1 of 1 1
731-8026-A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.10 (360KB, disk 1 of 3) 1
731-8027-A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.10 (360KB, disk 2 of 3) 1
731-8028-A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.10 (360KB, disk 3 of 3) 1
734-8446-A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.10 (1.2MB DSHD format) disk 1 of 1 1
734-8446.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.00 (1.2MB DSHD format) disk 1 of 1 1
731-8026.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.00 (360KB, disk 1 of 3) 1
731-8027.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.00 (360KB, disk 2 of 3) 1
731-8028.wvd.zip
disk catalog
BASIC 2 TURBO Rev 1.00 (360KB, disk 3 of 3) 1
731-8016-A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Multi-User BASIC 2/386MM Ver 1.10 (disk 1 of 2) 1
731-8017-A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Multi-User BASIC 2/386MM Ver 1.10 (disk 2 of 2) 1
mvp-boot-3.1.0.wvd.zip
disk catalog
CS/2200 BASIC-2 OS 3.1 Disk 1 of 1 1
731-8009D.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Multi-User BASIC-2 OS ver 3.0 (disk 1 of 2) 1
731-8010D.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Multi-User BASIC-2 OS ver 3.0 (disk 2 of 2) 1
mvp-boot-3.5.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Dual boot MVP 3.5 and CS/386 1.30 with Y2K fixes 1
mvp-boot-2.7.0.wvd.zip
disk catalog
MVP BASIC-2 OS 2.7.0 1
Tapes
File Description Notes
GLBR22.zip
notes
General Program Library
GLBR 22 Mathematics
9
GLBR22A.zip
notes
General Program Library
GLBR 22A Statistics/Engineering
9
GLBR22B.zip
notes
General Program Library
GLBR 22B Finance/Utilities/Games
9
Utilities
File Description Notes
3741_util.wvd.zip
disk catalog
3741 IBM Software Utility
3741-2200 UTILITY SYSTEM (RELEASE 2.0 - 12/1/78)
See 3741_util.pdf
1
3741_util.pdf Usage notes for using the 3741 IBM disk utility programs 1
tbo_81.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Toolbox Option (TBO) from 05/04/81
This disk may have glitches.
1
731-8015D.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Disk Utilities rev 1.1 1
731-0111.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 VP/MVP TC Emulators BISYNC rev. 6.0.2 1
toolbox.wvd.zip
disk catalog
TBO (Toolbox Option) 5/20/91 1
733-1004.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Utility programs for the 2209A ninetrack tape interface 1
731-8011A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Workstation Emulation VDISK Utilities Rev 2.0 1
731-8012A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
VS ACCESS subroutines Rev 2.0 1
731-0110A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Wang 2200 ASYNC TC Utilities Rel 7.00.00 2227B/2228B/2228C/MXE 1
bsc_3271_rel_1.14.04.wvd.zip
disk catalog
CS/2200/386 BSC 3271 Rel 1.14.04 1
benchmark_tests.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Benchmark terminal and CPU performance, but needs 2236MXE term mux 1
Utility
File Description Notes
printer_driver_editor.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Printer Driver Editor @TBLEDIT 3/4/94 1
Word Processing
File Description Notes
701-2736G.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS, Rev. 2.6, Disk 1 of 4, 900928 1
701-2737G.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS, Rev. 2.6, Disk 2 of 4, 900926 1
701-2738G.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS, Rev. 2.6, Disk 3 of 4, 900926 1
701-2739G.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS, Rev. 2.6, Disk 4 of 4, 900926 1
letter_editor.wvd.zip
disk catalog
Apparently a Wang Labs letter editor/address keeper program, from 1976 6
731-0067F-disk1.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS REV: 2.5 DISK 1 OF 2 731-0067F (C)1988,WANG LABS., INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 880608 1
731-0067F-disk2.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS REV: 2.5 DISK 2 OF 2 731-0071F (C)1988,WANG LABS., INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 880608 1
731-0067G.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS REV: 2.6 DISK 1 OF 2 731-0067-G 900926 1
731-0071G.wvd.zip
disk catalog
WP ON 2200/CS REV: 2.6 DISK 2 OF 2 731-0071-G 900926 1
diagnostics
File Description Notes
732-0050A.wvd.zip
disk catalog
2200 CPU Memory test for 1M of memory 1
Key to notes
Index Contributor
1 Mike Bahia
2 Jay Butterman
3 Roger Droz
4 Bob Eisenhauer
5 B&D Fules
6 Larry Kjellberg
7 Ron O'Kelly
8 Max Rhoads
9 Georg Schäfer