A hello world Assembly demo running on the Z80-MBC2

In the Crostini Linux Minicom terminal emulation session of this screenshot, a hello world Intel 8080 Assembly program run under CP/M on the Z80-MBC2 Z80 homebrew computer, printing the string Greetings from Suite8080 to the console.

Screenshot of a Crostini Linux Minicom session showing a hello world Assembly demo running under CP/M on a Z80-MBC2 Z80 computer.

It may not seem like much, but it's a personal achievement I'm proud of.

The demo program comes with Suite8080, a suite of Intel 8080 Assembly cross-development tools I'm writing in Python. I created the demo, assembled it with my own assembler, and run it on actual hardware. Just a few months ago I didn't think I could do this.

Running the demo also helped me put together and test a cross-development toolchain based on Suite8080. For example, I learnt how to transfer files via XMODEM from Crostini to the Z80 board.

I can't wait to use the toolchain to develop more code for the Z80-MBC2.

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