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Original Altair Software

The package below contains a sample collection of sample software for the original Altair 8800 including the famous 4k Basic.

Package Size (ZIP) Updated (GMT) Download Contents
Original Altair software 451 KB 21 May 2014 18:20:14 download (altsw.zip)
  • Altair Basic 3.2 (4k)
  • Altair 8k Basic
  • Altair Basic 4.0
  • MITS Disk Extended BASIC Version 4.1
  • Altair Disk Extended Basic Version 300-5-C (made available by Scott LaBombard)
  • Altair Disk Extended Basic Version 5.0 (from Andrew Kessel)
  • Altair DOS Version 1.0
Burcon CP/M 342 KB 21 May 2014 18:20:27 download (burcon.zip) Commercially available CP/M implementation from Burcon Inc. Generously made available by Mike Douglas who also provided a disassembly of the BIOS and the boot ROM.
  • Burcon CP/M implementation
  • Sources for creation from scratch
  • Comments and explanations from Mike Douglas
Tiny programming languages 311 KB 21 May 2014 18:21:05 download (minolvtl.zip)
  • MINOL (based on documents retyped by Emmanuel Roche)
  • VTL-2 (based on documents retyped by Emmanuel Roche)