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Run your CP/M programs direct on an IBM PC

MicroSolutions has released two different versions of UniDOS. On the one hand a pure software solution and on the other hand a plug-in card with a Zilog Z80 processor.

UniForm-PC
MicroSolutions Brochure, 1984: UniDOS
UniForm-PC
MicroSolutions Brochure, 1984: UniDOS Z80 card

Software versions

I am currently aware of two different (main) versions of the UniDOS program that can be found on the Internet:

I use the UniDOS version 1.11 on my 286 AT in combination with a CompatiCard I and UniForm. As described here, I could start Wordstar (V2.26) with UniDOS directly from an 8 inch floppy disk and work with it.

UniForm and UniDOS installed
UniForm-PC (2.17) and UniDOS (1.11)

Running CP/M programs

If you are using UniForm-PC with a CP/M drive, you can start the CP/M *.COM program directly on the UniForm drive. If you have copied the CP/M programs to the hard disk, then you must rename the CP/M *.COM files as *.CPM. Afterwards you can start these files directly, like otherwise a *.COM file, see figure above.

Z80 coprocessor card

Following two pictures of the Z80 coprocessor card. These pictures are from the internet. I have no Z80 card, I am still searching ...

UniDOS Coprocessor board
UniDOS Coprocessor board (unknown)
UniDOS Coprocessor board
UniDOS Coprocessor board (unknown)

Documents and information

I don't know of any manuals. Nothing can be found on the Internet!?

My series about MicroSolutions

--> Part 1: The Three Musketeers
--> Part 2: The CompatiCard / Series consisting of three articles.
--> Part 3: UniForm-PC
--> Part 3: UniDOS