Now is the time to standardise on a file format for vCPU programs. Most hackers will start at the 16-bit programming level because it is easiest. Programs can be loaded into the system with the Loader application, without reprogramming the EPROM.
After some discussion with the emulator guys, we have agreed on a file format for both real boards and emulators: GT1 files. At67 quickly coded some demos in his vCPU assembler and produced GT1 files for them. These work in his great emulator. But his kit hasn’t arrived yet, so I tested it for him. See here “life3.gt1” and “lines.gt1” loaded on my development board with ROM v1.
It works! We have a standard for exchanging Gigatron programs!
Edit: Check out this video for what is brewing in emulator land. Sprites!