spim is a self-contained simulator that will run MIPS32 assembly language programs. It reads and executes assembly language programs written for this processor. spim also provides a simple debugger and minimal set of operating system services. spim does not execute binary (compiled) programs.


The current version of spim is 7.3 (August 2006), which is a minor release that cleans up a number of bugs in 7.2:

  • Fix for flex 2.5.33 (internal change broke spim's scanner).

  • Exception handler can be a semicolon-separated list of files that will be loaded in order. On Unix, SPIM_EXCEPTION_HANDLER environment variable is consulted before command line arguments.

  • Memory corruption caused spim to crash when label was defined twice in succession.

  • PCSpim updates register and memory display after a parse error while reading a file.

  • Eliminated unnecessary null char between strings in list of strings produced by .asciiz.

  • Makefiles (in spim/ and xspim/) now contain clearly defined paths for installing executables, exception handler, and man pages. The man pages are no longer installed by the "make install" command.

  • Change psfig to epsfig in spim.tex (does anyone still use this obsolete documentation?).

Application Details:

Version: 7.3
License: Free to use and share
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Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.16

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What works

Everything except the installation program. You can take the installation directory from a Windows installation without problems and copy into your Wine apps directory.

What does not

Installation program, because it uses Net Framework 3.5.

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What was not tested

Nothing, all tested and OK.

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In some Wine configs you can experience a movement of the "Console". You can fix this disabling "Allow window manager control windows" in "winecfg (Wine Config or Wine Options)" and going to "Graphics" label.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 06 20091.1.16N/A Yes PlatinumF. Membrive 
CurrentMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Mar 06 20091.1.16N/A Yes PlatinumF. Membrive 

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