WordStar 2.x

WordStar, originally from MicroPro, was a popular word processor during the early 80s. It was ported to a number of CP/M architectures as well as Unix and PC/MS-DOS. It competed directly against many word processors, including WordPerfect, Microsoft Word for DOS, and Multimate. By the late 80s most business word processing had moved to WordPerfect. In the early 90s, Microsoft Word for Windows took over.

Also see a history of WordStar: A Potted History of WordStar and some earlier 0.x versions at The WordStar Collection

Wanted: Pre-1.0 versions were sold publicly. WordStar 0.87 redump, WordStar 0.89, WordStar 0.91, WordStar 0.92, (Google results indicate these existed) WordStar 1.0. Early WordStar 2.0 releases were reported to be copy protected.

The Zenith archive below contans both English and French versions for 8-bit CP/M-80. And the disk image is in Z-100 CP/M 5.25" DSDD format.

Wanted: other platform releases and manual scans.

Product type
Application Word Processor
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Micropro Wordstar 2.26 for CPM-80 [Zenith Z-100] (5.25-DSDD) 2.26 for CPM-80 [Zenith Z-100] English Other 5¼ Floppy 88.27KB


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