WordStar 3.30

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.

WordStar 3.3x was probably the most popular version. It was available for a large number of different architectures and operating systems.

Installation instructions

Below are images for the IBM PC and Zenith Z-100. The Z-100 version is intended only for use on a Zenith Z-100/110/120 using Z-DOS or MS-DOS.

Note: On the MS-DOS version, WINSTALL will fail with a "Too little memory" error if more than 512K of ram is available. You can work around this with various programs to "hog" memory.

The manual appears to be machine-neutral. The source of the manual is Bitsavers.

Product type
Application Word Processor
Vendor
MicroPro
Release date
1983
Minimum CPU
8088 Zenith Z-100/110/120
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
WordStar 3.30 (5.25) 3.30 English x86 5¼ Floppy 187.38KB
WordStar 3.30 Manuals 3.30 English x86 Archive 12.68MB
WordStar 3.30 [Z-100] (5.25) 3.30 English x86 5¼ Floppy 76.74KB
WordStar 3.30 and CBASIC for NEC APC CPM (8-inch) 3.30 and CBASIC for NEC APC CPM English x86 Archive 600.04KB
WordStar 3.30 for CPM-80 (files) 3.30 for CPM-80 English x86 Archive 214.04KB
WordStar 3.30 for CPM-86 (5.25-320k) (alt) 3.30 for CPM-86 English x86 5¼ Floppy 86.46KB
WordStar 3.30 for CPM-86 (files) 3.30 for CPM-86 English x86 Archive 211.95KB
WordStar 3.30 for DOS [Sanyo MBC 550 OEM] (5.25-160k) 3.30 for DOS [Sanyo MBC 550 OEM] English x86 5¼ Floppy 135.35KB
WordStar 3.30 for NEC APC (8-inch) 3.30 for NEC APC DOS English x86 Archive 376.5KB
WordStar Professional 3.31 for DOS (1985) (5.25-360k) Professional 3.31 English x86 5¼ Floppy 4.59MB

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