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Homebrew Coder Pate who first off released a DOS Emulator for the Nintendo DS, then moved onto the Android has now posted a release of his DOS Emulator for the Raspberry Pi. For those who dont know a Dos Emulator lets you play old PC Games such as Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Theme park and similiar games from that period, in short an excellent way to play old games on a new device that was never intended to run the game.
The current status of the emulation is as follows:
- CPU: 80486 processor, including the protected mode features (for running DOS4GW games) but without virtual memory support. The emulation runs at a speed of around 20MHz 80486 (which equals a 40MHz 80386) machine.
- Memory: 640KB of low memory, 4MB of EMS memory and 16MB of XMS memory.
- Super-VGA graphics, with a maximum resolution of 640×480 with 256 colors.
- SoundBlaster 2.0 (including AdLib-compatible FM sounds) sound card.
- US keyboard.
- Two-button mouse.
For more information, and a download link, visit this forum post : pix86 v0.03 released! – Dos(PC) Emulator for RaspBerry Pi Released
Enjoy this brand new classic for 8 bit computers. Action, speed, different weapons and a huge variety of stages and enemies, are packed inside an horizontal shooter as never seen in ages on a MSX or ZX Spectrum. With an outstanding soundtrack composed by César Astudillo (“Gominolas”), an 80s legendary videogame music composer, and its funny and detailed graphics and visuals, this is a game you cannot miss!
Source : Invasion of the Zombie Monsters
A museum documenting developments in computing over the past 50 years is to move to Cambridge.
The Centre for Computing History is to relocate to the city from its base in Haverhill, Suffolk, and could be open by the summer.
The charity has been looking for new premises for two years.
Director Jason Fitzpatrick said: “It’s important to be in Cambridge because of the city’s history and the part it has played in the home computing era.”
Read the rest of the BBC News article here : Cambridge move for Suffolk computing history museum