Emulating an IBM PC on an ESP32 #Emulation #VintageComputers @Hackaday @fdivitto
Fabrizio Di Vittorio has a series of YouTube videos ahowing emulation of the first IBM PC on an ESP32 board (with PSRAM and SDCARD). No other modules required (video, audio, keyboard, mouse and SD card fully handled by the ESP32).
The full playlist is quite something to watch, showing off a huge number of old-school PC applications and games running on the platform. There’s QBASIC, FreeDOS, Windows 3.0, and yes, of course, Flight Simulator. The latter game was actually considered somewhat of a de facto standard for PC compatibility in the 1980s, so the fact that the ESP32 can run it with Fabrizio’s code suggests he’s done well.
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