Playing DOS games on an 86Duino board #Gaming #VintageComputing @hacksterio
TheRasteri wanted to know if it could run DOS video games on an 86Duino One and presented his findings in a recent video.
The 86Duino One isn’t quite an SBC or a MCU development board. It has user-programmable I/O pins like an Arduino, but users do not directly program an MCU. It’s more like a Raspberry Pi SBC, except for a few major differences: the x86 processor, the VGA graphics card, and a multi-PCB arrangement.
Instead of a single PCB, 86Duino has two modules (the SoC and the VGA card) on a carrier board with Arduino-style headers. The Vortex86EX is an SoC (System-on-Chip) that contains a 300MHz 32-bit x86 processor, 128MB (86Duino One) or 1GB (86Duino One Plus) of DDR3 RAM, LAN, USB 2.0, and a MicroSD card interface. The carrier board has a PCI-E bus, which is what the VGA card connects to.
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