Faux86: A portable, open-source 8086 PC emulator for bare metal Raspberry Pi

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Argonot

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Sep 18, 2020
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Hi,

Just for fun, I tried to run ReadSpeed on Faux86, which is a portable, open-source 8086 PC emulator for bare metal Raspberry Pi. It didn't work. When I run RS.exe it seemed that that an ASCII character run across the screen multiple times and then the cursor stayed under the command prompt as shown in the following picture:

Faux86.jpg


In case some one is interested, here is a video of Faux86 booting and running some games