Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Ian McCal » Wed, 30 May 2007 23:36:56


I've been wracking my brains to remember this. When I had an Atari
STFM, I had a hardware 286 emulator fitted inside it - 7.1Mhz I think,
they later upgraded to 16Mhz. The resulting emulation was pretty good,
though screen display was a bit slow. It was certainly good enough to
get me through my 'A' levels (mostly Turbo Pascal) and the start of
university too. Actually the ST made a superb machine for its time,
since I could run it natively or emulate the PC and Mac as required.

Can anyone remember the name of it? It wasn't PC Ditto - that was
software-only from memory. It was something else.


Cheers,
Ian
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Jo Even Sk » Wed, 30 May 2007 23:57:33


Could it be PC-Speed?

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Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by claus.rogg » Thu, 31 May 2007 00:31:37


PC Speed is what youe probably thinking of.

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Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by James » Thu, 31 May 2007 02:09:44


Wasn't PC-speed the XT version i.e. 8086 emulation?

I think AT Speed was the 286 version.

Also i think PC-ditto 2, hardware based this time was a 286 emulator.
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Ian McCal » Thu, 31 May 2007 02:47:04

On 2007-05-29 18:09:44 +0100, JamesD < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:


That's it - AT Speed. Excellent device, helped me through A levels (UK
exams taken at 18 pre-university) whilst writing Turbo Pascal programs.

Thanks for that.

Cheers,
Ian
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Captain Mi » Thu, 31 May 2007 04:26:59


All but positive Ditto2 was an 8086 emulator. Gave up on it when realized
it's color capabilities were CGA only. Still have it here somewhere. Never
got along well with DOS3.3. Got somewhat competent with DOS5 after learning
to type but by then had an AdSpeed and TEC Card on the CPU. Too bad they
didn't get the Megabus connection finished.

At least I got to see it work. From what I understand most didn't. Even
tried Windows V.2 on it. Obviously Windows V.2 was a loser on any computer
but was unusable on this.
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Guillaume » Thu, 31 May 2007 05:28:34

another very good device for emulation was the Supercharger, a very good pc
XT emulator with necv30 (optional 8087) and 1 mb. Windows 3.0 could run on
it, and turbo pascal, turbo C, etc...

guillaume.
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Mark Bedin » Thu, 31 May 2007 11:26:05


There was a Vortex one too wasn't there?

Mark
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Gerhard_St » Thu, 31 May 2007 13:32:00

> There was a Vortex one too wasn't there?

Vortex ATonce 386SX

Gerhard
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Gerhard_St » Sun, 03 Jun 2007 00:48:00

> There was a Vortex one too wasn't there?

Vortex ATonce 286 and 386SX

Gerhard
 
 
 

Hardware 286 PC emulator - what was the name?

Post by Guillaume » Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:52:39


XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...

They were clocked at 16MHz! And the 386 came with fast ram on it and a
slot for a fpu387.

Guillaume.