A homebrew coder who goes by Pate just released his rpix86 DOS emulator for the Raspberry Pi platform. The emulator offers support for Super VGA graphics, Soundblaster 2.0, memory, USB keyboard and mouse. Pate’s previous work includes a DOS emulator for both the Nintendo DS handheld, and the Andriod OS. Pate’s emulator not only lets you run DOS on your R-Pi, but of course all your old gaming faves, like Duke Nukem 3D and Doom.
Here’s the current status of the emulation:
◦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.
Here’s a screen of the DOS emulator at startup:
If any of you are armed with a Raspberry Pi and want to check it out, you can get the zip here.