Pi bare metal emulators - BMC64, Faux86 ..

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Hi folks,

has anyone ever tried BMC64? Looks very interesting, but I have no idea how good it's compared to a real C64 from the demo coding point of view (accuracy and so on).

I'll try soon Faux86 and give some feedback ..

I know there is a bare metal NES & ZX Emulator too ... maybe someone knows other projects ..

So long
added on the 2021-11-23 19:40:16 by Asato Asato
Pretty sick doing all of this bare metal. Nice project.
added on the 2021-11-24 10:47:51 by raer raer
Okay, got my Pi Zero 1 and put Faux86 on it ..

Old school feeling while booting up straight to dos prompt, let some benchmarks run .. MIPS benchmark (Chips & Technologies 1986) measures 0.98, something around IBM/AT 8 MHz, Landmark 6 oscillates very much between 1 Mhz and 8 Mhz, Video around 370 chr/ms, Snooper says 6 Mhz, 3916 chars/s ..

Tried some demo stuff that is "known to run" on 286 (since faux86 is 80186, most of real mode stuff for 286 should work too) .. most stuff doesn't work correctly, obviously because emu isn't complete ..

But cool anyway .. maybe I give BMC64 a try ..
added on the 2021-11-28 13:41:44 by Asato Asato