Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98 and more

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Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98

Postby Jo22 » 2016-11-22 @ 15:42

Thank you! You've found a goldmine of information! ^^
I'm currently reading that adverts category and the Oak video chipset faq..
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Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98

Postby yawetaG » 2016-12-07 @ 12:13

yawetaG wrote:While digging for specs on Epson's non-PC-98 x86 systems, I discovered something very interesting: they sold Intel 486-based and above systems in North America that can be clocked down to 8086 speeds using a similar method as their Japan-only PC-98 compatibles! Better yet, the manuals and specs and sometimes drivers are available on their US site...just go to the support section, click "Browse by product category", then "Other products" and select the appropriate option. Now this is a manufacturer that understands what "legacy support means". :cool:


Argh...two months later they've revamped their site and the contents on old hardware is gone... :depressed:
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Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98

Postby Jo22 » 2017-1-18 @ 12:39

yawetaG wrote:Argh...two months later they've revamped their site and the contents on old hardware is gone... :depressed:


Oh, well, that's sad. :sad:

But at least the content is still on the servers! :)

Here's the manual for the "Epson Endeavor 486C", for example.
https://files.support.epson.com/pdf/en4c__/en4c__u1.pdf

A list of old Epson products can still be retrived from Archive.org.
http://web.archive.org/web/201505090057 ... e=Overview

I'm confident, with a little bit of googling,
it's still possible to save most of the manuals and datasheets.

Edit: Edited the title, since the thread has evolved. :)
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Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98 and more

Postby Jo22 » 2017-2-11 @ 22:26

Found a little page about PC98 (some kind of a buyer's guide):
http://japan-retro.de/pc98faq.html
Translation to English
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Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98 and more

Postby Jo22 » 2017-2-20 @ 04:56

Hello again! Just found another interesting page.
It's about Windows/386 for PC-9800 Machines.
http://blog.livedoor.jp/kaosekken999/ar ... 13111.html
English translation
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Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98 and more

Postby yawetaG » 2017-2-20 @ 10:10

Here's a page listing various operating systems for PC-98 and PC/AT:

http://island.geocities.jp/cklouch/column/sofmus/os.htm

And here's what I've found out about Windows95/98/98SE/NT until now: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=51090&start=20#p561964

What's also interesting is that the first version of Windows with proper USB support on PC-98 systems was Windows 2000.
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Re: Timeline of MS-DOS for NEC PC98 and more

Postby Jo22 » 2017-10-12 @ 13:24

Update. Dos-J Plus (DOSJP), the Japanese font utility for western DOSes, seems to work OK on 286 machines with EMU386 beeing loaded.
This is nice for DOS/V games, which do otherwise run just fine on pre-386 machines.
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