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Re: Why isn't there a 8086 PC remake?

in Milliways
Sure, 8086 @ 8 MHz is much faster compared to 8088 @ 4.77 MHz. But it's hardly faster compared to 8088 @ 10 MHz. And 8088 @ 10 MHz can be switched to 4.77 MHz, making it fully compatible with the earliest PC software. 8088 is therefore more universal than 8086 - and this is my answer to the …

Re: Why isn't there a 8086 PC remake?

in Milliways
ducts to users of various 8-bit hardware, IBM PC, and MS-DOS compatibles. With games, hardware independence was pretty much impossible! I guess there were also games targetted at certain "MS-DOS compatibles", but not nearly as many as for the IBM PC. Not really my experience. I had Amstrad PC1640 …

Why isn't there a 8086 PC remake?

in Milliways
There are all kinds of authentic remakes of retro computers, like C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amiga. Some of them are full remakes, some less so. This made me think: why hasn't anyone made a retro PC hardware remake? It would be really nice to have a new 8086, 8 MHz PC with 640 KB of RAM and CGA or EGA …

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