Reply 16400 of 22363, by 4xtx
I've been on a newly re-kindled Vintage computing bender.
It started with a mate who wanted me to help fix an old compaq luggable (I had one as a kid.. loved it).
Anyway, got that fixed thanks to good ol Gotek 😀
Then I did what any nostalgia loving nerd would do - I ebayed basically everything I had as a kid to try to replicate some sort of weird alternate universe where I didn't regretfully throw out all this cool stuff..
One of my many purchases has been this delightful Sharp PC-7100 (still in transit). It POST but doesn't boot.. so likely a FDD fail (the HDD /Hardcard is removed)
Anyway it got me thinking - well what would I want to do with this if I got it?
Well write apps for it of course..
So I started an 86 box, set it up to the same config as the sharp, grabbed open watcom and compiled a hello world app in windows 3.0 for real mode.
In short - it wasn't easy, but I got it up and running and have started constructing the little project I'm forming for it..
I am also doing a TGUI version for DOS but for some odd reason I just really wanted to torture myself with 3.0 real mode for a bit..