A "remake" and/or of an Amstrad PC1640 would be nice, too, since it was a common system of the day.
The EGA chipset in the recreation can be more generic, maybe.
Thing is, torwards end of the 80s, the clone market in general already was leading.
Developers oriented themselves on what the users had used, rather what was being blessed by IBM.
VGA as a pseudo-standard was the last big success under IBM's leadership.
And to a stretch the 8514/A, maybe, since many companies silently made their graphics cards compatible to it.
What really mattered, though were the VGA cards by third-parties.
My books say the were available since February 1988, at least.
That being said, the 8086 PS/2s were available to game/application developers,
just like the IBM AT Model 5170.
With the difference being that the AT could do EGA since 1984, the graphics standard most games had used.
The AT also supported 80186+ instructions which were being supported in popular compilers via optional switches since 1986 or so (Mix Power C comes to mind).
Of course, the NEC V20/V30 were similar capable here. That's why they were so popular.
The NECs allowed XT users to be a bit closer to the AT world.
The added instructions set was needed for certain performance related products,
like disk caches or drive compression programs.
Later releases refused to run on plain 8088/8086, even.
That's another point that saddens me.
The retro community refuses to acknowledge that the NECs were relevant.
Because, the first thing unhappy XT users did was to replace the 808x by a NEC.
It was a period-correct upgrade, almost as old as the first IBM PC.
But still, actions do show that the NEC chips are being ignored, as if they never had existed.
Emulators are the same. There's a Pentium II emulation available, but barely a NEC V20/V30 core. In the 2020s!
Of course, I do understand that there's a technical side, also.
The "8080 emulation mode" is hard to implement, so there's sort of a hesitation.
But the developers could use an 80186 core and make it more NEC-like.
That would be good enough to make old V20 PC BIOSes run or get Windows 3.0 EGA/VGA drivers going with the need for patching.
But that's another story, maybe.
It's just a bit sad at times that, sas, the PC-98 community has various emulators covering a handful of machine types in great detail,
whereas in our part of the hemisphere the focus is so strong on just a single configuration.
To be fair, though, here's more hardware homebrewing going on.
But maybe you understand what I'm trying to say, nevertheless.
What the OP essentially is asking, I think, is something like:
"Hey, Atari 2600 fans! Anyone interested in tinkering with the ColecoVision? Are there any projects planned ? 🙂"
PS: The AT Model 5170 was slow also because of the many, slow DRAM chips of the day.
They had to be used with waist states, which did slow down things quite a lot.
That's why the XT/286 was quite a bit more snappy, I think.
PS: What's also relevant is the first (?) 386-based PC compatible, the Compaq DeskPro 386.
It even looked like an angry AT Model 5170.
Edit: Now that I think of it, maybe it had been better if I hadn't replied to this thread (so much).
Personally, what I missed to take into account is how much the IBM PC means to some people. It's their C64, so to say.
Asking for a successor, like the equivalent to a C128, hurts their feelings and causes their refusal perhaps.
I mean, the Linux community is also a bit, um, religious at times when it comes their stuff/architectural changes.
Boy, there's so much to take care of these days. Things may be deeper than they seem at first glance.
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