x86 emulation

  1. B

    IBM PS/2 P70

    I just came across a video about how to repair an IBM PS/2 P70 which I bought many years ago, although I was unable to get it to boot up when I last tried several months ago. If I manage to get it fixed after watching this video, is the any chance I might get FreeBSD installed on it? View...
  2. K

    Solved mmap full access to the first megabyte for DOS mode

    Hello, Is it possible to grant full access to the first megabyte of memory for DOS mode? I'm looking for the FreeBSD equivalent of what is # sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr="0" in Linux. For context, I'm trying to run an old Windows program in Wine. It gives me the following error message...
  3. K0shVorlon

    Dosbox keyboard

    I've used Dosbox and Dosbox-x with Linux in the past and have had no issue with it, however, with FreeBSD 13.1, Dosbox won't acknowledge my keyboard, Dosbox-X will if I select "Capture", but it will stop acknowledging my mouse. I get no errors, and my mouse and keyboard are wireless...
  4. sidetone

    Game clones and similar games

    https://osgameclones.com/ has an extensive list of opensource game clones. These are not all available on FreeBSD ports. Most of the games from https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-open-source-clones-of-great-old-games/ are in ports. A few screenshots of clones and similar games running on...
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    Installing FreeBSD on a PC-98 Emulator

    I've looked all over, and I haven't found much information(and in English at that) about how FreeBSD could be installed on the PC-98, specifically an emulator. I know it's not the 90's anymore, so there's no practical purpose for this, but I think it's interesting from a historical perspective...
  6. Jörg Preiß

    Solved First port - autogen.sh and autotools

    I've already read the thread about the autogen.sh: "read what is inside an do it the port way" I'm trying to do so: GNU_CONFIGURE= yes CONFIGURE_ARGS= --enable-sdl2 USE_AUTOTOOLS= aclocal autoheader automake autoconf AUTOMAKE_ARGS= --include-deps --add-missing --copy...
  7. P

    Bochs drm driver

    Hi everyone, I started working on the bochs ( and also QXL ) drm driver using the incredible work done around the drm-kmod port. Currently it compiles, it loads well in the kernel, but alas the screen remains desperately black :( I attach the boot verbose ( hw.dri.debug = 255 ) and the...
  8. R

    DosBox and some other emulators corrupt X11 colors

    So I'm sorry if this is a common problem that's been answered a lot... I literally don't know the right way to explain the problem I'm having so I could search the forum for it. Basically whenever I start certain programs (all FreeBSD ports installed with pkg) that emulate vintage hardware, such...
  9. vermaden

    Oldschool Gaming on FreeBSD

    When was the last time you played a computer game? I really like one of Benjamin Franklin quotes – “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” – he lived in times where computer games did not existed yet but the quote remains current. I do not play games a...
  10. Dogers

    Ports - i386-wine does not seems to really build

    Greetings to everyone. I am running FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p8 on AMD64 Arch and UFS2 filesystem. And I wanted to use wine, but it seemed slower than before, maybe ten minutes to make a window appears as if something was wrong. So I uninstalled wine and tried to build it from...
  11. P

    FreeBSD and DOS emulation

    At one point in time, FreeBSD had DOS emulation included as a feature. I'm not sure exactly when that was lost. I think the doscmd port failed to compile beginning with FreeBSD 10. In any case, the loss of this functionality is really a terrible loss for FreeBSD. I know some will say that DOSBox...
  12. F

    32-bit - Do you use it?

    Hi all, I'm posting this purely out of interest. Last week Canonical said they were dropping 32-bit support in Ubuntu 19.10 (they've since backtracked on this, for specific packages). Apple have announced that the end for 32-bit macOS applications is also coming in the near future. For...
  13. Phishfry

    Can Bhyve run a DOS VM

    I need a DOS shell from time to time for firmware flashing tools. Is it possible to create a FreeDOS VM on Bhyve?
  14. z33

    How to install a dos or windows base FreeBSD?

    Hi guys, I have a PC only installed FreeBSD5.5 and I need install a dos or windows, but I don't have a cdrom, and my PC cannot boot from USB. How I can do this? Thanks, Jacky
  15. W

    Can you help me please???

    Hello! I'm a 12 year old boy. I now only DOS programming in Pascal and BASIC for ZX and I've wanted to switch to Linux... But I used it for some time but that installation/compile stuff is horror and then I remembered of BSD and ports... Can anybody tell me how to use ports??? I know use PCBSD...