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Old 21 May 2015, 21:56   #1
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PC emulator for amiga 500

I am looking for a software based IBM PC emulator for my a500. Which ones should I look for?
(I have patience for softemu but not the money for hardemu.)
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Old 21 May 2015, 23:33   #2
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I am looking for a software based IBM PC emulator for my a500. Which ones should I look for?
(I have patience for softemu but not the money for hardemu.)
I used to use Transformer on my old A1000 - it's monochrome and quite slow, but that's about all you'll get on an A500. You certainly won't be able to run anything demanding.

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Old 22 May 2015, 00:15   #3
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PC-Task ?
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Old 22 May 2015, 09:15   #4
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PC-Task 4.4 (aminet version) does seem to require more than a a500, or am I wrong?
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Old 22 May 2015, 19:15   #5
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I'm curious what you want to achieve, really. What's your plan ?

The only thing you can expect from PC emulation on an A500 is typing DOS commands. Productive working is simply not possible.
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Old 22 May 2015, 19:56   #6
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I am trying to achieve "not boredom" and curiosity how slow it is. I will be unemployed for some time and I have time to kill.
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Old 22 May 2015, 20:19   #7
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The Old (version 2) Demo is still there:
http://aminet.net/package/misc/emu/PCTaskDemo203a





And a demo of PCx 2.1 (but that is 020 +)
http://aminet.net/package/misc/emu/pcxdemo21

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Old 25 May 2015, 11:53   #8
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Although I understand you try to avoid boredom and kill time, I strongly advise you to try and find a hardware based pc emulator for your A500. ATOnce (plus) is ok, but I really like the KCS Power PC Board and still actively use one on my A500. Highly recommended if you want to want to use old dos-programs.

Both the ATOnce and the Power PC Board can't use any more or less modern pc-software, ofcourse. But if it runs ok on an XT/AT, it will run very nicely on both of these emulators (no experience with the ATOnce, but it is more or less comparable, performance wise, with the Power PC Board). You do need a supported hardrive to make it useful, though.
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The Old (version 2) Demo is still there:
http://aminet.net/package/misc/emu/PCTaskDemo203a





And a demo of PCx 2.1 (but that is 020 +)
http://aminet.net/package/misc/emu/pcxdemo21
And I am looking for someone that have archived all PCx and PC Task versions for Amiga, specially cracked and regged versions, I hope someone have made one such archive...

@GhstWlf: I used both PC Task and Transformer on my A500 1MB in the past, mainly for copying files between Amiga <> MSDOS if I remember well, but PC Task was unusable for my little machine, you may have more luck with it depending of your machine.

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Old 20 June 2015, 06:53   #10
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any pc emulator for the A500 is totally obsolete because is really slow

minimum you need at least a 040/40mhz + AGA to get 286/16mhz speed + vga emulation

and remember pcx and pctask do not have any soundblaster emulation they emulate only pc beeps
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any pc emulator for the A500 is totally obsolete because is really slow

minimum you need at least a 040/40mhz + AGA to get 286/16mhz speed + vga emulation

and remember pcx and pctask do not have any soundblaster emulation they emulate only pc beeps
Not obsolete - I used to play text adventures (Jacaranda Jim!) using Transformer on my A1000, and enjoyed it very much.

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Yeah i remember playing Magnetic Scrolls adventure games (text only - no graphics) using Transformer on my A1000. Slow as heck but it worked
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Old 26 June 2015, 17:37   #13
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So can you run dos games on this like Star Trek 25th anniversary CD version..?
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So can you run dos games on this like Star Trek 25th anniversary CD version..?
No. It's slow as all fuck and only CGA or EGA is emulated.
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Old 26 June 2015, 23:16   #15
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So can you run dos games on this like Star Trek 25th anniversary CD version..?
on the A1200 or A4000 + fast 040 or 060 yes you can play it
excepting the music due lack of soundblaster emulation

I remember I tried the game Tom raider (1996) and worked on the A1200/040/40mhz
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on the A1200 or A4000 + fast 040 or 060 yes you can play it
excepting the music due lack of soundblaster emulation

I remember I tried the game Tom raider (1996) and worked on the A1200/040/40mhz
That may only be true for newer version of PC-Task like Version 4. The aforementioned version that runs on an A500, doesn't run any of that.
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Old 27 June 2015, 11:13   #17
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Yeah you can run some games on 060 quite slow, way to slow on my 030 blues brothers 2 and pinball dreams 2 Lol - I think PCX is a Little faster than Pc-Task
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Old 27 June 2015, 12:39   #18
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CrossPC comes free and in full version with CrossDos 5.x (available in TOSEC and on EAB´s FTP)

Manual for it here:
http://www.retro-commodore.eu/files/...s_v5.0_ocr.pdf

Emulated machine:
PC-xt
cpu 8088
704 KB ram
mda/cga graphics
old beeping pc speaker sound
serial and parallel ports
mouse & keyboard
harddrive (partitions up to 190 MB)
and of course PC floppies using CrossDos

Requirements:
kick/Wb 1.3
1MB ram
(will work on a 68000)

BTW, you can get a cracked version of PC-task 2.03 from TOSEC
PC-Task v2.03 (1993)(C. Hames)[cr Famous O'Hack].zip 0.41mb
PC-Task v2.03 (1993)(C. Hames)[cr Famous O'Hack][a].zip

I remember well PC-Task 3.x also supports the 68000 cpu too
manual for version 3:
https://archive.org/details/PC-Task_...94_Hames_Chris
You can also get the disks from TOSEC:
PC-Task v3.0 (1994)(Quasar)[cr Famous O'Hack](Disk 1 of 2).zip 0.23mb
PC-Task v3.0 (1994)(Quasar)[cr Famous O'Hack](Disk 2 of 2).zip 0.14mb
PC-Task v3.1 (1994)(Quasar)[cr Intensity](Disk 1 of 2).zip 0.27mb
PC-Task v3.1 (1994)(Quasar)[cr Intensity](Disk 2 of 2).zip 0.17mb
PC-Task v3.10 (1994)(Quasar)[cr Famous O'Hack](Disk 1 of 2).zip 0.25mb
PC-Task v3.10 (1994)(Quasar)[cr Famous O'Hack](Disk 2 of 2).zip 0.15mb

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