Quote:> >You're running Win95? You should have mentioned that in your original
> >post. For one thing, Microsoft stopped supporting 95 a few years ago,
> >and stopped offering updates last year (I think).
> >Also, it's possible that your emulator won't run on Win95 - I've seen
> >some software that swears that it will run on 98 but not 95. (I never
> >tested any of them - I haven't run Win95 since I got Win2000.) If your
> >computer will support it and it's available, you might want to give
> >Win98 a try - it *might* solve this particular problem. (No guarantees,
> >though. Do this on a separate hard drive if you have one.) Of course,
> >this is kind of an extreme step just to get 1 program to work.
> Okay, now that I've taken a look at the emulator's web site, here's a
> few notes...
> (All of this comes from http://retropc.net/cisc/m88/howto.html)
> The list of requirements:
> -a PC with at least a Celeron processor
> -Windows 95 or later (so I was wrong about upgrading)
> -Visual C++ 6 runtime files
> -apparently, if you're using 5-1/4" floppies, you must have DOS Windows
> 95 or 98 (not too clear here)
> -a Japanese 106-key keyboard or a PC-98 keyboard
> -the ROM from the PC-88mkIISR or later (says PC-88VA is apparently known
> good but PC-8801/mkII is not known)
Thanks for going to the trouble of posting the details Auric, the latest
version definitely won't work on my Pentium 166! (I've had a look in it's
obsolete directory which looks more promising). But the keyboard might be
the worry here (I only have a standard PC Keyboard!).
Sadily, it looks more trouble than what it's worth to get an earlier copie
working. Might just have to go out & buy the computer.
The original computer used 5.25" floppies, so perhaps it's possible to read
those in the emulator (which needs a DOS box in Windows to work).
Quote:> The reference to a PC-98 keyboard may be a typo, meant to refer to a
> PC-88 keyboard.
> Apparently, to get the emulator working, you must first have access to
> an actual PC-88, and get the ROMs either by somehow copying them to a
> floppy at the PC-88 (doesn't seem to tell you how to do it) or by
> downloading them via a serial cable. There is a chart that lists the
> various ROM files, where they are located in memory, etc.
That counts me out, I don't have any ROMs or keyboards or anything this
computer needs! Naturally, I thought nowadays most emulators came with it
all up & running.
Because this ol' NEC computer was so popular in Japan, I guessing the author
is hoping that there are still a great number of people in Japan who still
have this machine.
Quote:> There are a couple of error messages that are listed, along with
> probable causes. One indicates (I think) that you don't have the
> necessary ROM files - probably the error that you got. The other error
> listed has two possible causes, one of which is a virus. (Just to be
> safe, you should do a virus scan.)