Monday, March 26, 2007

x86 PC emulator written in Java

I guess it had to happen sooner or later. A team at Oxford have written a pure Java emulation of an x86 PC with fully virtual peripherals, complete with a few demo DOS games. I guess people have finally realized Java is fast enough on the client side to run a virtual PC :)

My favourite Java emulation is still the one for the Commodore 64.


kng said...

Yes Donkey Kong!

Anonymous said...

Writing emulators is fun. Somehwere in 1980-82 I wrote emulator for soviet spaceship computer using System 360/370 macroassembly language. To have complete x86 emulation with peripherals must have been a lot of fun for those folks.