IBM-PC & Compatibles

Edit on Github | Updated: 15th January 2023

DOS

DOS Gaming Aspect Ratio - 320x200

The Youtuber Displaced Gamers has an excellent video explaining the common DOS aspect ratio:


DOS Game Modding

DOS Game Corruption

If You are using a browser-based DOSBox emulator to run your games you can add this bookmarklet to your browser for it to automatically corrupt random memory addresses inside the DOS game: jsRTC/jsRTC_for_js-dosbox.txt at master ยท redscientistlabs/jsRTC


DOS Game Reverse Engineering

REVERSE ENGINEERING STRIKE COMMANDER

Fabien Sanglard has an excellent series iof articles on how he reverse engineered the classic flight simuator Strike Commander: Reverse Engineering Strike Commander


MSX

The MSX was a standard introducted by Microsoft Japan to make sure no matter which manufacturer build the PC (e.g Sony, Panasonic, Philips) they would all be able to run the same software. There were three different revisions of the MSX:

  • MSX
  • MSX2
  • MSX Turbo R

Introduction to the technology of the MSX

The best video I have found on the MSX is by the Youtuber Displaced Gamers where he goes through all the variations of the MSX (MSX2 etc) and explains the hardware limitations and the impressive feats developers managed to accomplish on the systems:

MSX Games

While the MSX system is most famous for Konami games like Vampire Killer (Castlevania) and Metal Gear there are quite a few games worth playing for the system. What better video to show off the MSX games than the Game Sack episode on the topic:


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