Monthly Archives: May 2024

Learn Something Old Every Day, Part XI: DOS Directory Searches are Bizarre

A while ago I started playing with EMU2, a piece of software which calls itself “A simple text-mode x86 + DOS emulator”. It is indeed relatively simple, only emulating an 8086 (or maybe 80186, with little bits of 80286 here … Continue reading

Posted in Development, DOS, Undocumented | 42 Comments

Learn Something Old Every Day, Part X: The VGA Attribute Controller Is Weird

A few days ago I finally swatted a VGA emulation bug that I had known about for several years, but couldn’t identify until recently. The problem affected only Windows 3.1 running in Standard mode. It did not occur in Windows … Continue reading

Posted in Bugs, PC hardware, VGA | 9 Comments