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86Box running Windows 95
Developer(s)Miran Grča (Battler)
Host platformWindows (x86)
Guest platform8086 through Celeron
Latest version3.0
Released on2019-11-20

86Box (formerly known as PCem-X, PCem Experimental or PCem Unofficial) is a system emulator based on PCem that supports older IBM PC systems and compatibles up to the Pentium II period. It also includes accessories for these systems including graphics cards, network interface controllers, sound cards, storage controllers, mice and printers.

Supported guest operating systems[edit | edit source]

The following list includes all operating systems capable of running on the emulator. Satisfactory performance is not accounted for in the list.

Emulated hardware[edit | edit source]

  • CPU: Any CPU from an 8086/8088 to a Pentium II-era Celeron is supported, including IDT/Cyrix/AMD variants. A dynamic recompiler is available, optional for 486 and WinChip and mandatory for Pentium and later processors.
  • FPU: FPUs are emulated for all 486DX and higher machines. For 8086/286/386 machines, a 8087/287/387SX/387DX FPU can be emulated optionally.

Complete list of emulated hardware

Graphics cards[edit | edit source]

  • MDA
  • Hercules
  • Hercules Plus
  • Hercules InColor
  • Hercules ColorPlus
  • CGA
  • PCjr
  • Tandy
  • MDSI Genius
  • Image Manager 1024
  • Sigma Designs Color 400
  • Wyse 700
  • EGA
  • C&T SuperEGA
  • VGA
  • Video7 VGA 1024i
  • OAK OTI-037c
  • OAK OTI-067
  • OAK OTI-077
  • Trident TVGA8900B
  • Trident TVGA8900D
  • Trident TGUI9400CXi
  • Trident TGUI9440AGi
  • Orchid Fahrenheit 1280 (S3 86c911)
  • Cirrus GD5428 (ISA) to Alpine family (up to 5480 PCI)
  • Tseng ET4000AX (ISA and MCA)
  • Tseng ET4000/W32p (Cardex and Diamond Stealth 32)
  • Various ATI cards before the Mach 64
  • ATI Mach 64 (GX/VT2 variants)
  • S3 Vision864 (Phoenix and Paradise Bahamas 64)
  • S3 Vision964 (Diamond Stealth 64 VRAM)
  • S3 Trio32 (Number Nine, Phoenix and Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM)
  • S3 Trio64 (Number Nine, Phoenix and Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM)
  • S3 ViRGE (325/DX/VX variants)
  • 3dfx Voodoo (original and Voodoo 2)
  • 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000\3000

Network interface controllers[edit | edit source]

  • 3Com 3c503 for ISA
  • AMD PCnet family of Ethernet adapters (ISA/VLB/PCI)
  • NE1000 compatible for ISA
  • NE2000 compatible for ISA and MCA (latter as a Netware NE/2 compatible)
  • Realtek RTL8019AS for ISA PNP
  • Realtek RTL8029AS for PCI
  • Western Digital WD8003 series for ISA and MCA

Sound cards[edit | edit source]

  • PCjr and Tandy
  • Game Blaster or Creative Music System
  • AdLib
  • AdLib Gold
  • Sound Blaster 1.0 through AWE64 Gold (Including select MCA models)
  • Gravis Ultrasound
  • Windows Sound System (ISA and MCA as NCR Business Audio)
  • Innovation SSI-2001
  • Ensoniq AudioPCI (ES1371)
  • Sound Blaster PCI 128
  • Standalone ISA MPU-401
  • Standalone MCA MPU-IMC (MPU-401 for MCA)

Storage cards[edit | edit source]

  • Xebec MFM Hard Disk controller
  • DTC5150X MFM Hard Disk controller
  • PC/AT (WD1003) MFM Hard Disk controller
  • PC/AT (WD1007V-SE1) ESDI Hard Disk controller
  • IBM PS/2 MCA ESDI Hard Disk controller
  • Universal XTIDE BIOS (both 1.1.5 and 2.0.0b3)
  • Acculogic XTIDE card
  • Adaptec 154x series ISA SCSI controllers (A/B, C, CF variants + BIOS)
  • Adaptec 1640 MCA SCSI controller + BIOS
  • BusLogic BT-54x series ISA SCSI controllers (542BH, 545S variants + BIOS)
  • BusLogic BT-445S VLB SCSI controller + BIOS
  • BusLogic BT-640A MCA SCSI controller + BIOS
  • BusLogic BT-958D PCI SCSI controller + BIOS
  • NCR 5380-based cards (Longshine, Rancho and Trantor 130B + BIOS)
  • NCR 53c810 PCI SCSI controller (BIOS is embedded into the PCI-based boards)
  • WD-XT150 XTA Hard Disk controller for XT compatibles, IBM PS/1 model 2011 and IBM PS/2 model 30-286

Printers[edit | edit source]

  • Generic Text printer
  • Generic Epson ESC/P compatible printer
  • Generic PostScript compatible printer

Gallery[edit | edit source]