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Who's taking over PCem development? (pcem-emulator.co.uk)
45 points by dusted 12 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 15 comments





Submitted a few months ago with a bit of discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27546352 . Most useful is the reference to the following issue, as the project’s forum was removed: https://github.com/sarah-walker-pcem/pcem/issues/32

Past submissions of the domain, including a couple >= 40-comment ones: https://hn.algolia.com/?dateRange=all&page=0&prefix=true&que...

GitHub: https://github.com/sarah-walker-pcem/pcem

Unfortunately the program needs ROM files (not supplied) for most (all?) of what it ‘emulates’.


There is also VARCem https://www.varcem.com/ , in fact fork of 86Box, hth

oh btw Sarah posted this on vogons some time ago

https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?p=978505#p978505


The final message says the new maintainer steps down.

I don't imagine Sarah wants to work on PCEm any more, but it would be good if we could show support somehow.


The new maintainer announced in the Vogons post you linked to later withdrew

Why did you put emulates in quotes? The machines were real.

Not sure what you mean by "the machines were real." I wasn't suggesting that the IBM PC never existed. I was acknowledging that there are varying 'levels' of emulation. This one requires ROMs.

The way you wrote it made it seem like you thought the program wasn't an emulator or that the machines it emulated weren't real. So you quoted it for emphasis. That's why I asserted that it was by writing that the machines it emulated were real.

Follow up: I couldn't figure out exactly why this bugged me so I looked up and found this grammar rule around quoting.

https://writing-center.phsc.edu/grammar/punctuation/quotatio...


That article is about double quotes, not single quotes. I used the latter.

Be aware of prescriptivism vs. descriptivism in your research.

I’m done belaboring this. Have a nice day.


Thanks for your 'answer' then.

lol. My pleasure! :)

Isn't 86box the natural successor, given that it's an actively maintained fork of PCem?

https://github.com/86Box/86Box


Do you know what is behind the fork? The activity of maintainership itself?

Both the youtube channel and the discord for the project is active.

Another victim of kiwi farms?

Of harassment for sure, so I think it's a reasonable question.

There needs to be accountability for the people doing this, it's completely despicable behaviour.




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