So here is my cross compiled Qemu binaries for Windows.
I also undid the weird scaling thing that has been around since version 1.1. And I tried my best to merge in some NE2000 fixes.
I threw a Solaris 9 ISO at it, and it booted up to the text installer!
The MIPS ARC firmware however always bombs out on reset with an Interrupt Controller Error.
I tried the ‘doom’ test, and installing DooM 1.1 took FOREVER. Writing to the disk is slow. Incredibly slow. I guess forcing the write thru cache is mandatory?
I haven’t tested.
Also DO NOT USE THE PCSPEAKER DEVICE.
I nearly went deaf. It doesn’t work properly, but rather loops so that one beep turns into a hurricane of beeps.
I’ve included the needed DLL’s, and compiled everything I could statically. I guess I could have fought more but I have other things to do.
Those who want to try out the various RISC processors download the ‘full’ package HERE.