Sep
7
2021

New FM Towns Emulators and PC88 tools added!

Two updates in two days…long time it didn’t happen, uhm?

I’ve added the new (development started in early 2020) open source and with debugging features FM Towns emulator Tsugaru to the FM-Towns emulation page, along with the link to MAME, since it now supports the FM Towns machines.

Also, bferguson3 developed a couple of useful tools for PC88. I’ve added them to the emulation page, so check them out.

Till next time

Snake

Sep
6
2021

Mirrors (PC88) has been translated into English!

Hello friends! I’m happy to announce that Nebulous Group translated Mirrors for PC-88 into English. When I wrote the article about it 10 years ago I wouldn’t have bet a single penny about seeing a translation for it one day, but it happened! Thanks to cybermind (who also pointed me a couple of references I’ve missed that I will add to the original article in the future) and all the guys from Nebulous who made this possible.

You can download the patch here and read the updated article here. Now, time for a brief video with the full introduction translated:

See you next time and…happy 10th birthday Illusion City, happened on 25 April 2021.

Mar
11
2021

New PC88 Emulators!

Hi guys! It’s March already and this is my first update for 2021…well, what to say. The world situation is still very dire because of the ongoing CoVID pandemic and the future is quite uncertain; I hope you are all doing well and going on in this difficult situation. On my part, I do what can I do, so getting new PC88 emulators for you and, when I will have the time, put on the site some new articles about movies and cultural oddities.

I’ve packed quite a good update this time: a lot of emulators have been updated and there are even some brand new ones. Check them out in the PC88 emulation page as usual.

PS This year Illusion City will be ten years old. Wow!

Nov
25
2020

Updated PC88 emulators

Hi guys! I’ve updated the builds for some PC88 emulators, you can find them at the PC-88 emulation page as usual. Take care in this hard times we are all living…

Snake

Sep
2
2020

New PC88 emulators

Hello my friends!

How are you doing ? I hope all is going well in this great turmoil we’re living.

Luckily, all this mess hasn’t stopped the job here on Illusion City nor it has stopped the work of the various developers in the world. I’ve added some new emulators that popped up a couple of weeks ago (mid August, to be precise) for the PC-88 machine, in the PC88 emulation page.

Till the next time!

 

Apr
13
2020

New PC88 Tools

Hi friends! As promised, I’ve uploaded a couple of new tools for the PC88 for extracting files from D88 images and some more. You can find them on the pc88 emulation page.

It took a global pandemic to find the time to do this update, but still…I hope you are all well.

We must hold on!

Until the next time…

Snake!

Apr
1
2020

Music of the Week – Tryumf – Hymns of Power (Full EP) (2019)

Hi guys, it’s been a while, uh?

The world has seen so much in this lapse of time. Including a global pandemic, the worst after the terrible Spanish Flu in the XX Century. Now, ok, may you live in interesting times, but these are maybe too much, ahah.

I hope you and your families and friends are all safe. There are trying times, but we must carry on.

For you, a little gem of an obscure genre, the so-called “Dungeon Synth”. A very atmospheric one, born in absolute darkness in the nineties and now with a small niche online.

This is a small EP (4 songs, little more than 10 minutes) from a Polish artist, Tryumf. It’s quite an original work, since it’s closeness to the retrowave movement and it’s delicate aura of melancholy. Perfect for contemplating the world during a global pandemic…

I also plan to update some utilities for working with the disk images of PC88 soon. Stay in touch!

Stay strong, my friends.

 

Jan
7
2020

The past reborns the storms

Bowie’s Thin White Duke persona, smoking a Gitanes cigarette, 1976.

David, the main character of Mirrors and the singer for Elleno Vision. Do you see a resemblance? :)

Happy 2020 my fellow readers! I hope that this decade will hold on better days than the one that we have recently closed (even if the start isn’t so promising and optimistic.In like, one week ?, we had both a climate, with Australia burning, and a war, with the despicable action on Iran, escalation so, well…may you live in interesting times, they used to say :) ) and I am glad to announce the first update of the decade here, borrowing a great early song from legendary Brazilian metal act Sepultura.

I’ve updated a bit the page for the PC88 emulation, updating some old infos that aren’t true anymore and adding new version for the Takeda Toshiya’s emulator and also, in light of these novelties, I’ve updated the historical Mirrors page, one of the very few games of the PC88 realm exploiting the power of the CD format. Why, do you ask? Take a look and see, my friends.

Also, expect some updates and surprises soon, my friends…you will enjoy them and they will come unexpected (easy, you might say, since the update rate here is very slow and unpredictable. But you shall see).

Happy 2020 again!

Nov
17
2019

Music of the Week – Ideon – Nightlights

Hi guys! Long time since last update, but won’t happen again! I’m still very busy with my other projects, but Illusion City hasn’t been forgotten or abandoned.

Now, let’s listen to some interesting synthwave…this gorgeous single by IDEON:

Jul
30
2019

Updated PC88 emulation page!

As you can see, my friends, I’ve been faithful…I haven’t let ages pass for my next post! :)
I did an huge update for the PC88 emulation page, I’ve added some new emulators and a couple of useful links, including the legendary PC88 Library, now again online.

Feel free to check them in the PC88 page. Cheers!