New emulators and docs for PC88

Hi guys! As you can see this place is still running as promised.

This time I bring to you some new emulators for PC-88 (including a totally brand new one, a port of XM8 for MacOS) and some shiny new technical documentation in English.

Till next time!



New PC88 Emulators

Wow, it’s been a long time since the last update, nine long months. I’ve been very busy with moving to my new home and with personal matters but never left the helm of the illusion city’s ship, which may be quiet and silent but alive nonetheless.

Three emulators have received an update and you can find them in the PC88 emulation page as usual. When the stars will align, I’ll bring some new content here. I have material that has been waiting for years to be published after a final polish but for now time has been a scarce resource. We’ll see in the future.

Keep following! See you soon



New emulators posted

Santa came earlier this year… :D

There are some updates on the PC88 emulation page, two new modded versions of M88 and, the most important, a modded version of ePC8801MA emulator with Textractor support, so now you can hook and translate the text automatically. It’s a very neat and needed addition. Keep the scene alive!

Till next time,




Hi guys, it’s been a long time.

I haven’t got much time to update the site, but I haven’t thrown the towel so expect some updates in the near future. PC88 emulation hasn’t moved much since the last update, so it won’t be a big update but still some fresh material.

Hope you’re all doing good.




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



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.


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!


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…



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!



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…