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Madness and the Minotaur for Solaris x86

To date, I have ported Madness from the original 6809 sources to x86 under Linux, BSD, OSX and Windows. These 4 operating systems probably comprise 95% of the x86 operating system market. In fact, off the top of my head the only other mainstream, modern-day x86 operating system I can think of is Solaris x86. So the question is should I port Madness to Solaris x86? Although there is probably very little reason for doing this, the main reason for me is that Solaris is my favorite operating system. Granted, I like Solaris SPARC, but porting to Solaris x86 is a step in the right direction. Besides, being a BSD derivative, the port shouldn’t be too bad. So Madness is now destined to run on Solaris x86.

As expected, porting to Solaris x86 wasn’t much different than the port to BSD. A few internal structures needed to be changed, but other than that, it was pretty straight-forward.

You can find the binaries for Solaris x86, as well as the source code, here: