For the GUI: you can run Windows 3.1 in a Dosbox.
For a C compiler: you can use any C compiler of the era, for example Watcom C, djgpp, or Borland C.
For an IDE: Borland C had a quite good character IDE.
Windows 95 and 98 IO.SYS/WINBOOT.SYS consists of three parts: the initial loader, the payload and the device configuration manager executable.
The initial loader comprises the first three (Windows 95 ‘OSR0’, OSR1) or four (Windows 95 OSR2 and later) 512-byte sectors of the file; the first sector begins with the signature MZ, the second starts with the ...
BEAST Behavioral Events Acquisition and analysis SysTem by Windward Technology
BEAST grew out of a need for computerized event recording in Ethological research in Dr. George Losey's laboratory at the Dept. of Zoology and the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai'i. As it matured, more and more statistical analysis routines were ...
This is a late answer to an old question, but there's a better way:
iconv -f 437 file-here.ans | pv --quiet --rate-limit 7000
and if viewing an online file:
curl www.ansi-art.com/ansi/ansi1.ans | iconv -f 437 | pv --quiet --rate-limit 7000
long as your terminal is set to the width of the art (usually 80) should have no issues. Can easily turn it into a .sh ...
It's possible to make NASM create a woking DOS .exe file by defining and using a few macros.
Example source file:
mov ah, 9 ; WRITE_STDOUT.
mov dx, msg
int 0x21 ; http://spike.scu.edu.au/~barry/interrupts.html
fullprog_data ; This is mandatory for .exe.
msg: db 'Hello, World!', 13, 10, '$'