Finally got my PC98 Note to run! Here it is:
The Laptop is running both DOS and Win3.11 and I plan to do some pixel art on it. Unfortunately it has no sound except the Beeper, so it's not as good for gaming.
Keep in mind that if you want to buy a PC98 Note yourself, even though this thing was quite expensive and one of the top models back in the days, most of them were made for business purposes, and as such may come without sound. Of course there are sound cards but from what I've seen so far they are pretty rare, in fact I haven't seen a single one in the last weeks on Yahoo Japan.
It also took a while to find a good step down converter, but I finally found this Unit from Bestek, its small, rather cheap and does the job really well.
The mouse is a standard Bus Mouse I got from eBay where it was sold for BBC Computers, but it was no problem connecting this to the PC98. All you have to do is selecting it in the BIOS instead of the trackball.
That's it for today, the next challenge will be to transfer files from my PC to the PC98 using Linux. We'll see how hard that turns out to be :)
To start things off, here is a little collection of PC98 cityscapes, enjoy!
Bonus: Last Resort (Neo Geo)