Bruninho wrote on 2020-08-03, 18:36:
I’m shocked. The amount of emulators from this era is frickin amazing. I have never heard from them.
Thank you very much for your reply, Bruninho! 😎
I'm really glad that you find these interesting. ^^
From what I can tell, many emulators for Win95/98 apparently started out on Windows NT or Win3.1+Win32s.
But as the years went by, the emulators were optimized heavily. They changed video APIs from GDI to WinG to DirectDraw..
At some point, they more or less silently dropped Win 3.1 support in the process.
The use of newer compilers (switch from VB3 to VB5/6) and the use of threading also contributed to this, I guess.
- I'm still looking for more old Win 3.1 emulators, nevertheless!
It seems that the Japanese people had written a lot of early Windows software, too. Maybe I'm lucky and they still hold some suprises.
PS: Here's another screenshot of several HP4x calculator emulators. 😉
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