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Reply 20 of 106, by Jo22

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Hello everyone!

Quick update. I've found some more emulators for Windows 3.1.
A Sinclair Spectrum emulator is among of them, I think.

Edit: Yes, it is. Screenshot attached.

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Reply 21 of 106, by Mister Xiado

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I'd made icons for several of the computers and consoles that had emulators for DOS and Windows 3.X a while back. I think I used EmulationZone and Zophar's Domain to look them up. I should probably gather the emulators up, considering the purpose of my site and the content already on it...

icxw18.gif
icxw19.gif
icxw20.gif

b_ldnt2.gif - Where it's always 1995.
Icons, wallpapers, and typical Oldternet nonsense.

Reply 22 of 106, by Jo22

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Thank you very much! These look really good really - If Vogons had a voting function, I would give you five stars! 😀

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Reply 23 of 106, by Jo22

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Hello everyone.

Another quick update.
I think I've found an emulator for the BBC Master! 😀
I'll have to check. If it runs on 3.1, I may add it to the posting on page 1.

Edit: Here's a picture.

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Reply 24 of 106, by Jo22

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Hello everyone.

I've found another emulator.. I think it's for the Z88 handheld.
I've spent many hours locating that older copy. It runs on WIndows 3.1 also.

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Reply 25 of 106, by Jo22

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Hello everyone.

Today, I've found an old Macintosh emulator that might run on Windows 3.1+Win32s, too! 😁

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Reply 26 of 106, by Bruninho

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I’m shocked. The amount of emulators from this era is frickin amazing. I have never heard from them.

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Reply 27 of 106, by Jo22

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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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Reply 28 of 106, by Jo22

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By the way, here's also a special kind of "emulator" (simulator)..

Its use case is questionable, perhaps.

Still cool, though. 😎

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Reply 29 of 106, by Jo22

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By the way, I found an old FAQ about emulators. It's from 1997 and covers several old emulators for old platforms.

I've attached it to this posting, hope that's okay. It originally circulated through usenet, I assume.

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Reply 30 of 106, by Jo22

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I can't believe it! 😳 I really found "Turing-Maschine" by Mr. Pienkowski!

- The website is still up, too, albeit it's (perhaps) not the original URL:

https://www.winkewinke.de/1995/turing.htm (German)
https://www.winkewinke.de/1995/turinge.htm (English)

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Reply 31 of 106, by lolo799

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Found another Apple II emulator for Win 3.1x called "Apple II Oasis":
http://web.archive.org/web/19991005224658/htt … ley/Lakes/4414/
https://www.sac.sk/download/utilmisc/a24w_260.zip

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Reply 32 of 106, by Jo22

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Thank you very much, lolo799!

Oasis runs very well in DOSBox! 😎
The floppy disk menue was grayed out, but drap&drop worked for disk images (used .dsk on emulator exe).
Otherwise, the emulator seems to be very feature complete. It has that Z80 Softcard, even.

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Reply 33 of 106, by Bruninho

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What's that Fix 1MB app?

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Reply 34 of 106, by Jo22

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Bruninho wrote on 2020-08-05, 19:37:

What's that Fix 1MB app?

Hi, Fix1MB is a little utility that tries to keep the memory below 1MB free, so programs won't crash or display a "not enough memory" warning. 🙂
http://stephan.win31.de/w31mm_en.htm#n_gen_arb_sp

I primarily used it to find a solution for another user's program, GME '95, and left it installed after testing.
WFW 3.11 using all available ram?

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Reply 35 of 106, by Jo22

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Quick Update. :)

A Zilog Z80 simulator from Japan seems to work, too.

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Reply 36 of 106, by Jo22

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Okay, this was a lot of work.. But I managed to find intact demo versions of an emulator that was quite popular in the mid-90s!
And it works on real hardware running Win 3.1 and latest Win32s (but not DOSBox).
Seriously, I almost shed a tear of joy.

See yourself.

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Reply 37 of 106, by Jo22

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Quick update.

The emulator for 8-bit Atari machines, Rainbow95, is likely to run on Win32s (on real hardware, not DOSBox).
Because I lack the firmware, I couldn't do further testing..

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Edit: Found the firmware for the Atari 400/800.
From what I can tell, this Rainbow95 release seems to run as good or bad on Win32s as it does on Win XP.
Provided, that the desktop runs in 256c.
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Last edited by Jo22 on 2020-10-07, 03:12. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 38 of 106, by Jo22

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Quick update, again. 😀

The Colecovision emulator, ColEm, seems to run just fine on Win32s (real hardware, not DOSBox)..

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Edit: Tested some ColecoVision games.
Apparently, the Coleco firmware and the games must be in the same place.
I copied everything in the application directory, thus.

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Last edited by Jo22 on 2020-10-04, 17:32. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 39 of 106, by Jo22

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And another one!

Tos2Win, the Atari TOS emulator, executes on Win32s (real hardware, not DOSBox)..

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Edit: Just tested Tos2Win with an old game. It works on Win32s! 😀

Edit: Tested another game, in colour mode.

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Last edited by Jo22 on 2020-10-01, 20:46. Edited 2 times in total.

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