Windows 95 or 98 for MS-DOS Games

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Re: Windows 95 or 98 for MS-DOS Games

Postby Stiletto » 2017-5-31 @ 14:18

Jo22 wrote:
95DosBox wrote:I saw those researching for that 5MB 95 version but sites are long gone and there was mention of a Windows 3.1 that fit on a floppy..

Wow, that reminds me of my childhood! :) In the 90s, I spent a whole evening when I tried to accomplish something like that. .
My goal was to make the mouse tutorial program runable off the floppy disk. Can't remember why I wanted that, though.
I guess I liked it, because it was so incredible cinematic (I was impressed by the animation).
Also have a look at this article at winhistory.de : Windows 3.1 on a bootable floppy disk
I think another person also managed to get a more complete version to run off a 2.88MB floppy. Can't find the link right now, though.

Edit: If you like the idea of a whole OS fitting on a single floppy, have a look at MenuetOS or KolibriOS.
They are both written in assembler and got a few SDL programs ported over. DOSBox is one of them.


There was also a version of QNX which came on a bootable floppy.
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Re: Windows 95 or 98 for MS-DOS Games

Postby 95DosBox » 2017-6-04 @ 22:47

Jo22 wrote:
95DosBox wrote:I saw those researching for that 5MB 95 version but sites are long gone and there was mention of a Windows 3.1 that fit on a floppy..

Wow, that reminds me of my childhood! :) In the 90s, I spent a whole evening when I tried to accomplish something like that. .
My goal was to make the mouse tutorial program runable off the floppy disk. Can't remember why I wanted that, though.
I guess I liked it, because it was so incredible cinematic (I was impressed by the animation).
Also have a look at this article at winhistory.de : Windows 3.1 on a bootable floppy disk
I think another person also managed to get a more complete version to run off a 2.88MB floppy. Can't find the link right now, though.

Edit: If you like the idea of a whole OS fitting on a single floppy, have a look at MenuetOS or KolibriOS.
They are both written in assembler and got a few SDL programs ported over. DOSBox is one of them.

Yeah but the fun part is getting an old OS that had some decent software support and running it. Currently tapping into that 98SE testing to find optimal settings. Later I will back track down to Windows 3.1 later to play around but may need to dig out a Win 3.1 graphics card for testing it. This one might be easier to load into the Ramdrive without hacking. So if space is a premium on the floppy disk then zipping it to decompress on the Ramdrive might work if tight on space. Then it will run without floppy lag.
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