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Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-21 @ 11:01

May be the wrong part of Vogons this post is in.

Anyone here know of emulators for other machines you can run on Windows 95 other than NESticle? (I'm not talking about Windows 95 emulators, I am talking about emulators **that** **run** **on** Windows 95)
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby leileilol » 2017-12-21 @ 11:59

Pretty much everything until around 2003+ at least. Your usual exceptions are Unicode-wanting stuff, DX8/9-wanting stuff, and all those 6th gen-and-later emulators (PCSX2, Dolphin etc) that demand a few CPU extensions and some threading at least.
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby dr.ido » 2017-12-21 @ 12:02

Back in the day I remember installing Nesticle, Genecyst, NO$GMB, and an early version of MAME on Win95 machines, but those were all DOS based and would run just as well without Win95. I can't remember using any native Windows emulators back then. I'm sure they were out there, but they weren't an option for the under powered machines I was playing with - playing Pokemon Red in NO$GMB on a 386DX40 for example. I also played with emulators for various 8 bit home computers such as the ZX spectrum, Amstrad CPC and TRS-80, but again these were all DOS based emulators running inside Win95 or Win98.
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby derSammler » 2017-12-21 @ 12:58

What hardware are we talking about? ZSNES, Snes9x, Fellow/WinFellow, Nesticle, Genecyst, that are some I used back then.
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby Jo22 » 2017-12-21 @ 14:02

harddrivespin wrote:Anyone here know of emulators for other machines you can run on Windows 95 other than NESticle?

I don't know much about Win95, but I know there were a few which ran on 3.1..
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby DosFreak » 2017-12-21 @ 18:22

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I want to say I ran old vers of pcem on NT4 but I could be thinking of something else.
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby FFXIhealer » 2017-12-23 @ 01:24

I actually dabbled a bit with Emulators with my Windows 98 build, as I used to run NES, SNES, Genesis, and other old emulators just fine back in 1999, but now-a-days it's hella hard to find one that even works in Windows 9x much less smoothly. I dug backwards and found an older Nesticle (DOS) for NES, a really old version of ZSNES (DOS) for SNES, but that's it so far. I'm pleased they seem to run smoothly on my 600MHz Pentium III. I remember them playing perfectly fine with my original 350MHz Pentium II.
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby firage » 2017-12-23 @ 02:08

Yep. NESticle, ZSNES and Genecyst are a really good start. Even these old 16-bit emulators might not run fantastically on a Win95 era CPU, though. I remember running into some limitations on a P200.
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby notsofossil » 2017-12-25 @ 06:49

10+ years ago, I found that Project 64 ran at full speed on a Pentium 4 2.4GHz desktop system running Windows 98SE. I think that's way out of the spec of this thread though. This inspires me to try some older emulators on my AMD K6-2 desktop system.
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Re: Emulators you can run on Windows 95?

Postby Jo22 » 2017-12-25 @ 13:59

VisualBoyAdvance, ZNES and MEKA ran on Win9x the last time I tried..
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