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Windows 95/98 emulation/VM options?

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Reply 20 of 25, by Bruninho

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_Rob wrote on 2020-03-08, 08:06:

I'm using DOSBox-X for running Windows 95/98. It works quite well these days and includes support for Glide. It works better then VM's as there are no Win9x accelerated drivers for those.

But there are still some issues to be "fixed", such as dynamically mounting Floppy or CD images when you want them, instead of having to specify them before starting DOSBox-X.

+1, I agree. However, networking - DosBox-X includes NE2000 - is quite difficult if you don't have an ethernet cable. The patch for networking does not work with wifi, only with ethernet, which is the main reason why I am on vmware instead of DosBox-X.

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Reply 22 of 25, by Bruninho

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I just wanted to let you guys know about getutm.app, UTM is an app to run Qemu on iOS. The latest beta release has improved a lot, I can now run Windows 2000 Professional on my iPad Pro 2nd gen 64GB, I created a 16GB hard disk image for that. I went with Win 2k to see how far I could go. Currently I can allocate 1GB of RAM for that machine - But I believe I can allocate twice more, so I could probably have a smooth FIFA 99 or Need For Speed II gameplay.

I have almost everything working (sound, networking, vga...) except clipboard copy/paste and file sharing. So far so good, I havent tested games or apps. But I suspect it wont be powerful enough for this. And I wanted a DOSPad replacement anyway, DOSPad is too old (2015 / iOS 10), so I will transfer my VMWare Win 3.x machine to replace and use less storage and resources. I could run Win 98 - But without a good browsing option, I quickly discarded the idea.

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Reply 23 of 25, by Asaki

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I just use Virtual Machine or DOSBox. I've never found much joy with Glide wrappers or whatever, so I just stick with older hardware for those. Or, depending on the game, I'll just play it in software mode.

MrGlasspoole wrote on 2020-03-04, 19:40:

Also EAX will not work i guess...

Will most 95/98 games run on XP?

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure the majority of games that support EAX will run in XP.
It's also pretty common to find integrated AC'97 audio, which only needs specific drivers installed to enable EAX support, no emulators required.

Reply 24 of 25, by robertmo

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Asaki wrote on 2020-03-23, 17:48:

I just use Virtual Machine or DOSBox. I've never found much joy with Glide wrappers or whatever, so I just stick with older hardware for those. Or, depending on the game, I'll just play it in software mode.

with glide wrapper you can play games in 4k and see distant objects clear

Reply 25 of 25, by tk421

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EAX will work fine for XP games on an XP system.

In my experience, these XP games will retain EAX sound in VMWare, and even in VirtualBox.

I find that PCem is an excellent choice for a game that requires a Pentium MMX system. If you have a really powerful CPU, then the K6-2 will work well too in PCem.

The PCs outlined above are excellent machines for running these great old games.