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Reply 20 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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14.4 modem and 3com 3c509b network card.
Netscape 3x
Lotus office
Perfect office suite
Claris works office suite
Symantec/Nortons anti virus and utilities
Sound Blaster 16
S3 or Cirrus logic video card
512mb IDE hard drive
Netscape communicator
Microsoft Office 4.3
Encarta
Bookshelf
Mozart
After Dark Flying toaster screen saver
Voyetra Sequencer

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Reply 21 of 105, by vkcpolice

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I'm too scared to update windows media player as I installed media player 5.2 on this PC before and it totally corrupted windows it did the same thing on my win 3.1 tablet I'm not sure if it's the media player itself as it's beta or if it's the runtime library but it's corrupted multiple install not just on my 486 but on both my Pentiums. After a few reboots I get general protection fault errors from almost every installed app. So I'm staying right away from any mpeg or AVI players

Reply 22 of 105, by davidrg

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There is the WinVN news reader: https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/software/winvn/winvn.html - should still work if you have usenet access somehow (for windows 98+, a newer version is here).

Reply 23 of 105, by Jo22

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Hi again, I just remembered two more "things" of the 3.1 days..

Programs for creating 3D graphics, either through stereoscopic or anaglyph pictures (red/green or red/blue, red/cyan).
These were inspired by the "magic eye" book series and their spin-offs, I assume.
- By the way, if you use a CRT you can also make yourself DIY shutter glasses.
All you need is the driver software (archive.org etc), some generic shutter glasses and a DE9 plug.
Then you could easily interface them to a COM port (a single RS232 pin is used to activate the shutter + a ground pin).
Depending on the type of "driver CD" you got, Windows 3.1 sample applications might be included.
Back in the 90s, I was trying out some home planning software, if memory serves.

Rubrick cube solver programs. I've seen quite a few versions (shareware).

Games wise, puzzle / maze games in the tradition of "3D Monster Maze" (ZX81) were also still around.
If memory serves, there also was a faithful version for Win95 with an animated T-Rex.
Oddly, though, I remember playing it on my 286 PC, which ran Windows 3.1 merely. 😕

Edit: Glider, the game for Win/Mac, also was a thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8_ypI_C7nM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4QP76Om7sQ

And Video-CDs and CDis - Xing MPEG Player could play both of them. 😃

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Reply 24 of 105, by Sphere478

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Afterdark they had that for 3.11 right?

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Reply 25 of 105, by Bohemond1099

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vkcpolice wrote on 2022-03-10, 08:53:
Hi All. im looking for suggestions for software for my new win 3.11 build im after people suggestions on what win 3.11 software […]
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Hi All.
im looking for suggestions for software for my new win 3.11 build
im after people suggestions on what win 3.11 software they are running.
stuff im looking for.
DAWS or midi players
Photo Editing software
Word processing software
Windows 3.11 Games
And everything in between

Stuff i have installed:
ms office 4.3
ms works 4
Photoshop 2.5
acdsee
sb 16 software
winzip
cakewalk
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Premier
all the microsoft game packs like arcade entertainment packs
simcity
sim tower
ms publisher
mgi photo suit
Paint Shop Pro
QuickTime
mod4win
winplay3
prosound
paint shop deluxe

looking for downloads for another world and kidpix win 3.1 versions

im after pretty much everything that runs on 3.1
thankyou

Sid Meir's Civilization/2
Quake
Fantasy General
Dinopark Tycoon
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
Aces of the Deep
Tie Fighter
Star Wars Dark Forces
Panzer General
Steel Panthers
Across the Rhine
Lords of the Realm
LucasArts Indiana Jones games
Megarace
Commander Keen
Doom
Doom 2
Command and Conquer
X-COM: Terror from the Deep
Caesar
Caesar II

Reply 27 of 105, by jskyboo

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vkcpolice wrote on 2022-03-12, 12:23:

Bohemond1099 they are all Dos Games im after software that runs natively in Windows

Bohemond1099 was right about Civilization 2. And on top of what has already been listed:
Amazon Trail
Oregon Trail 2
Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

Reply 31 of 105, by Jo22

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Sphere478 wrote on 2022-03-12, 09:24:

Afterdark they had that for 3.11 right?

Yesss. 😁👍
The same guy also made Magic Screensaver that ran on Windows 2.x.
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2017/10/03 … saver-aka-dark/

Edit: Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but it's really a fascinating Bit of history.

Edit: My father used Visual FoxPro and CA dBFast (dBase Fast) in the Windows 3.1 era.
Both were designed for databases, but could be used to create normal Windows 3.x applications, too.

dBFast was originally made by a company called "Bumblebee Software" and was able to compile Windows 2.x programs.
It was a bit like a Visual Basic of the 80s.
http://www.edm2.com/index.php/DBFast

Btw, it's possible to run Windows 2.x in a window from within Windows 3.1x.
Maybe pointless, but kinda cool also. 😀
https://ww.youtube.com/watch?v=DwkAVlUBu30

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Reply 33 of 105, by Stretch

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Win11 - AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - 16 GB - GeForce RTX 2060S - Sound BlasterX AE5-Plus
Win98SE - ASRock 775i65G R3.0 - Celeron 2.2 GHz - 2 GB - GeForce FX5700 - Ensoniq 1373
Win98SE - Via Apollo Pro Mobo - Pentium II 233 - 256 MB - Voodoo 3 1000 - ESS Solo-1 1938

Reply 35 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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Sound Blaster 16 with Yamaha OPL3 chip
Media Vision PAS 16 with Yamaha OPL3 chip
2x or 4x CDROM Drive
8mb to 16mb Memory

I know the 486 is more period correct but Win3x actually performs best on a Pentium class CPU.
A Pentium class CPU 75 thru 233 works best.

I actually have Win3x on my Pentium 233 computer and it performs amazingly fast.
Its like night and day between the Pentium and 486 CPU.

Running Win3x on a Pentium CPU is how Win3x is suppose to perform.
Its performs really quick and responsive.

Reply 36 of 105, by vkcpolice

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i strongly disagree Intel486dx33
thats like pretty much any software/game/os
of course its gonna run faster on better hardware but was it supposed to perform like that? short answer no!
who had a Pentium in 1992?
win 3.1 was designed for a 386 and above
although it will run on a 286
also what does your post have to do with finding old win 3.1 software?

Reply 37 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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Well, he did write this is for his ultimate 3.11 build and not a period correct build.
But with the 1st gen Pentium CPU you can disable cache in bios to slow down the CPU to 486 and 386 speeds.
For playing CPU speed critical games.

You can also use the Setmul utility.

See phil’s video:
https://youtu.be/xcBmEjXg2ME

Reply 39 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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Here is some Microsoft stuff.

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