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Author Topic: Hacker Noon - Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator  (Read 883 times)

Mark0

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Hacker Noon - Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator
« on: November 13, 2016, 07:09 PM »
Saw this series of articles mentioned on OSNews. Fascinating read indeed.

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Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator
I’ve decided to write a 16-bit Windows emulator. It’s a bit of crazy idea, but hear me out…

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  • It’s like DosBox in that it’s emulating the CPU — but unlike DosBox in that it’s not emulating other low level hardware.
  • It’s like Wine in that it’s emulating the Windows API — but unlike Wine in that the CPU is emulated instead of running on a physical processor (remember Wine stands for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”).
  • It’s not like VirtualBox or VMWare or other virtualization software as it’s not emulating or virtualizing low level hardware.


« Last Edit: November 13, 2016, 07:22 PM by Mark0 »

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Re: Hacker Noon - Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 07:39 PM »
Cool.

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Re: Hacker Noon - Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 12:49 AM »
Awesome! I want to see how it handles an old game I still have and try to go back to every few years.



Why no link?

http://win3mu.com/

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Re: Hacker Noon - Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 07:54 AM »
^ I think because the OP was on about the articles of the process- not the actual end result.

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Re: Hacker Noon - Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 08:24 AM »
Yes, sorry.
I started posted thinking that the description of the process was the most interesting thing. Then realized that the emulator was indeed already in an advanced phase and so posted the video too, but totally forgot about the official website.  :D

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Re: Hacker Noon - Why I’m writing a Windows 3 Emulator
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 11:10 PM »
There are a number of 32-bit programs and games from the Win95/98 era that came with 16-bit installers. If this works well enough to just get the installers to run without a problem, I'd be very interested in this.