1500 programs for Windows 3.1 usable via browser

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The new project is called Windows 3.x Showcase, and it is basically a web page from which we can launch one of the more than 1.500 applications included in the collection. Just click on one of the programs that we want to use and wait a few seconds for the emulator to start. In the image you can see a very old version of Risiko (WinRisk), which some readers might even remember.


Of course, there is also the possibility of "simply" starting the operating system, presented under the name of Windows 3.11 Stock Installation. Here the more "experts" can indulge in nostalgia, while younger visitors can get an idea of ​​what Windows was twenty years ago.

Most of the software available, points out Sam Machkovech, on Ars Technica, are old shareware that Scott has collected over the years, keeping them with love and with the care of a historian. Many helped him, of course, to create this mammoth work.


As for the technical implementation, Machkovech informs us about the valuable contribution of a volunteer, who managed to minimize (1.8 MB) the size of the emulator instances DOSBOX. A detail that made it possible to run the emulator within a modern browser. 



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