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What if there was a kind of emulator kinda thing that supports win95 -> win7 that allows you to run newer apps almost flawlessly (from win10, linux etc) without issues
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MelonicOverlord wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 11:07 What if there was a kind of emulator kinda thing that supports win95 -> win7 that allows you to run newer apps almost flawlessly (from win10, linux etc) without issues
I think something exists to play Win 10 Minecraft on Linux, but idfk for certain.
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R3n wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 11:34
MelonicOverlord wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 11:07 What if there was a kind of emulator kinda thing that supports win95 -> win7 that allows you to run newer apps almost flawlessly (from win10, linux etc) without issues
I think something exists to play Win 10 Minecraft on Linux, but idfk for certain.
It does, have used it. It needs quite a lot of dependencies but once you get it working it works well
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Virtual Machines? Of course they aren't 100% perfect and they need more cpu power than a real computer.

Lately, I tested Teamspeak 2 (the voice-chat program that runs on everything between Win98 and Win10) on Linux. And it worked within a WinXP virtual machine, that can connect to the internet. The VM was VirtualBox.

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Bird wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 05:15 Virtual Machines? Of course they aren't 100% perfect and they need more cpu power than a real computer.

Lately, I tested Teamspeak 2 (the voice-chat program that runs on everything between Win98 and Win10) on Linux. And it worked within a WinXP virtual machine, that can connect to the internet. The VM was VirtualBox.
Some applications need direct hardware access.
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R3n wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 06:35
Bird wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 05:15 Virtual Machines? Of course they aren't 100% perfect and they need more cpu power than a real computer.

Lately, I tested Teamspeak 2 (the voice-chat program that runs on everything between Win98 and Win10) on Linux. And it worked within a WinXP virtual machine, that can connect to the internet. The VM was VirtualBox.
Some applications need direct hardware access.
This: a lot of old DOS-Win9x games require direct access, hardware acceleration/DirectX (or Glide API) support tends to be rather patchy in VMs, etc. etc.

Your best bet is something like Bochs/QEMU/KVM or PCem/86box, though there could be something else available here too.

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