This is Windows 95, running in an Electron app. Yes, it's the full thing. I'm sorry.
Downloads for macOS
Downloads for Windows
Downloads for Linux
Does it work?
Yes! Quite well, actually - on macOS, Windows, and Linux.
Should this have been a native app?
Does it run Doom (or my other favorite game)?
You'll likely be better off with an actual virtualization app, but the short answer is yes. Thanks to @DisplacedGamers I can recommend that you switch to a resolution of 640x480 @ 256 colors before starting DOS games - just like in the good ol' days.
How's the code?
This only works well by accident and was mostly a joke. The code quality is accordingly. Thus it should not be used for anything other than personal amusement.
99.999% of the work was done over at v86 by Copy.
Before you can run this from source, you'll need the disk image. It's not part of the
repository, but you can grab it using the
Show Disk Image button from the packaged
release, which does include the disk image.
images folder into the
src folder, creating this layout:
Once you've done so, run
npm install and
npm start to run your local build.
This project is provided for educational purposes only. It is not affiliated with and has not been approved by Microsoft.