This is Windows 95, running in an Electron app. Yes, it's the full thing. I'm sorry.
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Does it work?
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.
99% of the work was done over at v86 by Copy aka Fabian Hemmer and his contributors.
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. You can find that button in the
Modify C: Drive section.
images folder into the
src folder, creating this layout:
- /images/windows95.img - /images/default-state.bin - /assets/... - /bios/... - /docs/...
Once you've done so, run
npm install and
npm start to run your local build.
If you want to tinker with the image or make a new one, check out the QEMU docs.
- MS-DOS seems to brick the screen
- Windows 95 is stuck in a bad state
- I want to install additional apps or games
- Running in Docker
- Running in an online VM with Kubernetes and Gitpod
This project is provided for educational purposes only. It is not affiliated with and has not been approved by Microsoft.