So you run Windows 95 on Windows 10 and 11, even the games work!

If we want to enjoy old games, as Microsoft releases new versions of Windows, it becomes more and more complicated. With the release of Windows 11, the Redmond-based company stopped offering support for 16-bit applications as there was no 32-bit version, only the 64-bit version, a problem that we did not have in Windows 10, since they were available 32 and 64 bit versions.

We really can’t criticize Microsoft for this decision, a decision that Apple also made a few years ago and that is the logical evolution towards where computing takes us. Using virtual machines we can emulate old operating systems such as Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP and others, however, in order to enjoy games from another era, especially for all of us who live in it. In addition, it is also necessary to have the games, a really complicated process, although searching a lot and the internet we can find them.

However, there is a much easier and faster method if the titles we want to play again with Doom and Wolfenstein, a game that, at the time, marked an era recorded in game for all of us who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s.

Enjoy Windows 95 without installing it

The developer Felix Rieseberg offers through GitHub a version of Windows 95 in the form of an application, an application that is responsible for loading the entire graphical environment of Windows 95, including the sound section using JavaScript. This application shows us all the functions and applications that this operating system offered when it hit the market, which allows us to see how Windows has evolved since this version.

But best of all, it includes several pre-installed games, among which we find Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Grand Prinx Circuit, A10 Tank Killer and Funpack 3D. All of these games are available within the Games folder on the desktop. To run them, we just have to open the corresponding folder for each of the games and run it.

Windows 95

Unlike virtual machines, the number of resources that this application consumes is very small, so we can use it on practically any computer, no matter how old it is. As it is an emulated environment, we do not have the possibility to run games that are stored on our computer, however, it does save the progress we make in the games, as well as any modifications we make to the operating system. For now, the games do not display full screenso we will have to wait for future updates to be able to enjoy these classic games in a big way.

Doom in Windows 95

This Windows 95 emulator in the form of an application has been created with JavaScript, so it behaves something unstable and it’s not always the best of all, so we may be forced to restart it on more than one occasion because it stops working or crashes.

To download this application, we must go through the GitHub page of this developer and download the 32 or 64-bit version that we want. From this same link, we can also download a version for linux in DEB format and for macOS.

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