1,500 games and software for Windows 3.1 released into the wild

1,500 games and software for Windows 3.1 released into the wild

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On the site ofarchive.org, we now find over 1,500 Windows 3.1 open source software. And to take advantage of it, you don’t even have to download and install a virtual machine on your PC: everything can be used directly from the browser.

A great lover of old shareware and freeware of all kinds, Jason Scott has just published an impressive collection of software originally intended for Windows 3.1. And like Windows 95 a few days ago, this web service uses the DosBox emulator, as well as a good deal of JavaScript. So there is nothing to install on your own machine, a simple browser is enough. There are a total of more than 1,500 sharewares, listed in different categories: games, productivity, software, or office toys. The different games and utilities are perfectly exploitable, even if they are ultimately quite slow in their execution. Difficult to make a little pinball or a clone of Pac-Man in perfect conditions, but the software a little more professional are meanwhile fully usable.

Finally on this other page, we even find a demo version of Windows 95, which Microsoft had at the time released in floppy format. Some would say that it is not used much. But Nostalgia, when you hold us … Come on, we go back to play a game of Deflektor, one of the best puzzle games of all time (we think).