Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?

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  1. Posts : 5,204
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       #11

    Okay. Success with another 16bit game:

    Exile: Escape From the Pit for Windows

    Here it is running on Windows 10

    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-exile.jpg

    Once installed drag the .exe onto otvdm.exe to launch:


    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-exile-otvdm.jpg


    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-otvdm.exe-6976-properties.jpg
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  2. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #12

    RE: Install.

    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-installer.jpg

    You get an error in you run it directly.


    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-installer-2.jpg

    It works if you drag and drop.


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       #13

    @Callender -

    Like I said, it's a tough one, isn't it?
    MS should bring back this feature.

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       #14

    Or you could run a Windows 95 Emulator on your Windows 10 machine

    Here's a good one that I've had good luck with

    Do you miss Windows 95? You can now download it as a free app - TechRepublic
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    Subscribed to the interesting thread.
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  6. Posts : 4,414
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       #16

    Frabnkhs said:
    Or you could run a Windows 95 Emulator on your Windows 10 machine

    Here's a good one that I've had good luck with

    Do you miss Windows 95? You can now download it as a free app - TechRepublic
    I will look into this, thanks.

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       #17

    Compumind said:
    I will look into this, thanks.



    I too have a lot of old 16 bit games. I too wish there was a user friendly, program to allow running of those games. A program WITH a GUI.

    What I did, starting back with Windows 7, and forward, was Google: How to run game xxxxxx on Win 10 x64, for example.

    I've found that most old games do have a fan base, and they do make programs/patches to run the games they like, on Windows 10 x64.

    In the past 8-10 years, that's the best option I've found. Sometimes, if you're lucky, GOG.com will have your particular game, already patched to run on Windows 10. The sell them ofc, but usually they are really cheap. Some are even free.





    /edit

    Trying both methods, aka, GOG.com and Googling for the user fan base's solutions... I've found that the user fan base's solutions usually "look" much better. The GOG versions, "look" like 16 bit games.
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       #18

    The easiest is to purchase a win xp or win 7 license (Most used computer stores have unopened ones)
    and use HyperV to create a virtual xp or 7 and then install the game there.
    I run several games that way that don't work in win10.
    Simcity, SimEarth, Poplous, Ms Flight Sim (Original) , etc.
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    thomaseg1 said:
    The easiest is to purchase a win xp or win 7 license (Most used computer stores have unopened ones)
    and use HyperV to create a virtual xp or 7 and then install the game there.
    I run several games that way that don't work in win10.
    Simcity, SimEarth, Poplous, Ms Flight Sim (Original) , etc.
    That's the best approach.
    However, pay for Windows XP?

    Now, that's funny!

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  10. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #20

    This was released recently but I have not tested it.

    Download All Stars Launcher 2020.274

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