Windows 95 possible?

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  1. Naked_Snake
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    Hi I was wondering if it would be possible to port Windows 95 to 3ds and if so is anyone working on this or could someone make this a homebrew
     
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  2. thaikhoa

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    OMFG, can someone port GTA5 at max settings to 3DS?
     
  3. spinal_cord

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    Nope.

    The source is not available, the processor is the wrong type, PC emulation would be slower than a snail sleepwalking.
     
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    No, not at all. I ran w98 on my ps3 years ago and it was slow as hell. There is no way to port windows so it would have to be run from a dos emulator, which eats resources like mad.
     
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    Ah ok fair enough pal
     
  6. Ericss

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    Are you people positive? You can run Win3.x in a DS with the DOS emulator. Would emulating Win95 require so much more power that a 3DS wouldn't be able to handle it at a decent speed?
     
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    It may be able to emulate it but not at full speed. It may be crappy. IIRC, An emulator for Pong, an old arcade game, required you to have a 3 GHZ CPU
     
  8. spinal_cord

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    iPad has trouble with win95. A windows 3.1 happy 486 PC has trouble with windows 95, it was a HUGE leap.
     
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    The Wii can barely handle Windows 95, heck, it BSODs when trying to run PAINT of all possible things. There's just no way it can be done on a 3DS, besides, the screen resolution would be so small you'd probably see next to nothing.
     
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    Why would anyone want to run windows 95 on a 3ds...
    Even the existence of the thought to create this post is ridiculous
     
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    I see. Thanks for clearing that up.
    To play Win95 games?
     
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    You should have quoted the part where I said I tried this on a ps3. Yes I'm sure
     
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    lol. So you buy a 3ds to play windows 95 games on it?
     
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    Do people buy 3DS to emulate retro systems?
     
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    What about Scummvm? I don't think I have to mention what game I want it for
     
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    w/e
    there are so many epic games created for 3ds and people still want a 3ds to play homebrew crap and games that were created a little after dinosaurs were extinct... This way of thinking is beyond me... really
     
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    Theres a DS port of scummvm, feel free to google it. It plays a bunch of the older lower spec games.
     
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    Its a nostalgic thing. Porting classic games from your childhood to a newer system gives new life to them. You not seeing that means you are probably younger and didn't grow up with dos, nes, gbc, etc.
     
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  20. NicEXE

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    The resolution is so small that even if you could run scummvm on a 3ds you would have to downscale the image. I'd say its not worth it. Just get a crappy PC from the dumpster and load scummvm on it.