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Launch Windows 3.1 with a double-click (+ games!)

Narushima

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I've packaged a DOSBox folder with Windows 3.1 pre-installed. All you have to do is download the archive, unzip it and double-click the dosbox file. You will be greeted by this:

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A fully functionnal Windows 3.1 install, with sound and graphics drivers already in place.
As you can see, I have added a few games, including registered versions of the Exile trilogy and some classics.

If you crave more old, janky games, you will find a huge collection here.
Some games might require more or fewer colours, and you can modify that in "Windows Setup" (don't go too high or the display will be mangled and you won't be able to go back).

If you want it to start in full screen automatically, edit the dosbox.conf file to change "fullscreen=false" to "fullscreen=true".
 
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Narushima

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Put Civilization II on there and it's a deal!
You can very easily do that yourself. Just drop whatever game you want in the "games" folder, then launch the emulation, and it's there, under C:/games.
You might have to install the game, depending on what you get, but otherwise, to create a shortcut, you have to, in Windows 3.1, make sure the "Games" folder (as seesn above) is selected, then File > New... > Program Item, then browse to the executable, name it in the Description field, and click OK. The funny thing is, you can't rename a shortcut. So if you made a typo, you have to delete the shortcut and create a new one.
Just creating these few shortcuts made me appreciate how easy things are now.
 

Don Peste

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I wonder... Would this work on Android with Magic DOSBox?
 

Hag

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Wow, looking very nice. But does it have the voice recognition software to display the clock (don't know how it was called, just remember my father was really fond of it) ?
 

Hag

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I wonder... Would this work on Android with Magic DOSBox?
I for one would not mind a win3.1 themed mobile interface instead of this bloated disaster of Android.
 

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