Author Topic: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !  (Read 2980 times)

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1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:13:41 pm »
« Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 11:17:04 pm by Greggory Shaw »



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Re: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 09:54:18 pm »
It is too many games for me :)

As far as I know it runs an x86 emulator made in javascript to run DOSBox, Win31 and the game. But I can not make it work on Firefox on eCS, it just give a black screens. Is there anything that I'm missing?

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Re: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 10:22:11 am »
It is too many games for me :)

As far as I know it runs an x86 emulator made in javascript to run DOSBox, Win31 and the game. But I can not make it work on Firefox on eCS, it just give a black screens. Is there anything that I'm missing?

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Oh, I tried it from Win & didn't try it with OS/2.

bUT, here's probably why:

The emulator is open-source; it's actually a Java-based adaptation of DOSBOX that converts Windows runtimes into JavaScript code your browser can understand.


And probably needs Java 8 :(
« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 10:24:30 am by Greggory Shaw »

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Re: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 12:18:41 am »
Maybe on the future they will have OS/2 1.x running on the browser... who know?

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Re: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 08:01:55 am »
@Martin, Dosbox won't run OS/2. Need a full PC emulator. These are untested here due to bandwidth. Some versions of OS/2 pre1.0, some from before the naming, http://www.pcjs.org/disks/pc/os2/misc/, OS/2 1.0, http://www.pcjs.org/disks/pc/os2/microsoft/1.0/. OS/2 versions 1.1 and 1.2 are on the site as well.
Please let us know how they work.

@Greggory, JavaScript is not Java and other then the name and a bit of syntax, they're totally different. JavaScript is built into the browser and if Firefox works on Windows, it should work on OS/2. There are exceptions such 3D support that is lacking on our platform.

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Re: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 05:41:50 pm »
Why bother with the browser emulation and not just run the executable that is downloadable from the grey box on the right of the page?

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Re: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 06:52:50 pm »
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@Greggory, JavaScript is not Java and other then the name and a bit of syntax, they're totally different. JavaScript is built into the browser and if Firefox works on Windows, it should work on OS/2. There are exceptions such 3D support that is lacking on our platform.

Yes, but that was the quote from the website. And this is a port of DoxBox to Emscripten >> LLVM compiler and produces a subset of JavaScript

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Re: 1500+ Win 3.1 programs released !
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 10:22:54 pm »
Yes, but once converted to Emscriptem, Firefox should be able to run it.