Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Feb 2018 23:08 UTC

In November last year I wrote about the forgotten and obscure feature of early Windows 95 builds that lets you run Windows 3.1 in a window on Windows 95. Since then I was wondering if this would still work on the final build (950) of Windows 95, considering so much has changed since build 58s.

I won't spoil it.

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RE[2]: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0
by Darkmage on Tue 6th Feb 2018 08:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0"
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Except Dosbox still fails to emulate a lot of timings correctly and runs slowly in a lot of cases. It's a brilliant piece of code/emulation, but still flawed. This isn't written in anger. The Dosbox developers are some of the loveliest people on the internet. I suspect there are limits to what a PC can actually do to emulate PC architecture and it wouldn't surprise me if Dosbox is hitting those limits hard.

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I believe it can be installed using PCem now, which probably works much better.

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RE[3]: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0
by Morgan on Tue 6th Feb 2018 12:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0"
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I always understood it was because DOSBox was optimized for DOS gaming, and Windows 3.x suffered as a result. From the DOSBox FAQ (emphasis mine):

According to its developers, DOSBox is focused on DOS games. Non-gaming DOS applications are not the primary focus of DOSBox, even though most DOS applications might in fact work within DOSBox. The DOSBox project has a policy of not adding features that aren't used by DOS games if they take significant effort to implement, are likely to be a source of bugs or portability problems, and/or impact performance. For example, features such as parallel ports, long filenames and Ctrl-Break emulations are never officially supported in DOSBox. Some enhanced DOSBox SVN Builds may support these features, and you may try these builds if you want or need such features, but they are not supported by the DOSBox Team. If you want to run serious DOS applications within a DOS emulator, you'd better try dedicated emulators such as vDos and vDosPlus instead, which are designed to run DOS applications rather than games.

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