Someone managed to load Windows 95 onto a new Nintendo 3DS

By Shawn Knight ยท 4 replies
Jan 4, 2016
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  1. Microsoft's iconic Windows 95 software has a knack for cropping up in the most unlikely of places. A couple of years back, someone managed to load the operating system onto an Android Wear smartwatch and now, Windows 95 has made its way onto a Nintendo 3DS.

    GBAtemp forum member "shutterbug2000" managed to get Windows 95 running on a new Nintendo 3DS. At its core, he said, it's just a libretro / DOSBox (the former being an API for emulators and games and the latter being an x86 emulator).

    Impressive as it may be, the hack doesn't appear to be terribly practical - at least, thus far. That hasn't stopped the homebrew community from dreaming up a number of possibilities, however.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    The video was disappointing. 90% of the video was just Windows 95 loading screen and you never saw the desktop.
  3. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    So, something that could do little before can do nothing now? What is the point?
  4. Mandark

    Mandark TS Booster Posts: 76   +22

    I love the DS series, but this is nonsense. If it could be useful, easily, then it would be cool. We already have USB sized computers that can run Win7/8.x/10
  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,339   +1,986

    If it could boot Windows 95 it "should" be able to boot ANY DOS application, at least before they went to the NT kernel. Now, if they could load Applesoft and lets us go back to peaks and pokes ..... wow!

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