Installing Windows 95/98/ME "native" is really not going to work on modern hardware. Aside from obvious lack of VGA / audio drivers, you'll be missing other stuff like USB3, SATA, xinput (modern game controllers, etc). Last time I looked trying to run Win 9x "virtualized" didn't support 3D acceleration and the fake "3DFX card" was usually software emulated.Which is the best way to play Windows 9x games? Is there any working emulator
except PCem which is slow? I want 100% working Windows 9x emulator with 3DFX and no lagging. VMware and VirtualBox doesn't support 3D-Acceleration in Windows 9x.
It's why I kept my old P2 256MB Voodoo 3 and Athlon XP GeForce Ti 4200 1GB machines, one for 95, the other 98.The BEST is on old hardware with original OS.
For the vast majority of us, thats not practical. So I guess virtual machine.
What games are you trying to run? Do they run too fast (eg, physics locked to clock speed)? For some games there are patches for that, for others there are background utilities that can soak up CPU cycles at a higher priority than the game causing it to slow down. DOSBox can control how many cycles to issue as a built-in feature (CTRL F11/F12), etc. There is no hardware accelerated Win9x emulator though that I'm aware of. If you posted what games you're having issues with, maybe some of us can help with common fixes / workarounds?
Well, the CPU "emulator" part is done. I can run Windows 9x on a VM just fine, and it's plenty fast. The problem is the GPU emulation - nobody's written anything that really does the trick.
You do realize that PCem right now is the only emulator that attempts to emulate both Intel Pentium and Voodoo Graphics as best as possible? It is the only Windows 9x emulator (so to speak) that can play old Glide-accelerated games. Except you haven't really told us which Windows 9x games you want to play, and you've already mentioned that PCem is too slow for you (PCem is a CPU-heavy emulator), so I'm assuming that you don't have a good host CPU.
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