BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Wheather you are new to gaming or a veteran, you must have talks about the immortal Windows 3.1. Released in early 1992, this literally became the first all-out visual operating system. Take a stroll down memory lane with Windows 3.1 and its smooth applications and games.
You are probably wondering about how you can run a version of Windows so old, that modern computers can’t even run it. Well, you don’t technically run this 3.1 like a normal version of Windows. It’s still quite impossible to stick 3.1’s installation disk into a modern PC and laptop and install it. But, where there’s a will, there’s always a way. And the solution to this problem was discovered by the clever boys and girls working for the all-mighty Internet Archive.
Indeed, the same team that piece together the museum of forgot malware, have managed to surprise the users once more. Using a variant of the DosBox emulator, Archive.org has managed to piece together a notable collection of applications and games designed for Windows 3.1.
But that’s only a small part of the good news. Apart from the collection, you are also enticed by the team to head and over to the site in order to try out the emulated version of Windows 3.1. Try out the first version of Paint or go ahead and try your luck with Minesweeper.
And if you are or you were a hardcore gamer, then you’re in for quite a treat. Play immortal games such as rattle racer, Wheel of Fortune or take a crack of some of the coolest titles brought to us by Sierra Entertainment or by other gaming companies. Who wouldn’t like to indulge in a relaxing session of Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis or throw their computer in a fit of rage after dying in King’s Quest? All these, and even more, now stand at your disposal.
Take a stroll down memory lane with Windows 3.1. It’s a tech trip that evokes nostalgia, but it’s also a great history lesson. Remember the first steps you had to take in order to get your computer up and running? We do recall that the installation process of Windows 3.1 was a long one, and laborious since CD support came much later.
Usually, it took 1 or 2 hours for the process to complete. During this time, your job was to swap floppy disks at regular intervals and to pray that all the disks were errorless.
If you’re a history fan or a big nostalgic head on over to Archive.org and check out the old time in action.