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Windows 95 running on a 3DS looks as awesome as it sounds

Someone went out and put a modified version of Windows 95 on their Nintendo 3DS, though it's only the operating system proper at this point

By: Jeff Williams from Jan 3, 2016 @ 11:41 CST

As seems to be the tradition in the hardware hacking and modding community, someone has installed Windows 95 on their Nintendo 3DS. Why? Why not!


Having Windows 95 running is a bit of a hallmark, similar to getting an emulated version of Doom running on various bits of hardware. Just two year ago an astute modder was able to run Windows 95 on a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch. And why? Simply because it has never been done before, and because they could!

So that means that soon we'll have instructions on how to run an emulated version of Windows 95 on your 3DS or 3DSXL. But like all great efforts in the beginning, this doesn't have much functionality yet. The touchscreen doesn't work and no other programs can be run after getting to the desktop. Once the touchscreen issue is taken care of and the controller is functional, we might just see Doom running on it too.


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