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DXGL
DXGL

0.5.23 / 27-02-2024

DXGL is a ddraw.dll library replacement for Windows running on OpenGL. It is designed to overcome driver issues, particularly in Windows Vista and newer operating systems while also adding various enhancements to the graphics output such as display scaling and filtering options. DXGL supports the DirectX 7.0 graphics APIs, however it is currently under development and does not work with many programs.


It's currently in an alpha stage, but several applications and games already work.

DiscCheckEmu
DiscCheckEmu

0.0.1 / 27-02-2024

DiscCheckEmu is a tool designed to emulate disc checks found in many disc-based games and software without the need for physical media. By intercepting API calls and modifying their behavior on the fly, DiscCheckEmu provides a seamless experience for users looking to enjoy their favorite legacy software without the hassle of keeping CDs or ISOs mounted.


As computers increasingly lack CD-ROM drives, accessing old disc-based games and software has become impractical. DiscCheckEmu addresses this issue by allowing users to emulate disc checks, enabling them to run their favorite titles directly from their hard drives, without physically patching the game executable.


Please note that DiscCheckEmu works only for games and software that employs standard disc checks: old disc-based protections like SafeDisc, SecuROM or LaserLock are not (and will not be) supported by this software. This is due to the nature that these protections that use segment encryption and IAT obfuscation.

WineD3D
WineD3D

9.3 staging / 26-02-2024

WineD3D For Windows is a DirectX 1-11 to OpenGL wrapper with almost full implementation of DirectX used in Wine. Even if Windows supports DirectX natively, using WineD3D can enhance backwards compatibility with older games, especially on Windows 8+ that don't support 16-bit screen modes. Others possible values include eliminating unsupported versions of DirectX, or porting DirectX applications to OpenGL without having to rewrite the rendering code. That said, it's far from perfect... 

WineHQ
WineHQ

9.3 / 26-02-2024

Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a compatibility-layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant systems such as Linux, macOS & BSD.

 

Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine, Wine translates Windows API-calls into POSIX-calls on-the-fly, thus eliminating performance and memory penalties and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

86Box
86Box

4.1 / 22-02-2024

86Box (formerly known as PCem Unofficial, PCem Experimental, or PCem-X) is an unofficial branch of the PCem emulator, which aims to run older operating systems and software designed for IBM PC systems and compatibles from 1981 through fairly recent system designs based on the PCI bus.


Features include but are not limited: Low level emulation of 8086-based processors up to the Pentium with focus on accuracy, Great range of customizability of virtual machines such as the very first IBM PC 5150 from 1981, or the more obscure IBM PS/2 line of systems based on the Micro Channel Architecture, Lots of supported peripherals including video adapters, sound cards, network adapters, hard disk controllers, and SCSI adapters and much more!


It is also recommended to use a manager application with 86Box for easier handling of multiple virtual machines:

  • 86Box Manager - It's an optional configuration manager to create and edit multiple isolated virtual machines while running at the same time and much more...

MS-DOS Player for Windows
MS-DOS Player for Windows

20240219 / 20-02-2024

MS-DOS Player is a MS-DOS emulator running on Windows (32/64-bit) command prompt. Its 16-bit MS-DOS compatible commands can be executed on Win32/x64 environments.

It basically inherits the environment variables from the host Windows, and a target command can access the host's file path directly. As such, you can execute 16bit MS-DOS compatible commands on your 64bit Windows in the same sence as you did on 32bit Windows, and you do not need to copy any files to/from a virtual machine (VMware, Virtual PC, XP mode, or others).


Note: This emulator DOES NOT support Win16 execution files. It aims to support character user interface utilities, for example file converters, compilers, assemblers, debuggers, and text editors. For now, doesn't support graphic/sound hardwares nor is intended to support game softwares.

EmulationStation-DE
EmulationStation-DE

3.0.0 / 19-02-2024

EmulationStation Desktop Edition is an open source frontend application for browsing and launching games from your multi-platform game collection. It comes preconfigured for use with RetroArch and a number of other emulators. It's also fully customizable so you can expand it to launch other emulators or applications. It has several features such as minimal setup, full controller support, very customizable, Built-in scraper for downloading game info and game media, fully themeable and much more...


Utilities

  • RetroBat is a software distribution supplied through EmulationStation interface and is fully functional and highly customizable.

DOSBox Staging
DOSBox Staging

0.81.0 / 14-02-2024

DOSBox Staging is an attempt to revitalize DOSBox's development process. It's not a rewrite, but a continuation and improvement on the existing DOSBox codebase while leveraging modern development tools and practices.

For example, they want to improve the out-of-the-box experience for new users, integrate several notable community-developed patches that are not included in the SourceForge-hosted project, implement new features and quality-of-life improvements, prioritize DOS gaming while focusing on supporting up-to-date, current Operating Systems and modern hardware. For technical comparisons, please check here.

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