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How to Remote into Windows 95?

ipaine

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I don't see why a retro gaming machine/VM/DOSBox would need a network connection in the first place. Any games from that era that did actually have an online component are long dead.

I didn't need it for the gaming aspect, I was looking at leaving it in the basement and then being able to run it remotely. This way I could have a remote window open and run what I wanted on that old machine while still being on my main one upstairs.

I'd either install windows 98 onto that computer since i know for a fact it should be able to support it or do Zach's idea and just run a win 95 image in vmware on your main computer and save yourself all the hassle.
I think I will have to end up doing that. Can I emulate something as low end as a Pentium 233? I think so but not totally sure.
 

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make sure you turn off compression (Raw or Ultra [probably ultra is best]) and color depth reduction (full colors) in ultravnc. poll full screen options and low accuracy enabled as well in the server properties.

I'm honestly surprised ultravnc even works on such an old machine, I'd had it have issues with a bloody P4.
 

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Can I emulate something as low end as a Pentium 233? I think so but not totally sure.
If you run Win95 in VMware on your pc, system requirements wont make a difference. VMware will create a virtual computer that will be independant of your current OS (for all intent purpose) and you can run windows 95 on the virtual computer without the hassle of getting the software to be compatible with a modern OS.

http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=guestnotes&file=guestos_win95.html

That should help you out.
 

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I think I will have to end up doing that. Can I emulate something as low end as a Pentium 233? I think so but not totally sure.
You won't be emulating a CPU. If your PC's processor has hardware virtualization support, then the guest OS within the VM will have direct access to it and see it as it really is.
 

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You won't be emulating a CPU. If your PC's processor has hardware virtualization support, then the guest OS within the VM will have direct access to it and see it as it really is.

Well see that is an issue then. Some of these old games were meant to be run on 33, 66, 133MHz not 3600MHz like mine is. Hence why I was just wanting to use the old hardware. I was just hoping there was some sort of old school remote access that I could use to treat it as if it was right in front of me.

I know that people had remote access into dos based machines before but I don't know if that was a dedicated hardware solution, which I'm guessing it was/is.
 

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There are programs out there which will allow you to drop the speed. This used to be a common problem with newer hardware/older games.... I remember trying to play a pinball game, and you could barely see the ball bouncing around, let alone manage to catch it with a flipper.... ;)

Been a while since I used it, but it seems to me that dosbox might have a setting for that as well.
 

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Yea, Dosbox works pretty good for almost everything. But that was the key work almost.

I was looking at a few things and the closest is MoSlo which hasn't been updated in awhile. But it may work within a VM.

And yes I could just bring it upstairs and use it in person, just don't have that much room.
 

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