Why EMULATE PC Games??

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An entire generation of games are unplayable unless you kept your old PCs. Isn’t there some emulator we can use to bring the early days of 3D graphics back to life? There is! It’s called PCem.

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Check out PCem: https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/
Check out DOSBox: https://www.dosbox.com/
Check out 86Box: https://86box.net/
Check out DOSBox-X: https://dosbox-x.com/
Check out the Internet Archive’s free DOS games collection (playable in browser): https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games
Check out The Old Net: https://theoldnet.com/
Check out Folder2ISO: https://www.trustfm.net/software/utilities/Folder2Iso.php
Check out AnyToISO: https://crystalidea.com/anytoiso

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Intro: Laszlo – Supernova
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfxmFU3lWY
iTunes Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/supernova/id936805712
Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/laszlomusic

Outro: Approaching Nirvana – Sugar High
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsGBSCDwcI
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Artist Link: http://www.youtube.com/approachingnirvana

Intro animation by MBarek Abdelwassaa https://www.instagram.com/mbarek_abdel/
Monitor And Keyboard by vadimmihalkevich / CC BY 4.0 https://geni.us/PgGWp
Mechanical RGB Keyboard by BigBrotherECE / CC BY 4.0 https://geni.us/mj6pHk4
Mouse Gamer free Model By Oscar Creativo / CC BY 4.0 https://geni.us/Ps3XfE

0:00 Intro
0:55 Why bother emulating a PC??
1:34 Exploring the emulated PC and networking
5:06 So what can PCem do?
7:11 Time to play some DirectX 3 Road Rash!
9:39 Let’s try 3D-accelerated MechWarrior 3
11:36 Reviving a dead genre
12:51 Some alternatives to PCem
13:48 Compatibility isn’t as easy as you think
16:00 PCem’s biggest advantage
17:34 It’s not perfect and sometimes it’s overkill
21:46 Conclusion

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