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  • Submitted: Oct 13 2010 12:12 AM
  • Last Updated: Jul 31 2012 12:17 PM
  • Views: 8469
  • Downloads: 587

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download this Classic Windows 95

* * * * * 3 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!

Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. It was released on August 24, 1995 by Microsoft[2], and was a significant progression from the company's previous Windows products. During development it was referred to as Windows 4.0 or by the internal codename Chicago.
Windows 95 integrated Microsoft's formerly separate MS-DOS and Windows products. It features significant improvements over its predecessor, Windows 3.1, most notably in the graphical user interface (GUI) and in its simplified "plug-n-play" features. There were also major changes made at lower levels of the operating system, such as moving from a mainly 16-bit architecture to a pre-emptively multitasked 32-bit architecture.
In the marketplace, Windows 95 was a major success, and within a year or two of its release had become the most successful operating system ever produced. It also had the effect of driving other major players in the DOS-compatible operating system market out of business, something which would later be used in court against Microsoft. Some three years after introduction, Windows 95 was succeeded by Windows 98.

Microsoft Entertainment Pack disks are installed.
You know you want to try it!

Known issues:
besides the OS itself - none as of yet.
Don't expect memory and CPU intense apps to boot up properly.

enjoy (or not)

Hmm I wonder if one could port windows 3.1
Sure I can post that too if you want.
Besides the OS itself XD
Thanks Doc.

This does not work for me I get an error.

looks like libfreetype.dylib is missing on your system setup. I expected it to be installed with OSX by default - maybe I was wrong or maybe you have a different version that has a different filename than what the app expects.

this probably helps:

Oct 19 2010 07:04 AM
not working for me.. but great try!
Ok I´ve updated the port and hopefully fixed the problem - everybody who's having problems with the previous version please redownload the app from the above link.
Re-downloaded - works without a hitch now, thank you.
I still get a message saying: Windows 95 cannot be opened because of a problem. etc. etc

do you know how I could fix this?
it works! but how can i use the disc drive? is it possible to get extra stuff on there? and can you try windows 98 as well?
DOSBox can't emulate a DiskDrive in a Windows environment - just mount the win95.img inside the application package with Finder. ;)
I really like these projects! but I still get an error on this one. even the updated version... do you know what I could possibly try to fix this. this is my error window:

Process:         DOSBox [14769]
Path:            /Applications/Windows 95.app/Contents/MacOS/dosbox_wrapper
Identifier:      com.dosbox.win95
Version:         ??? (???)
Code Type:       X86 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [195]

Date/Time:       2010-11-17 09:51:44.880 +0100
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.5 (10H574)
Report Version:  6

Interval Since Last Report:          143930 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           10
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   3
Anonymous UUID:                      197F2966-B65C-483F-9D71-C87F601E5372

Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread:  0

Dyld Error Message:
  Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Resources/lib/libSDL_sound-1.0.1.dylib
  Referenced from: /Applications/Windows 95.app/Contents/MacOS/DOSBox
  Reason: no suitable image found.  Did find:
/Applications/Windows 95.app/Contents/MacOS/../Resources/lib/libSDL_sound-1.0.1.dylib: unknown file type, first eight bytes: 0x6C 0x69 0x62 0x53 0x44 0x4C 0x5F 0x73
/Applications/Windows 95.app/Contents/MacOS/../Resources/lib/libSDL_sound-1.0.1.dylib: unknown file type, first eight bytes: 0x6C 0x69 0x62 0x53 0x44 0x4C 0x5F 0x73

Binary Images:
0x8fe00000 - 0x8fe4162b  dyld 132.1 (???) /usr/lib/dyld

Model: MacBookPro5,3, BootROM MBP53.00AC.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.48f2
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, PCIe, 512 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, PCI, 256 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Bluetooth: Version 2.3.8f7, 2 service, 12 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: ST9500420ASG, 465,76 GB
Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-868
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0x24400000
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0x26500000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x04500000
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x0237, 0x04600000
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06100000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8213, 0x06110000
that error doesn't make sense - it looks like the app can't recognize libSDL-sound.dylib and reports it as damaged.

Try redownloading.
Oh wow it worked... that was easier than I thought!!
Really cool port!!! brought back many memories

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