2016 is already nuts. Over at GBAtemp.net, some insane user, Shutterbug200, has actually loaded a working version of Windows 95′ onto the “New” Nintendo 3DS. What else would an impressive amount of DOS knowledge be used for, other than modding your New 3DS? NeoGaf has since been trying to figure how to get this to work with the original 3DS as well as having their collective minds blown.
Of course, it wouldn’t be NeoGaf without some personal, ad hoc attacks against each other’s character based on the “importance” of Windows running on the 3DS. This is why we can’t have nice things.
It’s only a matter of time until users have fully unlocked the power of Windows 95′ for the Nintendo 3Ds, allowing us to once again play Roller Coaster Tycoon in all its glory. But what happens if you don’t believe this tall tale about the unholy marriage between Nintendo 3DS and Windows? Shutterbug has been kind enough to also release a video of the OS booting up.
Complications be damned! Shutterbug gives a little explanation of how it went down:
Back a while ago, I tried compiling the dosbox from libretro, and using retroarch to emulate dosbox. Yet, every time, it froze on a rainbow glitchy mess. So, I gave up for a while. Until tonight. So, I tried it on my n3ds, and it just worked. So, I think the o3ds just isn’t powerful enough to run dosbox, or there’s not enough ram. So, that’s how this all got started. At it’s core, this is just libretro/retroarch dosbox. But I figured, hey, everyone want’s Windows on their 3DS, right?
So, what do you think about this accomplishment? Have we truly reached the apex of human ingenuity? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Gaming from the swampy flatlands of Florida since 1989, Alex D’Alessandro is always looking for a way to stay inside and escape the southern heat.