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I bundled software with Windows 98 so you don't have to

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NotMrMan

Ever wanted to browse the web on Windows 98? Now you can!

I built a website so you can install a Windows 98 software bundle!

But Why?

You can't browse the web on Windows 98, meaning that you can't install a web browser without writing to an external CD/USB. Now that it's included on a setup disc, you can install Windows 98 and install extra stuff from the same CD.

Otherwise, to do it like I did, you would have to buy MagicISO. MagicISO costs around $30.00, so I don't think that many people would buy it just to make a custom setup CD.

I also really like old computers. I have a computer running Windows 95, and another one running Windows XP. I have a lot of old computer software that I found.

I prebundled software so that you can browse the internet in a VM (tested in virtualbox only, haven't tested vmware).

It includes:

  • Firefox 0.20
  • SimCity 2000
  • DOOM
  • Tetrix (remake of Tetris)

I have my contact info on the site if you want to suggest anything! I'm open to ideas!

Images:

Screenshot 2021-05-15 084438


Screenshot 2021-05-15 084431

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ch1ck3n
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Redislod

This is something that I call cool stuff! You did a great job, OP.
I like the looks because it makes me remember my old PC with Windows 2000. I installed Windows XP a little later, but the design was still similar. I have so many warm memories about that PC and, unfortunately, some that are not so pleasant. I remember how it crashed one day, and I could barely make the HDD RECOVERY to get the information back from the HDD. The HDD was the reason for the crash, and I needed to somehow recover data. Thankfully, a repair shop in my town helped me to recover around 70 or 80% of all the data, and I was saved from getting fired.

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ch1ck3n

Ok so i downloaded virtualbox and the iso. how do I run it

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NotMrMan

@ch1ck3n
sorry, i was packing stuff for my room
there is a 2nd download containing everything you need to run it. if you don't want to download it, just follow these steps (assuming you know how to set up a vm in virtualbox):

set up Windows 98 normally (go here to activate) then go to windows explorer.

from there, select your disk drive (not your hdd) and open the extra-software folder. there should be 4 folders. if you want games, install/copy the games (some games are preinstalled to folders), or if you want firefox, head into the firefox subdirectory and run the setup. make sure it doesn't install to the disc.

i'll make this accessible on the website in the future.

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NotMrMan

@ch1ck3n
okay, i've added the help section to the site.
i also added images for help with setting up a VM

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ch1ck3n

Finally, a worthy unblocker

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DynamicSquid

Cool!

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NotMrMan