Windows 3.0 / 3.1 embOS

edited June 2018 in Product Comments

Windows 3.0 / 3.1 embOS

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  • edited June 2018

    Nice OS, I like the GUI and design :D
    I installed QuickTime

    There is even a Commodore 64 emulator too! :0

  • Thanks, this is one of those older archives I've never had time to mess with. At a glance I don't see much info about this odd release out there. I guess this is a pre-install from an embedded type device.

  • @SomeGuy said:
    Thanks, this is one of those older archives I've never had time to mess with. At a glance I don't see much info about this odd release out there. I guess this is a pre-install from an embedded type device.

    YEP :smile: :smile: :smile:

  • I Did Never Knew About This

  • A few months ago I tried to adapt this OS for a 486 single board pc.

    I started figuring out how to remove that c64-emu stuff and start EmbOS in "normal" Win3x program manager mode. I had no luck.

    I went over to an old linux distribution, as it was ready to install on CD. Now as I see this topic it pops back into my mind.

    Is there anyone using this? Or someone who has a working image/zip for a VM?
    If not, someday I'll go for more investigation on this, but atm there is not much time for such a task...

  • I had to do this... I took me a few hours, and now it is working.

    I am going to post an offer in a few minutes, here are some screenshots.

    I made a VM-disk (C-only, not that CDE crap) that runs IBM PCDOS 2000 (7+y2k) and embOS.
    As embOS comes without program manager, i took it from stock win 3.1 and placed it in embos folder.

    There's still a lot of work to do, but it seems to be usable.



  • @sdose said:
    A few months ago I tried to adapt this OS for a 486 single board pc.

    I started figuring out how to remove that c64-emu stuff and start EmbOS in "normal" Win3x program manager mode. I had no luck.

    I went over to an old linux distribution, as it was ready to install on CD. Now as I see this topic it pops back into my mind.

    Is there anyone using this? Or someone who has a working image/zip for a VM?
    If not, someday I'll go for more investigation on this, but atm there is not much time for such a task...

    Yes, I'm using it to convert the language to English instead of German. It working out so far!

  • @skinet said:
    I Did Never Knew About This

    Well, you do now!

  • When I try to boot from the hard disk,it told me a diskplay error occured.

  • @ITACHIKA6516 said:
    When I try to boot from the hard disk,it told me a diskplay error occured.

    oops..it's "display"

  • edited August 2018

    It only works with a S3 video card. Change video driver in win.ini
    This one should work out of the box:
    https://forum.winworldpc.com/discussion/10423/offer-clean-ibm-embos-win3-1-embedded-with-pc-dos2000-vm

  • I found a video on YouTube about installing embOS build 999 on Bochs, but the author didn't provide the download link.

  • I think my translation is currently the best one. I've actually edited the resources of executables instead of just the plain text config file used by PROGMAN.EXE. It is still incomplete but you can give it a try: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=39285

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