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Best emulator for Windows games/apps

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Greystash:
Just wondering if there are many other alternatives to Virtual PC out there? I've used this a bit but have found it quite sluggish (mouse lag) which I find annoying. Plus VPC 6 only shows that I have 4MB video memory which is tiny compared to the 32MB I have. There's no way OS9 can be using the remaining 28MB.
Are there any other good emulators out there that can run windows games/apps on a PPC Mac?

darthnVader:
Back in the day, there were DOS cards.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010617015726/http://www.orangemicro.com:80/opc660.html

Greystash:

--- Quote from: darthnVader on October 14, 2018, 11:16:02 PM ---Back in the day, there were DOS cards.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010617015726/http://www.orangemicro.com:80/opc660.html

--- End quote ---

That's right, they were pretty cool! I ended up buying a Quicksilver G4 so Hopefully that will be a bit faster with VPC

darthnVader:

--- Quote from: Greystash on October 20, 2018, 11:22:30 AM ---
--- Quote from: darthnVader on October 14, 2018, 11:16:02 PM ---Back in the day, there were DOS cards.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010617015726/http://www.orangemicro.com:80/opc660.html

--- End quote ---

That's right, they were pretty cool! I ended up buying a Quicksilver G4 so Hopefully that will be a bit faster with VPC

--- End quote ---

VPC was never really speedy, Win95 or Win98 ran OK. Emulating graphics hardware can be tricky, and the guest CPU ends up using a lot of clock cycles redrawing the screen. I don't remember if VPC let you set the refresh rate of the guest, but the lower the better.

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