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20 Games That Defined Microsoft Windows 98 Gaming 1997 Flying Corps Gold (Rowan Software/Empire Interactive) 1997 Front Page Sports: Golf (Sierra) 1997 Moto. . Feel the experience of Windows 98 PC!. Use Internet Explorer to browse the web. Draw in Paint. Play Minesweeper, Solitaire, Spider Solitaire or FreeCell. Play music and videos with Windows Media Player. Write texts in Notepad and WordPad. Customizable wallpapers (right-click the Desktop, click Properties). USB/Bluetooth mouse support. Original Start Menu P.

Minesweeper

Note

Minesweeper is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install Minesweeper in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for 'Minesweeper'.

Windows Minesweeper is a software game that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows up through Windows 7. The picture to the right is an example of how Minesweeper looked in Windows XP and what Minesweeper looked like in early versions of Windows.

The object of the game is to locate each of the mines and safely mark the mines with a flag by clicking on the box you believe to be a bomb with your right mouse button. To help you with discovering where the bombs are located numbers are placed in squares next to where a bomb is located. For example, if a square has a number 2, it indicates that two bombs are found on one of the sides or corners of that square.

Once all bombs have been marked and all other squares have been cleared the player wins the game. If a bomb is selected and not marked it explodes and the player loses the game.

In the picture below is an example of the Minesweeper app running in Windows 8. In this picture you can get a better understanding of the numbers and where the bombs may be placed in a game.

Solitaire

Note

Solitaire is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install Solitaire in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for 'Solitaire'.

Windows Solitaire is just like the classic real-life card game. The object of the game is to go through a deck of cards and arrange the randomized cards in order and by suit, starting each suit with the Ace card and going all the way up to the King. The game starts with seven stacks of cards, with the first stack having one card, the second stack having two cards, and so on. Only the top card is showing in each stack. The remaining cards are placed in the top left corner of the screen in a single stack, facing down.

When arranging the cards in the seven stacks and using the cards in the top-left, the cards must be arranged in opposite color order. For example, a red six only work on a black seven. If the player has any card showing on the seven stacks that can be placed on another card, that card can be moved to another stack and the card under it can be turned over. If an Ace is found it can be placed in one of the top 4 blank spots to begin creating a stack of all the same suites.

If while playing one of the seven stacks is emptied a King and any of the cards below the king can be moved to the location of the empty stack. If no cards can be placed, one card is drawn from the top-left deck until a match can be found. If all cards are drawn from the top-left the cards are turned over and gone through again.

Finally, if no matches can be found after going through the top-left deck or in any of the seven stacks you lose the game. If you're able to complete all four stacks of cards in the same suites you win the game.

Tip

Double-clicking on a card moves it into its place without having to drag the card.

Tip

If you believe you can complete the game with the cards showing right-click to finish the game without having to drag and drop all of the remaining of the cards.

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FreeCell

Note

FreeCell is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install FreeCell in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for 'FreeCell'.

Windows FreeCell is a card game that is similar to Solitaire where all cards are randomly placed into eight piles. The user must organize those piles by suit starting with the King card and going up to the Ace. To organize the piles you move one card to either another pile or one of the four available slots in the top left hand side of the window.

3D Pinball

Note

3D Pinball is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install 3D Pinball in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for '3D Pinball Space Cadet'.

Windows 3D Pinball is a simple Pinball game included with Microsoft Windows 2000 and above. In this version of 3D Pinball the user can play the Space Cadet pinball table.

To play, press, hold, and let go the spacebar on your keyboard to shoot the ball out into the table and use the 'z' key to control the left paddle and the '/' key to control the right paddle. If the ball get stuck you can press the 'x' key to bump the table to get the ball free.

Additional Windows XP Games

Microsoft Windows XP also includes Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Hearts, Internet Reversi, Internet Spades and Spider Solitaire.

Note

To play any of the Internet Windows games, you must have an active Internet connection.

Additional Windows 7 Games

With the exception of 3D Pinball, Windows 7 also includes Chess Titans, Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, Mahjong Titans, Purple Place and Spider Solitaire.

To play any of the Internet Windows games, you must have an active Internet connection.

3D Pinball may not be included with Windows 7. However, you can download and install it manually. To do so, go to your favorite search engine web page and search for '3d pinball space cadet Windows 7'. Adobe flash player download center mac os x. You should get several search results that will provide you with instructions on how to download and install 3D Pinball for Windows 7.

Additional MSN (Microsoft) games can be downloaded for play on Windows 7 from the MSN Zone page. Some of these games are available for free.

Windows 8 and Windows 10 Games

Out of the box, Windows 8 and Windows 10 do not include any games. Minesweeper, Solitaire, FreeCell, and Pinball came with most previous versions of Windows. However, for Windows 8 and Windows 10, these games must be downloaded and installed through the Microsoft Store, accessible from the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu. Other games are also available through the Microsoft Store.

Accessing the Microsoft Store and downloading these games requires an active Internet connection.

How to Run Windows Games

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Windows 8 and Windows 10 does not include any games out of the box. See the How to Install Windows Games section on this page for installing Windows games in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Windows Games can be accessed via the Programs list in the Start Menu by following these steps.

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click the Games folder.
  4. Click the game you want to run.

Alternatively, you can also run Windows games by searching for them in Windows. Follow these steps to search for a game.

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. In Windows Vista or later, type the name of the game in the Search box and press Enter. In Windows XP and prior, click Run and type the name of the game in the Run text field.
  3. If the game does not open or is not found, it may not be installed. See the How to Install Windows Games section below for instructions on how to install the game.

How To Install Windows Games

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The steps below will not work for installing games in Windows 8 and Windows 10. To install games in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for the game you want to install.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features icon, depending on your version of Windows.
  3. In the Add/Remove Programs or Program and Features window, click the Turn Windows features on or off option.
  4. In the Windows features window, all available Windows games found under the Games category. Checking the box next to the name of a game will install the game and unchecking the box will uninstall the game.

Technical Support

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Almost every operating system nowadays is a 64 bits system. Software for Windows 95 or 98 is made for 32 bits DOS systems. When trying to get that software running on a Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista 32 or 64 bits system and they don't work, we have 4 possible solutions for you, of which 1 surely will work (it takes some experience and time though). Unfortunately, a simple Windows 95/98 emulator does not exist (yet). If your looking to run Windows XP games, check the Windows XP page.

Compatibility mode

Some programs and games that were designed for Windows 95, 98 or XP also run properly on Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7. If they don't work, the first thing you can try is to start the program or game in compatibility mode.

  • Right click on the file or shortcut you want to start and choose 'properties'
  • Click the compatibility tab
  • Check the checkbox 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:' and choose your operating system.
  • You can also choose to run the game in 256 color mode.

Patches and source ports

Although the compatibility options above look hopeful, they probably won't work anyway. You better search the internet for patches or source ports. Patches are pieces of software that update the game or program. When instructions are included, it's recommended that you read and follow them! Those patches are often released by fans or amateur programmers, so be careful and ALWAYS scan for viruses and malware! A source port is, different from a patch, a rewritten version of the original program or game which works on other operating systems, but uses the original game or program content. On this website we have guides to install source ports for Hexen II and Quake 2.

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Installing Windows 95/98 on Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 with VirtualBox

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If compatibility mode doesn't work and you can't find a patch or source port, you'll have to use Windows 95/98 itself. As mentioned, a Windows 95/98 emulator does not exist. So you'll have to set up a Windows 95/98 system. However, you don't have to search for an old computer in your basement for this. You can create a virtual machine on your current computer. You can do this with VirtualBox. Within that virtual machine you will install a fresh copy of Windows 95 or 98. Sounds easy, but it really is a job for computer nerds with advanced knowledge. Remember to uncheck VT-x/AMD-V activation at system - acceleration to avoid system failure when installing Windows 98.

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VirtualBox doesn't officialy support DOS based operating systems like Windows 95, 98 or ME. These operating systems run very slowly on VirtualBox with default settings. CPU load is constantly 100% and video settings don't get any better than 16 colors with a maximum resolution of 640x480. You can try and install an additional video driver to boost performance. Better choose 32 bits Windows XP if possible. When you need DOS, use DOSBox.

When you have installed the desired operating system on your virtual computer, please make sure that you also install the VirtualBox Guest Additions to enable the graphics driver and therefore 3D hardware acceleration. Note that the Guest Additions are supported by Windows NT and later OSes (Windows 95, 98 and ME are NOT supported). You can install Guest Additions by starting your guest operating system and then click the menu item Devices (on top of the VirtualBox windows) and choose Install Guest Additions.