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I want to expand a little bit on SciTech Display Doctor (SDD). Versions 5.3a and 6.53 support Windows 3.1x through Windows 95 (version 6.53 can be installed in Windows 98, but VESA driver is unusable). Version 7.0a supports Windows 95 and Windows 98. Despite SDD claims to support Windows 3.1x, the only Windows-specific thing it installs is some wconfig.exe ...


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There are people around who are running BBS on dialup and emulated lines. The answers given in this related question (which is C64-specific) give some sources of software that may be useful to you. In particular The BBS Corner. However, the site hasn't been updated for a while so you may have to dig around a little.


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There is the Linmodem project, made by (who else) Fabrice Bellard. Unfortunately, it is more of a proof-of-concept than a working, ready-to-use driver, and it has been abandoned in that state in 2000. It barely contains incomplete implementations of four Hayes/AT commands and the V.34 protocol, and has not been ported to the modern Linux audio stack (ALSA),...


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Not terribly authentic if it is all simulated like that. But more importantly, there is the complication that while much of a modem's capabilities can be handled by software instead of hardware (personally I never found that soft-modems worked very well, but that's a separate issue), the sound card input/output is not going to have the on-off capability and, ...


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Another nice browser-based emulator I recently discovered is http://copy.sh/v86 One unique feature is COM1: emulation - connected into a textbox for easy handling.


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Unfortunately, DOSBox isn't a PC emulator, or even an MS-DOS emulator - it's more of a DOS game/application emulator. Eg, it doesn't support many MS-DOS functions (eg FOR command in batch processing), and you'll struggle to install or run Windows 95 on it. I realise that isn't much help but it seems to be a common misconception that I found out the hard way. ...


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I know you said 286+, though I think the list would be incomplete without mentioning PCE. It performs full emulation of IBM PC/XT (8088) hardware that implements the chipset/ISA using the actual BIOS images of the PC, video cards and hard drive controllers. I believe it does aim to do cycle-accurate hardware emulation too. It is an actively maintained ...


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