But that doesn't answer the most important question: Will this app run your old Age Of Empires save file? Amazingly, Rieseberg's Windows 95 has almost all of the original OS's functionality. You can doodle in Paint, play Solitaire or Minesweeper, and even write your Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fanfic in WordPad. It even runs old DOS classics like Doom (though there are more stable and more ridiculous ways to play the shooter). The only issue is that Internet Explorer refuses to connect to any web pages, but that just makes it a 100 percent authentic experience.
Rieseberg's app is by no means the first attempt to drag Windows 95 into modern hardware. Developers have even managed to launch neolithic software on several smartwatches. But while those ports felt like the gimmicks they were, this Windows 95 is more like a curated museum-like reflection of the past, the digital equivalent of visiting a Renaissance faire. So if you're in a nostalgic mood, or want to walk for a day in your ancestor's Air Jordans, strap on a pocket protector and head over to GitHub.