Windows 3.1 on Jr

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Windows 3.1 on Jr

Postby Chuckphd53 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:02 pm

Anyone ever tried to get A version of Win.3.x running on the Jr
Using the JR-IDE ???
(PCJR/JR-IDE-512DOM,TandyMod,V20-10Chip,BiDir,LPT2,3FlopBrd,
USBEmulator,ZIP100,PS2Keybrd,MouseSysMouse,InternalSwitcherPS)
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Re: Windows 3.1 on Jr

Postby KenG » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:26 pm

I think it required a 386 or higher because it used modes that were introduced with that chip.
Enhanced PCjr with a jr-IDE (1GB DOM) and a parallel port side car with a compact flash reader and backpack 1.44mb floppy attached. Tandy video mod.
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Re: Windows 3.1 on Jr

Postby James » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:00 pm

Windows 3.1 requires a 286 actually. Windows 3.0 will run on a PCjr but not well. It ran in 16 colors with a modified special video driver, likely a modified Tandy driver
-PCjr (1989)-DOS 3.3, Racore Drive II, jrIDE-128 MB DOM, jrExcellerator, Tandy Mod, Serial Card, Combo v2, Config Plus, IBM Parallel Port, Megaboard, Xircom PE3-10BT
-PCjr (2001)-DOS 3.3, jrIDE-128 MB DOM, NEC v20, Parallel Port, Comswap, Xircom PE3-10BT
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Re: Windows 3.1 on Jr

Postby Chuckphd53 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:44 pm

Yes I was looking at 3.0, but I think the effort would be more than the benefit... still may try it...
(PCJR/JR-IDE-512DOM,TandyMod,V20-10Chip,BiDir,LPT2,3FlopBrd,
USBEmulator,ZIP100,PS2Keybrd,MouseSysMouse,InternalSwitcherPS)
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Re: Windows 3.1 on Jr

Postby James » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:56 pm

i tried Windows 3.0 on an IBM PS/2 model 30 8086 (8 Mhz). It ran but not well.
-PCjr (1989)-DOS 3.3, Racore Drive II, jrIDE-128 MB DOM, jrExcellerator, Tandy Mod, Serial Card, Combo v2, Config Plus, IBM Parallel Port, Megaboard, Xircom PE3-10BT
-PCjr (2001)-DOS 3.3, jrIDE-128 MB DOM, NEC v20, Parallel Port, Comswap, Xircom PE3-10BT
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Re: Windows 3.1 on Jr

Postby Trixter » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:21 am

Getting Windows 1.x, 2.x, or 3.x running on an 808x system is possible, but isn't useful. The lack of speed and lack of usable applications makes it a curiosity only.

Every time someone mentions Windows on an 808x system, I'm obligated to mention Geoworks Ensemble, which works amazingly well on any 808x system and higher. All you need is a hard drive, and you get full WYSIWYG applications, resolution-independent text and graphics, a motif-like environment, and still retain the ability to task-switch between DOS applications. winworldpc has links to Geoworks Ensemble 1.x and 2.x.
You're all insane and trying to steal my magic bag!
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Re: Windows 3.1 on Jr

Postby Chuckphd53 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:36 pm

Yes Win 3 is just that, a curiosity at best..... we are here to get the Jr working like a Pentium (grin) and so,happy then Pacman runs in 16 colors... :) again...
(PCJR/JR-IDE-512DOM,TandyMod,V20-10Chip,BiDir,LPT2,3FlopBrd,
USBEmulator,ZIP100,PS2Keybrd,MouseSysMouse,InternalSwitcherPS)
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