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And now for some more crazy Windows 1.01 tricks. As it turns out there
were actually a few applications designed to run under Windows 1 after
all! Though these appear to be old redistributable shareware applications
and utility programs, and nothing actually useful. Super Fuse can run in
full screen without a menu bar kind of like a screen saver, and amazingly
all of these apps animate their icons as well.
Here is a download with all of these files for Windows 1.0x (and a few
for Windows 2.x) as well as a number of them "converted" to run under newer
versions of windows.
w1w2app.zip (787 K)
By the way, it is actually possible to use a PS/2 mouse (or USB mouse
in PS/2 emulation) with Windows 1.0x. The trick to do this is as follows:
Obtain a copy of MOUSE.DRV from Windows 2.03. (This is the serial and PS/2
Copy this version over the one on the install files for Windows 1.0x.
Install/Re-install Windows 1.0x choosing to use the serial mouse.
Well, there were actually a couple of games made for Windows 1. I guess
never underestimate how crazy some people are.
Ok... so Windows 1.01 had the Web and Browsers? Ok, not exactly.
This popup calendar is rather interesting as it can float freely over
the desktop and is not forced to "tile" like other windows 1.0x applications.
This is because this is techinally a "dialog" window rather than a regular
application window. The Fish toy can run either as a window or a dialog,
and as a dialog can be resized using the sizing icon on the upper right.
At the time, Microsoft intentionally forced application windows to tile,
primarily in order to avoid being sued by Apple. (Who managed to force
Digital Research's GEM desktop to stop using overlapping file browser windows).
Now this one is interesting too. Although also technically "dialog"
windows, these editor windows can also be moved, resized, overlapped, and
even positioned to exceed the edge of the screen.
A couple of calculator type programs.
A font editor for Zsoft PC Paint fonts, and an icon editor.
A Microsoft dialog box editor.
And a few other system type things that sorta make Windows 1.01 look
Ok, not much exciting here, but old versions of M$ Word and Excel running
under Windows 2.03. Still looking for MultiTool Word.
And a Tetris clone that is an old favorite of mine, Klotz also running
under Windows 2.03.