What this programmer was looking for was to make the games compatible with Windows 95 and 98 run on the terminals with the Google operating system … and, it seems, he is succeeding. And not by running an emulator within Android, but by using the program Linux WINE (which allows Windows software to run on it) and a specific emulation system for games that, in this way, are “converted” to run. A curious and, at the same time, innovative option.
Therefore, the use of Winulator is not the usual one in emulators, which perform their function in real time. In the case of Aloni’s development, what happens is that, first, the applications (in this case the games) are converted using a tool to manage the DirectX APIs -common in Windows- and, in this way, they are transformed to be able to be executed in Android with processors with ARM architecture. If you want to know more information about this project, you can get it at this link.
A video shows that it is possible
To demonstrate how well the Winulator for Android project is going, the developer has posted a video showing its progress. In it, the strategy game runs Caesar III (a Sierra title). It is not that it is going in the most efficient way in the world (yes, it does go smoothly), but it is true that the results are encouraging. In addition, Aloni himself indicates that it is already in conversion phase of other titles, so you have to be patient.
It will be necessary to see if this, in some way, can be extrapolated for applications, since if so, the Winulator options will be excellent. Yes, the section of legality is not commented In the video, here you have to be expectant (but it is true that the number of Abandonware games -without a license due to their age- is already very large). Do you find Dan Aloni’s development interesting?