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Apr 30, 2005 Paint.NET was created for Windows, and has no native support for any other system. With its previous open-source nature, however, the possibility for alternate versions was available. In May 2007, Miguel de Icaza officially started a porting project called paint-mono. Download this app from Microsoft Store for Windows 10, Windows 10 Team (Surface Hub). See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for Paint 3D.

As the years goes by, more and more Windows games are added on the website. Some of them still work quite easily, others are lucky enough to have an active community developing patches and fixes to make them run on the most recent versions of Windows.

Almost all Windows games are available as ISO version, meaning a verbatim copy of the game disks. If you don't know how to use these files, read our tutorial. You may also get these usual problems:

  • ISO is not a .iso file: an ISO image is a disk image of a CD or DVD file. Several file formats have been created to make ISO files and you will need to install another mounting software. In our archives, you'll come across BIN/CUE, MDF/MDS, CCD/IMG, NRG. You may want to convert these to ISO using WinBin2Iso, but you will lose audio tracks (usually music) if there are any.
  • Corrupted ISO: many ISO files can't be mounted with the legacy ISO utility in Windows 10. You need to install another mounting software, see this page.
  • Game is asking for CD: games have a copy protection program to avoid piracy. You will need to replace the original .exe program with another one. Sometimes, we provide this replacement on the game page, labeled as 'NoCD'. Otherwise, look for a 'crack' directory in the content of the ISO file.


Late 90s and 2000s titles may have a game page on PCGamingWiki, a wiki dedicated to fixes and workarounds for PC Games. We try to add a link to the right wiki URL on every game page, so you should check out the game links below the game description. You can also make a search on the wiki, or through Google by searching the name of the game + '' (without quotes).

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PCem Emulator

PCem is versatile IBM PC emulator, which allows you to properly emulate a whole computer, including late 99 Pentium computer. You also get a Voodoo2 3dfx card and many other drivers. This emulator can be very effective for Windows games until early 2000s generation. You can read this tutorial. Additional information and resources can be found on Emugen.

Alternatively, you can use 86Box, a forked project from PCem which supports Pentium up to MMX 300 MHz. You can watch this video tutorial.

Linux + Wine

Running Windows games under Linux can work surprisingly well, we have a dedicated tutorial here.

Mac + Porting Kit

You can run Windows games on your Mac using Porting Kit (free), or Crossover (14-day trial).

Windows 3.1 Games

Some games were made for Windows 3.1 instead of DOS, you will need to install Windows 3.1 in DOSBox. You will find a copy of Windows 3.x on WinWorld. Follow these tutorials to get it running: VirtualBox forum, Vogons, Sierra Help or this blog post.

Windows 95 Games

Many of the Win95 games won't run on recent Windows versions, but you can install Win95 in DOSBox. The procedure is a bit complicated, hopefully dada_ and some folks over Vogons and #[email protected] set up a guide to do this, check it out in the Google doc.

You can also install Windows 95 in VirtualBox, follow this tutorial to do it.

Another promising solution would be windows95 Portable made by Felix Rieseberg, which runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Windows 98 Games

Some of the recent abandonware games were made for Windows 98. You can still get Win 98 working on your computer using VirtualBox. You will find a guide to the installation here, then a second guide to setup properly Windows. You should read BOTH of them before installing Windows 98. You can also use pre-configured Win98 VMWare images, available at WinWorld.

Windows XP Games

Some will work perfectly, some won't. We rarely have all the resources necessary to get these games to install and then be played. You may have to look over the web for a x64 setup file or fixed exe file. If you find a good tutorial, please post the URL in the comment or drop us a message.

3dfx Games

The second half of the 90s was very exciting as video games would start to benefit from 3D acceleration hardware. The 3dfx company released the Voodoo Graphics cards in 1996, which provided 3D acceleration for games that supported the technology. Performances and graphics were way ahead of the competition (Riva, Matrox, S3, ATI...) but came at a price. 3dfx released its last Voodoo card in 2000, marking the end of 3dfx supported games.

Hopefully, 3dfx can be emulated nowadays using nGlide, a free 3Dfx Voodoo Glide wrapper made by Zeus Software. Very easy to use, just install and play for most games, but you should visit the compatibility page, as many games require a patch or some tweaking.

Another great glide wrapper is dgVoodoo2, which allows you to play not only 3dfx games, but also DirectX (1-7) and Direct3D games. Both programs are very useful, as one may work better than the other.

DirectX Games

As written above, dgVoodoo2 is great for old windows games which often use DirectX. You can also try these alternatives: dxwrapper, an on-going project which may prove difficult to use. WineD3D will convert DirectX to OpenGL, see the readme file in the utility folder.

Games for Windows Live

Late 2000s and early 2010s may require the infamous GFWL (Games for Windows Live) installed on your computer. To install it on Windows 10, you need the offline installer, right click on gfwlivesetup.exe, go to Properties, click on the Compatibility tab and set compatibility to Windows 7, click OK. Then right click on gfwlivesetup.exe and select Run as administrator.



Minesweeper is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install Minesweeper in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for 'Minesweeper'.

Windows Minesweeper is a software game that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows up through Windows 7. The picture to the right is an example of how Minesweeper looked in Windows XP and what Minesweeper looked like in early versions of Windows.

The object of the game is to locate each of the mines and safely mark the mines with a flag by clicking on the box you believe to be a bomb with your right mouse button. To help you with discovering where the bombs are located numbers are placed in squares next to where a bomb is located. For example, if a square has a number 2, it indicates that two bombs are found on one of the sides or corners of that square.

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Once all bombs have been marked and all other squares have been cleared the player wins the game. If a bomb is selected and not marked it explodes and the player loses the game.

In the picture below is an example of the Minesweeper app running in Windows 8. In this picture you can get a better understanding of the numbers and where the bombs may be placed in a game.



Solitaire is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install Solitaire in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for 'Solitaire'.

Windows Solitaire is just like the classic real-life card game. The object of the game is to go through a deck of cards and arrange the randomized cards in order and by suit, starting each suit with the Ace card and going all the way up to the King. The game starts with seven stacks of cards, with the first stack having one card, the second stack having two cards, and so on. Only the top card is showing in each stack. The remaining cards are placed in the top left corner of the screen in a single stack, facing down.

When arranging the cards in the seven stacks and using the cards in the top-left, the cards must be arranged in opposite color order. For example, a red six only work on a black seven. If the player has any card showing on the seven stacks that can be placed on another card, that card can be moved to another stack and the card under it can be turned over. If an Ace is found it can be placed in one of the top 4 blank spots to begin creating a stack of all the same suites.

If while playing one of the seven stacks is emptied a King and any of the cards below the king can be moved to the location of the empty stack. If no cards can be placed, one card is drawn from the top-left deck until a match can be found. If all cards are drawn from the top-left the cards are turned over and gone through again.

Finally, if no matches can be found after going through the top-left deck or in any of the seven stacks you lose the game. If you're able to complete all four stacks of cards in the same suites you win the game.


Double-clicking on a card moves it into its place without having to drag the card.


If you believe you can complete the game with the cards showing right-click to finish the game without having to drag and drop all of the remaining of the cards.

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FreeCell is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install FreeCell in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for 'FreeCell'.

Windows FreeCell is a card game that is similar to Solitaire where all cards are randomly placed into eight piles. The user must organize those piles by suit starting with the King card and going up to the Ace. To organize the piles you move one card to either another pile or one of the four available slots in the top left hand side of the window.

3D Pinball


3D Pinball is not included with Windows 8 and Windows 10 out of the box. To install 3D Pinball in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for '3D Pinball Space Cadet'.

Windows 3D Pinball is a simple Pinball game included with Microsoft Windows 2000 and above. In this version of 3D Pinball the user can play the Space Cadet pinball table.

To play, press, hold, and let go the spacebar on your keyboard to shoot the ball out into the table and use the 'z' key to control the left paddle and the '/' key to control the right paddle. If the ball get stuck you can press the 'x' key to bump the table to get the ball free.

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Additional Windows XP Games

Microsoft Windows XP also includes Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Hearts, Internet Reversi, Internet Spades and Spider Solitaire.


To play any of the Internet Windows games, you must have an active Internet connection.

Additional Windows 7 Games

With the exception of 3D Pinball, Windows 7 also includes Chess Titans, Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, Mahjong Titans, Purple Place and Spider Solitaire.

To play any of the Internet Windows games, you must have an active Internet connection.

3D Pinball may not be included with Windows 7. However, you can download and install it manually. To do so, go to your favorite search engine web page and search for '3d pinball space cadet Windows 7'. You should get several search results that will provide you with instructions on how to download and install 3D Pinball for Windows 7.

Additional MSN (Microsoft) games can be downloaded for play on Windows 7 from the MSN Zone page. Some of these games are available for free.

Windows 8 and Windows 10 Games

Out of the box, Windows 8 and Windows 10 do not include any games. Minesweeper, Solitaire, FreeCell, and Pinball came with most previous versions of Windows. However, for Windows 8 and Windows 10, these games must be downloaded and installed through the Microsoft Store, accessible from the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu. Other games are also available through the Microsoft Store.

Accessing the Microsoft Store and downloading these games requires an active Internet connection.

How to Run Windows Games

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Windows 8 and Windows 10 does not include any games out of the box. See the How to Install Windows Games section on this page for installing Windows games in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Windows Games can be accessed via the Programs list in the Start Menu by following these steps.

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click the Games folder.
  4. Click the game you want to run.

Alternatively, you can also run Windows games by searching for them in Windows. Follow these steps to search for a game.

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. In Windows Vista or later, type the name of the game in the Search box and press Enter. In Windows XP and prior, click Run and type the name of the game in the Run text field.
  3. If the game does not open or is not found, it may not be installed. See the How to Install Windows Games section below for instructions on how to install the game.

How To Install Windows Games


The steps below will not work for installing games in Windows 8 and Windows 10. To install games in Windows 8 and Windows 10, access the Microsoft Store icon on the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu and search for the game you want to install.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features icon, depending on your version of Windows.
  3. In the Add/Remove Programs or Program and Features window, click the Turn Windows features on or off option.
  4. In the Windows features window, all available Windows games found under the Games category. Checking the box next to the name of a game will install the game and unchecking the box will uninstall the game.

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