Adapted from guides by Dominus
Though Windows 3x can now be installed in DOSBox, To be useful for gaming, you will need to install at least graphics and sound card drivers, or you will have no sound and only 640x480, 16 colors. Many Windows 3x drivers also relied on DOS drivers, such as the SoundBlaster drivers, which can be incompatible with DOSBox. Downloads for these drivers can also be be found here.
There are a number of options to choose for your display.
S3 Graphics Card - In regular builds, use the S3 Drivers. With the S3 you can run Windows at 800x600 with 256 colors (large or small fonts). More on this and interesting discussions in this VOGONS thread. Use these drivers - S3DRIVERS.ZIP
Tseng Graphics Cards - DOSBox builds with the Vasyl SVGA patch allow you to select the Tseng graphics card. With the Tseng ET40001 drivers, you can run Windows 3x at 1024x768 at 256 colors. Use these drivers - ET40001.ZIP
Generic SVGA - You can also choose the generic SVGA drivers that come with Windows 3x. Those work fine with the Tseng Patch.
Use the drivers found on the Windows installation diskettes.
Unzip the desired driver archive into a subfolder inside your "C:" drive folder (the one that you installed Windows 3x into) and start Windows in DOSBox. Install the graphics card drivers through the 3x Control Panel's "Windows Setup" applet:
In the Windows 3x Program Manager,
open the Main Group.
Start the "Windows Setup" applet
Select "Change System Settings..."
Click the drop down list for Display.
Scroll to the bottom and select "Other display (Requires
disk from OEM)..."
You will get a popup to enter the path to the driver files.
Just type in the path to the driver files and click OK.
Select the desired driver and click the OK button.
Click "OK" to finish.
Windows will prompt you to restart.
Once Windows has restarted, you will have your increased
resolution and/or color depth
First install one of the generic SVGA drivers in the Windows setup before installing the Tseng drivers. The mouse may become unresponding when setting up the Tseng drivers first. To install the Tseng graphics drivers:
Note: When you choose the Tseng drivers when you install Windows, the mouse pointer might not be visible. To fix this go back to the DOSBox prompt, change dir to the Windows directory ("cd windows") , run setup again and then choose the VGA or SVGA drivers that come with Windows 3.1x. Start Windows again (your mouse pointer should be visible now) and then run setup from inside Windows to choose the Tseng drivers.
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