I am somewhat older now, I look back at my childhood was full of MS-DOS and Windows 95 PC games. My first computer was a IBM 386 that ran MS-DOS. My second computer ran Windows 95.
Download VMware Player for Windows 8.1 and enjoy DirectX 7 – 9 PC games from ten to twenty years ago such as Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction. The games obviously don’t run correctly on newer Windows 8.1. It’s a free download.
Old MS-DOS games now found off the “abandonware websites” or torrents for free run in the D-Fend Reloaded emulator. I have Secret of Monkey Island, LeChuck’s Revenge – Monkey Island, Kings Quest IV, Quake, Quake II, Doom II, Simcity 2000,
Command & Conqueror: Red Alert, Day of the Tentacle, Ultima VI: The False Prophet, X-Com: UFO Defense , Doom, Blood, Sid Meier’s Civilization to name a few.
Great way to play cheap. MS-DOS and Windows XP games are very cheap on Amazon now. Old Windows games are cool, because they do not need No-DVD cracks.