PC versions of console games

Show me interesting examples of console games finding their way onto desktop-ass computers, however they get there.

Such as the *Pikmin* debug [executable](https://tcrf.net/Pikmin_(GameCube)/Windows_Executable) contained on the original GameCube disc.


Or early 360 demos running on [Power Mac G5s](https://www.anandtech.com/show/1686/5)

I also remember there being a special graphics card you could put into your machine that let you play Saturn games but I'm having a hard time finding it right now. Shout it out if I didn't imagine it.

@“connrrr”#p126825 https://youtu.be/jChtlWNIAL4

The DOS PC version of Mega Man comes to mind. I’ve never played it. Word on the street is it’s quite awful.


Not that interesting, but I bough the PC version of Dino Crisis 2 a few years ago. The port isn't great and has bad controller support, but it comes packed with PC goodness.





[Dino Crisis 2 Windows Theme
](https://archive.org/details/DC2Busy) - Icon files, sound files, cursors and desktop backgrounds

[Gemini REbirth](https://twitter.com/REBehindtheMask) has been doing some work on restoring the PC version, but I haven't seen any updates on it for a while.. and now their site is down: [classicrebirth.com](https://web.archive.org/web/20230720233321/https://classicrebirth.com/) . They did great work on some of the Resident Evil PC ports and the first Dino Crisis.

things get less interesting the closer to modern times you go (i had/have the pc ports of silent hills 2, 3, and 4, and metal gear solid 2 which are like….the games they say they are) but i do wanna drop the pc port of final fantasy 7 in here cuz the box is a cool trapezoid


@“phylaxis”#p126836 this one shocked me when I first heard about it.

@“tomjonjon”#p126832 Good Gaming Historian video on Mega Man DOS


@"phylaxis"#p126836 That's the version I played. Got it in a cheaper "Platinum Collection" box at a Sam's Club.
Thinking those trapezoid boxes are left overs from Tomb Raider since Eidos put out both games

I didn't have a Sega stuff growing up so my only copies of some Sega games were distributed by Expert Software on PC (which I might have gotten at Sam's or Staples can't remember. Was definitely the late 90s on our second PC):


The most interesting thing about this port is the replacement of the music. One Winged Angel was particularly butchered.

@“tomjonjon”#p126832 wow this is trash.

the pinup of Megaman after a boss battle is some ok art at least.

@“connrrr”#p126905 Ole Rockman sure had some iffy times in the US in the early days.