Watcom C/C++ 8.5

The Watcom C/C++ is a powerful compiler for DOS, Windows, and OS/2. Its key selling point was superior cross platform support. It supported DOS, extended DOS 32-bit, Win16, Win32, and OS/2. Notably, it was used to produce the video game DOOM as a 32-bit DOS extended program.

Watcom also produced other language compilers including Watcom Fortran



Release notes

Watcom C/386 8.5 was the first compiler to ship with a royalty-free 32-bit DOS extender. It also included an extender for Microsoft Windows 3.0 that enabled the use of 386 32-bit code in 16-bit Windows 3.x executables.

Much more information about this version can be found here: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/watcom-win386/

Product type
DevTool
Vendor
Watcom
Release date
1991
Minimum CPU
386
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS OS2
Download count
16 (1 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Watcom C 386 8.5a (1991) (3.5-1.44mb) 8.5a English 4.86MB 1

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