Vector Dream is an arcade emulator for Windows 95/NT.
An arcade game emulator is a software program that "pretends" to be the hardware for classic video games, allowing you to run the ROM images from these original games on your computer. Most emulators can emulate a number of games. Vector Dream emulates only "vector" games (games that have a vector monitor instead of a raster monitor).
Remember back when you were 12, and had $5.00 of tokens in your pocket to play Asteroids? Well, so do I. The sights, sounds, and smells. Vector Dream attempts to do more than just "run the ROMs". Vector Dream strives to CAPTURE THE EXPERIENCE of those days gone past, and provide you with the PRESENCE of a real arcade game. If I could have somehow supplied the smell of hot particle board and dusty high voltage components (or frying transistors, as some of you have jokingly suggested), I would have.
I have owned some of these classic machines for years now, as well as having spent quite a few years repairing them for a living. There is more to an arcade game than simply software! I plan on lavishing each emulated game with the attention to small details that it deserves.