Surface RT had restrictions when it came to its ability to power legacy Windows Programs. However with a little Black Magic by mamaich from XDA Developer forum, it seems that Microsoft’s ARM Tablet can run Classic Windows Games.
Its a tool that emulates x86 environment on ARM Architecture & allows RT to execute API calls without overloading the system resources.
The developer has declared that he is planning to soon release a standalone tool for this so that the x86 environment is automatically emulated, everytime Surface RT tablet loads. It seems that this tool could finally develop into a potential RT emulator for RTS games.
Programs that test OK on Mamaich’s release:-
2) 3D Pinball (Windows 95)
3) Heroes of Might (32 bit)
4) Magic 3 (32 bit)
5) ”7zG.exe b” – a 7Zip benchmark. “b” here is a command line parameter.
and several other tiny programs.
Programs that Mamaich confirmed will be supported after future releases:-
1) Age of Empires
2) Command & Conquer
3) Jagged Alliance 2
4) uTorrent (WOW!)
Here is a video of Mamaich playing Heroes Of Might On RT..
You can read more about x86 Emulator on XDA Developers thread here. On a closing note, it seems like along with Legacy Windows App, Microsoft Surface Pro can now also run Linux on Hyper V & there are rumours about OS X running on Surface RT too.