My PS3 is a pretty modern machine, and FF7 played fine on it :P. However, if you mean modern PCs, then, yeah, you are probably right. I have never tried to emulate any console games on my PC, so I am far out of my depth with that one.
We're talking about the PC versions of the games, not the console version, emulated or otherwise. The PC versions were originally released for Windows 95/98, but did not last very long. Updates to DirectX first started causing problems on Win 9X, then with the release of XP, the games no longer worked at all. They can be made to work via fan-created patches for the game, but in their original form, they don't work at all.
I was just trying to make a stupid joke. I had no idea those games had ever even been released for PC. So, hey, I got to learn something!
Let me add that FF7 & FF8 PC work great with the Fan OpenGL renderer patch. You need the original disks to play though, which can be expensive.
The thing is, Snickersnack is quite right. With the fan-made patches, specifically the replacement OpenGL "driver", the games run at least as good as, if not better than their console counterparts.
Yet another reasons to dislike Microsoft. I am not one of those guys that blames them for everything, but DirectX has done as much disservice to PC gamers as it has done service. It isn't the best gaming/video interface out there (imho), but, because MS has such a market share of platforms (with XBox and PCs using DirectX APIs), it has become an industry standard.