Playing the game may have just gotten easier..

Mincemeat

Doomsday's Neighbour
Microsoft VirtualPC is now free

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx

What it means for fellow wingnuts is that you now have the ability to have a working copy of Windows 95/98 running within your latest XP box without a reboot. (You'll still need the source media and license for said OS but that's easy enough)

This may present an alternative venue to get those old Windows games working...
 

NuAngel

Rear Admiral
The classic versions of these games, that is.

Put your computer to work, as another computer. Virtualization Software just went to the battlefront.

Microsoft's Virtual PC w/ SP1 just hit the website, for FREE.
http://filemirrors.com/search.src?file=VPC2004SP1.zip&size=19041356

VMWare also released the official non-beta "1.0" version of the Virtual Server softare - again, FREE.
http://www.filemirrors.com/search.src?file=VMware-server-installer-1.0.0-28343.exe&size=152617376

I'll be working on setting up a few VirtualPC's tonight, running various OS's - and I'll probably dig out my old 486 for some slave labor (anything that I still have working media for, DOS 5, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, and more)... and I'll try and work out some how-to's and see if I can get my older WC Games running through Virtualization. I've still got a CD of WCII Deluxe Edition waiting for some lovin'.

NuAngel
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Merged the two threads together here.

This sounds like a great thing to try out, but it doesn't sound to me like it's easier than running DOSBox (plus you need a copy of the original OS). I'm anxious to see what the results are anyhow.
 

privfan

Commodore
hmm
I have some games from the win95/98 days that don't work too well even with XP's compatibility mode set, plus I'm a nerd :) , so I'm going to try this out
 

Mordrid

Spaceman
In my experience, running games in VirtualPC is easy to set up, but I had too many sound problems (loaded DOS 6.22). If it had better Sound Blaster emulation, might be the way to go.

Although I must admit that the last time I tried it was a year or so ago. (From our MS Subscription CD's)

-Dj
"Mordrid"
 
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