First post, by The_Mega_ZZTer
This isn't a development topic exactly, but I believe it is more technical to warrant the General secion, but if any of the mods feel otherwise feel free to move my topic.
I am making a program that serves as a frontend for a few of my favorite games... one of which is a DOS game (Dark Forces) that does not work properly on my XP system without VDMS... and it works best with a VDMS Launchpad profile (I haven't figured out the appropriate settings I need to set in VDMS.INI to get it to be equivilent to the VDMS Launchpad config for this program.)
Anyways, I want my program to be able to execute the VDMS Launchpad shortcut for Dark Forces. However, I cannot seem to do it any way other than double clicking the shortcut from inside Windows Explorer... I did a little digging and I believe it's because the Launchpad DLL itself handles the context menu for it's shortcuts, and thus the double click on the file...
So, I don't know how I would have my program start it. I'm sure there is a DLL call I could make to do it (rundll32.exe launchpaddll etc etc) but I don't know what to do, or even if that's the only way. Any help or information I could be given would be appreciated.
(Also please e-mail or IM me if you have a solution to my problem as I may forget all about this thread in the next few days... 😀)
[Edit: Silly me, I hate the "watch topic for replies" option so much I never use it. Never mind, don't e-mail or im me, just post... 😀]
Thanks in advance for any help!