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Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-01 @ 17:52

I think this must be the most complicated way I've ever printed Hello World on a screen.

The interesting thing to know would be does this work under Vista?
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Amar_Toulouse » 2006-10-05 @ 17:08

Hi Paul,

It works like a charm under Vista RC1 Build 5600.

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Sincerely,
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-05 @ 17:52

Thanks Amar. That's great news. There is still a load of work still to do before VDos32 can run more complicated programs like TR1, but this does at least look like a potential solution for TR1, and similar games, under Vista.
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Zebius » 2006-10-05 @ 18:38

What is this? New DosBox? ;)
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-06 @ 07:56

In a way, but its mostly virtualisation rather than emulation. It will never handle the generality that DosBox does, but for the few programs it will run, it should be very much faster. It will never support old real mode programs.

And its early days. I may never get as far as making it run any real-world programs.
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Zebius » 2006-10-06 @ 11:12

A-ha, thanks for your explanation.

Do you already think about Glidos support for Vista? I heard that TR1 for example doesn't work on Vista RC1 with VDMSound and dgvoodoo, maybe Glidos could do it?
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-06 @ 11:23

Yes, Glidos wont work either bacause there is just no support under Vista for running TR1. That's the purpose of VDos32.
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby collector » 2006-10-06 @ 17:40

Could this be more of a replacement for the NTVDM?
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-07 @ 11:07

Not really. It targets only DOS/4GW programs. DosBox is your man for a more general replacement of ntvdm.
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A little progress

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-16 @ 19:49

Some progress towards suppoting TR1.

Here's a new version of VDos. I've also attached a self extracting archive that will install TR1. It would be interesting to know if VDos is still working within the constraints of Vista.
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby collector » 2006-10-17 @ 18:19

VDos32 will launch in Vista 64, but errors out whenever you try to load anything. Also, I take it that you don't have any input developed for it. yet. The keyboards on two different PCs did not respond to TR.
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-17 @ 19:12

Thanks for trying it out. I don't quite understand the results though. If it gives errors whatever you load, what's the bit about keyboard and TR?
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby kekko » 2006-10-17 @ 20:17

Hi,

do you plan to keep it closed source?
Thanks.
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby collector » 2006-10-17 @ 22:06

The keyboard does not work for me after I load anything on two different XP machines. The TR install and the game's main executable will load, but I can not do anything.

In 64bit Vista when I click Load Program and select SETUP.EXE or TOMB.EXE I get this:
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-17 @ 22:13

Hmmm. That's bad news. So Vista doesn't like something I'm doing.

The lack of interaction is fine. I've only just gotten the display working.
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-17 @ 22:15

Do you always see the same unimplemented instruction?
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby Glidos » 2006-10-17 @ 22:20

collector, did you try HW.exe from the first post?
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby collector » 2006-10-17 @ 23:58

From HW:
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby collector » 2006-10-17 @ 23:59

From SETUP:
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Re: Breakthrough in "Hello World program" technology

Postby collector » 2006-10-18 @ 00:00

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