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First post, by Glidos

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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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Reply 2 of 42, by Glidos

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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.

Reply 4 of 42, by Glidos

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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.

Reply 5 of 42, by Zebius

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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?

Reply 9 of 42, by Glidos

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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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    A self extracting archive for installing TR1
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Reply 10 of 42, by collector

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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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Reply 13 of 42, by collector

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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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