First post, by VileR
I'm trying to see if I can get this old Microsoft "game" working on my XP SP3 rig, due to a bad case of morbid curiosity (being a demo of VB.NET/Revolution3D from 2002, and a tribute to DONKEY.BAS). The installer is attached here, which I guess should be okay, since it used to be freely downloadable from Microsoft's website for years.
Web archive link with info is here: http://web.archive.org/web/20050115140152/htt … &displaylang=en
Launching the game makes it crash with this error:
EventType clr20r3, P1 donkeynet.exe, P2 220.127.116.11, P3 3b43fb0d, P4 donkeynet, P5 18.104.22.168, P6 3b43fb0d, P7 7e, P8 b, P9 system.missingmethodexception, P10 NIL.
The requirements, from the readme:
Donkey.NET requires DirectX 8.0, which may be obtained from http://www.microsoft.com/directx. […]
Donkey.NET requires DirectX 8.0, which may be obtained from
Donkey.NET requires Visual Studio.NET and the .NET Framework (Beta 2), which
may be obtained from http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/nextgen/beta.asp.
- DirectX 8.0: check.
- .NET Framework: check (v2.0 is the earliest installed).
- Visual Studio .NET: ....nope, I don't have this, nor are any of these ancient versions obtainable nowadays.
I cannot be sure whether my problem is the .NET framework version, lack of VS.NET, or both. The error message makes it obvious that my system is missing a certain library. Question is, are there any tricks to determine more specifically what I might need, and is there still a way to obtain those missing pieces... or perhaps a compatibility tweak to make it work with their modern counterparts.