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Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Nah, .NET 1.1 and 2.0 had ANSI (that means Windows 98SE and later compatible) runtimes variants available. It's not distributed by Microsoft anymore, but DOTNETFX20 can still be found. You could run it on Windows 9X I guess. Maybe inside PCem or DOSBox-X or QEMU ? Meh, I'm still surprised that Wine …

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Got it. Seems to use C++/CLI along with .NET 1.1. Damn, that's the oldest possible version indeed. No LINQ, no generics. Only the "good", old, rusty Micorosft Java C# 1.0. Another pain point is the MS's managed extensions to C++ which is C++/CLI. It was ported to .NET Core, but it's still Windows- …

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Can you share this tool ? Is it open-source ? .NET core runs under Linux and the 90% of the Framework API was ported to it, so ditching the Windows dependency is a real possibility.

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
You could see the IL with ILspy (some even seem to translate it back into C#, like dotPeek), and then rewrite it / port it to .NET Core or try to compile it to native code with CoreRT , or maybe even IL2CPP. There are a lot of options to get rid of the .NET Framework dependency nowadays. Edit : All …

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Thanks for the good laugh. Why even use MFC in 2020... Unless you want to torture yourself. Edit : although Rust seems to finally give us the benefits of managed memory with the benefits of native compilation. Very interesting language.

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Don't touch MFC or DirectShow, unless you want to go mad. If you want to make a GUI or a console app, why not use .NET instead and have a much, MUCH easier time doing it ? (Core or Framework, it doesn't matter). It's all available with VS Community. VS Community contains everything you need and more …

Re: DOSBox-X branch

Wow, PC-98 emulation, that's very interesting ! 😁 It seems that there were a lot of updates to the PC-98 line over the years, how is it managed inside DOSBox-X emulation-wise ?

Re: FastDoom 0.3. A new Doom port for DOS, optimized to be as fast as possible for 386/486 personal computers!

I set-up a minimalist DOSBox build environment with Borland C++ 3.1's TASM.EXE + OpenWatcom 1.9 for DOS. It also works under Windows 9X or NTVDM. Can it be integrated in the repo via a pull request (I have a GitHub account) ? Or is it against the license of either products / the policy of the repo ?

Re: What game are you playing now?

in Milliways
ME2 was their last good game indeed. But Baldur's Gate was BioWare's DNA back in the day. Obsidian's last games such as The Outer Worlds were not very impressive. Every since Chris Avellone's departure they seem to not have recovered.

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