Author Topic: Windows 8.1 compatibility  (Read 3997 times)

Offline ProphetSword

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Re: Windows 8.1 compatibility
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2015, 02:07:18 PM »
The hackckit program that Donnie linked above is a Windows program.  When you attempt to run it in DOSBox, it says that the program will not run in MS-DOS.  So, unless I'm missing something, you should be running it in Windows.

I didn't have any trouble getting it running in Windows 8.1 (as per my screenshot above).  I reinstalled my operating system last week, and now it does tell me that the MSVBVM50.DLL is missing, but those are just part of the Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 run-time files, and you can find those here:

I'm trying to understand what your issue is, but so far all I know is that it doesn't work for you in DOS.  And from what I've seen, I don't get any indication that it should work in DOS.  So feel free to explain to me where I'm going wrong.

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Re: Windows 8.1 compatibility
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2015, 01:16:39 PM »
One emulator solution possibly worth mentioning is VMWare Player

I tried their V6 of the FREE player a few years back, and it worked PERFECTLY. As long as you have the discs, you can have a complete virtual Windows 95 or 98 on your computer, and everything ran just fine. I tried FRUA and even my old Duels of the Plainswalker CD's (Man I miss that game!) You should be able to also run all of those old windows utilities for FRUA just fine as well. Unfortunately, they no longer offer a FREE version (they do however have a trial period for the latest version). And also sadly, it is a tad expensive.

Just throwing that out there, as an alternative to DOSBox.
For the time being I got my Ethernet cable to connect my two computers. I load art from the new computer directly into art programs in the old computer and save it back on the new one. There's lag once in awhile. The only problem is the other computer is 7 years old or more and might break down someday. Until then I will likely use it to hack and do complicated artwork.