We have a bug with Windows 98 Video

Well – it appears that there is a bug in the Virtual Machine Additions video driver for Windows 98 that was included with Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1.  The bug manifests itself in the following ways: 1) GDI+ applications crash if they try to draw a groupbox2) Windows 98 Hebrew has font corruption problems3)… Read more

Networking Windows 3.11 under Virtual PC

Well – now that we have Windows 3.11 up and running under Virtual PC with sound and SVGA video support – the next challenge is to get this sucker on to the Internet. First there are a bunch of updates you will need to download (many thanks to x-com who posted these links – saving… Read more

Red Alert on Virtual PC

Well – moving on in the Command and Conquer series – the next game is Red Alert.  Unfortunately – Red Alert uses exactly the same game engine as the original Command and Conquer.  This means that it suffers from exactly the same type of problems – with the same work arounds. (Command and Conquer posts… Read more

Windows 3.11 on Virtual PC

The next operating system to look at under Virtual PC is the pinnacle of 16bit Windows – Windows 3.11.  Windows 3.11 installs with no problems under Virtual PC – however to get the best experience under Windows 3.11 you should configure the following settings: 1) Install the Creative Labs Sound Blaster 1.0 driver 2) Install… Read more

When is a bug not a bug?

The answer is – when it is not our bug So continuing with the series on Command and Conquer – the next game to look at is the Windows 95 version of Command and Conquer.  This is a *very* finicky game.  It won’t run under Windows XP – no matter how much you massage it… Read more

More Operating System Nostalgia

Moving forward with the screen shots I posted the other day of CPM and Windows 1.01 – here are a few more: Windows 2.03: This was the first version of Windows that actually displayed its UI in a ‘window’ (odd – isn’t it?).  Windows 2.03 runs just fine under Virtual PC 2004 – with no… Read more

Ben is on the road this week…

I am currently sitting in a hotel in Nashville making this post.  I will be in Minnieapolis and Cincinnati later this week – as I am presenting at three Virtual Server launch events.  So posting and responding to feedback is going to be hit and miss this week. Cheers, Ben… Read more

Virtualization versus Emulation…

There is a lot of confusion in this world about what the difference between a virtual machine and an emulated machine is.  I personally blame this on two factors:  Most people don’t really care ‘Virtual’ is an overloaded word in the English language To quickly talk about the second point – you see ‘virtual’ can… Read more