Trilby: The Art of Theft under Virtual PC

A little while ago I stumbled upon the game Trilby: The Art of Theft.  This is a fun little game that I have enjoyed spending a couple of days playing (I have now completed it).  The basic concept of the game is to guide Trilby through a series of heists where you have to stealthily avoid guards, cameras and lasers as you attempt to steal the treasures as quickly as possible.  This game does run under Vista – but there are a couple of problems:

  • When running in full screen mode it is effectively running at 320 x 240, and this looks pretty silly on my 24" LCD screen (you can select 640 x 480 – but it just doubles the pixels so it looks just as blocky).
  • When running in windowed mode glass gets disabled.
  • The application has a wacky problem where if you create a saved game on a system running at one resolution you cannot load it on another type of resolution.

So how to solve these problems?  Simple – run the game under Virtual PC:

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Cheers,
Ben