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: