Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, on Windows Virtual PC

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/08/26/where-in-the-world-is-carmen-sandiego-on-windows-virtual-pc.aspx’; “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” is one of the great classic educational games.  It has been re-released and re-mastered many times – but it was originally released in 1985. In this game – you take on the role of a detective who is hunting down the notorious thief “Carmen Sandiego”… Read more

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe under Windows Virtual PC

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/06/24/secret-weapons-of-the-luftwaffe-under-windows-virtual-pc.aspx’; Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (SWOTL) is a DOS game released by LucasFilm Games.  It was released in 1991 and allows you to take the role of a pilot in World War II. Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe lets you play for either the United States Air Force or for the German… Read more

Master of Orion II under Windows Virtual PC–part 2

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/02/25/master-of-orion-ii-under-windows-virtual-pc-part-2.aspx’; A long time ago I blogged about playing Master of Orion II under Virtual PC.  In this post I talked about using the DOS version of Master of Orion II. Recently I was asked if it was possible to run the Windows version of Master of Orion II under Windows Virtual PC. … Read more

Gaming on Windows Virtual PC

Long time readers have – rightly – complained that I have not been talking about gaming in virtual machines very much recently.  The main reason for this is that I have been wanting to write this post before starting to post about gaming generally on Windows Virtual PC, and frankly I have been procrastinating. With… Read more

Plants vs. Zombies vs. Hyper-V

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/10/06/plants-vs-zombies-vs-hyper-v.aspx’; A number of readers have (rightly) complained that I have not been talking about gaming inside virtual machines lately.  So with that in mind – here is Plants vs. Zombies running on Windows XP on Hyper-V: The game is completely playable – though there is no sound, and it does get a… Read more

Quake II under Windows Virtual PC

It has been too long since I posted about gaming on Virtual PC.  And there is a lot to talk about!  Windows Virtual PC makes some things better for gaming, some things worse, and opens up new possibilities.  But for now, I want to start with something light and fun. Four years (and 23 days)… Read more

The Secret of Monkey Island under Virtual PC

Getting back to playing all of my LucasArts games under Virtual PC, the next stop is The Secret of Monkey Island.  In many ways this was a land mark game for the adventure game format, and many people have fond memories of it. You play “Guybrush Threepwood” who is a young man who is aspiring… Read more

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders under Virtual PC

Continuing on through the LucasArts adventure game history (last week I was playing Maniac Mansion) I arrive at Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.  This is third LucasArts adventure game chronologically – but it was the first one I ever played.  Though, to be honest, I played it on a friends computer and did not… Read more

Maniac Mansion under Virtual PC

After posting about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I thought I would take a walk down the list of LucasArts adventure games that I have played.  Maniac Mansion is the first game that comes to mind for many people when they think of LucasArts adventure games – though it was actually the second adventure… Read more

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure under Virtual PC

I am a long time "LucasArts Adventure Game" junky – and own *almost* all of their adventure games.  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (hereafter referred to as "the Last Crusade") is one of the earlier games in this category (I believe it was the 4th adventure game released by LucasArts).  The… Read more