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… 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

The other reason why I love Virtual PC

Would have to be because I love nothing more than to just tinker with old and esoteric operating systems – and find out what makes them tick.  On the virtual machine team I am known as the person who is most likely to know why obscure operating system XYZ has some oddity in it. Needless… Read more

Time to begin the C&C saga – on Virtual PC

Okay, Recently a couple of people have asked me how to get various members of the Command and Conquer (C&C) series running under Virtual PC.  As a long time C&C fanatic – I happen to own all of the versions – and have figured out how to get them working under Virtual PC.  So I… Read more

Virtual PC 2004 SP1 is now available…

You can grab it from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b07c9ef0-265a-4237-ae3b-25bc8937d40f&displaylang=en It has a bunch of bug fixes – most notable mentions include: Improved performance for XP SP2 as a guest Bug fixes for running on Athlon and Prescott processors You can now use DOS Folder Sharing and EMM386 at the same time (yay!) Plus a whole bunch of other… Read more