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[Beta] Win86emu: Running x86 apps on WinRT devices

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18th February 2013, 06:32 AM |#111  
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We've got SkiFree! What more could you possibly want? :P
 
 
18th February 2013, 11:03 AM |#112  
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Win86emu supports 16-bit software? Or was there a 32-bit SkiFree version somewhere? You can be sure as hell the original 1991 version wasn't 32-bit, and I remember playing it on DOS-based Windows without Win32s.

EDIT: Never mind, I didn't know about the 32-bit version. I don't expect mamaich has re-implemented the whole NTVDM.
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18th February 2013, 11:50 AM |#113  
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Win86emu supports 16-bit software? Or was there a 32-bit SkiFree version somewhere? You can be sure as hell the original 1991 version wasn't 32-bit, and I remember playing it on DOS-based Windows without Win32s.

Sure there is 32-bit version. Guy who coded Ski Free in 1991 found source code in 2005 and recompiled it for 32-bit systems.
19th February 2013, 01:08 PM |#114  
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Question Support for Sonos Desktop Controller and Spotify
Hi there, fantastic work! Would it be possible to Support Sonos Desktop Controller and/or Spotify Windows Client in the future?

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19th February 2013, 03:22 PM |#115  
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really a cool project, a minor suggestion, would you please consider to add a command line parameter support, so we can add a shortcut in start menu, say 'Launcher.exe abc_x86.exe'?
19th February 2013, 05:19 PM |#116  
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I tried running Microsoft Math and I get the error that mcoree.dll was not found. Anyway I can fix this? Thanks.
19th February 2013, 08:42 PM |#117  
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Running BlueStacks
Would this allow us to run bluestacks on our rt devices? So bummed that they only released it for Windows 8 and not RT.
19th February 2013, 10:05 PM |#118  
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I would love bluestacks, but it's so buggy on it's own at this point. I have been playing with ps1, N64, and GBA emulators but I am not as good at this as I thought. I did install Win2000 in VirtualBox to pull out the DLLs and even with all of them most things error out,
19th February 2013, 10:49 PM |#119  
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Would this allow us to run bluestacks on our rt devices? So bummed that they only released it for Windows 8 and not RT.

Too slow for that right now. Better off creating a bluestacks type system running on windows RT natively.
19th February 2013, 11:21 PM |#120  
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Just for the hell of it, I tried installing Firefox 1.08. I wouldn't bother reporting except some weird stuff happened:
1. Running the installing through win86emu started a self-extractor program that ran extremely slowly and at max CPU usage, after around a minute it had yet to show a single bar of progress. Extracting using 7z took only a few seconds for the whole thing.
2. Running the extracted installer "worked" except that the installer program tossed up an error MessageBox: "File not found: install.ini". After that it exited (errorcode 0). This is weird because install.ini is definitely present in the extraction folder, and can be opened successfully. I tried copying it to the win86emu folder or even the system32 folder, just in case; no dice. Whatever the reason might be, the installer apparently can't open that file.
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