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By mamaich, Retired Recognized Developer on 1st May 2013, 03:04 PM
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This post would contain a list of applications that can be run under Win86emu with the instructions on getting them running.
As I can't test all of the applications in the world - feel free to post your findings here.

SilverHedgehog made a list of compatible programs in a form of a spreadsheet, that can be edited by anyone: https://docs.google.com/a/silverblog...qN2tQT1E#gid=0

Please do not post your problems here and do not ask questions. This thread should contain only the list of working apps and instructions on getting them running.
Ask questions and post your problems in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=36622756

When instructions tell to edit registry - use native (i.e. Windows RT) registry editor unless explicitly stated to use the x86 one.

Version 0.05:
Might and Magic VI. There is a fixed MM6.EXE file here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4#post40959944, use it to avoid crashes.
Fallout 2. Notes are here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post41292319

Version 0.04:
WinAmp 2.95. Installs fine, music is playing correctly. Bugs: winamp browser is not working, visualization plugins crash, "stop bugging me" is not saved.
WinRAR 4.20, 7Zip 9.22. Both install and work, but are too slow.
Pinball from Windows 95. Works fine, but the picture is small (you may lower the desktop resolution to make it look larger).
Heroes of Might and Magic III. Instructions are here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5#post40924235
Age of Empires 1. Instructions are here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6#post40924456
IrfanView. Checked by GoodDayToDie here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5#post40954195, some hints here
Might and Magic VI. Instructions are here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4#post40959944
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Heroes of Might and Magic III

Both the original and complete/gold editions are working.
You can install a game from the ISO image or copy the installed directory from a PC.

To play in a high resolution - use the heroes 3 hd mod: https://sites.google.com/site/heroes3hd/eng/download, it also contains a no-cd patch. I recommend to set "color mode"=standard, as this should provide the best speed.

If you prefer to play in the native 800x600 resolution and observe large black space on the right and bottom sides of the screen - this is due to a problem in recent Nvidia tegra3 video driver. It no longer provides the 800x600 mode, so the emulator sets the nearest available mode (probably 1024x768).
To enable the 800x600 mode you'll need to edit the registry. Warning: editing the registry incorrectly may make your device unbootable!
Run regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Video\{D7F0B22A-58DF-4A4D-AAA5-B7766CED7EFE}\0000 key. Edit the value "NV_Modes", it looks like: "{*}S 1024x768x32,64 1280x720x32,64 1280x768x32,64=1;". Add the 800x600 32 and 64 bit mode, so that the line would look like "{*}S 800x600x32,64 1024x768x32,64 1280x720x32,64 1280x768x32,64=1;". Then reboot the device.
This hack would work only on Tegra 3 devices! I don't know how to enable 800x600 mode on Qualcom-based tablets.

Known problems:
- network games are not working
- no MP3 music
- the game may hang. This is due to a bug in mss32.dll, the same bug is present on a desktop PC too. To increase the stability - disable the music and sound effects or add this compatibility setting to registry:
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\x86node\Compatibility\Heroes3.exe]
"SetProcessAffinityMask"=dword:00000001
This would force the EXE file to run on only one CPU core and mss32.dll would be happy. But this would decrease the overall game speed.
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Age of Empires 1
Tested on the AOE Gold with the expansion pack.
Installer is not working. You'll need to copy the game files from your PC.

Known problems:
Only the 1024x768 display mode is supported.
No network game.
Palette issues - you may get the unreadable text on buttons.
If the game don't find CD-ROM - edit the registry key:
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\x86node\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Games\Age of Empires\1.00]
"CDPath"="E:\\"
Here E: - the drive letter of the mounted ISO file.
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I'll try my version of AOE II when I get a chance and let you know how it goes... My patch could be different, but who knows.

EDIT: Doesn't really work. Still tries to launch a single-player game, then crashes. Campaign says there's no disc inserted... and of course multiplayer doesn't even show up. But the auto-run is AMAZING! Great work as always!
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The Powder Toy (legacy exe) runs, but even on an empty level you get ~2.50 fps.
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Originally Posted by C-Lang

I'll try my version of AOE II when I get a chance and let you know how it goes...
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Campaign says there's no disc inserted...

Regarding the AOE2 no-cd crack, there is a note in the comments on russian site: http://habrahabr.ru/post/168269/
There is a bug in the no-CD, it checks for the installation drive letter in registry and if it is not present - no-cd code returns error. I have not checked that myself yet, but you should try to edit the registry.
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The Powder Toy (legacy exe) runs, but even on an empty level you get ~2.50 fps.

empty level only gives 20fps on my 2ghz Intel Celeron laptop so that was hardly unexpected. Dunno if it would be a candidate for porting though.
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IrfanView (a popular image file viewer/resizer/basic editor) works for the most part. Install it (from http://irfanview.com) on a Windows PC, then copy the installed files over to the RT device. It actually may be possible to use the installer with the lasted emu version; the one I last tried with didn't work. It's definitely slower than on native x86, but for reasonably-sized images the difference isn't important (I've been using this app since 400MHz single-core Pentium 2 CPUs from circa 2000; it's not performance-intensive but manages to run very, very fast). I haven't tested all the features or plugins yet. Configuring it to automatically open the relevant file types doesn't currently work (probably due both to registry redirection and to the fact that the OS can't directly invoke the iview.exe program).
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