Win3mu released

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  1. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    Meh...
    So much for a Linux port.
     
  3. ptitSeb

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    That's not the issue. Mono can handle that. The issue it that it's a wrapper, that use Win32 API, so you need Wine or something like that on Linux (I tried on my Pandora, and it cannot show the help MessageBox).
     
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    AFAIK, it is something like a "transformation" instead of an emulator. Still, very interesting and it goes opensource, so we can see improvements or another workarounds in time.
     
  5. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    A quick dig into the source code suggested it was running a CPU emulator, but yes, I expect its win32 calls when run under windows to mostly go directly to the real win32 lib.

    It seems to depend on the sharp86 project (although I don't understand VB's depedencies and how it pulls them in so that's a guess) which by it's own definition is an i8086 emulator.
     
  6. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Advanced Member

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    Windows 3.1 runs really well in DOSBox though, I think that's probably a better solution for Linux.
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Yes, but then to be legal about it you'd need a win3.x license. This avoids that.
     

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