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ReactOS 0.3.17 alpha (Emulation)

posted by Wengier(R) E-mail, 07.11.2014, 05:36

> > > Changes: "A major new feature for this release is the inclusion of
> > > NTVDM,
>
> Not yet much usable. No DPMI or VGA/VESA emulation. Has problems with full
> screen apps. I tested a 16 bit version of vim, Robert's patched fed and MS
> Word 5.5 installer. Haven't had luck with either. First had problem with
> starting full screen, second required a dpmi host and the third crashed
> before even starting the install. Also, there is no way to change ntvdm
> settings, no pif files or right click ntvdm properties.
>
> But I guess this would work with simple command line apps (although it's
> much better to use win32 versions if they exist).
>
> Well, it's a start. :-)

That is quite true. The primary reason I am interested in ReactOS's NTVDM is that there is no NTVDM in 64-bit versions of Windows any more so that I need a replacement to run under Windows x64 (which is the main system I am using). But as RayeR said we may have to wait until Year 2100 that it finally includes a fully working NTVDM. DOSBox is probably still the best solution so far on such systems.

 

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