windows 8 and nglide

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ehab
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windows 8 and nglide

Postby ehab » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:04 pm

hi zeus :D i was reading abuot windows 8 and i found that it will run 16 bit dos games withe no help from dosbox my quz is will nglide work for tombraider 1 on windows 8? :shock: without the help of dosbox?!!!!!! plz advais and thanks in advance

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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby gulikoza » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:06 am

Perhaps it will be clear when Windows 8 is released?
But if you're talking about this: http://www.askvg.com/windows-8-comes-wi ... on-support it seems more like the other way around. It says "This feature is only present in 32-bit edition of Windows 8 Developer Preview." 32-bit Windows versions have always had support for 16-bit applications, but it seems with this dialog it will be possible to turn it off.

ehab
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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby ehab » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:15 pm

hi gulikoza ...i mean in win xp i can play tombraider 1 in dos box and nglide but in win 8 32bit do we still need dos box to play tombraider? i cant play tombraider 1 without nglide..... nglide is a must for all dos games(thanks a milion time for it zeus!!!) and you gulikoza for that wonderfull patch for the 3dfx..truly you pepol are the lords of 3dfx!!!!!

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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby WhiteMagicRaven » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:12 pm

i think it not possible until nGlide will be developed as 3dfx wrapper for pure dos. Wrapping from dos 3dfx to windows d3d :shock: Causes more work? Stupid waste of time, its global problem to develop dos program that will use windows library .dll file, i even cant imagine possible this or no.

Anyway currently dosbox is best way.

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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby Zeus » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:11 pm

Hmm... interesting news. But since we have DOSBox the more important question is how many 'windows glide games' will work in Windows 8? Let's hope this will be at least the same number as in Windows 7.

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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby ehab » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:02 pm

fainly i did it i playd tombraider 1 in windows 8 at my frinds pc he was testing win 8 devolobing vergen we installd nglide 098 then tombraider1 without dosbox .win 8 detected it and ran it in compatepeity mode for 16 bit and worked!!!!! :D :D :D :D holy cow it was a wonder .i tested halflife too withe nglide same good thing what do you think zeus? 8-)

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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby robertmo » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:08 am

As gulikoza already said 32-bit Windows versions have always had support for 16-bit applications.
The only difference is that right now it is turned off as default.
You may be sure nobody will install 32-bit windows as it is limited to using max 2 GB RAM, no 64-bit applications support, etc.
The only usage for that is if you make a dual boot (both 32-bit and 64-bit windows installed) and your new hardware doesn't have drivers for older 32-bit windows versions. But if it doesn't have 32-bit windows drivers at all you won't be able to use it.

ehab
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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby ehab » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:52 pm

oh come on man :shock: !!!windows xp 32 bit dosent relly support 16 bit.if that was tru way i cant play tombraider 1 on it ?of curse we need dosbox and zeus wonder of wonders nglide to play the game but as i saad befor i played the game on win 8 without dos box and only nglide was installed it was great ;) . the quz was will we be able to play dos games on windows 8 without the help of dos box?yas and no i had the chance to play a lot of games on it and here what i played:
-turok 1+2:ok
-tombraider 1 :ok :D
-half life 1 :ok
-deth trap dungen:ok
-croc:ok
-fifa 98:ok
-blood: :oops: will it crashed dont no way
-gta:the same thing
-hexen :ok
-carmagedon :no way!!
-doom 95:ok
-and the rest is on the way. my pc is at the forum command to test any thing you need.just tell me :)
long live zeus the gardian of nglide!!!!! :D :D :D :D

robertmo
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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby robertmo » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:29 am

cause your windows is broken

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Re: windows 8 and nglide

Postby Gamecollector » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:00 pm

Are you seriously discussing something like "the new Windows will be more compatible with the old games"? Go to hospital, guys... :)
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