Hmmm any way to get round this lag, and why does it do that, what happens if the hardware supports virtualisation.




On 7/08/2017 12:30 p.m., john wrote:
Virtualization on windows introduces audio subsystem lag.
Gaming would be pretty much impossible.

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From: "Jack Falejjczyk" <jackf...@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2017 19:47
To: <blind-gamers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [blind-gamers] Pipe2 blast chamber/BSC registration

Just remember that there are always virtual machines available. Vmware
fusion for the mac may be an annoying expense especially when taking
into account vmware player has a noncommercial, completely free
version for windows, but it's worth it if you are dedicated to running
these old games. And you never know, you just might catch it while
it's on a discount. If you're looking for a virtualization engine that
is extremely bare bones but is free and does the absolute minimum,
veertu may be what you're after. Don't even try Virtual Box, it's
accessibility is borderline nonexistent.

On 8/6/17, john <jpcarnemo...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,
As promised, here are my results from installing and registering blast
chamber on windows 10.
TLDR: it worked. Pretty much perfectly. Its going to be supremely annoying
if all of these cases are because people aren't extracting both files from
the registration generator.
There were some problems running the game, which I will detail along with
the solution.

The details:
I used NVDA during this test. Its unlikely screen reader choice will have an
impact, but its worth mentioning just in case.
The windows 10 machine is fully updated and running the latest version.
I downloaded both the setup for Blast Chamber and the registration program
from agarchive.net, to ensure that we're all dealing with exactly the same
files.
There were no issues raised by windows defender/microsoft security
essentials, which was active during the test. This doesn't mean your
software won't flag them, just that mine didn't. I did also install clasic
pipe, which was flagged and couldn't install. There's not much that can be
done about these issues. Disable realtime  protection and any network
connection while running/installing,.
I ran no programs explicitly as administrator. All applications (installer,
keygen, registration, configuration and the game itself) require elevation,
which UAC prompts for.
The default installation choices made by setup were accepted entirely.
Once the game finished installing, I used the desktop shortcut to run Blast
Chamber registration, and copied he registration code.
I then ran the keygen, pasted it in, and got the product ID.
I returned to blast chamber registration, pressed the register button, and
was told the game had been registered successfully.

The only problem that came up was when running the game itself from the
shortcuts placed on the desktop. It errored out with a file not found. This
occurs regardless of where the game's installed, or if you make the
shortcuts yourself. To get around it, navigate to and run the executable
directly. If you're not sure where its been put, reinstall the games, and
when asked for an installation directory, supply:
c:\users\[yourUserName]\desktop\[gameName]
This will install to your desktop, and you should be able to find the
executable from there.
After that extra step, a practice round played through just fine.

I hope this can finally put the nail in this particular coffin. BSC games
are old. You should not be running them on new computers. There's a reason
older video games require emulators. Systems change, and the old programs
don't know how to handle them.

In closing, I give you some Amazon links to resolve your problems. Utilize
one, keep the machine off the internet, and please always fully extract
archive files before running the programs they contain.

$90, windows xp (could run 7):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004XM8BMK/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1502057783&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=windows+xp+computer&dpPl=1&dpID=414R-lwHnnL&ref=plSrch



$100 (includes monitor):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0050D2YU6/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1502057783&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=windows+xp+computer&dpPl=1&dpID=51KxWGQAMaL&ref=plSrch



There are a lot more of these (I've seen a solid xp machine for $40). If
you're going to play old games and want them to work without problems, get
old machines to do it on.







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