If your system supports virtualization, you're a step ahead. You can
virtualize x64 based systems. Not that you really need to on a pc, but
at least you'll have a native virtualization engine out of the box.

On 8/6/17, Shaun Everiss <sm.ever...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> 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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