Downgrading vidio drivers in any case is a very bad idea. I try to stay
current with my HP driver updates to insure I have the most current and
stable drivers for my notebook and I don't relish the idea of
downgrading to an XP driver that wasn't designed for this notebook. So
that definitely isn't a chanse I am willing to take for Eamon.
As far as Vista's problem with 16 byt programs I'm not really that
suprised. Vista has several major changes inside the Windows core that
breaks compatibility with a lot of older technologies. Microsoft is
trying to clean house, dumping a lot of libraries and backward support
that is no longer needed, so that they can hopefully produce a more
stable and more up to date operating system. Problem is that means to
support Vista many software developers need to upgrade their stuff, and
home users need to upgrade most of their stuff to get on the Windows
Vista/Windows 7 platforms.
Shadow Dragon wrote:
Dosbox or some other dos emulator is the only way I know of that you can
do this. You can't run eamon in a regular window, its full screen by
default, and vista can't run 16 bit full screen programs, for some
unfathomable reason. There's another way, you can downgrade your video
card drivers to use xp drivers instead, that actually allows the program
to run, but the xp drivers are very unstable on vista, and I still
couldn't get the program to display text, but maybe someone with more
knowledge of such things could play around with it more.
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