Yes, I have. I did manage to get ahold of the Windows 7 early beta and
things are not looking too good for the majority of accessible games.
The Windows 7 beta release I tested did not ship with any VB 6 support
at all natively. That means the majority of the accessible games out
there from GMA, Jim Kitchen, BSC, L-Works, DanZ Games, and so on are not
going to work out of the box with Windows 7. I'm sorry to say unless
those developers are willing to put the time and money into going to
something like VB .NET. Those games are going to be difficult to get
running on Windows 7, and you basically have to force a full VB 6
runtime install on there and hope it all works when Win 7 is finally
On the bright side those developers who have walked away from VB and are
using .NET technologies should be good to go. Rail Racer current demo
worked fine on Windows 7 once you installed a copy of the managed
DirectX libraries and .NET Framework 1.1. The 3D Volocity game by BPC
Programs also worked ok. All of the USA Games products are being made
Windows 7 ready. Beyond that have fun installing and fiddling with VB 6
libraries trying to get them to run properly.
Trenton Matthews wrote:
Just wait til Windows Seven comes out.
Not liking the results for it. By the way, I hear the Windows Seven
start up sound is quite strange.
From a gaming perspective, has anyone tried Windows Seven beta with
the blind friendly games out there yet?
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