well thats good news.
I think hardware wise I should be set then.
At 04:50 p.m. 30/12/2008, you wrote:
>Hi Shaun,
>I know. I use Winkit all of the time for fixing the broken VB 6 installs on my 
>Vista system. The point I was trying to make is by and large Microsoft has 
>cleaned out most of the libraries that most audio games need by default. I 
>think it is possible to get them running by tracking down the missing 
>dependancies and installing them on Windows 7.
>On the other hand the pre-beta copy I have installed on my test box looks 
>promising in other areas. Some say it runs faster than Vista, but I put the 
>system requirements generally about the same. If you have an up to date 3 GHZ 
>system and 1 GB of Ram running Vista Windows 7 will run great on that box. 
>Install it on a 1 GHZ system with 512 MB of RAM and it runs, but not as well 
>as XP under the same conditions. Though it is a slight improvement over Vista.
>The big change my wife tells me is the graphics technology looks a lot 
>smoother and natural. It also does cool things like making other windows 
>invisible when you open a new window. Instead of that stupid sidebar seen in 
>Vista the gadgets are now on the desktop and are actually easier to get to 
>with Window Eyes 7.01.
>The thing I really like about the Windows 7 pre-beta is I can fully customize 
>the heck out of user account control. Under Vista whatever settings MS gave 
>you were pretty much stuck with. They finally listened to somebody and now you 
>can configure your security level for user account control  to let 
>applications and other things through that Vista won't let you do. One of them 
>is allowing games to save to their install directories instead of locally to 
>your user account. Amen!
>
>
>
>
>
>shaun everiss wrote:
>>well the winkit zipfile jim kitchen has has most of what you need.
>>I have the complete vb6sp6 runtimes on me to.
>>I also have the complete sapi 5.1 systems to, though realspeak has everything 
>>to.
>>At 08:52 a.m. 30/12/2008, you wrote:
>>>Hi Trenton,
>>>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 released.
>>>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 any of 
>>>>>the blind friendly games out there yet?
>>>
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