VB 6 is not officially supported on Windows Vista and Windows 7, but
you can still run VB 6 apps on newer Windows operating systems if you
install the old VB 6 runtime files. Its just a matter of installing
the proper dependencies rather than have them ship with the operating
system out of the box.
I have a number of accessible games that were all written in VB 6 that
run more or less ok on Windows 7. There are some notable exceptions
like with Shades of Doom the 3d audio fails to work correctly on
Windows 7, and I beleive that has to do with the age of DirectSound 8.
Windows 7 uses a different audio mixer that isn't quite fully
backwards compatible with XP and earlier. The only way to fully
correct that problem is to switch to XAudio2 so I have been told.
There are other issues, but there are usually work arounds for them.
Such as if a game wasn't written to be user acount control compatible
you can just turn UAC off. Not the best solution, but can be done if
On 4/8/10, Kevin Weispfennig <kevin.weispfen...@gmx.net> wrote:
> HI jim,
> I looked at that file, and I wanted to go to VB, but it seems like it isn#t
> supported after win 7 anymore, or that is what I've read, if someone can
> correct me on that I would switch.
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