the problem with a lot of emulation, is there's an ease of use factor.

Dosbox is neither easy to use nor accessible, though many of the people who use it are extremely tech orientated and for instance would reguard setting cpu cycles and knowing which amoutn of virtual memory to alocate as a simple thing, where as average jo who back in doss days could've just shoved in a disk or typed run program name is a bit stuck.

Some easy to use console emulators do exist, but I've certainly found this is not the case with a lot of things.

Of course, if a dev or similar is a reasonable person, they might create something which is easier to use, for instance all the old dos graphical games I have such as the prince of persia totalpack are run with preconfigured versions of dosbox, which pretty much turns them into windows applications that you just run as a standard program.

This is i think why games like eamon are not played anymore, sinse aple amulation is a pain in the neck, while the infocom games can be run with litle trouble.

The problem is, if someone were to be nostalgic enough to create a vb6 emulator, odds are they wouldn't themselves be as open to the possibility of it being used by people who might never have played the old games but just want to try them out on a modern machine, which is afterall what most people want.

Btw, I stil say the best way to play old console games is simply to own the console, but then again I'm very fond of my snes, indeed I even have a copy of kirby's dreamland, produced for original gameboy in 1986, and stil! playable on the gameboy player for the gamecube.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
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If a future version of windows ends up being completely incompatible with VB6 applications, that's fine with me. If people really do get cut off from their favorite VB6 games, someone will just produce the windows X VB6 software emulator, or something along those lines. If there is a demand to play the old, unsupported games, someone will always be there to make it work. Sitting here with my modern PC, I can play everything from old DOS games to my favorite console games, all because people wanted to be able to play the classic games on the new hardware. I see no reason some future windows X would break this tradition.

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