Nice, some understanding in what's to come.

At 12:26 AM 6/10/2011, you wrote:
Hi Charles and Jeremy.

Charles, on the new windows 7 machines, some dos programs stop working
or have  random errors. This is because the machine's architecture
have changed too much to run them like a normal program. A dos mode is
emulated by the machine, which doesn't always give the expected
results, as there as so many things that could go wrong  with an
emulation.

Jeremy, it's not a question if it won't work, I'm telling you visual
basic applications won't work on any arm-based machine as things
stand. This is because arm processors use a different instruction set
that is not compattible with intel's  x86 or x64 instruction set. I'm
pretty sure microsoft won't recompile the visual basic libraries. They
already refused to include the vb libraries in windows 7 even though
they were compatible.

On 6/9/11, Charles Rivard <woofer...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Are there games that are designed to be played using DOS that absolutely
> cannot be played on most systems?  How long ago was it said that DOS would
> be no more?  How about a paperless society with the advent of being able to
> send files to one another?  We now use more paper than ever before.
>
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>>I understand that the issue is about users being able to play the game.
>>For many years, since Microsoft first stopped supporting VB6, people have
>>been saying that "any day" no one will be able to use software written with
>>
>>it.  Obviously with each passing year this gets closer to the truth, but we
>>
>>have different opinions on the seriousness of this problem right now.  As
>>I've said, when things change, I'll re-evaluate my position on the
>>languages I use.
>>
>> You're probably right that the next generation of windows won't support
>> VB6 at all, but then again, you might be wrong.  Before Vista released,
>> many people told me that it would be impossible to run VB6 applications on
>>
>> it, and it didn't turn out that way.  It's entirely possible that some
>> small change will allow VB6 apps to run on Windows X, just as it has
>> allowed Windows Vista and Windows 7 users to run them.  If not, then
>> that's life and we will deal with the new situation.  We are both playing
>> a guessing game, clearly some of you guess that all VB6 titles will be
>> lost forever, and I am guessing that probably won't be the case, or at
>> least I'm not so convinced that I'm willing to change how I'm currently
>> doing things.
>>
>> Dennis, when you say people can't play the games, I assume you mean the
>> theoretical date when some new windows absolutely can't run VB6 games.  As
>>
>> things stand at the moment, I'm unaware of any version of windows (2000
>> and later) that can't run VB6 games.
>>
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