I don't have doubts about it. When they drop the runtimes for it in a op. Means that it may run if you put them in, but leaving them out only means the next version won't run them at all. Then you are locked out. Its just like tellidisk. That program will only run on pre xp. So don't say things to keep on or someone makes them. Software does get left behind.

At 05:24 PM 6/9/2011, you wrote:
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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