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windows 2k 16bit subsystem?

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:02 pm
by N0t_mINe
Hello.

As many of you have doubtlessly already heard, the source code for windows 2k has been leaked. Assuming (a huge assumption) that ms were to give the leaked source the same open license that they recently gave some of their net.framework APIs, what would the chances be of some powerful coder building a decent host for build and other 16bit games? As you may recall, 2k had a very robust 16 bit subsystem.

Or Would making such a host work with modern hardware be too much of a nightmare?

Re: windows 2k 16bit subsystem?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 06:41 am
by The Nameless Player
Build is 32bit; it uses the DOS/4GW extender. Anyway, DOSBox and FreeDOS and ReactOS and Wine already play 16bit games.

Re: windows 2k 16bit subsystem?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 03:12 pm
by N0t_mINe
I should have been more specific to Blood, although I tend to forget that I'm the last of the great dosbox haters. Swallowing my pride and trying to set up one of the DB distros setup for Blood specifically is something I should have tried by now, I know.

Loss of frame rate/ water sector bug ruin blood for me.
Ros can only run com games.
I am not familiar with wine for windows.

Re: windows 2k 16bit subsystem?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 04:09 pm
by Tchernobog
What is the water sector bug?

Re: windows 2k 16bit subsystem?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 05:41 pm
by N0t_mINe
@Tcherno: Admittedly rare, I've seen it multiple times. If you find yourself outside swimming through the air or have an enemy swimming through the sky, that's it.
Usually happens near water.

Its been a over year since my last angry shutdown of blood on db. I may be extremely close to giving it another go.

Re: windows 2k 16bit subsystem?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 08:56 pm
by VGames
Yeah I don't even play Blood anymore due to frame rate issues. Probably why I prefer Blood 2 more.

Re: windows 2k 16bit subsystem?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 03:56 am
by Tchernobog
I must admit to most of my Blood experience having been though Dosbox, so I may not even know what I am missing.

Spoken truthfully though, I have not noticed any real frame rate problems myself since 2009.