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VB6 game on Vista

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:43 pm
by MaryBeth
If my game runs ok on Win98 and XP. do you know why
it wouldn't run on a Vista computer?

It does use one activeX control that I included. Do they
now go in a special place or something?

Any info appreciated.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:58 pm
by Larry Laffer
To be honest, I have no idea, but I'd just like to mention that Vista has many new things, like new bugs, new exploit-holes, a new kernel and so on...

So, if the game's DOS, use DOSBox, if it's win, use Virtual PC(2007 - the latest version works on Vista)with a Win 98 machine!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:03 am
by MaryBeth
Yeah, I have no idea either.
Its aggravating! LOL

I had never heard of that
Virtual PC, I'll have her
try game on that. DOS
was fun, I like 98, but
nothing since.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:15 am
by DaDosDude
Vista is practically not backwards compatible.

Any software developer makes its software backwards compatible (think gameboy, GBC, GBA and even DS, or PSX, PS2, PS3(not in europe) Or think linux ect.) but not microsoft vista. almost All programs need to be recompiled or even re-edited to work in vista. They "forgot" to make it backwards compatible.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:49 pm
by dosraider
DaDosDude wrote: They "forgot" to make it backwards compatible.
Nope, it is made so on purpose , to stop all those whiners that only can cry about the flaws in a OS. So that all those programs that screws up those whiners systems can't screw up the system anymore.

And as there were some 2354214574845125478745412545 different versions out of VB libraries , only the new ones (official ones) are supported and can work in Vista , not the 2354214574845125478745412545 that every nitwit compiled over all those years and screwed up over and over all those other versions. And while screwing up the other versions screwed up the sysfiles also.

So, let's see, first it was W95 that was bad, then it was W98 , then WNT, then W2K, then XP, and now Vista seems to be bad in your books.

You know what, simply don't use Windows, go UNIX and stop whining.
If you don't like it , don't use it.

Almost forgot poor MaryBeth here , lol .
Best follow Larry's advise, get yourself VPC2007 @ MS home site, install it, install W98 in it. After installing W98 or even better W98SE in it don't forget to install the additional files in W98(SE), it gives a real boost in graphics / sound. And as you are running Vista your compy should be powerfull enough to run W98 in VPC without any probs. Allocate some 128Mb to W98 in VPC.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:34 pm
by DaDosDude
I am quite satisfied with XP, Dont like vista. One of the reasons is on the back of my C&C3 game, You need a better computer tor run that game if on vista.

Considering XP will be supported for the upcoming few years for almost any program, and my pc is not too shabby compared to these day's systems, i'll stick to that.

EDIT: i never disliked win95 or win98 anyhow. Always worked fine for me.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:17 pm
by Pancake
Windows Vista just doesn't appeal to me. I'm currently using Windows XP and play games through emulators; it works fine. However, I've been thinking of using Windows 98 SE. I really don't think that my next computer will be this high-end 5 GHz supercomputer that'll supposedly last a while. Older computers can do everything and anything I'd want a computer to do, and in some cases (older apps), better. I'm gonna stick with a 900 MHz or so machine with 512 MBs of RAM. I'll keep the some-hundred GB HDD and 19" 1280x1024x32 LCD monitor, though. :)
That's the plan, anyway...

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:21 pm
by MaryBeth
That's the way to go, build it yourself
and put whatever OS you like on it. :thumbsup:

According to this article VB6 games should still
work on Vista and I wish I knew why mine doesn't, tho.

Oh, well, its only a game

Thanx for the help peeps

Re: VB6 game on Vista

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:22 am
by MiniMax
MaryBeth wrote:It does use one activeX control that I included. Do they
now go in a special place or something?
Maybe Vista requires that the control is signed or something?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:42 am
by MaryBeth
Could very well be something like that. Thanx.

Guess I won't waste anymore time on it.

It's just so frustrating, I've been working on it over 2 years,
and its almost finished, now this. :cry:

I need a new hobby!!


Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:05 am
by Larry Laffer
Just switch back to XP if there's no other option...

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:53 pm
by MaryBeth
I don't think she'd do that for me, it would void the warranty.
But, I found out something; these manifest files are some-
thing I've never heard of and that might be the problem. Am
looking into it. ... Corio.aspx

Thanks everyone! :love:

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:10 am
by Larry Laffer
Whoa, wait, uninstalling your OS voids the computers warranty?

That's utterly messed up! :suspicious:

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:51 pm
by tinman47
Dude,Vista still has hundreds of bugs on it,so wait for another few months before getting Vista.I hate Vista,Vista isn't meant for development,it is meant for an easier GUI and sounds and games.(Keep In Mind,the games I'm talking about for Win Vista is made on other types of Win versions,but not Vista).