From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org
] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: 01 May 2016 20:09
To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Re: Ideas for running a VB4 application on modern hardware?
Hmmm? Perhaps so? Thanks, Josh!
This is a common problem. I think Win9X would be fine if you don't need network
You could also use one of the OS/2 releases with Windows support, or Linux with Wine but
I tried these for some Access 2.1 code they didn't work well...
On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Josh Dersch <derschjo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/1/16 10:28 AM, Mike Whalen wrote:
>> I can?t really tell if this is on-topic, but there?s [no|some|much]
>> shame in trying?
>> I have a Visual Basic 4 application that I need to run on modern
>> 64-bit hardware I can do this in a VM, but I really need this VM to
>> be wicked small, like under a gig. The smallest XP VM I?ve seen is
>> 600MB (which might be good) but XP is becoming very hard to source
>> these days.
>> I am bummed that there doesn?t seem to be something like vDOS or
>> DOSBOX for VB applications. Or? maybe there is?
>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might go about doing this?
> DOSBOX can run older Windows versions; if this is VB4 I imagine it
> will run on Win 3.1, if not that try Windows 95. You should be able
> to build a VM running either of those in well under 100mb.
> - Josh