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by AlphaBeta
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: macOS 11
Topic: Will Big Sur be able to run iOS apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Will Big Sur be able to run iOS apps?

Meow wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Now, how about backwards? Could macOS apps run on iOS or iPadOS?
Unlikely, I can't see Apple willingly supporting all these multi-window AppKit apps running natively on an iPhone.
by AlphaBeta
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: DOS to Windows 3.xx
Topic: List of Windows Versions
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: List of Windows Versions

Ventline wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:08 am
I don't know how accurate this list is as the date on the file is August 2012.
It's not. Full of fake or straight out mythical builds, such as Windows 0.99, Windows 3.22 and Windows 3.30.

You might want to check BetaWiki or BA wiki for more accurate build lists.
by AlphaBeta
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Windows Chicago Display Driver
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Windows Chicago Display Driver

Indeed, VirtualBox and VMware are pretty much a dead end for early Chicago builds.
by AlphaBeta
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Windows 10 on VGA
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Windows 10 on VGA

Oh, I see. I guess the basic video renderer (the default software WDDM display adapter) wasn't designed for this kind of scenario, where only a VGA card is available... Which is to be expected. It was, therefore it falls back to 4bpp. Nothing technically prevents it from using 16 colors instead of ...
by AlphaBeta
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Windows 10 on VGA
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Windows 10 on VGA

razvangabriel82 wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:49 pm
While the boot animation has color, the rest of the OS is in 8-bit (or so I think) grayscale. Any idea why is that?
Because different Windows components are in charge of the video output. (bootvid.dll vs WDDM display driver)
by AlphaBeta
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Boot screen location in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Boot screen location in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

What do you think the winlogo* files are?

Image
by AlphaBeta
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Boot screen location in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Boot screen location in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

"C:\Windows\Boot\Resources\bootres.dll"
by AlphaBeta
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Backporting Windows 8 build 7850's Metro to Windows 7
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Backporting Windows 8 build 7850's Metro to Windows 7

I figured if we edit some files to point to 7600, which is RTM 7, it could theoretically work wat I'm asking if it is possible to port 7850 Metro to RTM Windows 7. What I mean by that statement is, if we use an editor, say Resource Hacker or something similar, and change the references from 6.1.785...
by AlphaBeta
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Minimal Windows Runtine
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Minimal Windows Runtine

TinyKRNL is a no-go, since it pretty much replaces the whole userland (including the entirety of Win32) with a Native API command prompt.

A "mini" Windows 95 should be doable, though.
by AlphaBeta
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: How does Windows XP upgrade phase 2 work?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: How does Windows XP upgrade phase 2 work?

It would have easily been possible to use the 256 color version for the upgrade scenario, since the boot screen that comes right before the upgrade process is 256 colors. It wouldn't, since bootvid didn't support anything other than VGA's 640x480/4bpp mode until many years later. The boot screen mi...
by AlphaBeta
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: I can't install Windows 8 Developer Preview 64 bits on VirtualBox
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: I can't install Windows 8 Developer Preview 64 bits on VirtualBox

Bugcheck 0x1E is KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, apparently caused by ring 0 code getting executed in ring 3 (STATUS_PRIVILEGED_INSTRUCTION as first parameter).

What is your host operating system? Do you by any chance have Hyper-V, Virtualization Platform or Windows Hypervisor Platform enabled?
by AlphaBeta
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Install Game Boy Operating System on a virtual machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1017

Re: Install Game Boy Operating System on a virtual machine

What is there to explain? QEMU does not emulate a Game Boy. Period.
by AlphaBeta
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Install Game Boy Operating System on a virtual machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1017

Re: Install Game Boy Operating System on a virtual machine

Perhaps because you asked a yes/no question.
by AlphaBeta
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Install Game Boy Operating System on a virtual machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1017

Re: Install Game Boy Operating System on a virtual machine

Guindows wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:20 pm
I found a interesting Virtual Machine program called QEMU, it have support for emulate a lot of architectures and hardware.
Is possible install the Game Boy Operating System on this emulator?
No.
by AlphaBeta
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Which build of Windows Longhorn is the best for my Pentium M laptop?
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Which build of Windows Longhorn is the best for my Pentium M laptop?

"without a text-mode setup" Well the only ones without text-mode setup would be those REALLY LATER on like Beta 1, 2, RC1 and etc. Geez, I wonder why we have so many wikis and websites about Windows builds if people don't even bother to quickly check their facts before posting... https://longhorn.m...
by AlphaBeta
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: I want an all-in-one Windows bootscreen editor.
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: I want an all-in-one Windows bootscreen editor.

Perhaps a similar reason why you can't really add new features to a program without recompiling it from source?
by AlphaBeta
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: I want an all-in-one Windows bootscreen editor.
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: I want an all-in-one Windows bootscreen editor.

Windows 1.0 wouldn't really be possible, as the boot screen is literally a program by itself.

Windows 2.0 has the strings and logo in .LGD, but even there are some vendors who decided to be incompatible with the rest.
by AlphaBeta
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: 5.0.1999
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: 5.0.1999

Balthasar wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:53 am
Especially if its so close to RTM anyway, why didn't they just bother to release it!
Because Compaq dropped out of their partnership with Microsoft to ship and support Windows on Alpha workstations.
by AlphaBeta
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: 5.2.3787
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: 5.2.3787

It's the Itanium (IA-64) version of Windows, so I highly doubt there are many (or any) benchmark applications for it. Technically you could run any contemporary x86 benchmark - except that you'll get some performance penalty. That kinda ruins the point of benchmarking, not to mention that the Itani...
by AlphaBeta
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: I want an all-in-one Windows bootscreen editor.
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: I want an all-in-one Windows bootscreen editor.

I don't know, I would rather prefer multiple programs, each of which is perfectly tailored for a single boot screen mechanism than some AIO utility that had to make many compromises in order to support all the formats in existence.
by AlphaBeta
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: macOS 11
Topic: Will Big Sur be able to run iOS apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Will Big Sur be able to run iOS apps?

BioMarkII wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:09 pm
A kinda pointless question
I am glad that we agree about this, considering this was mentioned in about every news article about the transition to Apple silicon.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/2129 ... -wwdc-2020
by AlphaBeta
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Can Windows Neptune connect to modern internet?
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Can Windows Neptune connect to modern internet?

Kool guy wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:13 pm
sorry, but the timebomb location in Windows 2000 is currently unknown, so you can't manually disable it
It is.
by AlphaBeta
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Early NT 5.0 builds research thread
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Early NT 5.0 builds research thread

Meow wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:19 am
These are files from WINDOWS 98. Why would they put NT files in a 9x system?!
Also, these are file versions. They are most likely not real builds.
Have you considered the remote possibility that Windows 9x and Windows NT could be mostly binary compatible as far as the userland goes?
by AlphaBeta
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Windows 10 text-based logonUI
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: Windows 10 text-based logonUI

This is implemented in consolelogon.dll. Aside from being used in Server Core it's also used on other editions as a fallback when the regular logon screen can't be used.