[Lazarus] Graeme would love this, or not, I think

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Tue Oct 15 18:52:39 CEST 2013

On 10/15/2013 9:48 AM, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> waldo kitty schrieb:
>> On 10/15/2013 8:55 AM, Sven Barth wrote:
>>> No, not in this case. The NTVDM does simply not exist for 64-bit Windows. The
>>> reason is related to switching the processor's mode between 16-, 32- and 64-bit.
>> 'scuse me? are you saying that the system administrator would not install
>> virtual box or something similar so as to enable the use of 16bit apps? that
>> is part of "proper configuration" after all ;)
> VirtualBox does not support 16 bit OS (MS-DOS...); VMWare does but probably only
> on 32 bit hosts (never tested on my 64 bit Windows).

it was an example and something that today's BBS operators have to do if they 
offer DOS BBS door games and utilities on their BBSes... i don't have to deal 
with this right now since i still have true DOS environments available fir this 
but the concept is still the same... i do, actually, have the DOS version of FPC 
available which i use for compiling code i've written on my winwhetever boxen... 
i also compile that same code with the OS/2 version of FPC ;)

> I'm not sure whether it's possible to run 16 bit code in a 32 bit VM on an 64
> bit host.

me either but there are solutions out there ;)

NOTE: No off-list assistance is given without prior approval.
       Please keep mailing list traffic on the list unless
       private contact is specifically requested and granted.

More information about the Lazarus mailing list