[Coco] David Keil's CoCo3 emulator under XP Pro
carlin at nauticom.net
Thu Sep 2 20:26:24 EDT 2004
To those you you still trying to get David Keil's emulator to run under XP Pro, I have an alternative. It's a little clumsy, but so far it's worked for me in my *limited* testing.
I just found out about Microsoft Virtual PC, which allows you to create virtual machines and environments from within XP Pro. It's main use would be for help desks or people that need to test software on multiple OSs but can't have multiple computers to do that.
Anyway, I decided to create a virtual Windows98 machine and then install the 512K CoCo3 emulator. I'm still working out the finer points, but I did get the emulator to boot just fine. In other words, my XP machine was running Windows98 in a window, and within that window I was running the emulator - I was running an emulator from within another emulator.
I'll let everyone know how well things run when I've had more of a chance to test it out. But at least there's an alternative to multi-booting or swapping hard drives.
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