Ideas for running a VB4 application on modern hardware?
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sun May 1 14:36:24 CDT 2016
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> From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Mike
> Sent: 01 May 2016 20:09
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> 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 connectivity.
You could also use one of the OS/2 releases with Windows support, or Linux with Wine but when
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?
> >> m
> > 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
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