Hyper-V Program Manager
For a while now I have been posting about all the different games that you can run under Virtual PC - so I figured that it was about time to make some posts about games that I cannot get to run well under Virtual PC. Origin's Privateer (from the Wing Commander series) is one of these games (it is also, unfortunately, my favorite DOS game of all time). Privateer is a space combat game that has you in charge of your own space ship and budget - taking patrol, cargo and bounty missions as you desire. It is an incredibly cool game - and while it does run under Virtual PC there are two significant issues:
So there you have it; Privateer remains one of the main reasons why I keep an old hardware box around for running DOS games:
P.S. Some of the key developers who worked on Privateer went on to develop FreeLancer (http://www.microsoft.com/games/freelancer/) at Microsoft - which is a game that truly rocks.