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  • Ben Armstrong

    Skate or Die under Virtual PC

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    This is a fun game - that places you as a skate boarding enthusiast with the option to practice and compete in a variety of skate boarding activities. I used to play this game a lot - though sadly I am now hideously out of practice - and found myself...
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    NetWare 6.0 under Virtual PC

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    Going on with the Novell NetWare series we now come to NetWare 6.0. I have an evaluation version of NetWare 6.0 on an old CD - but I was unable to find a download link to share (sorry). Like all versions of NetWare you will need to use the modified network...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hibernation under Virtual PC

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    One little known fact about Virtual PC and Virtual Server is that with both of these products - it is possible to 'hibernate' the virtual machine if you wish to. However most people never do this because one of the drivers that gets installed as part...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Slicks 'n' Slide under Virtual PC

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    Slicks 'n' Slide is a relatively recent DOS game which can be downloaded here: http://www.kann1sto.com/slicks.php . It is a rather fun and devilishly simple racing game that runs perfectly under Virtual PC. Don't blame me if you lose an hour or two...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Detecting other events under Virtual Server

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    Having now talked about how to detect standard Virtual Server and virtual machine events the next question is how do we go about detecting the not-so-standard events? Thankfully Virtual Server provides a generic event handler that can be used as follows...
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    Californian Games under Virtual PC

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    Ahh... One of the true classics. Californian Games presents you with the ability to practice and compete in a number of subgames - like surfing, skating, BMX riding, etc... And most of these games have a surprising amount of depth to them. Californian...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Installing Novell Netware 6.5 under Virtual Server

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    A while ago now I posted about configuring the network drivers for Novell Netware . Now I would like to go through installing different versions of Novell Netware - starting with the latest edition: Novell Netware 6.5. You can download an eval version...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Network duplex and speed settings inside of virtual machines

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    Virtual PC and Virtual Server only allow the emulated network card inside of the virtual machine to be configured for 100mbit full duplex or 100mbit half duplex connections. Occasionally this has caused confusion for users who need to specify other connections...
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    Laser Squad under Virtual PC

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    Laser squad was a game made by the development team who would go on to create the infamous XCOM series - and it shows many of the hallmarks of the later games. Having said that - I never enjoyed laser squad that much at all. The interface for the game...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Castles under Virtual PC

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    Here is a game that I have not played in a long time. Castles is an interesting game - where you take the position of a medieval king who needs to spread his control over the local area. In this game you need to carefully balance money, food, labor and...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Why is Virtual Server telling me that "hardware/bios/time_bytes" changed?

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    A couple of people have noticed strange entries in their event log for Virtual Server - like: The setting "hardware/bios/time_bytes" for the virtual machine configuration "Test virtual machine" was changed. These entries appear because Virtual...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available on MSDN

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    I guess that says it all... Cheers, Ben (who is still struggling with jetlag. Grrr...)
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual Server 2005 R2 Evaluation versions now available

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    Virtual Server 2005 R2 (x64) Enterprise Edition 180 Day Evaluation: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=44E55F58-993C-4D59-8143-87F9C656A1A1&displaylang=en Virtual Server 2005 R2 (x86) Enterprise Edition 180 Day Evaluation...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Updated Virtual Machine Additions for Windows Server 2003 SP1

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    Updated Virtual Machine Additions for Windows Server 2003 SP1 are now available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A963433C-193B-41AC-AF6E-AB7AB2DB8541&displaylang=en You will need these if you want to run Windows...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Ben is leaving the building...

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    Well - it was bound to happen sooner or later - I am going on holidays! In fact - I will be gone for the entire of December. This means that it is time for you to stop reading my blog, and start speaking to your family more. Alternatively - the virtualization...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Operation Wolf under Virtual PC

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    Operation Wolf was one of my childhood favorite arcade games. This game places you as a commando tearing through 6 different levels shooting *almost* everything that moves. I do not know why - but as a child I used to take great joy in shooting the few...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Handling virtual machine events from VBScript

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    A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sample script to handle Virtual Server events (here: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/11/03/488301.aspx ). Well today I have a slightly different script that shows you how to get events for a specific...
  • Ben Armstrong

    QIX under Virtual PC

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    QIX is one of the oldest arcade games I know of - and while it is rather fun - the stories that people tried to develop around it were bizarre to say the least. The basis of QIX is that you control this little diamond and attempt to 'box in' a quick moving...
  • Ben Armstrong

    AfterBurner under Virtual PC

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    While looking around recently I dredged up this old classic. This is the 1989 PC port of the arcade classic 'AfterBurner' by SEGA. Spending time playing these truly retro games is always a risky proposition. Sometimes you find that time has not faired...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Talking about NetWare under Virtual PC / Virtual Server

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    Over the next couple of weeks I am going to be looking at the details of running Novell NetWare under Virtual PC / Virtual Server - however before we get going there are two things I need to cover. First: NetWare is not supported under Virtual PC ...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual PC and video ram

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    Virtual PC emulates an S3 Trio 64 Video card with 8mb of video ram (VRAM). From time to time I get people asking me why we do not increase the amount of VRAM - and there are a couple of reasons why: VRAM is a fixed overhead. Each virtual machine...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Rebel Assault II under Virtual PC

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    Like so many computer game sequels - Rebel Assault II takes the same concepts as were used in the original Rebel Assault and polishes them up. Rebel Assault II follows a new story line where you play a rookie pilot who stumbles into a plan by the Empire...
  • Ben Armstrong

    HP ProLiant server sizer for Microsoft Virtual Serer 2005 R2

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    So I got sent a pretty cool link today: http://h71019.www7.hp.com/activeanswers/Secure/281742-0-0-0-121.html (You will need to signup for a HP login to view this page) What it does is ask you a whole bunch of questions about what type, configuration...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Pricing for Virtual Server 2005 R2 announced

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    As part of the IT Forum announcments - pricing for Virtual Server 2005 R2 was announced today. Microsoft will be offering Virtual Server R2 Standard Edition for $99 (U.S.) estimated retail price and Virtual Server R2 Enterprise Edition for $199 (U.S....
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual Server 2005 R2 RTMs

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    Hi All, Well - Virtual Server 2005 R2 has RTM'd. Some high level details of the changes in Virtual Server 2005 R2 are as follows: Virtual Server host clustering. Support for host-to-host connectivity lets you cluster all virtual machines running...
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