Blog - Title

  • Ben Armstrong

    Donald Duck's Playground under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    Okay - this is a really old game. I can remember having a copy of this on my original Commodore 64 - so when I found out that the original DOS version was available for free from here , I just had to give it a shot: As you can see the game runs perfectly...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Detecting Virtual Server events with VBScript

    • 0 Comments
    Virtual Server exposes a number of interesting events which you may want to use to initiate appropriate actions. However, detecting these events with VBScript is not entirely intuitive. Below is a script that will listen for the first virtual machine...
  • Ben Armstrong

    More details on new server licensing plan...

    • 0 Comments
    Well - a bunch of folks have had questions about the nitty gritty details of yesterday's virtualization licensing announcement - so I thought I would share some helpful resources on this. First there is a 10 page licensing breif available here: http...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Red Baron under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    Red Baron is one of those classic DOS games where the original owner has been kind enough as to release it as freeware - so that all of us classic gaming aficionados can appreciate it. Red Baron is a great plane flight simulator set in the World War I...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Handling virtual machine events from VBScript

    • 0 Comments
    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

    The 7th Guest under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    Released in 1993 - The 7th Guest was one of the first CD-ROM based games I ever played (on a friend's 1x CD-ROM drive which was a caddy loader). This was the first of the infamous 'interactive movie' games. It places you in a creepy house built by an...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Rebel Assault under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    Ahh.. Rebel Assault. This classic star wars game was one of my favorites. It had you playing 'rookie 1' - a young rebel fighter who is remarkably like, yet not quite like, Luke Skywalker. This game presents you with many varied missions in different types...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Network duplex and speed settings inside of virtual machines

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Detecting other events under Virtual Server

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Ski or Die under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    Ski or Die was released as a sequel to Skate or Die. It took the same base concept and placed it in a snow covered background. I have to admit that while I played Skate or Die more 'back in the day' - these days I appreciate the improved game engine and...
  • Ben Armstrong

    StuntCar under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    StuntCar is a fun old game. I original played this on the Commodore 64 and was very happy when I tracked down the PC version. It has very low tech graphics - where the world is pretty much composed of brown polygons on a blue and brown backdrop. Having...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Configuring VMRC under Virtual Server

    • 0 Comments
    When Virtual Server is first installed - the default configuration is to have VMRC (our remote video protocol) disabled. This is done as a basic security measure - as it means we install in the most secure configuration - and it forces users to realize...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual Server Security Script

    • 0 Comments
    Here is a handy script I created recently to add a user to the Virtual Server users automatically: Dim ace set objVs = wscript.CreateObject("VirtualServer.Application") Set objSecurity = WScript.CreateObject("VirtualServer.VMSecurity") set objSecurity...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Slipstream 5000 under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    I have vague memories of Slipstream 5000 being touted as a 'ground breaking game' when it was first released - but I can't really remember why any more :-) Having said that - this is a great old DOS game. Released towards the end of the DOS gaming...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Mike blogs about Vista on Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    Mike Kolitz has made some good posts about using the February CTP of Vista under Virtual PC / Virtual Server. First he covers how to install Vista under Virtual PC / Virtual Server (pretty much just the same as it was for the December CTP ). And...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Enabling the 4th and 5th buttons on the mouse under Virtual PC / Virtual Server

    • 0 Comments
    Virtual PC / Virtual Server handle the mouse by emulating a standard two button PS/2 mouse with a scroll wheel. Recently a number of mice have been coming out with 4th and 5th mouse buttons. These buttons are usually mapped to the 'forward' and 'back...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Whitepaper: Installing the Virtual Server Administration Web site on a Separate Computer

    • 0 Comments
    There is a new Virtual Server white paper up at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c4dcf45b-72ea-44ed-86aa-1c389ece12f9&displaylang= It is quite a nice write up on how to configure Virtual Server such that you have Virtual...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual Server usage by Microsoft IT

    • 0 Comments
    I was recently forwarded some links for an IT Showcase study on how Microsoft's internal IT departement is using Virtual Server: Whitepaper: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=25DCB14A-03F5-434D-83F7-4D46C1675B87&displaylang...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Overriding command line parameters in the VMC file

    • 0 Comments
    Over the last week or so I have mentioned a couple of interesting command-line parameters that can be used with Virtual PC. If you want to utilize these options but not have to worry about users using the correct shortcut / parameter - it is possible...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Getting ready for PDC...

    • 0 Comments
    I must apologies for the dearth of posting this week - but it is for good reason. I am busy getting ready to head down to PDC05 . As we speak I am polishing my collection of demonstration virtual machines that I will be using in my presentation. Believe...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Paganitzu under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    ########### PAGANITZU FROM APOGEE ########### Indiana Jones look out--here comes Alabama Smith! Paganitzu is an epic EGA graphics adventure game in a vast Aztec pyramid. Can you overcome the amazing puzzles in the many perilous chambers. Longest animated...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    ### Xenophage v1.1 Shareware From Apogee #### ### and Argo --- A Killer Fighting Game! #### "...revolutionary game design, it may indeed knock fighting fans into another universe of apocalyptic action." * Strategy Plus. Visit www.apogee1.com for screen...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Developing VM-Typer (Part 3)

    • 0 Comments
    So now we have a basic application up and running with the right COM security model, the right threading apartment model and a connection to the Virtual Server instance (from past posts: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/05/26/422447.aspx...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Warlords BattleCry under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    Warlords BattleCry is an interesting spin off from the original Warlords series. It is not a turn based strategy game (like the others in the series) but is a real time strategy. As far as realtime strategy games go - it is not that bad - but to be honest...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Watching DVR recordings under Virtual PC

    • 0 Comments
    For the last couple of months I have been an avid user of Windows Media Center 2005. One of the features I enjoy the most is the ability to watch shows that I have recorded directly on my computer. Well - for reasons which I will not go into to - my main...
Page 49 of 51 (1,273 items) «4748495051