Off topic? Dunno.
Anyway, does anyone play older pc games via virtual machines? Depending on their age - for example win95 to winMe games that wont play under dosbox? I'm not too keen on installing abandware natively on my xp boxes to see if it works (security & malware issues for example).
So how about a few VMs? I've got DOS6.2 on floppy somewhere. I'm sure win98 / me could be tracked down. Even XP VM running on an XP machine should be fast enough for older games.
Is virtualisation fast enough? How does DirectX integrate with a computer's hardware (not at all I suppose)?
My one attempt is this http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/26170/7th+Legion.html
, which failed to run under a Win2K VM ("program too big to fit in memory")