[Wiltshire] Wine, Dosbox, ScummVM

Sharon dillyg23 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 21:12:00 UTC 2011

Hi all,

A slightly different subject.  I have resurrected my old windows game
that I am rather fond of.  Some I play under Dosbox, some under Wine and
others work in ScummVM.  My favourite is a really old game named 'The
seventh Guest'.  Though I can get the game to run under Dosbox it
usually crashes at some point but under ScummVM it works superbly.
These games are all old  dating back to Win95/Win98 and are exe files.
What is it that makes them work in the different formats.  Why does 7th
Guest work both in ScummVM and Dosbox but Micemen only works under
Dosbox and Sherlock which is of the same era works under Wine.  I can't
figure what differentiates them all.  But one thing ... these good old
windows games are all working on Ubuntu.  Pretty neat.

Only curious ...

Thanks for any info.

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