WINDOWS XP ENVIRONMENT EMULATION
After trialing combinations of the various switches suggested here I can get the game running, but, unfortunately, after a while (3, 4 turns) the mouse click lag creeps back in. This happens less in a windowed mode, where the turn resolution is also quicker (specifically - the calculation of airzones phase), although the graphics are a bit splintered in that mode.
My computer specs are similar to m10bob's, that he described in one of these threads last year - in fact I have the same or very similar model HP desk top. Intel 2.41Ghz processor, 4 Gb RAM, more hard disk space than NASA circa 1975.
What has been suggested to me is to get Oracle's VirtualBox swoftware, dig an old XP installation CD out of a box somewhere - with the registration code needed - and set up a virtual XP environment to run in. Having run old Grigsby games in Doxbox for many years, I am familiar with the basic concept. The other suggestion was to use a 16GB flashdrive (or as big as needed) as an external hard disk running XP (still need the CD, rego numbers, etc) with AE and any associated programs installed on it as well, and boot that instead of windows 10 - sounds too difficult.
Three questions for the cognoscenti:
1) Has anyone tried it/ either of these approaches?
2) Is there some other emulator application that someone has tried, hopefully one that comes with a usable version of XP (or Vista) built in?
3)Did the game work better?
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