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The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:10 pm

Don't know if anyone else knew, but the W32 files are actually EXEs. And since they're 32-bit, I think they might work on 64-bit too... Just thought I'd put this one out there.

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by hesecrets on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:30 pm

gregsanimation wrote:Don't know if anyone else knew, but the W32 files are actually EXEs. And since they're 32-bit, I think they might work on 64-bit too... Just thought I'd put this one out there.

Have you rename the w32 file into exe and run it? just to know.

I already know the normal EXE is a translator for the w32 files

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:32 pm

hesecrets wrote:
gregsanimation wrote:Don't know if anyone else knew, but the W32 files are actually EXEs. And since they're 32-bit, I think they might work on 64-bit too... Just thought I'd put this one out there.

Have you rename the w32 file into exe and run it? just to know.

I already know the normal EXE is a translator for the w32 files

Not really a translator, it's just a launcher to cover for Windows 3.1 users!

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by hesecrets on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:34 pm

gregsanimation wrote:
hesecrets wrote:
gregsanimation wrote:Don't know if anyone else knew, but the W32 files are actually EXEs. And since they're 32-bit, I think they might work on 64-bit too... Just thought I'd put this one out there.

Have you rename the w32 file into exe and run it? just to know.

I already know the normal EXE is a translator for the w32 files

Not really a translator, it's just a launcher to cover for Windows 3.1 users!

Thats what I ment

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by MrEightThreeOne on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:36 pm

I've personally never played these games on Windows 3.1, but I never knew that. Cool.


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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:38 pm

legoking831 wrote:I've personally never played these games on Windows 3.1, but I never knew that. Cool.

The longplays of Freddi Fish and Puttrace were done with Windows 3.1!

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by MrEightThreeOne on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:43 pm

I actually already knew that. I know what Windows 3.1 looks like.

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:45 pm

legoking831 wrote:I actually already knew that. I know what Windows 3.1 looks like.

Right, well, I guess that gives you an idea. Freddi Fish 4 is all that's interesting.

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by MrEightThreeOne on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:49 pm

Oh yeah, forgot about that. I found it isn't Windows 3.1-compatible.

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:49 pm

legoking831 wrote:Oh yeah, forgot about that. I found it isn't Windows 3.1-compatible.

BUT IT IS. :O

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by MrEightThreeOne on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:50 pm

Weird, I don't see an installer. Guess I'm wrong then.

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:51 pm

legoking831 wrote:Weird, I don't see an installer. Guess I'm wrong then.

It's not meant to, but it does. I'll make a video on it later.

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by clone2727 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Most of the games from the late nineties that were SCUMM-based came with Win32s so they could be run on Win3.1 still.

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Re: The W32 files are EXEs!

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:48 pm

clone2727 wrote:Most of the games from the late nineties that were SCUMM-based came with Win32s so they could be run on Win3.1 still.

Precisely why the layout is as it is.

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