View Poll Results: Which version of Windows are you currently running?

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  • XP, 2000 and/or NT

    19 73.08%
  • 95/98/Able to run DOS progs.

    7 26.92%

Which Windows?

This is a discussion on Which Windows? within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm doing a game, and I need to decide whether I can do it in DOS, or whether I'll need ...

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    Which Windows?

    I'm doing a game, and I need to decide whether I can do it in DOS, or whether I'll need to do it in XP/2000/NT. I heard that XP/2000/NT all now accept DOS based programs, but I'm still confused, so if someone could firstly, fill me in on the compatibility issues involved here, and also tell me which version you're running.

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    this is a confusing poll. why would you choose between these groups of windows systems? DOS games are altogether a bad idea now. you can code OpenGL or DirectX games on just about any of those windows systems.
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    Originally posted by FillYourBrain
    this is a confusing poll. why would you choose between these groups of windows systems? DOS games are altogether a bad idea now. you can code OpenGL or DirectX games on just about any of those windows systems.
    Maybe he's just experimenting out. It's quite hard to comprehend DirectX programming or OpenGL. Dos4GW I think is a bit easier.
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    I have access to both, because sometimes I need to check compatibility between software written today and ancient OS's - result is often incompatibility of varying levels of subtlety.

    For experimentation - fire away, for anything more serious - forget DOS.
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    I'm in the same boat as adrian.

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    I think DOS is still cool I still remeber the good old days when Warcraft II came out hehehe. It was basically dependent on Dos4GW.
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