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Your solution to run PS1 on Windows XP
In case you want to run the Aerowinx 747-400 Precision Simulator on Windows
XP, you need to convert the original software to the Win32 environment. This
can be accomplished with the help of quite a few complex programs and
assistant files, which until recently needed to be manually installed.
To help with this difficult and error-prone process, I wrapped up all
relevant files into one single easy installation program.
What You Need To Do
The 747IPC Auto-Installer performs a few tasks for you:
- Install the original PS1.3 CD on your machine like it was meant to be
installed. DO NOT run PS1, not even once. Two minutes.
- Install the 747IPC Auto-Installer on top. A minute.
In most situations, you can just accept all proposals of the installer
program and you end up with a running Precision Simulator on XP. On Win '98
you need to take care that you have the proper hardware, i.e., a genuine
SoundBlaster 16 (not "SB compatible") and true-blue analog game port
joysticks. The WinPS1 hardware virtualiser does not work on Win
'98 so your hardware needs to do it all by itself.
- It activates your existing PS1.3 installation to operate in graphics
mode (it installs a known-good configuration file if there isn't one yet).
- It upgrades your existing PS1.3 installation to PS1.3a EE4, which is the
recommended release for all purposes at this time.
- It applies Ivan's Daylight Saving patch to get rid of the annoying
problems caused by Windows modifying file time stamps twice a year.
- It installs 747IPC against your PS1.3 so that add-ons may get at it.
- On native Win32 (2000 and XP), WinPS1 is used to virtualise the
environment. On Windows '98, you just get 747IPC but even this goes easier
than when installing it manually.
You probably want to fetch the VMREAD Wizard
auto-configurator to manage your 747IPC VMREAD.CFG file. Just fetch,
install, and select what you want.
Please note that I am not the one who wrote 747IPC. I support this
installer, but not the underlying programs and libraries. If something does
not work, please refer to the 744
Forum for help!
This installer is explicitly meant for XP. I am sure it will also work on
Windows 2000. It might work on Vista and Win7. It will also work on Win98
and maybe even ME. Any reports are welcome (you may use my personal issue forum as