I had to pay another $15 for the charger. I should have run away, but I’m a sucker.
Yes, there are basically NO apps, but thanks to this little guide…
I was able to port over some trivial stuff, the usual things like hello world, Infocom Interpreter, a f2c build of Dungeon, then I went with something I’d been messing around an old GDI driver for WinQuake that builds with the NT 3.5 SDK (finally got it!). So with a few minor tweeks here it is cross compiled from my x86_64 to the surface.
Last time I talked about the Surface was nearly 6 years ago… The platform’s fate was pretty much sealed on day one. With no open Win32 API it shunned traditional devs, and with some completely new and insane model it was such a hurdle for new devs, why put so much effort into such an old tired company like Microsoft?
I figured for the price of a good lunch it’d be a fun toy.
Too bad the speakers don’t work though.
I know the window on Windows 8.1 apps is closing soon. I should put something together for the dead platform. Maybe for phone too. But for tonight, it was kinda fun doing a copy/paste attack to then run unsigned EXE’s on the device.
I might upload the tool chain later, but at the moment getting Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate is a breeze.