16 thoughts on “NT RISC Apps

  1. I had a quick look for the WNT 4.0 drivers for a 3X-PBXGG-AA but didn’t see anything yet, if anyone has them I could add another OS to my DS10 !!


    • I don’t think NT drivers for this card exist. DEC graphics cards had specific UNIX/NT versions incompatible with each other. I think -xA is UNIX/VMS and -xN is NT. What I ended up doing is bought a HCL listed card on eBay and NT worked like a charm. I think it’s PBXGA-CN or -AN or PBXGB-CN or something like that, but definitely not GG. If you want I can open up my Alpha and tell you what card I got.

  2. Wow, very nice, thanx.

    Is there any chance you would also have the visual c++ x86 cross compiler suite (risc edition, forgot the version nr) ??

      • You could even consider using the Mac cross-compiler’s PPC compiler.

        FWIW, you might actually want to check out the Mac stuff for VC++2/4. It’s insane being able to use the MS toolchain to spit out an PE containing big-endian 68k/PPC code, compile Windows resource and Rez files into the same resources, reconstitute it into a proper Mac application with proper forks, and run Win32 natively on Mac (or use just Toolbox, if you wish). I was able to port a Win32 program in basically 10 minutes. I spent more time figuring out how to write a Rez resource script for SIZE/BNDL than I did any code changes.

    • It was mostly the enterprise stuff, like SQL/SNA/Exchange and the tools. There was word & excel for the Alpha, there was internal versions for the MIPS but seem to have never been released.

      RISC software was few and far between

  3. Anyone have any luck virtualizing NT on PPC or Alpha? All I see on the internet is that qemu doesn’t have enough PPC little endian support and that Alpha isn’t ready for serious use.

    I’ve been playing around with NT on MIPS via qemu recently and porting software to it. But it’s sloooow. It looks like qemu’s magnum system is single processor; has anyone had luck emulating MP MIPS?

    • Sadly as far as I’m aware there is none.

      I would speculate that something like win86emu could be hacked up using a processor core from something either like MAME (like MS-DOS Player) or even Qemu & it’s userland emulation.

      The lack of a sleeping idle really makes the MIPS feel incredibly slow.. I think.

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