Spinnaker on newer Windows

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Coz
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Spinnaker on newer Windows

Post by Coz » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:36 pm

Has anyone successfully gotten Spinnaker installed on any of the 32-bit versions of XP, Vista or Win7? I tried it on 32-bit Win7 yesterday and it wound up reliably crashing the NTVDM at the end of the installation - doesn't look like it installed properly and it certainly isn't running properly. I figure it's a lost cause but wanted to check.

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Chris

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Re: Spinnaker on newer Windows

Post by kparadine » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:12 pm

This is kind of what I meant by "the API has moved on". Spinnaker was compiled back in the day when a lot of the current security restrictions on the NT kernel were optional - aka the Win95/98 kernels. They didn't even have permissions in them.

Your best bet is to virtualize 98, I would think.

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Re: Spinnaker on newer Windows

Post by Coz » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:43 pm

Yeah, I could probably virtualize and then map a drive to my actual SLBBS files to get things running. Not a bad idea - we'll see how stable it is! :D

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Re: Spinnaker on newer Windows

Post by Nick MacKechnie » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:33 pm

Hi All,

I have spinnaker running on Win7 - http:\\bbs.thenet.gen.nz

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Re: Spinnaker on newer Windows

Post by kentstanford » Sat May 26, 2018 4:07 pm

I have ran it on Windows 2000 and Windows Xp but had to install a watchdog script to keep it up and running because it crashed every few hours.
I have it running now on Windows 98 and having much better luck.

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