I am rather annoyed because I bought Heretic II from Amazon, only to find that it won't install on my 64-bit Windows 8 laptop. I suspect that this is because it's a 16-bit installer, and support for 16-bit progs was dropped some Windows versions back. Needless to say, contemptibility mode doesn't work (it never does). The really annoying thing is that I suspect that the actual game is 32-bit, and that it would run just fine if only I could get it onto my machine.
I've tried installing it on a Windows 98 VM in VirtualBox; it installs, but the VM is limited to a 640x480x16 display, which is hopelessly inadequate for this game (especially the x16 bit). I don't know how to get this game out of the VM on to the real system, since the VM sees my …Read more >