Windows version autodetection

Marcus Meissner marcus at
Sun Dec 21 03:58:20 CST 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 11:19:35AM +0200, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> Hi
> There are some older applications out there, which don't install or
> run correctly unless Wine is emulating the correct Windows version
> (eg. Windows 9x).
> At least Windows XP has the ability to use certain heuristics to make
> an educated guess as to which version of Windows the application
> expects, and then lie in GetVersion() and behave like that version in
> relevant APIs.
> Should we do something like that for Wine? It would allow many
> applications to work out of the box.

We had this ;)

It was removed for being mostly unnecessary and that one Wine session
should report one Windows version (even when different Windows programs

Ciao, Marcus

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