running 16bit code

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue May 8 09:56:46 CDT 2012

David Laight <david at> writes:

> Does wine support running of 16bit windows apps?
> If so does it rely on the underlying OS having support
> for 'virtual 8086 emulation'?
> I'm thinking of removing the VM86 support from NetBSD,
> and wine is about the only likley user.

Wine is not going to use vm86 on NetBSD. In fact it will probably stop
using vm86 on Linux in the near future. Note that 16-bit Windows apps
don't need vm86, only DOS apps do.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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