winecfg: add note about 32 bit prefixes to dialog
stefandoesinger at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 17:35:40 CDT 2015
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I think making this visible on some way is a good idea. I have
wondered about this myself, and so have many other users.
> Context behind this: To run Simcity 2000 I change my Wine prefix
> settings to mimic NT 3.5 so that it uses a different file chooser
> dialog which doesn't crash the game (for whatever reason). This
> last time installing things I was confused about why I didn't see
> the option for NT 3.5 until slackner reminded me on IRC that I need
> a 32 bit prefix to have that option.
Somewhat offtopic to your patch: Is this a known bug in the game? Does
it crash in Windows XP or newer unless you set Win9x or Win NT
compatibility? It may be a good idea to investigate the actual crash.
> So, I thought it might be useful if the dialog could have a note
> explaining why those options aren't there if you're running from a
> 64 bit prefix -- and thus this patch. To make room for the text I
> made the applications Listbox 20 pixels shorter.
- From a user interface point of view, what do you think about adding
those old Windows versions in the listbox, maybe with a different text
like "Windows 98 not available in 64 bit", and programming the code to
set the dropdown field back to the last setting if the user decides to
choose one of those settings? Or instead of having the modified text,
pop up an error box and set the setting back.
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