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Subject:William Latham art CDs
Time:09:50 pm
While looking through my older CDs I found a couple of fractal art disks by William Latham; The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Organic Art. Unfortunately neither of them runs under Windows 7; I can get them to work after a fashion in a virtual XP machine, but even a virtual machine runs VERY fast by the standards of 20+ year old software, and they really don't work very well.

Has there ever been a more modern version of these disks, or a successor program, that will work properly on a modern 64-bit Windows 7 box? The Wikipedia article on Latham is not very informative, neither is his web site.
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jhall1
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Time:2016-03-05 09:58 pm (UTC)
Presumably you've tried selecting XP Compatibility mode in the program's file properties?

Is there a version that runs under DOS? If so you could try running it under Dosbox.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-03-05 11:35 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately the install programs etc. are the problem - they seem to need some version of Windows, possibly 3.1, but aren't happy with any of the compatibility modes and there is the speed problem when I use XP in an emulator. I'll give Dosbox a try, it might do the trick.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-03-05 11:43 pm (UTC)
Nope, just says it needs windows.
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uk_sef
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Time:2016-03-06 08:24 pm (UTC)
I think that's rather modern by my 1970s to early 1980s standards for such things! I do also have a very old Windows computer or two but getting them to run after all this time is another matter ...
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ffutures
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Time:2016-03-06 10:02 pm (UTC)
They work after a fashion in the XP emulator, I can live with that.
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