I have recently installed a windows 98 vm on VmWare workstation in my win7x64 host os. I have downloaded wined3d from: http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/
it says that those are builds for win32 apps, but when the installer runs I see that some syswow64 (which is a 64 bit app folder) is getting created and some dlls into it installed. Does this mean my windows 98 has now 64 bit dlls and that is why it can't run d3d? or even DirectDraw now is disabled. Ofcourse I have a bckup of my VM but I would like to play Red Alert 2... and some other games. Which require directx 8/9 and don't have software rendering. Please help me getting direct3d to work in my windows 98 SE, it has alredy most things installed like directx 9 redist and vmware tools and the audio drivers. Now I only need to get the graphics to work.
Note: when I run dxdiag, when it is accessing d3d it gives this error:
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.
DXDIAG caused an invalid page fault in
module KERNEL32.DLL at 016f:bff7b9a6.
EAX=00000000 CS=016f EIP=bff7b9a6 EFLGS=00200246
EBX=00401f44 SS=0177 ESP=0056f79c EBP=0056f7bc
ECX=c195a250 DS=0177 ESI=62bc8334 FS=614f
EDX=004020f8 ES=0177 EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
ff 76 04 e8 13 89 ff ff 5e c2 04 00 56 8b 74 24
bff8cae1 62bc2323 62bc8334 0056f7bc bff88dc4 00400000 00000014 00000040 0056f7ec 6e6422c0 00400000 00000008 00000010 bff741f7 81d31124 bff803ec