Posted December 07, 2022
I recently had a conversation about a game that shall remain unnamed on a discussion forum that shall also remain unnamed, and some people were saying that getting the "Game X" to work in modern Windows is impossible.
I simply pointed them to a very nice abandonware site that shall remain unnamed as well (but it's not one of those that come first to everyone's mind), and said that there is an installer that not only installs the game in a very user-friendly way, but it also makes the game run on modern Windows and it's more stable than it used to be in the original environment.
So a lot of times when people say that this or that won't work on modern computers, it simply means that they haven't had the passion to spend enough time tweaking things to make them work.
Obviously it would be preferable if GOG would legally do all this, but some abandonware sites really have an excellent "customer service", so to speak, even better than GOG at times.