WineVDM & OTVDM - run win 16bit apps in W7, W8, W10

edited August 2023 in Software
Pretty cool. 16bit apps on 64bit Windows.

With WineVDM, you initiate "otvdmw.exe", and select the 16bit app to run.

And OTVDM - it's supposed to be active all the time, and detect when you've selected a 16bit app and take over control.

Both are WINE ("Wine Is Not an Emulator"). Unfortunately for me, I've not been able to get OTVDM to work on my system - the install.inf kicks out “INF File You Selected Does not Support this Method of Installation” in Windows 10.

Latest WineVDM:

Latest OTVDM:

Page with description and an INNO based nstaller:


  • edited August 2023
    Nice. Can it run Microsoft BOB?

    I'm serious, the last time I tried BOB in Wine on Linux - quite some time ago -, it would not run at all. But BOB runs nicely on Windows 10-32bit.
  • edited August 2023
    Answer is yes. that's what it says here:
    caveat: "I installed Microsoft Bob on my Windows 7 machine. It complained about UTOPIA.DLL missing. The solution? Move everything out of C:\MSBOB\HOME and put it in C:\MSBOB. Worked just fine after that."

    Im using it to run Borland Workshop.
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