Obsession offline editor 64 bit

Is there an offline editor for the Obsession 1 that works with 64 bit Windows?

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  • I'm not aware of any. I have a Win7 64 bit machine, and I just run a virtual xp machine on it, for this.
  • www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

    Microsoft Windows Virtual PC. Handy way for running legacy 32 bit applications in a 64 bit environment. How it handles files and drives to the host OS is a little clunky, but it once you get through that, it works out okay.

    Another option is VMWare Player and a windows 7 install. You'd need a license key to make this work though.
  • I can tell you it is possible, but I don't remember how. I did it many years ago under 64-bit Win-7. I retired that machine, but I booted it up and looked. It runs directly in Windows, not DOS. It has a main window that lets you open other windows for "Cascade Keypad Faders Submaster Wheel Encoders Screen 1 Screen 2". It looks a lot like Expression Offline. I looked at the program and it's installed in the ETC directory of the C-drive like the normal install. Unfortunately I don't recall how I did it. I searched the web years ago and found a solution. It doesn't appear to be virtual PC, but it might be. I wish I could remember what I found to do it. I think it required a third-party wrapper of some sort. I also have a version that is launching a virtual machine, but it doesn't work. Here's the command line for that:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchVMSal "Windows XP Mode" "||ce1b77de" "Obsession Off-Line"
    Sorry I can't be of more help, but I can confirm it's possible to do it in a nice way. If you find it, post the solution back here. Good luck.
  • In reply to Rick36616:

    maybe compatability mode? right click on the icon, properties, there's a tab Compatibility
  • In reply to ueliriegg:

    No, I checked compatibility and none of the options are set. I don't think compatibility mode would help, since it runs in DOS mode. It's been so many years since I set it up, I just don't remember what it was.

    I copied the ETC directory and all its subfiles to my Windows-10 computer and then executed the Obsession.exe file on the new computer. Voila! It works under Windows-10! Obviously the file is self-contained and doesn't even use the registry. Still can't tell you why.
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