Well, here's a long message to come !
And a re-upload for the latest DemulShooter5.1 (the only change is an updated Readme with what I wrote here)
So here's my prepacked VM hdd :https://mega.nz/#!dFA1mDib!yQrcb7qKgW8NSU-OKynv4verrz-tfqCrSVEFQaMFdHM
Credits to everyone who made it possible there
, I just put it together with minor tweaks
For those who have an already working VM, you can download NoCrosshair patched file here :https://mega.nz/#!YUYSxQ5Y!f3SmaXnM6-FCIVY-dfs6fxC0Vukt9rBzQF3-G7_R9w4
Just overwrite existing file on your system (inside the DATA folder of the Aliens game folder)
I'm using the latest VirtualBox available (VirtualBox-5.1.18-114002)
Create a new VM with these parameters :
Microsoft Windows XP 32 bits
RAM = 1024 Mb
And choose an existing disk, the one you just downloaded
Then let's go finish your VM configuration:
Check and activate "IO-APIC"
Video Memory = 128Mb
Check and activate 2D and 3D acceleration
You can disable Network
On the USB Tab, just add a filter for each Aimtrak you have (plug them before, and click on the + icon you can choose devices. look for PID/VID to dissociate #1 and #2)
On the user interface you can unchek everything
Now you can run the VM either by starting it with VirtualBox or, if you want frontend integration, you can use the following command :C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe startvm "Name_Of_My_Vm"
by the name you gave to your Aliens Extermination VM !
If your VM runs fine, let's do a CTRL+F to make it fullscreen
On the desktop you'll see :
- A shortcut to Aimtrak, use it to see if your Aimtraks are recognized by the VM. You may have to unplug/replug them the firt time so that WinXp install drivers but now, on my computer, Aimtraks are recognized fine at every single boot without having anything to do. BE sure to have good USB filters too on VirtualBox
- A shortcut to DemulShooter GUI so that you can set 1P and 2P guns
- A folder with patched files and Readme.txt, to play without any Crosshair if you want
- A small AutoHotkey script to launch DemulShooter and the game automatically, and Close it and Shutdown the VM with a pres on "Escape" keyboard button
If you want to change the game resolution (current exe is 1920x1080), you can navigate to the following folder : C:\ALIENS\_HD_PATCHES
and take whatever exe you want and overwrite C:\ALIENS\abhRelease.exe
Once everything is set, run the game by executing the AutoHotkey script
Optionnal : custom tweaks....change desktop background, change the script, change the buttons, add the ahk script to be executed automatically on startup, hide the taskbar, hide icons, etc......
Controls are :
1P Start : 
2P Start : 
Test Mode : 
Service Mode :  (used to validate choices into Test Mode)
Sound Up and Down :  and [ 0] (also used to navigate into Test Mode)
Credits : L-CTRL, L-SHIFT, L-ALT
With DemulShooter :
Trigger : Left Mouse
Grenade : Middle Mouse
FlameThrower : Right Mouse
Unfortunately I had to choose between grenades and flames to put on a "usable" mouse button. Often, right click will be off-screen trigger if we don't have to change our Aimtrak config each time.