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Hack for VisualbB not saving settings (usually on modern/x64 systems)

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#1 Gemintronic OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:51 AM

I've had to deal with this problem for years.  You get a Windows install that VisualbB just WILL NOT save the darn settings.  It really makes me wish those settings were saved in a text file instead of the registry.   VisualbB isn't to blame: it's how horrible and breaky the registry is.


Anyhoo, using Cameyo I managed to wrap up whatever registry access VisualbB needs enough to get it to save settings.  It's not perfect: when you open or close VBB you'll get an error.  THAT'S OK.  It actually, really, truly saved the settings anyway.  Using Cameyo you can open VbBSettingsHack.exe and see what I did.  No Stella, bB or VisualbB files were used for this.



Cameyo is a free application wrapper that virtualizes some of the file system and registry to make apps run regardless of Windows configuration.  Some anti-virus products are not up to speed (VBA32) and think there's a trojan.  There's not.  Jotti multi scan results here: https://virusscan.jo...njob/99mqw387ne


Install:  Drop the VbBSettingsHack.exe into your C:\bB folder.  Launch VbBSettingsHack.exe instead of VisualbB.exe


This program assumes a lot.  It assumes bB and VisualbB are in the C:\bB folder.  It assumes Stella.exe is in the C:\Program Files\Stella directory.   It has only been tested on Windows 7 x64.  I made it for myself but if someone is in a similar situation I hope it helps.

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