I'm Ben and I'm a freelance designer. I've mostly worked for Dan Marshall's Size Five Games, specifically on Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please!
As Dan and I have mentioned in a few interviews, we started designing games as teenagers on KnP and GF. People have shown interest in seeing these old, terrible games of ours, so I dug out the floppies. One of them was a one-disk game and easy to sort out (free download here: http://www.sizefivegames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4182.0). Unfortunately, most of them are multi-disk games and for various reasons I am now stuck with copies of each disk on my laptop hard-drive but no floppy disk drive. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit without the option to run XP mode.
I've managed to turn the contents of each disk into .iso image files. As far as I can tell, I need to:
1) create a virtual floppy drive
2) run Win 3.1 in DOSbox and use the vfd software to start the install process on the first disk image then swap between the disk images as the install program demands
3) once the game is installed, either play the game straight away or install KnP and then play the game through that.
After spending an afternoon fighting with Virtual Floppy Drive, I've given up on it. A couple of guys from different forums, noyb and RobF (don't know if they're called the same here) recommended I try these forums. RobF also linked me to a guide here on getting 3.1 running through DOSbox.
Does this sound the correct way to go about it? Anyone able to recommend another bit of freeware or option for creating a vfd rather than VFD? Not having a floppy drive OR the correct version of Windows seems to be a hurdle too far to get this to happen.