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    Well, a few weeks ago I was feeling a bit nostalgic. So, I went to amazon and bought a game that I loved as a child. It's called the lost mind of doctor brain. Well anyway, I tried to install this on windows vista (I know, but I was hopeful ) and that didn't work, then I tried on xp and it installed w/o crashing at least. But then I try to run it and can't cuz it needs 256 colors. So, I right click the exe and set compatibility to 256 colors. I run it and it actually loads, but when I start playing it gets really screwy and then crashes. Then I tried installing windows 3.1 on vmware (the os i played it on as a child) but I can only get 16 colors cuz i can't find any vmware drivers for that OS. I'm starting to get fed up.

    Does anyone have a solution (however patchwork it may be)?
    I was thinking about installing windows 2000 on vmware which i think has a native 256 color setting. What do you think?

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    How old is this game exactly? If it's a DOS game, try DOSBOX. If it runs on Win95, try installing that on Virtual PC, it's made by Microsoft (and it's free), so it should be compatible.
    Last edited by raspberry1331; 06-23-2007 at 05:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raspberry1331 View Post
    How old is this game exactly? If it's a DOS game, try DOSBOX. If it runs on Win95, try installing that on Virtual PC, it's made by Microsoft (and it's free), so it should be compatible.
    thanks a lot. I think the game can be played on do. It has an instalation option through dos. I will try dosbox first then win95. Thanks for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by raspberry1331 View Post
    If it runs on Win95, try installing that on Virtual PC, it's made by Microsoft (and it's free), so it should be compatible.
    Good advice. I run a virtual machine on my PC just for those old games that don't play well with XP.

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