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Thread: Playing old pc games on xp?

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    Hi all!

    im trying to play some old pc games that i havent installing in bloody ages (indiana jones and the infernal machine/fate of atlantis) but they wont install with xp and you get an error message saying 'this is not compatible with windows' or something like that

    is there any emulators for playing older games? the windows 98 games basically? those that are slightly newer than dos installs = but dont work with xp?

    any help would be cool - cheers
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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    For some old Lucasart games (like Monkey Island 1&2, day of the tentacle...) there's Scummware.
    For more recent games, no.
    The solution is to multi-boot...



    edit: Just thought about dosbox. Anyone knows if it could be used for this?
    Last edited by Guillaume; 04-12-2005 at 11:17 AM.

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    cheers for that

    probably the easiest way to partition the hdd and load win 95/98 on

    thanks
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    Yeah. It's what I'm about to do. what bugs me is that win95/98 will only install on C:, meaning I'll have to install two OS in a row!

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    Erm maybe an easier solution would be to use Dosbox.

    hxxp://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1

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    i see no reason why it wouldnt work

    about to try it anyways....
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    Be sure your HDD is formated with FAT32 system, and not NTFS.

    You will be not able to install Win98/95 ona NTFS formated drive.

    And don't install two OS on one partition.Belive me I've tried and and it didn't work out well.


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    hi not sure where ya look but xp has a bit in it some where,where ya can run as 98 do a search cos i did it with my sons old games,will post again if i can find it ,but its poss...............found it go to help and support centre then click on fixing a problem ,then click games sound and video problem
    Last edited by express98; 04-13-2005 at 06:31 PM.

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    Or if the game isn't overly heavy on the CPU/Graphic card, you could get hold on VirtualPC, and install a copy of Win98 inside of it. It emulates the graphics card as an S3 Virge or something though (or at least used to in the old version, maybe updated now) so it mightn't run 3D.

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    DOSbox by far is the easiest way to go about playing older games, but for the Win 98 thing you just have to look in the .exe, .com, etc. and switch the 'Run In Compatability Mode For' to Win 98 and it should work fine. Anyway, cheers.

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