June 27th, 2003, 01:52 AM
playing old games
Hey, I'm currrently running win xp pro, I was wondering if there's anything I can do to play old dos/win95/98 games, that cannot run under xp. Is there a windows emulator or something like it.
June 27th, 2003, 02:37 AM
Have you tried XPs compatibility mode?? I find it works for most older programs...
If this doesn't suit you, set-up a second partition with Win98 on it to play your games, or even easier.. install VMWare and set-up a win98 VM for gaming..
Right Click on the executable
Click on Properties
Click the compatibility
Check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Select your OS choice from the drop down box
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June 27th, 2003, 01:51 PM
there is a DOS emulator running on either *nix or windows available here
However I'd try HTRegz suggestion first - in any case most Win9x games will still play under XP... and I have got DOS games to run under XP without any tweaking at all (Sim Tower for example). There are some games which won't play on XP (at least I have never got them to play) because they weren't coded very well in the first place (e.g. Black Moon Chronicles from Ubisoft if I remember correctly)...
What are you trying to get working?
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June 27th, 2003, 02:15 PM
I found a VM ware install of 95/98 works great. especialy because you can tweak the processor and memory usage.
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June 27th, 2003, 02:22 PM
knoppix comes with wine
but hey then you'll be running linux to play windows games..
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June 27th, 2003, 06:19 PM
Actually to run all my old DOS games and what not I just use emulators that I randomly find online and put them on my Dell Axim PocketPC... runs really nice and it's about the right processor power so everything isn't too fast or too slow. Plus the thing works great for NES/Sega/GameBoy/etc types of emulators!
Just a thought...
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