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Playing old pc games
show user profile  AntiCitizen
How can you play old windows 95/98 games on windows vista such as house of the dead 1 etc
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1/14/2009 11:48:38 AM (last edit: 1/14/2009 11:48:38 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
you could try an emulator... on my mac I use a program called DOSBox to run old DOS games - there might be a win95 emulator out there.


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1/14/2009 12:10:40 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 12:10:40 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
If it's an old windows app, try using the compatibility options (right-click on the exe), and choosing win 95/8.



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1/14/2009 12:22:13 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 12:22:13 PM)
show user profile  AntiCitizen
HI nik can you specify where to find the compability options please
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1/14/2009 12:29:53 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 12:29:53 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Sure, right-click on the .EXE file you are running, and chose the compatibility tab, where you will see options of running in compatibility mode, and which OS to be, um, compatible with.

Some games won't work unless you give them admin privelleges too, which is an option on that page. Good luck.



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1/14/2009 12:32:16 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 12:32:16 PM)
show user profile  AntiCitizen
Thanks
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1/14/2009 12:38:36 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 12:38:36 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
No worries, I hope you get the games to work.



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1/14/2009 2:15:32 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 2:15:32 PM)
show user profile  Sypher-5
I bring the old Pentium 122mhz out of the cupboard and load the games I want to play. Then after the hour it's taken to do that I load the game up and go make some food. Then after its loaded 15 minutes later, I get to enjoy moving my red pixel into the blue pixel and back again.
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1/14/2009 2:29:51 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 2:29:51 PM)
show user profile  Jollabollathan
Fuck yes DOSBox. I still play Worms United fairly often thanks to that.

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1/14/2009 2:29:57 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 2:29:57 PM)
show user profile  StevegeK
Red Alert 1 FTW.

too bad they didn't port that to windows mobile.... it's the same screen rez that I, and most windows mobile users, are running! =(



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1/14/2009 4:18:45 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 4:18:45 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
try vmware... It is like a virtual machine. You do need key code for older os...




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1/14/2009 10:27:53 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 10:27:53 PM)
show user profile  Phalse
River City Ransom

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1/14/2009 10:36:56 PM (last edit: 1/14/2009 10:36:56 PM)
show user profile  AntiCitizen
in the end i just downloaded an arcade emulator with loads of old seag games like house of the dead, i wish i was a 3d modeller back, getting paid to make what these days would be considered rubbish, its a clasic though
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1/15/2009 9:44:54 AM (last edit: 1/15/2009 9:44:54 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss2
River City Ransom

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1/15/2009 9:54:28 AM (last edit: 1/15/2009 9:54:28 AM)
show user profile  StevegeK
Supaplex + vista + dosbox = lag.





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2/5/2009 6:45:35 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 6:45:35 PM)
 
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