Tie Fighter/X-Wing Alliance on Win2

May 25, 2005 at 01:34:14
Specs: Windows 2000, PIII 800 Mhz 512 Mb

Do you know how to get the old LucasArts Star Wars flight sims to work on Win2000? I cannot install them. The setup program just won't start. I'm pretty sure it's the OS that's causing this trouble, as under Win98SE they worked perfectly.

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#1
May 25, 2005 at 01:55:30

They were released pre-windows 2000, and will not work on that O/S

They will work under XP however, as XP has backwards compatibility for windows 98/95 (sometimes).

AMD Athlon XP 1.8GHz
512MB RAM
120GB HDD SATA
12GB HDD IDE
GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB
Pioneer DVD/RW
SB Live! 5.1
ABIT NF-7S Rev 2 Motherboard


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#2
May 25, 2005 at 05:28:39

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

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#3
May 25, 2005 at 06:01:12

^^^^^

Alliance is not a DOS game.

Windows 2000 is designed for business computers. You will always run into these kind of problems if you want to play games.

AMD Athlon XP 1.8GHz
512MB RAM
120GB HDD SATA
12GB HDD IDE
GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB
Nvidia nforce2 chipset w/ soundstorm
Pioneer DVD/RW
ABIT NF-7S Rev 2 Motherboard


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#4
May 25, 2005 at 06:14:06

Dosbox runs pretty much ANY old game, be it DOS, Win 3.1, or Win 95.

You can play any game on Win 2000 that you want with the right software.

Some people are like Slinkies, not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs...


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#5
May 25, 2005 at 06:48:04

I guess so, It's just always been my pet hate really! if your a home user or use it for games, get xp and leave 2k for the business users.

Still, hope they get it working!

AMD Athlon XP 1.8GHz
512MB RAM
120GB HDD SATA
12GB HDD IDE
GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB
Nvidia nforce2 chipset w/ soundstorm
Pioneer DVD/RW
ABIT NF-7S Rev 2 Motherboard


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#6
May 26, 2005 at 01:23:48

I tried DosBox, but it won't help because the problem is with the installer, which requires Windows. Maybe I should go for XP one day, but I hate the fuss that comes with changing the OS.

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#7
May 26, 2005 at 01:54:58

It's actually not too much of a fuss from 2000 to XP. Most of the changes are purely aesthetic (that and the fact that x-wing alliance will work). the windows xp upgrades aren't too expensive. Go for proffesional editon if your used to windows 2k.

AMD Athlon XP 1.8GHz
512MB RAM
120GB HDD SATA
12GB HDD IDE
GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB
Nvidia nforce2 chipset w/ soundstorm
Pioneer DVD/RW
ABIT NF-7S Rev 2 Motherboard


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#8
May 26, 2005 at 03:33:15

Oh.

Towards the bottom of this page, is a fix that allows X-Wing Alliance to run on Win 2000:

http://www.xwingalliance.net/

Some people are like Slinkies, not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs...


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#9
May 27, 2005 at 02:43:25

That file doesn't help, as the problem is with the installer rather than the game itself.

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#10
May 30, 2005 at 11:20:33

X-Wing Alliance works on my computer (xp).
But I can't update the game (xwaupd202.exe), why? Is the self-extractor file supported only for 95/98? Is it possible to update the game some other way?


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#11
June 17, 2005 at 23:40:21

Ok, so I wanted to play X-Wing Alliance again since it's been about 4 or 5 years. I have Win XP Pro but it won't install. Get this error message when i click to install "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application." any help is appreciated.

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