Playing windows 95 game on XP?

February 27, 2009 at 04:52:15
Specs: Windows xp, 1.6ghz/1gig
Hi I have some old dos games on their original cd's but can't play them on xp. I have read somewhere about changing the compatibility but the document I read was about a game that was already installed and these are not. I tried but there is an error about it not being compatible because they are not 32bit. How do I go about making the games work on XP?

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#1
February 27, 2009 at 07:02:44

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#2
February 27, 2009 at 07:10:38
Ah ok got a few questions. What is a 'game drive'? What 'game folder'? Ah I don't really understand much about this. I am not a gammer and never did much in the way of commands in windows. Only know about 3 of them. I am a Linux user but mainly use the gui but still do more commands now than when I used windows.
I am doing this for a friend so need to know as much as possible to take whatever to his place. He is not on the net.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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March 10, 2009 at 07:37:30
OK well i tried the best I can and was sucessful with installing Mame32 after getting a .dll file but not the old games yet. Well I was able to install Stick Force but when I go to run it the screen goes black. I can see the hard drive light is active and sometimes I suspect it has something to do with directx as maybe I didn't install the right one. Also the graphics is not installed as I found out by looking at the device manager. This install of games is not for the pc that i have but a friends notebook that has a Travelmate 290E. I should have said that from the beginning sorry. So I will try and get the proper driver for the graphics and directx. Can anyone tell me a valid link for getting directx as googling for it seems odd. Each site I go to the file size is so different. I know the versions are different but why is the size so varied?

Also a game called Riven and Surface Tension is still giving me the error because it is not a valid win32 application. I tried a few things mention on a few sites about compatibility but there is no option for that unless it is installed already. I can't past the error to install in the first place.
The last game is called Earth and it seems the cd has a problem as the system is not seeing it at all. I will clean it and test again.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#4
May 3, 2009 at 07:05:55
Can no one help????? I heard this is easy to solve and I read so many things on the net but no solution yet or nothing that works

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#5
May 5, 2009 at 23:38:51
i have the same problem

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May 6, 2009 at 01:41:00
Gee another person! Where did all the websites go that had the info on how to do this? I know I saw websites a while back when I didn't need them.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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