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Invisibleniteowl
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Are there any computer nerds out there?????
    #11174789 - 10/03/09 02:51 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

I have an old Windows 95 game that I'd like to play on this computer that has Win XP..........

but my dumb ass can't seem to get the damn thing to work :confused:


HELP


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: niteowl]
    #11174794 - 10/03/09 02:52 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Is your Canoodler valve turned the right way?


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: niteowl]
    #11174800 - 10/03/09 02:52 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Will the game run in DOS as well?

If so you can download "Dosbox" and run it that way.


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: niteowl]
    #11174802 - 10/03/09 02:53 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Windows 95 game? I don't know man that's pushing it...

I know you can't play a bunch of games on the 64 bit version of Vista, so it may just be a compatibility issue you can't do anything about :/


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: MisterMuscaria]
    #11174809 - 10/03/09 02:54 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

right click on the program

"run in windows XXX compatibility mode"

:nerd:

*you must be the administrator


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: c0sm0nautt]
    #11174814 - 10/03/09 02:54 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Many if not all windows 95 games will also run in dos and a dos emulator is easy to download for free.


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: niteowl]
    #11174815 - 10/03/09 02:54 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: niteowl]
    #11174826 - 10/03/09 02:56 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

what game is it?


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: MisterMuscaria]
    #11174869 - 10/03/09 03:02 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

MisterMuscaria said:
Will the game run in DOS as well?

If so you can download "Dosbox" and run it that way.




Yes

I will look for that, thanks :wink:

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Krishna said:
what game is it?




Star Control 3 :awesome:


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: niteowl]
    #11174900 - 10/03/09 03:07 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

can't find any specific info on playing that particular game, but this tek for using compatibility mode should help you get things sorted


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: Krishna]
    #11174910 - 10/03/09 03:08 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

if you cant get it to work they released that game on sega genesis too, so it shouldnt be that hard to find emu/rom for it.


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Re: Are there any computer nerds out there????? [Re: Krishna]
    #11175151 - 10/03/09 03:52 PM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Krishna said:
can't find any specific info on playing that particular game, but this tek for using compatibility mode should help you get things sorted




:confused: are Vista and XP the same ?


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