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Playing games supported for Win 95 on Win XP?
    #1920205 - 09/16/03 01:39 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Is it possible to play games that are supported for Windows 95 on a Windows XP system? I found an old MechWarrior game in the cupboard, and tried installing and playing it, but it doesn't run. Is there anything you can do to get it to run?
I tried going to Properties and Compatibility/Windows 95 and Run in 256 Color and Run in 640x480 but still doesn't seem to work.
Help?


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Re: Playing games supported for Win 95 on Win XP? [Re: Sheepish]
    #1920283 - 09/16/03 02:24 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

If the compat doesnt work you can

:dual boot windows 95/xp

:find a patch at the devs website


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Re: Playing games supported for Win 95 on Win XP? [Re: SHiZNO]
    #1920443 - 09/16/03 03:43 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

yo. I got the same problem, the game Z wouldnt run ot winxp. this game is so addictive and interesting :smile:


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Re: Playing games supported for Win 95 on Win XP? [Re: T0aD]
    #1920578 - 09/16/03 05:00 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

The one annoying thing about Windows and games, is if you don't have the right version (older or newer) it can be a real ass to get it working.
I tried installing on DOS, and it ran, but the sound was horrible, and the movies played, but once I tried playing the actual game, it was just a blank screen with sound.
I tried installing a patch (the only one I could find for the game), and that didn't work either.
I would do a dualboot, but I'm not good with computers at all, and the last thing I should be doing is mucking around with the computer. I only just got it a few months ago, and don't want to go screwing it up.
So I admit defeat, you beat me again Windows.


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Re: Playing games supported for Win 95 on Win XP? [Re: Sheepish]
    #1920595 - 09/16/03 05:10 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

dual booting isnt hard, look for partitionmagic pro, itll do it all for you, even back up for you incase things went bad...


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Re: Playing games supported for Win 95 on Win XP? [Re: SHiZNO]
    #1920853 - 09/16/03 09:56 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Under XP, right click on the program icon (not the shortcut) and select properties. Under the compatibility tab, select run in compatibility mode and windows 95. Works for most things, but not all.


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