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compatability for old games?

By Deer Dance14
Sep 28, 2003
  1. Hi everyone,
    I was getting bored of some of the new games I was playing, and wanted to bring out some of my old favorites/classics (Lost Eden, Kyrandia just to name a couple). I figured they would work with windows XP's built in compatibility features, but I've been having no luck.

    Any suggestions?
    thanks
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    For windows there is the Application Compatibility Toolkit that you can get off your Windows XP CD. It is rather undocumented, but I have managed to squeeze some use out of it with some games.

    As for DOS games, you should take a look at programs like VDMSound and Abandon Loader.

    If you are a true oldies fan, you should just set up another computer or multiboot with Windows 98 and/or DOS
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If you find it, it's even better to get a "low-specs" machine such as a Pentium 200 mmx or the likes. Certain very old games have problems running on fast machines.
     
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