Game won't run

By ridgewayranger
Dec 3, 2008
  1. Hi all,

    I have a DOS game which I have run on both of my machines for years with no problems, no Dos box or anything else, just load it, click the .exe file, and away it goes.
    Recently I had to reinstall the OS, XP Home with SP3. Now .exe file brings up the opening screen then freezes. On the computer with the working game the opening screen has animation in the form of colour changes and 1 click brings up the game screen, but on the reinstall, nothing. I've even copied the good one and used that but no dice. Something seems to have killed the animation, but what? I have updated the graphics driver.
    Hope someone can help!
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Have you tried running it via DosBox?
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    What you can try is to find the executable (.exe) for the game and change the compatability (right click, properties if XP) to Win 95.
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