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Running an Older OS game on Windows 7?

Is there a way to run a windows 98 game on Windows 7? I tried running the game on Win XP on virtual machine, it worked, but the graphics were messed up. I don't have a 98 disk. Thanks to anyone that can help me!
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    you can try running the application as an administrator , with compatability mode settings set to another version of windows eg windows 95/98 ,

    > right click the application shortcut
    > click properties
    > compatability tab


    You can also try expermenting with the setttings underneath the drop down to try to get the game to run with clean graphics , a lower screen res , and disablilg DPI scaling

    I use this to get Theme hospital running on my windows 7 X64 pro Machine ,when im craving some retro fun hopefully you'll be able to improve your' playability for your older games.
  2. synthaside said:
    you can try running the application as an administrator , with compatability mode settings set to another version of windows eg windows 95/98 ,

    > right click the application shortcut
    > click properties
    > compatability tab


    You can also try expermenting with the setttings underneath the drop down to try to get the game to run with clean graphics , a lower screen res , and disablilg DPI scaling

    I use this to get Theme hospital running on my windows 7 X64 pro Machine ,when im craving some retro fun hopefully you'll be able to improve your' playability for your older games.



    Thank you for the super fast reply.

    I cannot install the game at all on Windows 7.
    Running Windows XP in VMWare, I install and boot the game fine, but the graphics have issues. I have tried doing compatibility mode, 256 Colors, and anything else. Still having the problem.

    Here is a screenshot, maybe it will help identify my problem.
    (The picture is suppose to show a car, each box is suppose to be part of it)

  3. have you tried
    https://www.virtualbox.org/
    it got 2d, 3d acceleration i use it to play some old games
  4. Hi everyone.

    I found a bypass to play it. I moved the main game folder from VM running XP onto the desktop of Windows 7. From there I ran in compatibility mode, and it works great!

    Thanks for all your help!
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