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Anonymous
March 31, 2005 5:33:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi i' trying to install a game but in its requirements list it says i need to
change the files or buffers in the config.sys file. 1. Where do i find this
config.sys file and 2. How do i edit it. Thank you for reading this and
replying.

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Anonymous
March 31, 2005 6:39:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Most of the "older" games will run perfectly well on Windows XP, without
making adjustments to the config file. Some need to use Compatibility Mode
(details are in Help and Support), and this TechNet article will help you:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...

Basically, what Compatibility Mode does is allow the older program to
"think" it is being installed on the operating system for which it was
designed. You also need to pay attention to the game's requirements, and
some need to be installed using Compatibility starting with the installation
itself by going to Start/Run/Browse and locating the install.exe or
setup.exe file on the root of the CD. You can right-click that file, follow
the pattern to use Compatibility Mode and have it install.

After the install, make sure to update the program from the web site of the
creator, then right-click the icon you'll use to launch the game and make
sure the proper Compatibility settings are ready. You also need to make
sure the proper display and color settings are selected.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


"Comp_Illiterate" <Comp_Illiterate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:FF836AE3-7AB9-412D-8CEF-111902DA21CB@microsoft.com...
> Hi i' trying to install a game but in its requirements list it says i need
> to
> change the files or buffers in the config.sys file. 1. Where do i find
> this
> config.sys file and 2. How do i edit it. Thank you for reading this and
> replying.
Anonymous
March 31, 2005 11:37:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

"Chris H." wrote:

> Most of the "older" games will run perfectly well on Windows XP, without
> making adjustments to the config file. Some need to use Compatibility Mode
> (details are in Help and Support), and this TechNet article will help you:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...
>
> Basically, what Compatibility Mode does is allow the older program to
> "think" it is being installed on the operating system for which it was
> designed. You also need to pay attention to the game's requirements, and
> some need to be installed using Compatibility starting with the installation
> itself by going to Start/Run/Browse and locating the install.exe or
> setup.exe file on the root of the CD. You can right-click that file, follow
> the pattern to use Compatibility Mode and have it install.
>
> After the install, make sure to update the program from the web site of the
> creator, then right-click the icon you'll use to launch the game and make
> sure the proper Compatibility settings are ready. You also need to make
> sure the proper display and color settings are selected.
> --
> Chris H.
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
> Associate Expert
> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>
>
> "Comp_Illiterate" <Comp_Illiterate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:FF836AE3-7AB9-412D-8CEF-111902DA21CB@microsoft.com...
> > Hi i' trying to install a game but in its requirements list it says i need
> > to
> > change the files or buffers in the config.sys file. 1. Where do i find
> > this
> > config.sys file and 2. How do i edit it. Thank you for reading this and
> > replying.
>
>
> That disn't work. The game is run out of MsDos. So do I have to change the file like it said and if i do how do i change it.
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Anonymous
April 1, 2005 12:32:14 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Do a little search in this newsgroup for previous posts from Jimmy S. on DOS
games. He's got some pretty good instructions.
--
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
In memory of a true friend, Windows MVP Alex Nichol

Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


"Comp_Illiterate" <CompIlliterate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:E6F145ED-2766-4CAA-8005-531A5A8F7D0D@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Chris H." wrote:
>
>> Most of the "older" games will run perfectly well on Windows XP, without
>> making adjustments to the config file. Some need to use Compatibility
>> Mode
>> (details are in Help and Support), and this TechNet article will help
>> you:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...
>>
>> Basically, what Compatibility Mode does is allow the older program to
>> "think" it is being installed on the operating system for which it was
>> designed. You also need to pay attention to the game's requirements,
>> and
>> some need to be installed using Compatibility starting with the
>> installation
>> itself by going to Start/Run/Browse and locating the install.exe or
>> setup.exe file on the root of the CD. You can right-click that file,
>> follow
>> the pattern to use Compatibility Mode and have it install.
>>
>> After the install, make sure to update the program from the web site of
>> the
>> creator, then right-click the icon you'll use to launch the game and make
>> sure the proper Compatibility settings are ready. You also need to make
>> sure the proper display and color settings are selected.
>> --
>> Chris H.
>> Microsoft Windows MVP
>> Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
>> Associate Expert
>> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>
>>
>> "Comp_Illiterate" <Comp_Illiterate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:FF836AE3-7AB9-412D-8CEF-111902DA21CB@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi i' trying to install a game but in its requirements list it says i
>> > need
>> > to
>> > change the files or buffers in the config.sys file. 1. Where do i find
>> > this
>> > config.sys file and 2. How do i edit it. Thank you for reading this
>> > and
>> > replying.
>>
>>
>> That disn't work. The game is run out of MsDos. So do I have to change
>> the file like it said and if i do how do i change it.
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 8:27:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

You rang? ;-)

When a game is a DOS game, it could work using compatibility mode:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=292533 or by using the Multiboot
bootdisk from: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~lpcd/downloads.html
and always check at fileplanet.com to see if there's a patch available.

With DOSBOX you can emulate a DOS computer on your XP desktop:
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php Or try MS Virtual PC:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/downloads/...
which allows you to install DOS or to run any operating system inside XP.

If you prefer to explore other advanced methods, here are two excellent
tutorials I've found on the subject: http://www.dosgames.com/faq.php and
http://home.earthlink.net/~angeldancer27/XpGameList.htm For sound
issues use: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound Good Luck! :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________





"Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:o kcfKPnNFHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Do a little search in this newsgroup for previous posts from Jimmy S. on DOS games. He's got some pretty good instructions.
> --
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
> In memory of a true friend, Windows MVP Alex Nichol
>
> Chris H.
> Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
> Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
> Associate Expert
> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>
>
> "Comp_Illiterate" <CompIlliterate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E6F145ED-2766-4CAA-8005-531A5A8F7D0D@microsoft.com...
>>
>>
>> "Chris H." wrote:
>>
>>> Most of the "older" games will run perfectly well on Windows XP, without
>>> making adjustments to the config file. Some need to use Compatibility Mode
>>> (details are in Help and Support), and this TechNet article will help you:
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...
>>>
>>> Basically, what Compatibility Mode does is allow the older program to
>>> "think" it is being installed on the operating system for which it was
>>> designed. You also need to pay attention to the game's requirements, and
>>> some need to be installed using Compatibility starting with the installation
>>> itself by going to Start/Run/Browse and locating the install.exe or
>>> setup.exe file on the root of the CD. You can right-click that file, follow
>>> the pattern to use Compatibility Mode and have it install.
>>>
>>> After the install, make sure to update the program from the web site of the
>>> creator, then right-click the icon you'll use to launch the game and make
>>> sure the proper Compatibility settings are ready. You also need to make
>>> sure the proper display and color settings are selected.
>>> --
>>> Chris H.
>>> Microsoft Windows MVP
>>> Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
>>> Associate Expert
>>> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>
>>>
>>> "Comp_Illiterate" <Comp_Illiterate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> message news:FF836AE3-7AB9-412D-8CEF-111902DA21CB@microsoft.com...
>>> > Hi i' trying to install a game but in its requirements list it says i need
>>> > to
>>> > change the files or buffers in the config.sys file. 1. Where do i find
>>> > this
>>> > config.sys file and 2. How do i edit it. Thank you for reading this and
>>> > replying.
>>>
>>>
>>> That disn't work. The game is run out of MsDos. So do I have to change the file like it said and if i do how do i change it.
>
>
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