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Windows XP Compatability Mode

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February 15, 2002 11:44:13 PM

I've been wondering if anyone has used the compatabilty option in Windows XP? (When you change it the properies of a file) I've tried it on several working games and I saw no difference. I've tried it on several non-working DOS games in hopes of getting then to run in XP and still nothing.
Is this option just for show?

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February 17, 2002 7:04:34 PM

Here's some links to help you troubleshoot the problem. I've not actually attempted to play an older DOS-Based game in Win2K or WinXP ... so I'm not an expert, by any means. Heck, not even a novice! But maybe something in one of the links will get you started.

<A HREF="http://www.ina-support.com/dos_troubleshooting/index.as..." target="_new">DOS Troubleshooting FAQ</A>

<A HREF="http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound/index.html" target="_new">VDMSound - DOS Software Emulation</A>

<A HREF="http://www.gamespy.com/hardware/september01/winxpgaming..." target="_new">Windows XP: A Gamer's Friend?</A>

<A HREF="http://www.retrogames.com/072001.html" target="_new">Retrogames</A>

<A HREF="http://members.eunet.at/lexlechz/RuMSX.html" target="_new">RuMSX, Turbo-R emulator (freeware)</A>

<A HREF="http://www.emuunlim.com/" target="_new">EmuUnlin</A>

<A HREF="http://www.zophar.net/pc.html" target="_new">PC Emulators</A>

<A HREF="http://members.aol.com/jpsoftco/gamemenu.htm" target="_new">Game Menu</A>

See ya ...

Toejam31

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February 17, 2002 7:30:15 PM

Are you a google madman or what hehe?

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February 17, 2002 8:18:25 PM

Google is just one of the twenty search engines in my arsenal! LOL!

Toey

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February 17, 2002 8:28:42 PM

hehe

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