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Tower Real Time Radar ATC Game by Apollo Software circa 1995

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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 4:44:01 PM

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I have had this game from new and would like to play it thru Windows XP.

According to the box it would run in Wndows 3.1 or Windows 95. I have run
the compatability wizard but I get an error stating "This version of
MSVCRT20.dll is only intended for WIN32s"

Is there anything possible to get this running?

Appreciate any help

--
Kevin
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 12:58:20 PM

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Hi Kevin,

"Kevin Evans" <kevin@acft.screaming.net> wrote in message news:185D08FE-C803-4F6C-A78A-27A3214654D4@microsoft.com...
|I have had this game from new and would like to play it thru Windows XP.
|
| According to the box it would run in Wndows 3.1 or Windows 95. I have run
| the compatability wizard but I get an error stating "This version of
| MSVCRT20.dll is only intended for WIN32s"
|
| Is there anything possible to get this running?
|
| Appreciate any help
|
| --
| Kevin

Instead of using the Wizard, try this method to see if it works for you ...
Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
2.. Click on Properties.
3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
a.. Windows 95
b.. Windows 98
c.. Windows NT 4
d.. Windows 2000
5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
a.. Run in 256 colors.
b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
c.. Disable visual themes.

Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc11...

--
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
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_________________________________________________________
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 3:56:02 PM

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--
Kevin


"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
>
> "Kevin Evans" <kevin@acft.screaming.net> wrote in message news:185D08FE-C803-4F6C-A78A-27A3214654D4@microsoft.com...
> |I have had this game from new and would like to play it thru Windows XP.
> |
> | According to the box it would run in Wndows 3.1 or Windows 95. I have run
> | the compatability wizard but I get an error stating "This version of
> | MSVCRT20.dll is only intended for WIN32s"
> |
> | Is there anything possible to get this running?
> |
> | Appreciate any help
> |
> | --
> | Kevin
>
> Instead of using the Wizard, try this method to see if it works for you ...
> Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.
>
> To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
> down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
> to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:
>
> To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
> first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).
>
> 1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
> 2.. Click on Properties.
> 3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
> 4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
> a.. Windows 95
> b.. Windows 98
> c.. Windows NT 4
> d.. Windows 2000
> 5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
> a.. Run in 256 colors.
> b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
> c.. Disable visual themes.
>
> Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.
>
> Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
> A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
>
> If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
> link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
> or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
> http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc11...
>
> --
> 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.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> Jimmy

Think I sussed this one. Replaced the DLL file with a newer and "Ureka" the
program works just fine.

Thanks for the information though, I will save it for future use.


>
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 11:19:31 PM

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Great workaround Kevin, thanks for posting that! :-)

Cheers,
Jimmy.

"Kevin Evans" <kevin@acft.screaming.net> wrote in message news:7FD606D6-A3BA-4D3B-863B-4ECF2441ECDE@microsoft.com...
|
| --
| Kevin
|
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Kevin,
| >
| > "Kevin Evans" <kevin@acft.screaming.net> wrote in message news:185D08FE-C803-4F6C-A78A-27A3214654D4@microsoft.com...
| > |I have had this game from new and would like to play it thru Windows XP.
| > |
| > | According to the box it would run in Wndows 3.1 or Windows 95. I have run
| > | the compatability wizard but I get an error stating "This version of
| > | MSVCRT20.dll is only intended for WIN32s"
| > |
| > | Is there anything possible to get this running?
| > |
| > | Appreciate any help
| > |
| > | --
| > | Kevin
| >
| > Instead of using the Wizard, try this method to see if it works for you ...
| > Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.
| >
| > To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
| > down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
| > to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:
| >
| > To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
| > first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).
| >
| > 1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
| > 2.. Click on Properties.
| > 3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
| > 4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
| > a.. Windows 95
| > b.. Windows 98
| > c.. Windows NT 4
| > d.. Windows 2000
| > 5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
| > a.. Run in 256 colors.
| > b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
| > c.. Disable visual themes.
| >
| > Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.
| >
| > Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
| > A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
| >
| > If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
| > link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
| > or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
| > http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc11...
| >
| > --
| > 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.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > Jimmy
|
| Think I sussed this one. Replaced the DLL file with a newer and "Ureka" the
| program works just fine.
|
| Thanks for the information though, I will save it for future use.
|
|
| >
!