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June 7, 2010 7:06:40 PM

I am not very computer savvy. I found an older AD&D game, Descent to Undermountain. It's the first AD&D rules game on CD-ROM, and is Win 95 compatible. I'm getting a message that says I can't run a 32-bit application on a 64-bit OS. Is there a simple solution to this problem?

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
System:
Manufacturer: Cyberpower Inc.
Rating: 5.9 Windows Experience Index (no clue what this is)
Processor: AMD Athalon(tm) II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System


P.S. I need a simple solution because I take alot of pain meds also.

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June 7, 2010 8:59:23 PM

It may not work at all... I have an older Monty Python game (Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time) that would not work under any compatibility settings at all. I'm quite sure I had the game running under 64-bit Vista... but for some reason 64-bit Win 7 just doesn't work. The only other thing I can suggest is try disabling UAC to see if that has any effect.
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June 8, 2010 1:43:00 AM

those are probably older DOS based games and after Win Me, there is no chance to run the game under Windows, but you can download DosBox:http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1 and the tutorial is on the right at the top
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June 8, 2010 3:45:20 AM

number13 said:
those are probably older DOS based games and after Win Me, there is no chance to run the game under Windows, but you can download DosBox:http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1 and the tutorial is on the right at the top


Yep, looks like a DOS game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_to_Undermountain

The OS kernel was changed quite a bit from ME to XP home. Prior to XP home there was a DOS subsytem. Since then, there are just DOS VM's which don't usually like games much in my experience.

Good chance that dosbox works. There are also a number of freeware versions of DOS that might do the trick.

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June 8, 2010 4:17:12 AM

Falcon, which freeware versions that run with 7
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a b $ Windows 7
June 8, 2010 6:43:52 AM

number13 said:
Falcon, which freeware versions that run with 7


I meant full DOS clones. Such as FreeDOS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeDOS

I have little to no experience with these, but I assume they operate just like MS-DOS did.

I would try DosBox first.
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June 8, 2010 1:40:19 PM

THX
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June 8, 2010 2:37:26 PM

DOSBox works great with Win 7 64-bit.
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June 8, 2010 3:13:26 PM

Best answer selected by wakeenyan.
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June 8, 2010 3:18:14 PM

39650,1,505493 said:
I am not very computer savvy. I found an older AD&D game, Descent to Undermountain. It's the first AD&D rules game on CD-ROM, and is Win 95 compatible. I'm getting a message that says I can't run a 32-bit application on a 64-bit OS. Is there a simple solution to this problem?

DOSBox worked great! Thank you for all the replies. :bounce: 

The game's taking me back to days gone by............................ :o  Holey crap, alot of days just went by. I think I might have whiplash!
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September 12, 2012 11:40:17 PM

Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time cd has been with me since I bought it in '91' and I've used it with every OS since DOS 6, right up until just getting Windows 7, 64 bit.....and that includes running it under Windows 7, 32, just fine. I can run everything on it with 7, 64 bit, but only in XP mode....and then it still refuses to run the screen saver as my screen saver....I can only play with it in the XP mode. Anyone have any ideas how to make it work like normal?
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