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New comp XP old games not work

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October 15, 2002 1:05:32 AM

Hi..old computer 486 DX 66 to slow for newer games. Months ago bought Gateway WIN XP 1.9 512 ram Geoforce 3 SB Digital LIVe
No games play. No DOS....
Most games DOS
Program Compatibility rarely plays games.
Was told to dual boot. Tried Partition Magic and it crashed my system.
Maybe a second hard drive? What about a external HD? would that work?
Also was told to make a bootable DOS CD disc. Don't know how to do that. TRied putting old WIN 98 and to install on CD ROM both computer said can't do that. I am stumped

Comeon guys. I need help with this one.

Dying to play 11th hour. That's how long that game has been sitting around.
Don't want to spend a few hundred to buy an older computer.
Must be another way.


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October 18, 2002 4:28:02 AM

Put the following lines in your C:\WINDOWS\config.nt file:

dos=high, umb

These lines are what XP uses when it starts a DOS based game. Most need the emm386 memory manager which XP does does not seem to allocate properly even when you right click on the program icon and tell it to.
October 18, 2002 2:19:45 PM


Thought I already posted this once. Maybe I just meant to, and my memory is worse than I thought...

Anyways, <A HREF="" target="_new">;/A>. Right side, games. Find 11th hour, and see if it will run.

[Jedi mind trick] You LOVE Palladium. [/mind trick]
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October 19, 2002 9:28:16 AM

now if only, by some miracle, someone could get carm2 working on the NT kernel =\
October 20, 2002 4:15:46 PM


What's carm2?

Carmegeddon 2?

That sounds about like Star Control2. You can probably get it to run excellent under Winex. Amazingly enough, the games that came out in 1993 or prior work well under Winex.

[Jedi mind trick] You LOVE Palladium. [/mind trick]
October 20, 2002 6:26:04 PM

Ya carm2 == carmageddon 2.
The game runs (sometimes), but you can not see servers nor join them in a lan session. It's only multiplayer mode runs over ipx, but for some reason no one has found a way to get it to work using win2k/xp.

Anyone tried using winex?
I don't have enough room for a linux partition right now =\.