How is it possible to run old games on winXp

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Everz, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Everz

    Everz FH is my second home

    Trying to play Magic Carpet on Winxp, put am unable to, anyway to?
  2. Falukropp

    Falukropp Fledgling Freddie is a good place to start out.

    If it doesnt help, try to find some good abandonware site, they usually have instructions and utilities to get old games running on modern systems.
  3. scorge

    scorge Fledgling Freddie

    make a shortcut to the .exe the go to properties then comptability and switch to windows 95.

    usually old games dont work because they look for a certain amount of memory in the first 640k, not a problem nowadays but it was with 386 and 486 machines. if they dont see it they wont run, probably best to look for an emulator that will work with it.

    also yo might find that everything is too fast as the CPU speed will be going mental

  4. eggy

    eggy Fledgling Freddie

    OMG magic carpet WHAT A GAME!!
  5. Bahumat

    Bahumat FH is my second home

    if you right click and goto properties, there is an option "run in windows" you can choose winxp/98/95 etc etc.

    maybe that other guy said already hehe
  6. Deepflame

    Deepflame Fledgling Freddie

    Alternatively, you can install an emulator for DOS.

    And if you don't want that, try out VMWare and have it run Windows 95 inside Windows XP.

    I'm sure there are other emulators out there, but these two are the ones I use. :) I'm quite satisfied with them.
  7. inqy

    inqy One of Freddy's beloved

    oooh this is great, might try pizza tycoon again. world domination here I come!
  8. Darzil

    Darzil Fledgling Freddie

    Hmm, must try to get XCom Apocalypse running some time.

    Does anyone know if they include soundblaster emulators for modern soundcards, as that was my issue when I tried setting up a dual boot with Win98 to play it before.

  9. Everz

    Everz FH is my second home

    Got it working, only it runs waaaaay to fast :(
  10. Garbannoch

    Garbannoch Fledgling Freddie

    dosbox is your best bet really - really great emulator

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