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05-12-2004, 11:13 AM
I've got an old Big Red Racing CD here (used to love having LAN games at school :)), and it has both DOS and Windows versions. Unfortunately I can't get it to work much. So far I've tried:

DOS version in Windows XP: Starts, but freezes at the name entry screen. Even the text doesn't shake like normal.

Windows version in Windows XP: Windows complains it's not a valid Win32 application.

DOS version in DOSBox: Starts, but anything with 3D objects like the vehicle selection screen and the races is unplayably jerky. I have a P4 3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and was using 20000 cycles, so I don't think it's just my machine's spec.

Has anyone had better results than these?

05-12-2004, 11:45 AM
I also have Big Red Racing and I remember it ran properly in windows, but without sound. I will try it again now with VDM Sound and see what happens there! I'll keep you posted, if it works, perhaps there will be a good soul to write a review for it out there? :angel: Not that I'm suggesting anyone :whistle: ;)

05-12-2004, 06:42 PM
Works like a dream with VDMSound! You should try it!

06-12-2004, 08:47 AM
Still no good. :( It shows the title screen, then gets to 'Enter your name:' and freezes completely. And if I make a batch file to run 'racing -cfg me' it does the same thing at the menu. Even with sound disabled completely, and with or without the patch. :wall: