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04-12-2012 04:25 PM
Picollo guys you can always run old dos games / windows games in a VM or you can always install windows 98/2000/xp in another partition and dual boot
26-11-2012 05:52 AM
hunvagy It haas begun (worst Shang Tsung voice ever). Win8 uses a completely different approach to the OS as previous versions. So even if the game runs on everything including win7, chances are you're screwed with Win8/WinRT. You could try launching it while using the desktop "app" *shudder*. Seriously, who was the idiot that decided that the desktop should be an application, and that it's a good idea to throw multitasking out the window. *sigh*
24-11-2012 12:11 PM
The Fifth Horseman It's recommended that you use this copy of Windows within DOSBox: http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=27770
Comes preinstalled with the usual pre-requisite libraries, and if something extra turns out neccesary we'll do our best to update it accordingly.
24-11-2012 09:41 AM
Japo Not sure, but it may be this:
http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=21198
23-11-2012 07:38 PM
Yengoshi
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Originally Posted by Eagle of Fire View Post
I didn't catch the fact that this game is a Windows 3.11 game.

This thread might be able to help you.
I didn't think Ace was that old. Just tried Ace and it runs fine under XP expect for a minor graphical glitch that being the status text displaying a weird colour. (The text that shows what your currently selecting.) Claw still crashes though.

Edit: Ok So I installed 3.1 and got a CD driver for it and installed Ace however when I go to run it it says that some library files are missing and that I need to re-install the application.
23-11-2012 07:33 PM
Eagle of Fire I didn't catch the fact that this game is a Windows 3.11 game.

This thread might be able to help you.
23-11-2012 07:30 PM
Yengoshi
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Originally Posted by The Fifth Horseman View Post
Check if there are any notes about it at the end of the review. Some of those games require additional steps to run.
Just have all it mentions are about climbing ladders nothing about the game crashing after getting the a blank screen with music and sound fx.
23-11-2012 07:18 PM
The Fifth Horseman Check if there are any notes about it at the end of the review. Some of those games require additional steps to run.
23-11-2012 07:16 PM
Yengoshi DOSBox itself runs fine its just games anyway I figured it was something to do with it being a 64 bit O/S, so I installed my old copy of XP 32 bit under a VM got Claw installed now and updated it runs plays the intro movie, then I get the music and sound FX but a blank screen then I get a error saying Claw has encountered a problem and needs to close. Even with 95 compat and 256 colours and a low res set in compatibility options.
23-11-2012 06:24 PM
Eagle of Fire I'm not used to see users post about Windows 8. It is the new operating system.

Windows have a retarded policy of dropping more and more compatibility from previous OSes... And DOSBox is a free tool maintained by enthusiasms.

There is little for me to say to help you since this is a new problem. I could simply suggest you the same thing than users with Windows 7: look on your installation CD for compatibility options which don't install automatically. Then you might also want to go on the DOSBox site to ask them the question as it might simply be that DOSBox is not compatible with Windows 8 or has issues with it and they might be able to correct this in the future.
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