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Old 17-03-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm trying to run War Wind on Windows 7 in windows 95 compatibility mode, and while it runs 0k, parts of the screen keep flashing black and nothing happens when I press 'save' or 'load'. Can anyone help?


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Old 17-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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I'd suggest running the game in a virtual machine with Windows 95 or 98.
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Old 18-03-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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I'd suggest running the game in a virtual machine with Windows 95 or 98.
Absolutely, runs fine in VPC2007/W98SE


... Or in Win7 be sure to put the game in your own user folders, or somewhere where you have full access rights ( D: partition, USB drive , whatever....)
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Old 18-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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I've been trying to get a virtual machine to work on my computer for years, but I can't get past the 'install windows' bit becuse I can never find my discs. Can anyone help? Isn't there just some sort of virtual machine that doesn't need a copy of windows?
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Isn't there just some sort of virtual machine that doesn't need a copy of windows?
Not yet, some are working on it, but it's far from usable now.
http://wiki.winehq.org/WineOnWindows

You always could run linux in VPC and run WINE in that, how it will run will depend how beefy your compy is .......



.... not that it's tht hard to find a W98SE iso on teh internet ......
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Old 18-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
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No, there isn't. You need either a disc or a binary image of one.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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Hello, I'm trying to run War Wind on Windows 7 in windows 95 compatibility mode, and while it runs 0k, parts of the screen keep flashing black and nothing happens when I press 'save' or 'load'. Can anyone help?


http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/27538/War+Wind.html
hej,
i had thesame problem. whenever i started the game in compatibily mode 95 or 98, i could save the game, but therefor it allways crashed. when i did not turn on compatibily mode, i could play, but i could not save.
however, i think i found a (surprisingly simple) solution for this problem:
i started the game in compatibily mode win 95 and also set the following settings in thesame window, where you activate compatibily mode:
- start with 256 colors
- resolution 640x480
- deaktivate visual designes
- deaktivate desktop?????? (in german it is called "Desktopgestaltung")

i also checked: "start program as administrator"

maybe not all of those options are necessary, but now i could play for the first time the whole first oblinox mission without any crashes and furthermore i was able to save the game afterwards
so i hope, i fixed the problem like this now
                       
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