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Old 30-01-2006, 12:45 PM   #1
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I would love to be able find all the games that run under a certain compatibility mode. Is that possible? In other words, it would be cool to view all the games that run under Windows XP.

Just a thought.

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Old 30-01-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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Well every game has the compatibility icon, but you'd have to look at the games seperately.

I know this may sound a bit rude, but I really think you should learn how to use DOSBox. It's not that hard (just take about an hour to really go through it) and all the games on the site will work. It's really worth it - DOSBox may require a little initial thinking, but it's not very difficult, just don't let the non-clicking screens where you need to type something that makes no sense at first scare you off.
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:55 AM   #3
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We are definately going to add that search funtion/listing function to the new site layout (when we get 'round to it).

But I totally agree with Seb. Try to learn DOSBox, it's not that hard.
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Old 16-03-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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I know this may sound a bit rude, but I really think you should learn how to use DOSBox. It's not that hard (just take about an hour to really go through it) and all the games on the site will work. It's really worth it - DOSBox may require a little initial thinking, but it's not very difficult, just don't let the non-clicking screens where you need to type something that makes no sense at first scare you off.
Heh, there are very few computer screens that could scare me off, seeing as how I've been coding since you were in diapers.

And I have had DOSBox up and running succesfully. At one time I was very heavy into the emulation scene - Amiga, C64, MAME, DOS, you name it. But no matter how "easy" and technologically advanced the emulation is, there is always time and effort involved in not only the initial setup of the emulator, but often with each new game. I'm at a time in my life with four small kids that I simply don't have the time or inclination to deal with that anymore, no matter how easy it is. It's just a personal choice at the moment to stick with games that work in the native os. But since I have been around so long I do like to find those occasional old-time treasure that still works in XP.

Thanks.

(Sorry it took so long to reply, I forgot I had even posted here)

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Old 17-03-2006, 04:39 PM   #5
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The oldest (1991 & older) titles usually work.
And, as you know, you can get more running through VDMS.
But that's about it.
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Old 18-03-2006, 04:30 AM   #6
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If you want games which run with WinXP, buy newer games and you will be sure they work? :blink:
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Old 18-03-2006, 10:01 AM   #7
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How about reading the guys post eh? Obviously he wants to see what old games he can run on Win XP, because he hasn't got time for DOSBox...

I would also suggest trying drag & drop in DOSBox, since that's pretty fast, and some games might work without addtional calibration...
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Old 18-03-2006, 08:37 PM   #8
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I've read his post. Mine was to point out that basically no old games are fully compatible with Windows XP. :bleh:
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Old 18-03-2006, 09:47 PM   #9
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Originally posted by ThreePea@Mar 16 2006, 04:36 PM
And I have had DOSBox up and running succesfully [...] there is always time and effort involved in not only the initial setup of the emulator, but often with each new game.
Well, the only modification I have to do from time to time is to change 1 simple word (from VGA to Tandy or CGA) from time to time, to run some older games. Otherwise once you set DOSBox it's running perfectly - except with some games, that the latest version isn't supporting.

There's no need to worry about DOSBox taking up your time, it's more the time oyu'll spend playing the games :bleh:
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the input. I understand old games aren't designed to run in XP, and I understand DosBox is easy. We're all on the same page. To each his own, and it should be ok with everyone if I am not inclined to try Dosbox at this time - it's not an insult to Dosbox, or old games, or Abandonia. It was just a simple question, which has been answered.

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