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Old 20-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Feel free to comment and discuss this game here. Also, if you have any useful tips or tricks don't hesitate to share them with the others! Thanks!

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Old 20-02-2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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Wow, that's probably the "most awaited" game. There was talk about getting it on site all the years. That's no statement about EoF's pace or reliability, though. :laugh:
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Old 21-02-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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how i run it on windows 7?

thanxs ! ( DOS-box is not compatible )
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Old 21-02-2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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Stars! does not run on the 64-bit version of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, which cannot run 16-bit software. However, it can be played on a virtual machine like Virtual Windows XP on Windows 7 [1], or in VirtualPC on earlier 64 bit versions of windows.
If you have the 32-bit W7, you should be able to simply execute it and play away.
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Old 21-02-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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If you have the 32-bit W7, you should be able to simply execute it and play away.
I have 64bit Win7 and it doesn't work with any compability mode
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Old 21-02-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
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for virtualpc it needs Windows 7 pro

there are other ways ?
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for virtualpc it needs Windows 7 pro
FALSE.

VPC2007 works fine in ALL Win7.
But you will have to install an (older game compatible) OS in an empty VPC yourself, same as under XP and Vista.
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Old 27-02-2010, 01:43 PM   #8
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Trying to play this with Windows XP.

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Cannot find file ~\Stars!\stars26i.exe (or one of its components). Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

DOSBox tells me that I need to run it under Windows
                       
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Cannot find file ~\Stars!\stars26i.exe (or one of its components). Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.
Well, Check to ensure your path and filenames are correct and that all required libraries are available.
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DOSBox tells me that I need to run it under Windows
Dosbox , not windowsbox, and as the game is a windowsgame you will have to install Win3 in dosbox to be able to play this one under dosbox. FYI: works fine.

If that all is too much trouble for you look @ pag 1: EoF has given all you need there, even a link towards the pre-made DOSBox/Win3.11 version to the installed game in dosbox-win3.


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Though I have my doubts if that link is fully koosjer, as Win3 is included in the download ..... ah well, doesn't matter I guess.
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Trying to play this with Windows XP.

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Cannot find file ~\Stars!\stars26i.exe (or one of its components). Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

DOSBox tells me that I need to run it under Windows
I got this once or twice at work when I had to fine tune my turns.

I am pretty sure it is because you unpacked the game in a subdirectory which is too long for the antique Windows 3.11 coding to handle. Try shortening the directory name or, better yet, unpack the game directly on your root directory. Like "C:\STARS!" or "C:\GAMES\STARS!", for example.

Furthermore, it is possible to set associations for your .M# files. Simply double click on it and select the option to manually associate this file type with the right program. Browse your HD for the stars26i.exe file and select it. The next time you double click on your .M# file, STARS! will automatically open it along with the program.

You will need to do the association for every number of the .M# files, but the second time you will be able to select STARS! from the list of existing programs.
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