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Old 18-07-2007, 08:00 PM   #1
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anyone know what to do?
As far as I know it's Windows game, so DOSBox won't help, compability modes neither (I've checked all the combinations). Could I have a corrupted archive or this game will never work on XP ??
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Old 19-07-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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Is there anything more specific that occurs when you try tu run the game? Error messages, BSOD's, "file not found" or anything else out of the norm?
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Old 19-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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that is the problem - there is only about 3 seconds of black screen ... without a compability mode - it is about one sec.
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Set up MS VPC 2007 with Windows 98 on it and see if the game runs under that. If yes - the problem is with WinXP. If no - it's with the game.
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Old 19-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
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not sure ... VPC is Virtual PC ??
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Old 19-07-2007, 09:52 PM   #6
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Yup it is
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Old 21-07-2007, 03:24 AM   #7
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Silver is a well-known pain in the behind to get to run on Windows XP, and is besides kind of quite buggy, so your best bet is Windows 98. If you want to save your CPU usage, you're probably better off installing Windows 98 on a different hard-drive or a different partition of the same hard-drive, but that might be, depending on your knowledge level, a little more complicated than running it in Virtual PC.
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I've got additional HDD so I can install Win98 with no problem inside my computer. ?That is easy - only takes a little too much time.

I've never been playing with virtual stuff, so this one could be a little difficult ... where to get the program from, where to get Win 98 that matches the virtual system?

I hope I'll get some more time soon so I'll be able to do this Win 98 stuff and play that old RPG
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QUOTE(bob-satan @ Jul 21 2007, 09:38 AM) [snapback]300617[/snapback]
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I've got additional HDD so I can install Win98 with no problem inside my computer. ?That is easy - only takes a little too much time.

I've never been playing with virtual stuff, so this one could be a little difficult ... where to get the program from, where to get Win 98 that matches the virtual system?

I hope I'll get some more time soon so I'll be able to do this Win 98 stuff and play that old RPG
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About VPC and Win98: All you need is a Win98 installation cd, and install it on the VPC the same way you always do. Oh, and you need to set up the VPC for a virtual Win98, but that's just about selecting from a menu and click "ok". Nothing to it, but I found the VPC has some downsides. It has a virtual graphics card for instance, and VPC can never use any other card than that, so if you have a nice card, you won't be able to use it in VPC.
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