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Need to play my 16 bit game on my 64 bit computer...but how?

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posted on Sep, 7 2019 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: zatara
Hi guys..

I got this 1998 game which I am very fond of but when I try to install on my cmputer it says...no.

It is a 16 bit game..i believe... and my computer is a 64 bit one running on...yes, you guessed right.. windows 10.

Any ideas how I can have a crack at beating my last high score?

THX


PS other solution than installing an older or different OS...please

DOS is 8 bit
For any DOS games DOSBox will run em all

For Windows 16 bit Games ?
Run in Windows 95/98 Compatibility mode
Check -" Disable Full Screen Optimization" and may have to check "Run in 640 x 480 Mode"
Using those 2 , you can run any game


+1
I have some Popcap hidden object games
I have to change the settings as follows
*compatible Windows 7
*reduce color
*640 x 480
*override DPI
screen goes crazy but settles down and works




posted on Sep, 7 2019 @ 09:23 PM
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nvm
edit on thpmkSat, 07 Sep 2019 21:25:29 -0500pm30America/ChicagoSat, 07 Sep 2019 21:25:29 -050025 by Sakrateri because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2019 @ 10:43 PM
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Not sure how this got to 2 pages without a simple answer,

community.combatsim.com...

Runs great on my RTX2080ti...



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Problem with that (the VM) is that unless he has a Win98 installation disk, we can't help.... though google could, in a pinch


Even the Internet Archive could..

But the newer remake seems to make the people who were addicted to this 20 years ago squee.. I have no idea what I was doing with it, but they seem to think it's spot on.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 02:42 AM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Still cannot run a Windows based game in it. Only Dos based games.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 02:42 AM
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originally posted by: E92M3
Not sure how this got to 2 pages without a simple answer,

community.combatsim.com...

Runs great on my RTX2080ti...


It didn't... look at my post on page 1.



posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Found a way around it all.. I went in the barn to dig up my old worthless computers and been able to make one work. It runs on Vista, a 2.4 GHz CPU,, 2Gb RAM, 80 Gb HD and a videocard able to just run the game. To run it on the highest graphics levels I will search ebay for the fastest AGP card from the time. Must be a bargain today... Any suggestions what AGP card that would be... I have now an ATI Radeon HD2400 series in it.. Must be able to much better than that


edit on 15/9/2019 by zatara because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: zatara
a reply to: Gothmog

Found a way around it all.. I went in the barn to dig up my old worthless computers and been able to make one work. It runs on Vista, a 2.4 GHz CPU,, 2Gb RAM, 80 Gb HD and a videocard able to just run the game. To run it on the highest graphics levels I will search ebay for the fastest AGP card from the time. Must be a bargain today... Any suggestions what AGP card that would be... I have now an ATI Radeon HD2400 series in it.. Must be able to much better than that


I was going to upload my old Millennium Virtual Box (from Microsoft) up to a private server to you .
I was unable to find it.
Glad you got the issue resolved , though .



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