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CyberRaptor

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#1 14 years ago

I have some old games that I want to play again, but because they are so old, playing them can be difficult. Darksun: Shattered Lands for example, seems to work on my PC, except for the fact that I have an AMD Athlon 64 3600+ 2.30 GHz processor, which as you can imagine exceeds the requirements of this game about 100 times over thus causing the character movement in the game to be ridiculously fast. Another example of this problem is with the game Fallout, in which the movement of my party on the world map is too fast to experience the proper number of random encounters. So my question is....do you know of any programs that could "simulate" an older PC that would be more compatable with such games? Also, do you know of any programs that could bump that ugly old 640x480 resolution up to at least 800x600?




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#2 14 years ago

I know your problem. If you're looking to play DOS games, you can try the following programs: -SCUMMVM (I seriously recommend downloading the Q&E Program for it here) -DOS Box (Download the D-Fend Frontend for it, makes it nice and easy to use. It's on the same site) -VDM Sound (Download the Q&E Program for it here. It configures most of the details for you automatically. You'll be able to download the latest VDM Sound from there aswell) Hope that helps.


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JP(NL)

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#3 14 years ago

bah... wish there was a way to play Red Alert on windows XP... now that would make me happy.




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#4 14 years ago
the Staplerbah... wish there was a way to play Red Alert on windows XP... now that would make me happy.

Install a duel-boot OS ;)




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#5 14 years ago
the Staplerbah... wish there was a way to play Red Alert on windows XP... now that would make me happy.

Try VDM Sound, it might just work. VDM Sound not only emulates the soundcard needed, but it also emulates dos.


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JP(NL)

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#6 14 years ago

It works it works, I can play red alert on windows XP w00T w00t w00t!! (without yer VMD sound program btw.)

I just changed the setup properties. ^^




CyberRaptor

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#7 14 years ago

You would be surprised how many old games work with Windows XP. I got Wasteland (a game made in 1989) to work perfectly on Windows XP Professional.




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#8 14 years ago

Hey guys - quit talking about Emulators - discussion about Emulators is NOT allowed on GF.




Guns4Hire

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#9 14 years ago
RevenHey guys - quit talking about Emulators - discussion about Emulators is NOT allowed on GF.

Do you even know what you are yelling at us about? :lol:




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#10 14 years ago

hehehe. I'm not using any emulators. besides, those files from wiener are perfectly legal... where I live.




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