Can't Play My Windows 95 games :-( 28 replies

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#1 13 years ago

Hello. I was wondering if someone could help me with this. I have a bunch of PC games that run on Windows 95 and are a couple of years old. I can't get them to run on XP. It's really frustrating. I managed to get my old copy of Heretic to run by installing something called Doomsday, but I still have other games (like Summoner, Myst, Wolf, Riven, Arcana and others) that also won't run and I don't know what to do with them. Is there a Windows 95 emulator in existence? One that's either freeware or not too expensive (I'm not exactly rolling in the cash here)? If anyone could give me any advice I'd be very grateful. Thanks. Neon




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#2 13 years ago

Discussion of emulators is forbidden on these boards. Try using XP Compatibility mode. Right click on the installed game's icon and select properties, then the "Compatibility" tab. Configure Windows to the specification the game asks for. Compatability mode is notoriously useless, but it's worth a shot.




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#3 13 years ago

Look here in this guide. http://www.the-underdogs.org/guidewin.php I have not read the entire thing yet, so if there are any questionable things in there please forgive me and elete it, but I think it's legit.




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#4 13 years ago

I believe that all older games detect Windows XP as Windows NT, since XP runs on a NT base source code. I'm not 100% sure on this, but it's my best guess.




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#5 13 years ago

I encountered something like this before--it may be the same for you, not sure--but it was a driver compatibility issue, and there was nothing I could do about it...had to throw the old game I bought away :(




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#6 13 years ago
ChronoJediI believe that all older games detect Windows XP as Windows NT, since XP runs on a NT base source code. I'm not 100% sure on this, but it's my best guess.

Read the link I posted, it explains it all.




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#7 13 years ago

go to the exe file, right click, properties, then go to the compatability tab, change the settings to windows 95, then try it




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#8 13 years ago
GreatGrizzlygo to the exe file, right click, properties, then go to the compatability tab, change the settings to windows 95, then try it

aye aye, you beat me to it Griz




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#9 13 years ago

Try using a bit of software called VDM sound. It takes a bit of research to learn to use it, but it helped me get some really old games working.




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#10 13 years ago
Big {Daddy}Try using a bit of software called VDM sound. It takes a bit of research to learn to use it, but it helped me get some really old games working.

Doh!