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Windows 7: Old game, 64-bit compatibility issue

17 Aug 2010   #1
McMutton

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Old game, 64-bit compatibility issue

Hey there. I'm trying to install this old game that ran on Windows 95/98. The problem is that it's incompatible with my 64-bit Windows 7, so despite running the installer using Compatibility Mode, it still doesn't work. Is there any way to get it to work?


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17 Aug 2010   #2
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

sorry i can't help you. The oldest game i ever installed on my windows 7 was a game called Powerboat Racing or sumthing that works on windows ME and stuff. Worked perfectly fine on my computer in compatibility mode
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17 Aug 2010   #3
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

well, if you have a compatible 7 version, you can try xp mode, it might work for the older games
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17 Aug 2010   #4
McMutton

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Nah, I've only got Home Premium, so it won't let me use XP Mode.
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17 Aug 2010   #5
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

yea, then you really can't run those games anymore. Windows 7 has no support for 16 bit games (most 98 games) while xp does/did. can't really help you, sorry.
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17 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You could try using VMware and installing XP on that. You might even be able to install 98 if you have a copy. I don't really know much about it, but a lot of people on here use it. If you have any problems with it, we have a section of the site for that kind of thing.
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17 Aug 2010   #7
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
You could try using VMware and installing XP on that. You might even be able to install 98 if you have a copy. I don't really know much about it, but a lot of people on here use it. If you have any problems with it, we have a section of the site for that kind of thing.
Provided your processor supports virtualization. What processor do you have?
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17 Aug 2010   #8
McMutton

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've an Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU
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17 Aug 2010   #9
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

ok, then you can try that.
Good Luck! Tell us how it ends!
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17 Aug 2010   #10
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Free Route - Sun Virtual Box + Linux + Wine = GamePlay : ) The speed of those old games probably won't be affected.

Not Free Route - Sun Virtual Box + XP = Gameplay. Easiest way to do it short of going back to XP

DosBox will work for most DOS games
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