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Windows 7: Playing 16-bit CD-ROM games on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit system.

23 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Playing 16-bit CD-ROM games on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit system.

First off, forgive me if I am posting in the wrong place; this is my first time here and this looked like the most appropriate board.

My mother picked up a few old computer games. I believe they are 16 bit because they worked on my mom's 32 bit XP system. I tried playing them and they gave me some trouble...

Before someone suggests XP mode, I have looked into it and it would be too expensive to upgrade to a version of 7 that would support XP mode. So, any help?

If all else fails, I could always use it on my mom's or dad's computer, but I want to make sure there's no easier way.


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23 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You coulc try DosBox
DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
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23 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

+1 for DOS Box.
Bonus is it's free
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23 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I have looked into DOSBox, but I have absolutely no idea how it works. But if that's the only thing you can find, I will try harder.

Thanks!
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23 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by banjonator1 View Post
I have looked into DOSBox, but I have absolutely no idea how it works. But if that's the only thing you can find, I will try harder.

Thanks!
I find it much simpler than any
vm. But it's up to you.
Good luck
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23 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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23 May 2012   #7

 

There are several graphical interfaces available that work on top of DOSBox ("front ends") that help make things easier than dealing with a raw command line, you could try using one of those in conjunction with DOSBox. From the DOSBox wiki:

DOSBoxFrontends - DOSBoxWiki

I've got one of them installed at home, iirc it's DOSShell.
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24 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Didn't even know DosBox had other "skins"! D:
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