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Windows 7: config.nt problems. getting old games to run

12 Apr 2013   #1
superben2008

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
config.nt problems. getting old games to run

i'm having trouble getting this old game to run.

here is the the shot of the error message. an attachment. please help me.




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12 Apr 2013   #2
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Never seen that error before, it may be that you are not running the game with Admin Rights to begin with?
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12 Apr 2013   #3
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

What game are you trying to run?
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12 Apr 2013   #4
superben2008

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

i'm trying to run some of those old games by egames. mainly blast thru.

i tried running as admin. dont work. same error.
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12 Apr 2013   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it's a DOS based game, try running it in DosBox instead (DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS) as it provides an accurate emulation for most games, and Windows support has been terrible since many years ago really.
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12 Apr 2013   #6
superben2008

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

no luck here either. thanks for the emulator. i'll look for dos games now


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13 Apr 2013   #7
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Some old E-Games I believe are not 7 compatible, I had numerous CD packs from E-Games not work. [these are Windows not DOS]

The 16-bit in the error is the tip off.

7 64-bit version won't run any of those old 16-bit Windows games, no chance no way no how <cry>.

I did get a precious (to my wife) old 16-bit Windows game working in Vista 32-bit (on a laptop), that was probably the last compatible OS for those old games.
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13 Apr 2013   #8
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it's Windows based, DosBox will do no good, unless further tricks are made.
The problem with Windows based, 16 bits programs is that Windows has broken compatibility with them (on 64 bits it just directly refuses to run). Maybe you can try using a virtual machine with either XP or Win98 for them, both working much better.
I know that's possible to run Win 3x or Win98 directly under DosBox (since all non-NT Windows are in fact DOS programs), and there run the 16 bit program under the emulation. While slower, it's much more stable than the poor emulation Windows itself does. I've never knew exactly how to get that done, but it's possible and a factible workaround if you have patience to make it work.
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13 Apr 2013   #9
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

If you still have an Xp disc around, dual boot or run it in virtualbox to play the older games. Just realized Alejandro85 said that.
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13 Apr 2013   #10
superben2008

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

ok i'll try to get it to run. if i cant i'll edit this post.



got it to run. but i can't get sound to work. it freezes at the title screen.
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