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Windows 7: Star Command Deluxe/Gold by Metropolis Digital


20 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Star Command Deluxe/Gold by Metropolis Digital

I just found a game for windows 95 and id like to be able to run it on windows 7 64bit and i just wanted to know if there was anyone who could help me, if so, it would be greatly appreciated.



Remember, trust no one, kill everyone.

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20 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

If the game is 16 bit you can't play it at all on Windows 7 64 bit unfortunately.
If it is 32 bit you can run it (I would recomend in compatibility mode for Windows 95), it may however not display as you may expect it to due to various factors.

Oli
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21 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
*sigh*

well thanks Oli. but a friend of mine said i could install it to my 16g thumb drive, and just run it from there, or get an XP minishell, is this true? and if so, does anyone know where to get a copy of said minishell?
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21 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Samael View Post
well thanks Oli. but a friend of mine said i could install it to my 16g thumb drive, and just run it from there, or get an XP minishell, is this true? and if so, does anyone know where to get a copy of said minishell?
If you are running Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate you can use Windows XP Mode (available for free) from Microsoft. This lets you run Windows XP 32 bit as a virtual machine and install Windows XP only (or in your case 16 bit) applications which are not compatible with Windows 7. If you have Pro or Ultimate you can download it from Download Windows XP Mode.

If you do not have Pro or Ultimate but have an old copy of XP/2000/ME/98/95 lying around which is not currently installed on any machines, you could install Virtual Box and run an older 32 bit version of Windows in VB and install your 16 bit app in that.
Virtual Box can be downloaded from Downloads - VirtualBox.

(Most of this relies on your machine being capable of virtualization but as long as it has an intel processor I think you should be fine)

Oli
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23 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
YES! :D

Thank you so much Oli, the virtualbox works perfectly! You Rae truly awesome!
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24 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

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Thanks, you're very welcome Samael.

Just to let you know how you mark threads as solved on this forum as well as the uses of the other buttons.

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I'll mark it solved for you this time.

Oli
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