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Windows 7: Windows 95 Games In Windows 7????

15 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 32bit.
 
 
Windows 95 Games In Windows 7????

HELP! Okay so i downloaded the good old 'Soldier Of Fortune 1' and i installed it and when i did i said i needed windows 95 or higher. So i just ran it and BOOM the game crashed when startup and said: "SoF is not working":
Name On Problem: APPCRASH
Programname: SoF.exe
Programversion: 1.0.0.1
TimeSOMETHING for program: 38c9c088
ErrorSomething: WS2_32.dll
ErrorSomthing again: 6.1.7600.16385
TimeSomething for ErrorSomething: 4a5bdb4a
some Code: c0000005
Some other Code: 00025f65
OS-version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
More Info 1: b363
More Info 2: b363ab475126ccb9b5a0cc3f86a9650d
More Info 3: 970b
More Info 4: 970be2a259e9e9c0ed298eb6b7803c79
PLEASE HELP! I want this game to work so bad so please help!

Things i tried: Right Click The Shortcut. and turn on the windows XP (sevice pack 2) and after i tried turning on Windows 95 AND 98. non of them worked... how come?


Pictures: IGN: Soldier of Fortune (Gold Edition) Pictures (PS2) 244314


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15 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps some help here from this reply to an older thread here will help:

Soldier of Fortune (1999) on Win 7 x64

A Guy
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15 Sep 2010   #3

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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16 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 32bit.
 
 

okayokayokay. BUT i won't change my Windows. Not to XP NOT to linux. NO! xD

But ehm. DosBox?
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16 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i have a xp style game that i was never able to run on vista pirates of the caribean till this day i never got it to work it will in stall but wont even activate the exe i prety much wrote that as a lose
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17 Sep 2010   #6

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

who said you are changing your operating system? Install sun virtual box on vista or windows 7, install linux or xp from within that virtual computer.

You're still in windows 7 or vista or whatever.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadsBP View Post
okayokayokay. BUT i won't change my Windows. Not to XP NOT to linux. NO! xD

But ehm. DosBox?
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17 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadsBP View Post
okayokayokay. BUT i won't change my Windows. Not to XP NOT to linux. NO! xD

But ehm. DosBox?
No one said anything about changing your OS. You would be virtualizing XP inside of your current install. That's how people are able to run very old apps, while still keeping Windows 7...and also not going to the horrid solution of dual booting.
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