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Windows 7: Running a DOS game from floppy disks

16 Feb 2012   #1

Win7 Professional x64
Running a DOS game from floppy disks

Hi all,

I'm not very computer literate, but learning, lol.

I've got Silent Service 2 on 2x floppy disks. The problem I have is when I load the disks into the drive, it tells me nothing is there and to format the disks??

I've tried to find a way round this, but keep getting sent to DOS Box. Is there anyway to get the game onto the Hard Drive and run the game without DOS Box??

Thank you for any help

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16 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

Not old DOS games, no. You'll need DOSbox to run DOS games because Windows 7 won't run them. You're S.O.L otherwise.
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16 Feb 2012   #3

7 x64 | 7 x64

You might be able to find some info about running that game on - forums. But stuff on games that old is probably archived.
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16 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

The CPU's nowadays are far more faster than the ones that were available when those games came out. The games just can't keep up with the speed

the only way to play these games now is to use DOSBox.
DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS

There is also a front end GUI for DOSBox called D'Fend Reloaded, which makes it all quite easy.
D'Fend Reloaded
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