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13 Sep 2009   #11
Sassa

 
 

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so im trying to run a 256 color game called knights and merchants in windows 7 7127 and the ive tried all the compatiblity options and it still wont work, it worked fine on xp and and ive tried many of the fixes they say to use for starcraft for knights and merchants but wont work
If he can and we would know if we had his specs.

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Try to install XP mode and run from there.
Great idea if he has enough memory +1 rep for the idea

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I think the OP should follow Sassa's advice, in this case.

Posting specs seems a bit unnecessary for this particular problem.

Sorry Ken.
We have been thru this before, and we both know our repective view points. It never hurts usually helps and is asked for when you sign up.

But hey thats only my opinion

Ken
True Ken.



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13 Sep 2009   #12
Iampower123

Windows 7
 
 
added some info

hey I added some info to system specs if you guys want to cheak that out and also tell me how to find motherboard name or model or whatever
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13 Sep 2009   #13
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Hey thanks

P-IVa with 3 gigs of ram is fine. Im not sure you have enough cpu to run a virtual xp machine sassa could probably tell you.

Check sassa's posts as his idea's usually work. if you tell us about the game we might be able to get it to run in compatibility mode. Try that for yourself. Right-click the file that launches the game and go to compatibility set it for XP compatibility and try it

Good luck and let us know

Ken
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13 Sep 2009   #14
Iampower123

Windows 7
 
 

well as I said before I have tried running in compatability mode and no go
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13 Sep 2009   #15
Sassa

 
 

You will be able to run XP mode on your computer.
I can run it on mine with only 2gigs of Ram.
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13 Sep 2009   #16
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
We have been thru this before, and we both know our repective view points. It never hurts usually helps and is asked for when you sign up.

But hey thats only my opinion

Ken
And I respect your opinion, and in most cases I agree it is the best way to go, but in some cases it's not worth the OP's trouble.
In this case I supported Sassa's idea because for the OP it is the quickest way to get to play his game.

The OP can decide which option to chose from.

What would the specs tell us about this particular game that runs in 256 color mode anyway?
He already tried every compatibility mode there is.

"Knights and Merchant" game is from 1998, (I played it back then) and if I'm not mistaking in XP it already had to be run in win98 or 95 compatibility mode, and I don't think it is going to run on Win7.

Having said all this, you are right his specs come into play in case he doesn't have a processor that support hardware virtualization.

In that case he should download and install "Virtual PC 2007" which doesn't require hardware virtualization, and install xp on that.

Greetz.


Edit:
Virtual PC RC only runs on CPU's with hardware virtualization!!
As far as I know Pentium IV does not have it.

You will need Virtual PC 2007
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13 Sep 2009   #17
Sassa

 
 

Quote:
Virtual PC RC only runs on CPU's with hardware virtualization!!
As far as I know Pentium IV does not have it.
Oh....
Forgot about that...


Edit: Let me check...
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13 Sep 2009   #18
Iampower123

Windows 7
 
 

oh and one minor detail I could run the game in xp without selecting a compatability mode it just worked and had non messed up colors even though I didnt choose to run it in 256 color compatability mode
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13 Sep 2009   #19
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iampower123 View Post
oh and one minor detail I could run the game in xp without selecting a compatability mode it just worked and had non messed up colors even though I didnt choose to run it in 256 color compatability mode
Ok, thanks for the info.

I played it on Win98. lol

Greetz
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13 Sep 2009   #20
Sassa

 
 

I'm not a Intel expert so someone must look here:
List of Intel Processors that support XPMode
and tell to Iampower123 is his processor supported.
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