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Old game not playing even in proper compatibility modes?

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    Old game not playing even in proper compatibility modes?

    I have been want to play an old racing game for some time now (Driver By GT Interactive) but it wont load. It was deigned for Windows 98 and 95 and i am running 8.1. I manually found the install file and installed it along with Direct X 6 and Direct X Media. I set the compatibility mode and tried XP, 98, and 95 along with selecting the "run in 8bit color mode", "run in 640x480 resolution", and "disable display scaling on High DPI settings" along with combination there of. Do any of you know what to do? DO you think it could be the Direct X not installing correctly (I had to get a copy through because it was telling me that it was unable to install when I tried it through the launch menu) or the game? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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    windows 8.1

    sorry about delay response.
    dont know if your still trying to run the game.

    1. never ever try install a different older version of directx on windows. it can mess it up.
    the game wont work with windows 8 or any modern windows version.

    2. the game will run with 3dfx. google nglide and download that and install it.
    and then run the games configuration tool and select 3dfx.

    it should run. but it does take a minute or so to start. it doesnt run fast like it did in windows 98.

    I used to play the hell out of this game back in the day.
    Last edited by dskiller; 23 Feb 2016 at 11:37.
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Old game not playing even in proper compatibility modes?

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