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Old PC games not working

  1. #11


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Didn't 64-bit Windows drop compatibility for 16-bit programs? Could be whats happening here, Assuming he's running Win864.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by vram View Post
    Didn't 64-bit Windows drop compatibility for 16-bit programs? Could be whats happening here, Assuming he's running Win864.
    True. If it is 16-bit then about the only other options are to search if someone has created an installer for it or to create a virtual machine. I like VMWare Player myself. If ZXD has 95, 98 or XP discs then should be able to get it going on one of those VMs.

    It may actually work on good old Windows 3.1 also which can be run in DosBox. I know Microsoft hasn't officially made it freeware but they don't seem to be pursuing shutting down it's availability on the internet.

    PS: I found this on how to create an installer but not sure ZXD is up to the task or if it is even important enough to him/her to pursue it.

    ReactOS Website ? View topic - Installing 32-bit programs with 16-bit setup launcher stubs
    Last edited by popeye; 18 Jan 2014 at 11:31.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I'd just run a VM for older stuff.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by vram View Post
    I'd just run a VM for older stuff.
    Agree, that would be the easiest way if OP has old system discs.
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  5. #15


    Thanks for the help guys.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    ZXD, I did find Candy Land on Ebay that includes an installer for 7&8 64bit. Thought you'd like to know.
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