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32bit Game on 64bit Windows 8 OS won't work

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    32bit Game on 64bit Windows 8 OS won't work


    Hi! I have this game, it's called BossRan. It's just a private server. So, opened the icon and
    it just hangs in there and slowly lags my computer until if freezes. I would like to know if there is a
    solution and what is it.
    The game's here: BossRan,RAN,philippines,RANONLINE,RAN private server,EPX

    Thank you in advance!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    There are 2 possibilities here that I can think off right off the bat.
    #1: You may need to use compatibility mode to get it to run. Try setting it at different compatibility modes, like XP or Vista, and see if it will work that way.
    #2: many older 32-bit programs have portions of 16-bit code in them. This wasn't really an issue for many years, as 32-bit Operating Systems will run 16-bit code. However, a 64-bit OS cannot run 16-bit code, and these programs cannot work on a 64-bit system, period. No way to make it compatible.

    I don't know the game you're speaking of, so can't ID the problem for you accurately for you, but check into those 2 scenarios and see what your issue is. If it turns out that there is 16-bit code in the program, you may have to set up a Virtual Machine (I do it with VirtualBox) and install a 32-bit OS as a Virtual machine, and run it from there.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I did the first option. It didn't worked. My friend have that game and it worked for him (he has 64bit OS) by simply removing some .DLL files from the game. Hmmmm i wonder why that doesn't work with me.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Sounds like those .DLL files had 16-bit code. You'll need to replace them with compatible .DLL files with 32-bit code to get it to function. Your friend may have those DLLs in a place accessible in the system's path.
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