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Preacher

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I'm trying to play some old favourites and have been doing some research into the best way.

I was tempted to buy a copy of win98 off eBay but would prefer to do this for free.

I was thinking I could use hyper v to set up a virtual machine. then install Linux, then wine in it.

Not really used Linux before but happy to give it a go. Would this solution work?

I don't need Internet access for the games and have them on disk
 

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jimbo45

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Hi there
why not use the "Classic Games" from W7 on your Win 8 Host -- you can install them (The Win 7 ones like Spider solitaire, Chess Titans, Hearts etc) on Win 8 and they are much better than the W8 stupid ones from "The Store".

There's links to how to do this over the forum.

If you want to use Virtual Machines that's fine --always a good learning tool either - but if you just want the games then you CAN install the Windows 7 games on Win 8. (You need to grab the install file though - links I think are in the tutorial -).

Here's just a few I have running -- the classic games are much better than the stupid Metro ones from the store.


Cheers
jimbo
 

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Preacher

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Hi, thanks for the reply. It's not really the built in games I'm trying to play.

I have some really old games from that era, such as sega rally championship, carmageddon 2 and commandoes.

Any advice on getting these to work?
 

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    ASRock z77 Pro4m
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MrShowdown

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Hi, thanks for the reply. It's not really the built in games I'm trying to play.

I have some really old games from that era, such as sega rally championship, carmageddon 2 and commandoes.

Any advice on getting these to work?

You can try use DOSBox.
 

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MrShowdown

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I have tried running SEGA Rally Champions Demo (downloaded from CNET), works in Windows 8 without compatibility mode (double-click Rally.exe works).
 

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    OEM Lenovo
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    4GB DDR4-2400
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jimbo45

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Hi there
Why not install Windows98SE using VMware player (Free). The VM player has a nice wizard to guide you in setting up the VM.

You can source copies of Win98 quite easily - remember though if you get one from ebay some copies of Win98 are UPGRADE software and the install will look for previous versions of Windows on your machine so get the full RETAIL copy. - You only need a serial number --no activation is required on any Windows stuff pre XP. The serial number is sufficient.

It's unlikely though that far back whether IE will still work etc but I'm sure you don't want that VM for Internet access so should be fine.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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MrShowdown

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I would agree with Jimbo here, as Windows that are made pre-Windows 2000 are considered abandonware.
You may download it free of charge.
 

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Preacher

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Don't suppose you know where i can get a good copy with serial? I have never trusted torrents for software
 

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    2TB WD green
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    seasonic x660
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    antec p180
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Preacher

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I have tried running SEGA Rally Champions Demo (downloaded from CNET), works in Windows 8 without compatibility mode (double-click Rally.exe works).

Hi, I'm talking about the original game that was on the PC and sega Saturn.
 

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jimbo45

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Don't suppose you know where i can get a good copy with serial? I have never trusted torrents for software

Hi there
PM me and I'll send you a drop box link with it on -- Copy of Win98SE -- I've never actually used it so as far as I'm concerned I'm not breaking any EULA. It's "Brand New".

It's not a huge download BTW. I'm watching CHELSEA FC vs WEST HAM via an Albanian Proxy at the moment (2-0 to Chelsea) -- not unbelievably on the UK's sky sports channel -- but the Albanian channel actually has commentary in ENGLISH !!! so I'll do it after the game. Just finishing Half time.

PM me if you want the link.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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Preacher

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Pm sent nice one!
 

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jimbo45

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Hi there
It should work fine on VMware -- here's a screenshot of mine working -- took 8 mins to install -- I remember when W98 was on a REAL machine it took nearly AN HOUR !!!.

IE also works -- ensure you set it up to connect via a LAN otherwise it will look for a MODEM !!!!! (Wotizit ??). Not sure you'll get good rendering on some sites though -- although W98 works just fine.

If you want to read NTFS files from W98 load this software (free) into your W98 VM


DiskInternals NTFS Reader for Windows 95, 98, Me

Have fun.

I've also got Windows Me and Windows 95 OSR2 (That's the second edition of W95 rather like W98 SE) if anyone is interested.

Office 97 (Pro) runs fine on these VM's BTW.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

MrShowdown

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Hi there
It should work fine on VMware -- here's a screenshot of mine working -- took 8 mins to install -- I remember when W98 was on a REAL machine it took nearly AN HOUR !!!.

IE also works -- ensure you set it up to connect via a LAN otherwise it will look for a MODEM !!!!! (Wotizit ??). Not sure you'll get good rendering on some sites though -- although W98 works just fine.

If you want to read NTFS files from W98 load this software (free) into your W98 VM


DiskInternals NTFS Reader for Windows 95, 98, Me

Have fun.

I've also got Windows Me and Windows 95 OSR2 (That's the second edition of W95 rather like W98 SE) if anyone is interested.

Office 97 (Pro) runs fine on these VM's BTW.

Cheers
jimbo

Windows 95 OSR2 supports FAT32, right?
Still got an OEM-copy of Windows 95 OSR2, with the book itself.
 

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    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
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    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
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    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
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jimbo45

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Hi there
It should work fine on VMware -- here's a screenshot of mine working -- took 8 mins to install -- I remember when W98 was on a REAL machine it took nearly AN HOUR !!!.

IE also works -- ensure you set it up to connect via a LAN otherwise it will look for a MODEM !!!!! (Wotizit ??). Not sure you'll get good rendering on some sites though -- although W98 works just fine.

If you want to read NTFS files from W98 load this software (free) into your W98 VM


DiskInternals NTFS Reader for Windows 95, 98, Me

Have fun.

I've also got Windows Me and Windows 95 OSR2 (That's the second edition of W95 rather like W98 SE) if anyone is interested.

Office 97 (Pro) runs fine on these VM's BTW.

Cheers
jimbo

Windows 95 OSR2 supports FAT32, right?
Still got an OEM-copy of Windows 95 OSR2, with the book itself.

Hi there
I think it has to be the OSR2 OEM rel 2.1 version of W95.

Availability of FAT32 Support in Windows 95

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

Preacher

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thanks downloaded the file. dont know why its taking so long to download from dropbox. transferred it to my folder on my phone. its just taking an age to sync!
 

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    Win8 pro
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5 2500k
    Motherboard
    ASRock z77 Pro4m
    Memory
    8GB 1600MHz Gskill
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Sound Card
    Creative fatality pro
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 old ones from work
    Hard Drives
    2 x 128GB Crucial M4 in Raid0
    2TB WD green
    PSU
    seasonic x660
    Case
    antec p180
    Cooling
    good fans
    Internet Speed
    60mb

MrShowdown

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Hey Jimbo45, can you PM me the link for the windows 98 iso?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
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    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM

MrShowdown

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Note that if you install Windows 95 on any VM except Hyper-V and Windows Virtual PC, make sure you disable Hardware acceleration on the particular VM, or the windows 95 may not boot (gets the IOS protection error).
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM

jimbo45

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    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

MrShowdown

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM

johnhaines

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win95 or 98 se to play older games

would you be so kind as to send me the link for both of these programs
thanks john
 

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    home made

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