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Playing 95/98 games on XP

Discussion in 'Games' started by teamo333, Oct 13, 2004.

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  1. teamo333

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    Is there any way to play a 95/98 compatable game on XP? (Balders Gate 2 specifically)
     
  2. techkid

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    It may be that it would run without a hitch if you haven't tried it yet. If you have, and it didn't work, then right-click on the .exe program that runs the game and click on Properties. Click on the Compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select Windows 95 or Windows 98/ME.
     
  3. Deathblow

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    I'm pretty sure I played that on XP with no problems. Is there a specific error your getting or problem your having?
     
  4. teamo333

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    Would 98 be more compatible, and should I click on it?
     
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    Autoplay brings up the opening screen, I hear music, but when I click "install" nothing happens.
     
  6. techkid

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    You've given yourself "Administrator" rights (ie when you installed Windows XP and created users, you set yourself as "Administrator")?

    It's a fail-safe that some program designers put into their installer that if the user is not an administrator, it won't install (for business purposes). But normally, also, an error message appears.

    Besides this, I'm at a loss.

    It doesn't really matter, so far I haven't found a program which discriminates on this point.
     
  7. Deathblow

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    If your having trouble with an older game, you should try a few of the compatibility modes and see if any lets it run. I've had numerous games that wouldn't run/install unless some sort of compatibility was enabled.
     
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