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Running 32 bit (and 16 bit) games on a Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Games' started by TEHDERP, May 10, 2011.

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  1. TEHDERP

    TEHDERP Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I'm having a bit of trouble here. I've been trying to get Oregon Trail working on my Windows 7 for the past few hours now (here's the link if it helps at all http://www.myabandonware.com/game/oregon-trail-deluxe-1h9#download). I downloaded VMLite thing to get Windows XP Mode, which I then selected the oregon trail exe file to put the files but... well, either I did something wrong or it failed. Can anyone help? By the way I'm not too good with technical terms, so if you could try and keep it simplier, it'd be appreciated. :)

    Just to explain a bit more, I'm at the part with VMLite where it says to specify VMLite to Windows XP Mode... and I choose the oregon trail exe file, and it says "failed to extract the msi file".
     
  2. Beef246

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    After looking at that link you provided, I feel a wave of nostalgia overcoming me, I used to play that game all the time lol. I'm going to give it a download as well,

    Ok to your problem, I had a look at the website and it recommends a program called D-Fend, which is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the DOS-BOX program (That allows you to mount and run old dos software). I know it doesn't say its explicitly for Win7 but have you tried that?

    http://www.myabandonware.com/howto/

    That page provides a tutorial on how to set it up, hope it helps :)
     
  3. TEHDERP

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    You are a saint, thank you so much! It works perfectly! :)
     
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    Any DOS game will need DOSBOX, as well as some games that run on Windows 95 :)
     
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