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Sherlock Holmes - Old Electronic Arts

Discussion in 'Games' started by RI Red, Apr 22, 2004.

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  1. RI Red

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    I am trying to make an old game by Electronic Arts work on my Windows XP Dell 4400. The game is called "The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes" the case of the Rose Tattoo. When I insert the CD and it provides an install screen, I doubnle click and it errors out - It indicates "The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes was not installed ...." It looks like it is trying to run a file in Windows/Systems32/cmd.exe
     
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    How old is it? If it's an old MS-DOS game, it may not work.

    Did you try the compatibility mode?
     
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    Copyright is 1996 !!! I did not try the compatibility mode - Can you explain what that is and how that is used ?
     
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    Looks like an MS-DOS game if CMD.EXE came up. It may not work in Windows XP alone. Compatibility Mode helps old programs work in Windows XP.

    To use the compatibility mode, right click the setup.exe file and click propertities.
    Click the Compatibility Tab, then check the Run Program under.... The menu should now be active. Choose the OS you want to run under. WIndows 95 would be the best choice. Apply it and run the setup again.

    Now the setup should work, but the program may not. Let me know if it doesn't.
     
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