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trouble with an old game

Discussion in 'Games' started by food, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. food

    food Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2003
    I downloaded Ultima VIII - Pagan today and I can't get it to work for anything. I'm guessing it has to do with how old it is. The system requirements call for a minimum of a 486 if that tells you anything. I have XP. I tried running it in emulation at win 95 and it didn't work. I had set all the executables to run in emulation. I had set all the memory settings (accessed through properties) to auto and it fixed a problem where the install file told me I didn't have enough RAM (I have plenty). I am wondering if there is some sort of Win 3.1 emulator out there or if I am totally missing the picture.

  2. Alanspatz


    Jan 25, 2001
    If you remember, the older 486's used diffrent style of ram so maybe the older programs can't detect the newer styles of ram..

  3. colman77


    Jun 19, 2002
    Just a TINY stab in the dark, but if the requirements are a 486, I'm assuming the game runs in dos? If it does, you could try booting to the command prompt and running the game.
  4. JSanguancheu


    Aug 11, 2002
    I've found that a lot of the older games from 5-10 years ago won't work in XP. Even with the emulation feature. Wing Commander definitely doesn't work. :mad:

    Seen this issue over and over in various websites. It's the price you pay for progress I guess. :rolleyes:

    Only thing you can do is get a low performance PC (400-600Mhz) and load up Windows 98 on it. Then you can play anything. :)
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