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trouble with an old game

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  1. food

    food Thread Starter

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    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.

    thanks
     
  2. Alanspatz

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    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..

    aj
     
  3. colman77

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    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

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    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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