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Running a Win95 game on Windows 8 [Solved!]

cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm RegentChantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
edited March 1 in Help / Advice Forum
So I grabbed this at a swap meet:

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This game is Old.

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Folder contents:
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I tried compatibility mode, but no dice; it only does Win 95, this needs 3.1.

I have DOSBox thanks to GOG games, but it says it has to be run under Win32. Is DOSBox my best bet, or should I try another avenue?

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  • Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    Win95 and 3.1 run on DOS so you should be able to run them in DOSBOX and run it that way.

    Elvenshae
  • DonnictonDonnicton Hey it's me, your old pal Movie Sonic - let me in. LEMME IN. Registered User regular
    If it's Windows 3.1/95 then it's very likely going to be a 16-bit Windows program, which will never ever run on a 64-bit OS. You will need either a virtual machine, an actual old machine, or(but I can't make promises on this one) a 32-bit version of Windows 8/10 with NTVDM enabled to run 16-bit applications.

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Phoenix-D wrote: »
    Win95 and 3.1 run on DOS so you should be able to run them in DOSBOX and run it that way.

    I tried, it gave me an error. Do I need a special version?

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Hey it's me, your old pal Movie Sonic - let me in. LEMME IN. Registered User regular
    If you can filter through the childish bickering you can try what's laid out here.

    https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=44878

  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    You are going to livestream and record your playthrough of this game interactive experience, right?

    Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    You are going to livestream and record your playthrough of this game interactive experience, right?

    If I get it running, sure.

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    Inquisitor77
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    This is what DOSBox tells me:
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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    Progress...

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    TLDR - I found a shell for Win 3.1 that you run INSIDE DosBox. OSception, yeesh.

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    Siskachrishallett83
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    After an hour of struggling...

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    The captain has denied my request to stay on board. :D

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    Inquisitor77ElvenshaeCelestialBadgerShadowfireSiskaMichaelLCchrishallett83ani_game_bumJaysonFourJazzMugsley
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