Old fangames and Windows 7

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Old fangames and Windows 7

Post by Duplex » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:08

Is there any way to get old fangames to work on Windows 7? I want to play Keen 2000 again, but I keep getting an error message telling me it's not compatible with Windows 7. Is there some kind of program similar to DosBox that allows you to play games that were made for older versions of Windows?

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Post by Duplex » Mon Mar 21, 2011 23:46

Windows XP Mode did not work on my computer. Are there modes for older versions of Windows that might work?

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Post by DaVince » Tue Mar 22, 2011 0:03

If Virtual PC didn't work, you could also try VirtualBox, QEMU or VMWare.

The most roundabout way of getting them to run is by installing Windows 3.1 in DOSBox. Galaxieretter had tweaked things so DOSBox would work best with Win 3.1, but I can't remember what happened to it.
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Post by Paramultart » Tue Mar 22, 2011 0:06

You must first acquire the disc image for the Windows installer, then boot it from your virtual machine.

I have a Windows 98 virtual PC and it has served me quite well running a lot of old software and games.

Windows 3.1 was also very easy to install in DosBox.
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Post by kuliwil » Tue Mar 22, 2011 0:50

Best thing about using DOSBox and 3.1 is that it's entirely portable.
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Post by Duplex » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:19

I don't have my own copy of Windows 3.1 though. I guess I'll have to wait some other time to play Keen 2000, or at least watch someone else play it on YouTube.

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Post by DHeadshot » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:50

Preston wrote:I don't have my own copy of Windows 3.1 though.
Do you want one? I doubt if Microsoft care about piracy of pre-Windows 95 software...
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Post by Duplex » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:57

I'll pass. I just played Keen 2000 via The Games Factory. I do not remember the game being so unplayable. I can't even get pass the second level because Keen sticks to the floor.
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Post by Paramultart » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:58

Preston wrote:I don't have my own copy of Windows 3.1 though. I guess I'll have to wait some other time to play Keen 2000, or at least watch someone else play it on YouTube.
It's simple... Just copy that floppy.
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Post by Levellass » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:22

You mean it's not available on some torrent site?
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Post by Nospike » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:55

Which torrenter would care for super-old windohs when you have things like crysis 2? :crazy
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Post by kuliwil » Tue Mar 22, 2011 13:46

MS only stopped selling licenses for 3.11 about 3 years ago!
It was used in retail.
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Post by Derpenstein » Tue Mar 22, 2011 14:21

First
http://www.utorrent.com/

Then
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4639104 ... _%28ISO%29

or
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3845084 ... ble_CD.iso

And you will need
http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso- ... istory.htm



If you want Windows 3.1, then look around and find one that suits your fancy. I'm not sure if it will play Keen 2000 though.

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Post by Duplex » Tue Mar 22, 2011 14:39

I'll just open up the games using The Games Factory. That works on my computer. I don't know why Keen gets stuck in the second level of Keen 2000 though. I'll go try out other fangames.

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