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How Can I Run DOS Games under WinXP?

Postby Raz0rX on Thu Jan 01, 1970 3:28 am

Today when I was looking thru. my old piles, I found this game called Transportation Tycoon Dlx. It was my favorite game when it first came out. So now I wanna play it. How do I run this DOS game under WinXP? Do I have to boot to DOS using my Windows CD in order to play?

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Postby Coyote on Thu Jan 01, 1970 3:28 am

Yep you have to boot to DOS, as WinXP doesn't have any DOS support at all. I partitioned my drive and put DOS on a FAT16 partition, and WinXP on NTFS. I use PC-DOS (IBM) and this is the only way I can get all my DOS games to work. Also, depending on your soundcard, if you have a SBLive, then you will need the SBLIVE2SB16 files, to make it work correctly under DOS.
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Jan 01, 1970 3:29 am

OK, now, how do I load the sound driver if I am an Audigy?
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Postby Han on Thu Jan 01, 1970 3:29 am

Most DOS games work in Windows 98, where the sound should be supported...

You can also try Win9x Compatibility mode in WinXP, although I doubt it'll work on real DOS games...
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