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makeshyft
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#1

Posted 19 April 2005 - 03:33 PM Edited by makeshyft, 19 April 2005 - 03:36 PM.

Ok, I've never really tried installing old games on my computer and thought I'd like to play some old adventure/puzzle games for a laugh. When I try to play some of them though I get this message:

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You need 1728 more bytes of free memory available to run this game. If you have any resident software loaded please remove it and try again.


This is probably a stupid question. Can anyone help me?

Azazel
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#2

Posted 19 April 2005 - 03:35 PM

Specs? What operating system are you running? ~az

makeshyft
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#3

Posted 19 April 2005 - 03:38 PM

I'm running Windows XP.
256meg DDR ram.
80G HD.
Basically the computer is like a year old and shouldn't have any dramas with this. I just can't figure it out.

magical_trevor
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:27 PM

Right click on the program and then go to properties, then choose the compatibility tab, and have a try with messing about with the settings, putting it in compatibility mode with Windows 95 usually works for me....

Samutz
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#5

Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:57 PM

If it's an old dos game, you should look at DOSBox. I had to use it to get some old King's Quest games to run under XP.

makeshyft
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#6

Posted 20 April 2005 - 12:39 PM

Ok, figured it out, all you have to do is change EMS and XMS memory settings to none in the properties of the file. Thanks for your help anyways guys.

Lockage please.

Barguast
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#7

Posted 20 April 2005 - 01:10 PM

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