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Hugmonster

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Ok, my problem is probably going to have a simple answer, but here it is:

I er... aquired a copy of the old Microprose game Master's of Orion II, a game which I love. But when I go to run the setup file (Or any other realted files), I get a message telling me that the file is valid, but for a machine type different them mine. I run a Windows XP with the new 64-bit version, and I assume that it's just because the game is really rather old, but is there any way to change it so that the files will run?
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silverbeard

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I'm not sure but my best guess would be that this game is an older possibly 16bit game. XP 64 probably doesn't have a compatability mode for running these apps and if it did it would probably handle it as badly as 32bit XP does. I keep an old win 98 machine with directX 6 around for older games my wife likes to play. Some games, no matter the windows OS, just won't run on newer hardware. HTH
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well im not familliar with game but if its this then i hope this website helps you


http://lordbrazen.bl...ii-v140-on.html
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Lord Brazen's guide doesnt work for XP 64bit edition.

But AFAIK you have no problem to load MOO2 via DOSbox under your OS:

http://masteroforion...sbox-guide.html
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I have the game and can run it fine under my 32bit xp home.. I'd say going for the dos option is the easyest for you, short of running it off a virtual computer using vmplayer
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