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OLD GAMES QUIT WORKING


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hacatac

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I HAVE SEVERAL OLDER 16 BIT GAMES THAT HAS ALWAYS WORKED ON
MY WIN XP PRO SYSTEM .
NOW IF I CLICK TO START MY HOLDEM GAME IT SHOWS AS A 16 BIT
WINDOW SUB SYSTEM AND SHOWS A BOX WITH C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM 32
\AUTO EXEC.NT AND SAYS IT CAN NOT RUN DOS PRODUCTS
HAS MICROSOFT UPDATED SOMETHING ON MY SYSTEM TO MAKE IT STOP RUNING THE OLD PROGRAMS. I LOADED THE HOLDEM GAME ON MY SON'S
COMPUTER AND IT STILL RUNS GREAT. ANY IDEAS I WOULD APPREATE
YOUR HELP HATE TO STOP USING OLD GAMES. THANKS HACATAC
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First of all, stop the capital letters.

Second: Try to do Right-mouse button on the .exe
select Properties and somewhere in that window should be a possibility to mark how the program should be run.

DOS is not run on 16 bits, but on 8 bits.... 16 bits is unix-like or maybe the latest DOS< but I wouldn't know anything about that DOS 6.7
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Download the xp-fix from the following page:

windows xp 16-bit subsystem error
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sorry for the caps thank you
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Yow Gerryf, about that program, I hinted my friend towards it and he said he got the following message:

This routine will replace missing XP files that are required to run VisualTour.

So it is gonna replace stuff that isn't there... really trustworthy...
And after that, it will run itself??? To do what?? Is it a task that has to be active for ever to play those old games or will it bemerged in other programs? If so, which ones? Will it work on ServicePack 2? Will it work on AMD with 64 bits on a WinXP of 32 bits??
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there are some programs out there that erase certain windows xp files that are required for the the 16-bit subsystem to run--you can replace them manually, or you can use that file to do it automatically.

Those are all windows xp native files...nothing third party.
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which means??? It is perfectly save. Well, ok, finally my friend can play DukeNukem again against me. I have winXP Pro 32-bits on an AMD 64-bits. But I never had any problems with any game of any speed of bits. So he will still be able to play Half-life2? And Doom3?? (just checking)
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thanks gerryf i download the xp fix and it corrected my problem thanks again
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You got that right, I don't have the problem, but my friend does, so he is installing it now and I will give him the oldest games possible... DukeNukem, Prince, ThemePark.... and so on....
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