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Alien Trilogy won't install anymore


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<_< When I try to install my '95 Alien Trilogy game I get a DOS error screen saying it requires 8MB RAM or more. I know I have more than that. I have RAM free-er program that says I have at least 20MB free on the average. I've ran this game on Win98 before and on lesser Win95 machines with only 32MB RAM total. Any ideas? Is there a way to assign RAM for DOS programs?
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Does it maybe require 8mb or more of video RAM?
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No, it says that it only requires 1MB of video RAM.
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Minimum System Requirements are only:
486DX2/66MHz PC
8MB RAM
1MB SVGA Video Card
2x CDROM
2MB Hard Drive Space

This why I can't understand why I get the error message.
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It's been a L-O-N-G time since I've worked with optimizing DOS programs for Windows.

Try this link: How to Increase Conventional Memory for MS-DOS-Based Programs
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Hello again,
Yep, that link did supply me with the info I wanted to know, but unfortunately to free up some memory for DOS I would have remove drivers and/or memory-resident programs that I most likely need.
Guess it's time to retire my poor old Alien game and save it 'til I get a new system and wipe this one clean.
Too bad, it's cool old game.
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