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DOOM Win.98 - P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.


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Well.. I use a Gateway 2000 Solo laptop to play my copy of Win. 98 Doom. My laptop only has a floppy drive and but my copy of DOOM is on a C-D. What I did to install DOOM on my laptop, I used WinRar from my other Win. XP computer to make a solid archive of a 3_1/2 floppy disk space, and after the files were Rar'ed.. I used floppy disks to put the Rar'ed files on, and saved the Rar'ed files onto my laptop. Then, I had to extract all the Rar'ed files that I put on my laptop, and that took a while. Then, after when everything was extracted, I installed the DOOM game onto Drive - C on my laptop. I set up my configuration for DOOM, and I set my sound card (for music) to "General Midi", and I set my sound FX card (for sound effects) to "Sound Blaster". The game worked fine, and the sound and music was working great, but then 10 minutes throughout when I played the game, the sound effects would turn off, but the music would stay on. Sometimes, the game would freeze for 1 minute and then the game would start running again. When I restarted my laptop, and played the DOOM game again, everthing would work fine, and then in a little while, the same problem would occur. Is there any way I can fix this problem? I know that there are more details I couls list, but I did not think I had to list any more details, but if you need more details, then just tell me to give more details. So.. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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You can find information about my laptop at this web link,
http://support.gatew...00/2100nv.shtml

Edited by Iron-Wolf, 05 December 2005 - 08:50 PM.

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SOMEONE HELP ME! DISPITE THAT I AM BUMPING A POST! :tazz:
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Turn off all the sound and see if the freeze happens again?
Have you tried running it in DOS mode with DOS sound drivers?

Just curious but why are you running 98 on a laptop that slow?
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You know it usually will run fine on any XP machine. Im sure i saw a thing about them making DOOM free and im sure other peolpe will have worked out a way to play it i would try google.

Mind you why would you want to play the original DOOM in the first place, i remember quake with fondnes it was great but i dont want to play it any more because it is so crap it ruind the whole illusion of greatness.
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Just to let you guys know.. YOU ARE NOT HELPING!

I guess this is what I should suspect from GeeksToGo.. :tazz:
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Turn off all the sound and see if the freeze happens again. If it doesn't then that would suggest a sound card issue.

Have you tried running it in DOS mode (not a DOS prompt from Windows) with DOS sound drivers?

Just curious but why are you running 98 on a laptop that slow?
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Dude you actually expect people to have alot of experience with this, most of the help we can give is because we use computers all the time and have come up against and fixed almost every problem in the book. Asking us to help you play an ancient game in ancient hardware from the days when some of us were little kids isnt going to get the same level of help as if you were asking us to help you install a new game on modern hardware. And your posts could be a little better written.

THIS ISNT OUR JOB we dont get paid to do this, we do this in our free time and there are other peoples problems that are more important than getting your old games to work on old hardware that was difficult to install and play on at the time.

This is also your second thread on the subject of playing doom and we told you then to play it in XP or DOS, or to use an emulator. You also could ask an expert site, their are a few that specialise in helping people get old games to work, and its a vague problem and you didnt do a standard install as you should have done.

Edited by warriorscot, 07 December 2005 - 05:41 AM.

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Dude you actually expect people to have alot of experience with this, most of the help we can give is because we use computers all the time and have come up against and fixed almost every problem in the book. Asking us to help you play an ancient game in ancient hardware from the days when some of us were little kids isnt going to get the same level of help as if you were asking us to help you install a new game on modern hardware. And your posts could be a little better written.

THIS ISNT OUR JOB we dont get paid to do this, we do this in our free time and there are other peoples problems that are more important than getting your old games to work on old hardware that was difficult to install and play on at the time.

This is also your second thread on the subject of playing doom and we told you then to play it in XP or DOS, or to use an emulator. You also could ask an expert site, their are a few that specialise in helping people get old games to work, and its a vague problem and you didnt do a standard install as you should have done.


Alright, Alright.. I got the problem solved. I am sorry for the rude comment also. I take that back 100%.
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