Running DOS Games under Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Wogerwabby, Jan 13, 2008.

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    Wogerwabby Guest

    I have tried to no avail t install and run AAAAANY of my older DOS based (and
    full screen) games that usd to run under XP and earlier. s there a
    workaround for this or am I stuck having to run these on an older machine??
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 13, 2008
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    mikeyq6 Guest

    Have you tried using 'DosBOX' (http://www.dosbox.com/)? Alternatively
    if you have Vista Business, then you can download the free Microsof
    Virtual PC and use it to install your old version of Windows XP
     
    mikeyq6, Jan 13, 2008
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    Dan Lingman Guest

    Install virtual PC (free) from Microsoft.
    Install Dos, or win 95/98/xp into virtual PC. (You'll need your
    media/license key for that)
    Install your fullscreen dos games and go nuts.

    Dan.
     
    Dan Lingman, Jan 13, 2008
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    techie007 Guest

    Check out DOSBox, it's a DOS emulator, that was made for playing old
    DOS games under Windows (and a bunch of other OS's as well). Works
    great for me under Vista Ult. 32-bit.

    'DOSBox, a x86 emulator with DOS' (http://www.dosbox.com)
     
    techie007, Jan 14, 2008
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  5. DOSBox!

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 14, 2008
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    Wogerwabby Guest

    Mike,
    I have just tried DosBox and for some reason it won't allow me to enter the
    colon or foreward slash to input the drive parameters. I guess I must have
    an odd keyboard to not map right. It is a Microsoft IntelliSense wireless
    keyboard and mouse setup. I even tried an older HP keyboard to no avail. It
    was a nice advice on the Virtual PC, but unfortunately I am using the Premium
    Home version of Vista and it is not supported. Any other ideas? Thanks for
    helping so far.
    Randy
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 14, 2008
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    Wogerwabby Guest

    I have just tried DosBox and for some reason it won't allow me to enter the
    colon or foreward slash to input the drive parameters. I guess I must have
    an odd keyboard to not map right. It is a Microsoft IntelliSense wireless
    keyboard and mouse setup. I even tried an older HP keyboard to no avail. It
    was a nice advice on the Virtual PC, but unfortunately I am using the Premium
    Home version of Vista and it is not supported. Any other ideas? Thanks for
    helping so far.
    Randy
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 14, 2008
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    Wogerwabby Guest

    I have just tried DosBox and for some reason it won't allow me to enter the
    colon or foreward slash to input the drive parameters. I guess I must have
    an odd keyboard to not map right. It is a Microsoft IntelliSense wireless
    keyboard and mouse setup. I even tried an older HP keyboard to no avail. It
    was a nice advice on the Virtual PC, but unfortunately I am using the Premium
    Home version of Vista and it is not supported. Any other ideas? Thanks for
    helping so far.
    Randy
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 14, 2008
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    Wogerwabby Guest

    I have just tried DosBox and for some reason it won't allow me to enter the
    colon or foreward slash to input the drive parameters. I guess I must have
    an odd keyboard to not map right. It is a Microsoft IntelliSense wireless
    keyboard and mouse setup. I even tried an older HP keyboard to no avail.
    Any other ideas? Thanks for helping so far.
    Randy
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 14, 2008
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  10. I have just tried DosBox and for some reason it won't allow me to enter the
    Are you talking "\" or "/"? DOS uses "\" to specify folder. Linux uses "/".


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    / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
    /( _ )\ (Xubuntu 7.04) Linux 2.6.23.13
    ^ ^ 11:37:01 up 4 days 18:50 0 users load average: 1.00 1.03 1.00
    ? ? (CSSA):
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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 15, 2008
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    Wogerwabby Guest

    I was talking about the FOREWARD slash "\" and I tried the backslash, but
    can not get the colon":" to type out either??!
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 15, 2008
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  12. Are you talking "\" or "/"? DOS uses "\" to specify folder. Linux uses "/".
    Are you using English XP?

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    /( _ )\ (Xubuntu 7.04) Linux 2.6.23.13
    ^ ^ 13:32:01 up 4 days 20:45 0 users load average: 1.28 1.11 1.07
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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 15, 2008
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    Wogerwabby Guest

    English, yes, but running Vista...I have tried that program with XP and it
    allows me to input from the keyboard of the laptop just fine, just not with
    Vista on the desktop
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 15, 2008
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  14. English, yes, but running Vista...I have tried that program with XP and it
    Did you set your "Codepage for non-Unicode Programs" to some weird language?

    Are you using a wireless keyboard?

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    @[email protected] Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY.
    / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
    /( _ )\ (Xubuntu 7.04) Linux 2.6.23.13
    ^ ^ 17:36:01 up 5 days 49 min 0 users load average: 1.09 1.07 1.01
    ? ? (CSSA):
    http://www.swd.gov.hk/tc/index/site_pubsvc/page_socsecu/sub_addressesa/
     
    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 15, 2008
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    Wogerwabby Guest

    I did not set anything, just used the software as it came.
    The keyboard is a Microsoft Wireless Comfort 1.0
     
    Wogerwabby, Jan 15, 2008
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Are you in the US? Is Vista set to US-Keyboard under the Region Settings?

    If you bring up DOSBOX.CONF (you'll find a link to this file in your start
    menu, just type dosbox in search), look for this entry:
    --snip--
    keyboardlayout=

    this is a new option since version 0.70. leaving it untouched gives you the
    default US keyboard layout, changing it to 'gr' activates for example the
    support for german keyboards. several european languages are supported
    internal, watch the readme file for all supported languages. for other
    languages you can use the .kl files from the freedos project (details in the
    readme).
    --end-snip--

    So, check the dosbox readme file as well for help.

    GL,
    -A.
     
    Andy [YaYa], Jan 15, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    I ran into this same problem, with a Gateway US keyboard... finally
    downloaded a frontend program, called D-Fend, which I could configure...
    haven't used it in a long time.
     
    Dave, Jan 15, 2008
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    Dan Lingman Guest

    Hmm.

    you could try vmware

    Either download vmware workstation, and install dos into it, or pull down
    the vmware player, and a preconfigured virtual machine (for example:
    http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/126 is set up to play old dos
    games)

    Good luck.

    Dan.
     
    Dan Lingman, Jan 19, 2008
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    Stevenhuang Guest

    Virtual PC works under Microsoft Windows Home Premium on my computer.
     
    Stevenhuang, Feb 9, 2008
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    Stevenhuang Guest

    Update DOS Box. New ver. is ready for download.
     
    Stevenhuang, Feb 9, 2008
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