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Old Game on modern computer...

Q: Old Game on modern computer...

Recently bought "Shadow of the Comet" a fairly old game. I have Windows 98SE, Anyone know how to make games of this age work on my computer? know of any free software which helps?
Or anyone play this game on a modern computer?
The requiremtns listed on the box are (to give you an idea of its age etc)

IBM PC @ 100% compatible, 386 minimm
16mhz or faster
2 MB ram
512 Kb EMS
VGA 256 colour graphics card
Hard disk neccesary
CD-ROM drive
MS-DOS 5.0 or higher
MSCDEX 2.2 or higher
Sound blaster card or compatible

Optional
Mouse
Windows 3.0 or higher.

Please help.
Thanks.

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A: Old Game on modern computer...

It would probably be easiest to just run it in DOS, if you have 98. I mean, that's what it was made for.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/old-game-on-modern-computer.156356/
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Ahhhh... you beat me to it.

We already have a thread started on this game and I hope that a moderator can merge both of them.

The trailers are AWESEOME, can't wait for the Demo and the whole game!!!

They have kicked Ubisoft in the teeth for sure... Screw Rainbow Six & Ghost Recon, they turned those games into kids arcade games now.

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A:export game from old computer to new computer

The location will most likely be under the installed directory for the game or under your user account. Look in Program Files\Bethesda... first and see if you can fine them. As for how to transfer them, usb drive, CD or email them zipped up to yourself.

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Hello Searda512

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A:What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?

100% Desktop. I do not like the Metro.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/51778-what-do-you-use-desktop-vs-modern-ui.html
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or more to the point, are they all compatible?
 

A:Will this pc run MODERN warfare 2?

Yes, most likely all high settings too.

And yes, compatible.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/will-this-pc-run-modern-warfare-2.880848/
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Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OKDeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OKDo not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.Download DDS:Please download DDS by sUBs from one of the links below and save it to your desktop:Download DDS and save it to your desktopLink1Link2Link3Please disable any anti-malware program that will block scripts from running before running DDS.Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.Shortly after two logs will appear: DDS.txt Attach.txtA window will open instructing you save & post the logsSave the logs to a convenient place such as your desktopCopy the contents of both logs & post in your next replyScan With RKUnHookerPlease Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click Scan.Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth,. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.Note** you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"information and logs:In your next post I need the following1.logs from DDS2.log from RKUnHooker3.let me know of any problems you may have hadGringo

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/344022/a-modern-day-trojan-war/
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A:Are most modern games always about 50 gb?

Hi Scotty,

It appears the games just keep getting larger in size with no end in sight. In fact, there are a few out there that are well over 100GB in size. However, you can still find some games that are relatively small in size but who wants to buy a game based on size?

Good luck,

aardvark

http://www.tenforums.com/gaming/57541-most-modern-games-always-about-50-gb.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/17850-modern-ui-failure.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/16259-so-do-you-use-w8-modern-ui-apps.html
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A:Modern Warfare 2

Hi.

You can go to C:\Windows\Minidump

Rar or zip the contents there, then attach to a post using the paperclip.

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Hello mx900 and welcome to the TenForums

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http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/41996-modern-app-vs-desktop-app.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/customization/22001-maximum-modern-ui.html
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A:Modern Warfare 3

I need this info:
1) your PC model number
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/modern-warfare-3.1031638/
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http://www.eightforums.com/browsers-mail/9875-chrome-modern-ui.html
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/434092-modern-app-icon-bug.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/600565/windows-xp-x64-on-modern-pc/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-computer-freezes-with-every-game.391119/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/old-game-wont-run-on-newer-computer.291638/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/every-pc-game-crashes-my-computer.93608/
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BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/game-crash-me2-new-computer.992729/
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right click on the EXE go to Properties/Compatibility and set it to "Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (or even Windows 98).

-DG

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A:Computer game shuts itself off

first of all, try uninstalling it and re installing it...see if it works fine after that..then if it doesnt it might be worth patching it and updating your graphics drivers..
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-game-shuts-itself-off.636966/
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A:Computer freezes in-game

Hello Ben_Evans and Welcome to TSG!

Your problem may be virus related or some kind of secuirty threat.

Download HijackThis from here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=3155&file=11&evp=3304750663b552982a8baee6434cfc13

Run HijackThis and choose "Do a system scan and save log file".

Post the HijackThis log on this thread.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-freezes-in-game.329939/
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A:Computer crashes when i try to run any game

just wanted to add that otherwise the system performs perfectly
download and upload speeds seem fine
surfing the internet watching movies even in HD full screen doesnt bother it at all
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-crashes-when-i-try-to-run-any-game.952189/
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A:Computer restarts during game

It could be a virus. Check it for malware and scan it with antivirus
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-restarts-during-game.1032379/
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A:Help, game freezes computer.

Anyone willing to help with this? I'm at my wits end and am finding out I have quite the temper since I've threatened to throw my tower out the window a few times now.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-game-freezes-computer.1160509/
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A:computer rebooting during game

check your tempetures and voltages with speedfan
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/computer-rebooting-during-game-125856.html
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A:Run a game while computer is sleeping

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/run-a-game-while-computer-is-sleeping.906948/
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have you tried to run in compatability mode.
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A:New computer crashes during game

A couple of small questions. Which mainboard are you using? How much wattage on your power supply?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-computer-crashes-during-game.29147/
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A:Computer game restart

What games, what driver version, Machine specs

Also take a look at this faq, very good for gforce owners

http://www.tweak3d.net/faq/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-game-restart.44394/
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MB: 21C
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+12V: 12.16

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A:COmputer Restarts In-Game

upload minidumps for anaysis as a zipped file.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-restarts-in-game.77638/
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A:having trouble with computer game

Most games have an autostart program that enables the disk to run automatically upon insertion.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/having-trouble-with-computer-game-17309.html
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A:Computer Just keeps on hanging whenever i run a 3D game/app

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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I just found a site that's updated with a lot of new games that System Req Labs does not have, for example Prototype, The Last Remnant, etc:
http://www.yougamers.com/games/
I wouldn't mind this being edited into the sticky, although it needs a fairly "heavy" ActiveX plugin to run, the installation starts a bit slow and outside of the browser, but it does work in the end. A good choice if the Sysreqlabs test doesn't have the desired game.
Test it out and tell what you think...
 

A:How to tell if your computer will run your game [Renewed]

Is anyone even paying attention to me? I guess I'll now let this die.
 

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Hello I have encountered a new problem - lately when I run the game HoN at some point in the game within the game(HoN) Computer crashing while I run first minutes the game froze for seconds or so and afterwards there was a blue screen with white words on him but I couldn t read anything because my PC proceeded quickly to restart I have windows XP and I have Automatic Windows Updates enabled Here s the DxDiag info ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report Computer crashing while I run game(HoN) Machine name KING- E F C Operating System Windows XP Home Edition Build Service Pack xpsp sp gdr - Language Hebrew Regional Setting Hebrew System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd System Model H M-S H BIOS Award Modular BIOS v PG Processor Intel R Core TM i CPU GHz CPUs Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir E WINDOWS DirectX Version DirectX c DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ DirectX Files Tab No problems found Display Tab No problems found Sound Tab No problems found Music Tab No problems found Input Tab No problems found Network Tab No problems found -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct D n a DirectDraw retail DirectInput n a DirectMusic n a DirectPlay retail DirectSound retail DirectShow retail --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name NVIDIA GeForce GTS Manufacturer NVIDIA Chip type GeForce GTS DAC type Integrated RAMDAC Device Key Enum PCI VEN DE amp DEV amp SUBSYS DE amp REV A Display Memory MB Current Mode x bit Hz Monitor Monitor Max Res Driver Name nv disp dll Driver Version English DDI Version or higher Driver Attributes Final Retail Driver Date Size bytes WHQL Logo d Yes WHQL Date Stamp n a VDD n a Mini VDD nv mini sys Mini VDD Date bytes Device Identifier D B E E- - CF-FB - C CB Vendor ID x DE Device ID x SubSys ID x DE Revision ID x A Revision ID x A Video Accel ModeMPEG C ModeMPEG D Deinterlace Caps CB - - - E - C DB Format In Out YUY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech PixelAdaptive AA E- - A - C - F FAF E E Format In Out YUY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech BOBVerticalStretch CB - - - E - C DB Format In Out UYVY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech PixelAdaptive AA E- - A - C - F FAF E E Format In Out UYVY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech BOBVerticalStretch CB - - - E - C DB Format In Out YV x e Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech PixelAdaptive AA E- - A - C - F FAF E E Format In Out YV x e Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech BOBVerticalStretch CB - - - E - C DB Format In Out NV x e Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech PixelAdaptive AA E- - A - C - F FAF E E Format In Out NV x e Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY DeinterlaceTech BOBVerticalStretch Registry OK DDraw Status Enabled D D Status Enabled AGP Status Enabled DDraw Test Result Not run D D Test Result Not run D D Test Result Not run D D Test Result Not run ------------- Sound Devices ------------- Description Realtek HD Audio output Default Sound Playback Yes Default Voice Playback Yes Hardware ID HDAUDIO FUNC amp VEN EC amp DEV amp SUBSYS A amp REV Manufacturer ID Product ID Type WDM Driver Name RtkHDAud sys Driver Version English Driver Attributes Final Retail WHQL Logo d Yes Date and Size bytes Other Files Driver Provider Realtek Semiconductor Corp HW Accel Level Basic Cap Flags xF F Min Max Sample Rate Static Strm HW Mix Bufs Stati... Read more

A:Computer crashing while I run game(HoN)

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Nice to see a poster putting the DXDiag in their initial post, gives a good amount of info

OK, so here we go ....

What is the exact make and model of the PC, assuming its a pre-built machine like a HP, Dell, Acer etc?

If its a self / custom build I can see the motherboard is a Gigabyte H55M-S2H, CPU is Core i5 650 so what is the make and model of the RAM, make of the GPU (GTS 250) and the make and model of the power supply?

I can see your graphics drivers a well out of date, you are running version 196.21 and the latest version for your card is version 314.22 dated 25th March this year. So, the first thing I would do is update all your graphics drivers from here.

Next, download and install HWMonitor (its free). Run the program and screenshot the full window with your PC just sat at the desktop. Then, leaving HWMonitor running start a game and run it for a few minutes (hopefully without a crash), when done exit the game and screenshot HWMonitor again. Post the two screenshots in a reply here.
 

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