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This truely irritates me. I'm raised poor food scarce so naturally the likelyhood my 98 being replaced by an XP was 1,000,000 to 1 Until that fateful day November 26th of last year when I finally recieved the XP.

Now to explain my predicament. Is there anyway possible to be able to play some 98 games on XP? I find some refuse to work rebell against this new -cough- technology! Please anyone with the wisdom I seek, inform me of the last strand of hope... My old computer is in the dumps and starting up is hell itself. I dare not to install a new game onto in fear it will combust! Seariously.

For those who lacked the ability or rather attention span to read all that here it is simply put:

Is there a way to play games for 95/98/ME to be accomidated with XP? Or accomidate XP with those games? If so PLEASE tell me!!

Luffs from Hannah

For those who were offended by the attention span crack don't be offended... seriously my post should have been too obvious that I have a hard time focusing on one thing at a time
 

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Try running the programs iin Compatibility mode:

To set the compatibility properties for a program manually;
Right-click the program icon on your desktop or the shortcut on the Start menu for the program you want to run, and then click Properties.
Click the Compatibility tab, and change the compatibility settings for your program.
The program [game] should automatically use this mode from then on when you start it.
 

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I thought of that also, but I think it still will not help. The computer has to meet the game requirements
 

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I don't have XP myself, but it would depend on which game it is. What are you trying to play? Some Windows games will work perfectly, some won't. I've heard that Discworld Noir has problems with saving and loading in Windows XP, and Sonic CD doesn't work at all (but then, it doesn't work on my Windows 98, either. Seems to be a problem with a file called Dino2d.dll conflicting with more recent versions of DirectX).

For old point-and-click adventures (Monkey Island, Sam and Max, etc), ScummVM is a great tool.

For DOS games in general, I've heard that DosBOX works well.
 
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