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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:41 am     Post subject: Mr. Ancient I Am! Reply with quote

Call me archaic, but I think there should be some advice in how to get games to work in Windows 98.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, windows 98 is perfect, and if anything doesent work under it, I just run it under DOS, so, support for win98 would be a tad bit useless.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:26 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch, though a valid point, nonetheless.

*goes off to ice his nads*
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:55 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there'd be more support for 98/98SE but most of the errors can be solved by pretty basic shit (EMS memory, DOS mode and sound pretty much the only 3 things that (rarely) cause any trouble) so the demand for support is pretty low. If 98SE was as hard to run as, say, XP, then we'd definitely have a support section, but as I said, there isn't much made after '84 that Win98 can't run. It's really an excellent OS.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 10:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much MS-DOS 7.10, that's what Windows 98 runs on top of. When you run a DOS game in Windows 98, you're running it using MS-DOS 7.10!

Windows XP is based on OS/2 and only offers a limited functionality DOS emulator called NTVDM. That's why Windows XP needs more support, it has no DOS foundation like Windows 98 does.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 3:26 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, good job at making things up. Windows XP is based on 2000, which is based on NT, which is based on 3.1 NT file system. OS/2 is no where in there. OS/2, in fact, was a DOS competetor back in the day.
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