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Windows 2000

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 2:49 pm
by Amro
I tried the following and none work:

Heretic, DOOMII, Quake. When I start them through a DOS shell, they get a little farther on (DOOMII inits refresh daemon but stops a little later on). Anyone know how to fix this? I don't think there's a way to boot into DOS with Windows 2000. And I don't feel like using boot disks.

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 2:57 pm
by procerus
Quake should work fine if you patch it to GLQuake. Not sure about Doom and Heretic though. I expect they need compatibility mode on XP and 2000 doesn't have that.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 10:58 am
by Amro
I found out what the problem was. I think the games aren't compatible with my sound card. I disabled sound from the games' setup and they worked (except quake). It's an outdated custommade computer I got for 50bucks. The sound card brand isn't popular.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 10:59 am
by wardrich
what is it?

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:32 pm
by Amro
p3 500MHz. I installed my spare nVidia TNT2 on it. 96MB of ram with 6GB HD. Crappy monitor. Ethernet and modem cards.

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:34 am
by macca

i have had enormous trouble trying to make quake 1 work on windows xp. i have tried changing the compadibility and downloading all these patches but nothing has worked. i have read all the queries in dos games and i tried them all! nothing is working. do you have any suggestions.


Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:41 pm
by Wally
I havent done any research on this but you may try the windows XP compatability wizard (right click on the exe file and then compatability tab) Set it to 95 and if that doesnt work try the others..

For a last resort Dosbox the x86 emulator may be handy

Here is a topic about Dosbox ... art-0.html

read the first 2 topics carefully and then you should be able to use dosbox successfully :)..

PLease post back if you need more help or if was successfull :)


Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:28 pm
by x86_Game-Junkie
They should work on Windows 2000, as they definitely run on Windows NT 4. :thumbsup: