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Posted: 3/4/2006 9:43:10 PM EDT
I'm trying to run this old adventure game from about 1996-1997 (Titanic: Adventure Out of Time) and I can't get it to behave and run. It installs fine, but when I try to start it, it says I don't have enough memory.

I have a gig of memory, which is plenty. I've tried all the Windows Compatability settings with no luck.

Any suggestions?

I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition by the way.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:44:01 PM EDT
A lot of older games just wont work with XP unfortunately. Maybe see if the game's creators have an xp compatibility patch or something....
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:46:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 9:47:18 PM EDT by Specop_007]
If i remember it has something to do with how the memroy is allocated. HIMEM or some shit like that. Old games cant adress extended memory, hence your problem.

Which reminds me, I just got Fallout to work on Win 2K and have been playing that all day. Fallout kicks ass.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:47:13 PM EDT
is it a game that needs DOS to run?

96-97 is about the time a where there were still a lot of games that were running under DOS (like duke nukem, iirc)
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:56:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
is it a game that needs DOS to run?

96-97 is about the time a where there were still a lot of games that were running under DOS (like duke nukem, iirc)



I remember playing it (can't believe it was almost 10 years ago though ) on a 95 rig without any issues.

Too bad there isn't a way to run a true 95 virtual machine right through XP.....
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:56:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
is it a game that needs DOS to run?

96-97 is about the time a where there were still a lot of games that were running under DOS (like duke nukem, iirc)



I remember playing it (can't believe it was almost 10 years ago though ) on a 95 rig without any issues.

Too bad there isn't a way to run a true 95 virtual machine right through XP.....



You can always dual-boot win95 and xp
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:59:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
is it a game that needs DOS to run?

96-97 is about the time a where there were still a lot of games that were running under DOS (like duke nukem, iirc)



I remember playing it (can't believe it was almost 10 years ago though ) on a 95 rig without any issues.

Too bad there isn't a way to run a true 95 virtual machine right through XP.....



You can always dual-boot win95 and xp



Link Posted: 3/4/2006 10:01:56 PM EDT
Just buy a 486 with DOS off of ebay or something
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 10:03:04 PM EDT
Try installing linux and running the game under Cedega.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 12:48:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 12:50:09 AM EDT by Floppy_833]
I have seen myself & heard from others that it is usually not the operating system (XP) that is the problem.

The real problem is usually that older programs (Win95/98-era architecture) simply cannot properly handle more than 512 megs of hardware RAM. I have a few older programs that I couldn't get to work on any of my desktops (all have at least 1Gb of RAM) but a few months ago I got a new laptop that I ordered with only 512 megs--and all of those old programs simply install and run correct--no "compatability wizard" stuff necessary.
So I suspect that the hardware-RAM issue is the main cause of this problem.

If possible, try installing and running it on a computer that only has 512 megs of RAM and WinXP.
Alternately, there might be a way to boot into your BIOS setup and (temporarily) disable some of your RAM until there's only 512 megs used.
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Link Posted: 3/5/2006 1:01:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 1:02:53 AM EDT by mgw1181]
www.vmware.com/products/server/
Might work....no good for acclerated 3d stuff. Just install an old version of windows on your virtual machine.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 1:33:12 AM EDT
If it were a dos game, I'd use dosbox and D-fend to emulate the dos environment in Windows. For an old win9x game, just get an old hard drive and dual boot.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:08:38 AM EDT
This is a reason to keep around an old crapper machine.

I'd think DOSbox or some similar emulator would be a good start. Failing that, acquire an old junker machine, and dedicate it to playing old DOS games...

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:58:56 AM EDT
There can also be problems with the lack of VESA video drivers for new video cards.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 11:31:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mgw1181:
www.vmware.com/products/server/
Might work....no good for acclerated 3d stuff. Just install an old version of windows on your virtual machine.



Yep a virtual machine might work I do it for a lot of older stuff… VMWare or Virtual PC
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