playing win 98 game on Xp

  noobtype 16:19 06 May 07
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How do you run an old game (that I think is Win 98 based) on an XP Operating system? When I run it normally it tells me that my system can't cope with the graphics which is mad as I have a pretty good PC. The game is aliens vs Predator by the way.

cheers

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:33 06 May 07

Try in compatability mode click here

  noobtype 21:44 06 May 07

still doesnt work

  Totally-braindead 21:50 06 May 07

What graphics card do you have?

I've played alien versus predator before under XP it does run.
Can't remember if compatability mode was needed or not.

  noobtype 21:52 06 May 07

gt7600 nvidia

installs ok then as you start a game it goes pair haywire, then folds

  Totally-braindead 21:54 06 May 07

Right click the program exe file IE the icon you click to start the game and try compatability mode for win98 and see what happens.

  noobtype 23:22 06 May 07

I right clicked but see no option to do that. Little more info for the noob? It's off Ebay. Maybe it's just plain broke. Seeing as I downloaded the demo versions of it and AvsP2 and both run fine.

  Totally-braindead 00:29 07 May 07

If you have a desktop icon right click on it, goto properties and its the third tab - compatability.
If you read the link that Fruit Bat /\0/\ gave you it explains how to do it.
In fact you said it still doesn't work so presumably you've tried it.

  noobtype 01:44 07 May 07

I tried both methods and neither work. Will bin it.

  noobtype 01:46 07 May 07

Why are there no good Alien-esqe games? Seems to me the franchise is made for a classic next-gen barn stormer.

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