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gaming problem/hardware?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ONESHOTKILL, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. ONESHOTKILL

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 6,722

    Location: On another planet

    i bought a hp xe4100 laptop which is 1.2ghz celeron,30gb hdd,256 133 sdram.I thought i would try to put old games on it to try see if they would work.The games i tryed was Fruit Machine Mania,total annihlation and red alert.The games install fine but when i try to run them i click on exe and nothing happens.The egg timer appears then goes away.I know the laptop is pretty low spec but i thought old games would run on it fine.I have windows xp sp2 installed and i have directx 9c.Anyone have any ideas what it could be?
     
  2. AndyOcUK

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,432

    Location: Staffordshire

    Windows update
    Driver Updates
    Game Patches

    Try that lot and get back to us :)

    Regards

    AndyOCuK
    OCuK Tech :cool:
     
  3. ONESHOTKILL

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 6,722

    Location: On another planet

    update

    I managed to get tiberiun sun working,then i found out red alert one doesnt even work on any xp machine?.Maybe it was just the games i was trying.
     
  4. AndyOcUK

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,432

    Location: Staffordshire

    Open the C: drive in my computer, open the program files folder, open the game folder and find the game exe file (executable - looks like the game icon).

    Right mouse click it and left click on properties.

    Click the compatibility tab and set it to run the game as windows 98.

    Job done..

    AndyOCuK Tech