so i'm trying to play an old ass game that used to be on ms/dos...

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  1. superfly

    superfly Live and Learn... then get rich, bit

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    but i'm having trouble executing it.

    It's called nobunga's ambition, and
    i have the files, there are 3 files copied from the cd to my hard disk. one is an install file which i execute and it installs all these other files into the same folder.
    then there is a main.exe file which i execute and it runs the program. up comes ms command prompt/ dos and it asks me whether i wish to play the game in color. But whether i choose yes or no it makes no difference because the same reply is disk I/o error.

    anybody know what i can do or have another copy of that game?
     
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    a lot of old games dont work in xp or 2003 since their not dos based. you should be able to get it to run in a dos installation in vmware or virtualpc i think.
     
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    oh, that sounds time consuming and excess for this game. but thanks
     
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    Get Dosbox - it'll allow you to play it in XP.
     
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    Try running it in compatibility mode? I know I installed RedAlert for Windows 95 and it wouldn't work in XP until I set it to run "in compatibility" for Windows 95. Worked then.

    Right Click .exe file > Properties > Compatibility tab > Check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" > Select the appropriate OS.
     

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