>want to play PC game from 98/XP era on modern hardware

>want to play PC game from 98/XP era on modern hardware
>have to apply multiple patches, fixes, configuration and compatibility tweaks
>even then it might not work properly or work at all

Name 'em, /vr/.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >meanwhile I burn a cd and play the superior og version on my ps1
    Yawn

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
    Even after applying patches and fixes it still has slowdown.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mechwarrior 2 & 3
    every pre-Underground era NFS (absolute nightmare to get working on modern systems for some reason. It's like EA went out of their way to make sure those games worked correctly ONLY on Windows 9x and on period-correct HW)
    SimCopter

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mechwarrior 2 and 3

      https://archive.org/details/MechWarriorQuadrology

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get a cheap PC and install XP on it

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most of them? maybe not with xp but 98 for sure.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heavy Gear 2

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Use linux.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's actually insane to me that a game as legendary as Deus Ex is just fricking abandoned and unplayable without tons of patches and fixed.

    Whats even worse is that you want to play the game completely vanilla you have to go even further out of your way because most of the patches change gameplay elements because the people who make them are so up their own ass and think they know better than the original game designers. A bunch of other PC patches do this too and it pisses me off just let me play the game as it was released.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish Valve's update to Half Life on Steam would set an example to other companies and developers on how to take care of their old games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You only need Kentie's Deus Exe which changes nothing gameplay wise.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any game with StarForce in it, and also SafeDisc or others. Early Trackmania games had StarForce in them, and it took a long while for them to get unofficial patches to take it out.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is why I have a retro gaming PC with 2005 hardware running windows XP. All those old win 98 games and obviously the XP games all run perfect on it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he fell for it

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried to play Monopoly Tycoon a couple years ago, it took forever to get it to run and when it finally let me launch it and I actually was able to get in game it ran like shit. Honestly though that was pretty much the experience I had back then trying to run it on Windows 2000 but I think the biggest problem running it recently is that the game was able to run faster than anticipated, almost like when it was originally made there was a soft speed cap, like the developers never anticipated the game to be able to run as fast as it can now.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I managed to get NFS 3 to work just fine on my Windows 10 laptop with a patch and no CD crack. Also added a bunch of additional cars to the game. Like an Aston Martin Lagonda or K.I.T.T.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a little rusty on computers, but can't you just install a Windows 98 / XP virtual machine, then run the games on there?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This very rarely works unless the game is very simple. The virtual machine is not emulating the correctly clocked cpu or gpu, it’s basically your modern rig with a layer over it, which that layer doesn’t recognize. Some of these older games are looking for specific graphics cards, APIs and sound cards. I’m probably not explaining this correctly but the that’s the general idea.

      In many instances, running a game in compatibility mode (95/98/XP mode) and using a wrapper like DGVoodoo works. I think the only game that I tried that didn’t was Carmageddon Win95. It’s basically impossible to play the Win95 version of that on anything other than Win95/98, but I think you can get the dos version to run with 3D acceleration with nglide.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >carma 95
        have you tried the win 95 restoration pack?

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