Win98 sort of emulator...

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by slayer[X], Dec 18, 2003.

  1. slayer[X]

    slayer[X] Guest

    I just got this game (Yu-Gi-Oh!! Power of Chaos)
    which runs fine on a win98 but is incompatible with winxp.(It hangs and freezes.)

    Know any programs?
    (Compatibility does not work)

    If you can also find a patch for it, please put up a link.
    (im in 56k and is suffering in surfing)

  2. Supplicium

    Supplicium Guest

    This is what i found for the game:

    Operating System: Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP /Processor: Pentium II /Processor: 450MHz /RAM: 128MB RAM /Hard Drive: 200MB hard drive space /Video Card: DirectX 8.1-compatible video card /CD-ROM: CD-ROM

    So it is compatible with XP, you problem have a video driver issue here. Update drivers.. i woulkd say is your best bet, if that doesnt work, post.
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    check out his PC spec, thats probably why the games jumping like a bytch.

    GF2 MX100/200 :(
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    yep to confirm it a gf2 aint no dx8.1 card, meaning the system is having to do all the advanced 8.1 in software mode, and that spec of pc is not capable of pulling that off whilst running XP, go shove 98 back on it and do yourself a favoir if a major upgrades out the question.

    sods law a game release within 3 months wont run on a low spec pc with 2 year old tech in it.
  5. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

    Indiana, USA
    try this:

    right click ont the the shortcut then under the compatibility tab check the box that say run in compatibility mode then choose win 98.

    might check for any updates to the game too to make sure some bugs have been worked out.
  6. slayer[X]

    slayer[X] Guest

    My friend has the following pc specs:

    P4 2.4 ghz
    Geforce 4 mx 460 or 440 64mb

    but it doesn't work on his pc.

    And for the drivers, i'll do it.
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    On another post SAZAR said the MX family were DX 7 cards. I don't know if that includes the MX 440/460.

    In any case the MX cards shoudl still be able to run the game by emulating the DX8.1 calls in software if the system is fast enough. A P4 2.4 system should be fast enough.

    That leaves having up to date video drivers as the issue.

    Down load the latest Nvidia drivers that are WHQL certified (53.11?). Also make sure your sound card and drivers support DX 8.1 also.
  8. slayer[X]

    slayer[X] Guest

    It was the drivers causing the errors. Tested the game running a 28.xx Nvidia driver and it worked fine.

    Thanks for the tips and suggestions!!!
    Advanced merry xmas to all!!!