newish laptop, old OS
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:23 AM
It is a eMachine so not really powerful. I believe the problem is the HD, I am not entirely sure.
Since it originally had Win7, could I get a new HD and install a older OS, like Win98?
I want to get this laptop working so I can play MW2 and MW3 again. (I can kinda play MW3 now with bouncing APC's but stuck on a campaign mission that I cant seem to complete)
If not Win98 perhaps a open source OS like Ubuntu, would that work or would I need to do more tweaking to get the old games working properly?
I am really itching to play MW2Mercs again. trying to scratch that itch with MekTek's MW4 but it just aint the same.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:33 AM
Edited by Syrusbrian, 02 July 2012 - 08:46 AM.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:49 PM
Well, time to see if my sis has that ancient HP laptop still.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:31 PM
I have already tried DOSBox for MW2 Mercs
No Dice no matter what I try.
I've ran into this problem before when I tried it with my old XP machine many many moons ago and what I can gather/remember, there was several versions of the CD that was pressed (different versions released overseas, different versions packaged with video cards, etc.). my copy just happened to be one of the most problematic of the versions. So to play MW2 Mercs I basically need a old PC with Win98 and or DOS installed. (My copy can be played in DOS or Windows)
However, I was able to get MW2 to run on XP, but not MW2 GBL. Now with Win7 i'm SOL.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:13 AM
LINKS: mechvm imgburn<--- make an CUE/BIN file of the DOS versions
IMPORTENT! Do not edit the files names if you do so the files wont work as they have there own names scripted into the files
when youve installed the game via MechVM find the CUE file that imgburn made cause it will prompt you to find the burned cd file to work
Edited by Syrusbrian, 03 July 2012 - 07:14 AM.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:42 PM
winXP was on my old desktop that I built real early 2000-ish that died a horrible flaming death. Then I got my brothers emachine (also win7) until it died (I believe the problem is the HD but not 100% sure). When that died I needed a PC FAST and saw a good deal on this ACER laptop so I bought it.
I've thought about building a gaming desktop rig, but lately, 90% of my gaming time is on my PS3
I talked with my sister, she doesn't know if her teenage kids still have it or not but its still a option for me. if thats a bust I guess I could scour craigslist and evilBay for a old used win98 machine.
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