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Old 05-27-2005, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I built my upstairs computer, and I realize that if I try to run my DOS game "Commander Keen" it won't run right. It lags really bad. I found somewhere that said it won't work right on Windows XP, so I tried it on the Dell computer downstairs... but it ran fine. Is there something I have to download to get it to run better?
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1. Please tell me the dell is xp as well lol
2. Re install the program
3. i don't know
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what is the hardware of both PC's?
and is the second PC also running XP?
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Try downloading Dfend and Dosbox. Spend about an hour figuring it all out and you'll be able to play at least 95% of DOS games with hardly any problems at all with XP. The settings differ with every game(can save profiles) but hey, at least it works.
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Of course the Dell is running Windows XP... haha. Dosbox and Dfend... I'll get that. I am still curious though as to why my downstairs computer will run it fine and my upstairs custom one will not.
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I don't know why, but my custom computer doesn't like DOS mode. It isn't friendly. DOS sux most of the time anyhow.

I really don't know why they wouldn't work on the other OS, chances are that your dos files are messed up. Replace the files or format, would prolly fix it .

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