|Elaine Benton (Solo777)|
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 4:17 pm: |
Has anyone had trouble with MS-DOS games on Windows XP that will Not play because of needing a VESA driver? Does anyone know how to setup DOS games on Windows XP? Sorry. Thanks in advance for the help and the time. I appologize if this in not the right place to post this.
|Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)|
Master Solitaire Player
Post Number: 242
|Posted on Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 12:22 pm: |
>Has anyone had trouble with MS-DOS games on Windows XP that will Not play because of needing a VESA driver?
You may need to find a VESA driver for your card, which may not be easy to do. There used to be a generic driver (from SciTech?) that worked on most video cards of the time.
A web search turned up the following page which may (or may not ) help:
>Does anyone know how to setup DOS games on Windows XP?
An alternative is to try DOSBox, a DOS emulator that (according to the web site) supports VESA:
I have not (yet) tried DOSBox, so this is not exactly a recommendation. Results are not guaranteed.
|Mike Bailin (Mikeb)|
Advanced Solitaire Player
Post Number: 95
|Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 9:20 am: |
I was very impressed with the supposed ability of Dosbox to successful run even very demanding DOS games etc. under XP. Be prepared, though, it's no picnic -- you have to in effect set up a virtual drive for each folder/directory that the game uses. So I abandoned it (and most of my DOS games) fairly quickly afterwards.
It would be a thousand times better if it had a good GUI to assist with the setup process. Admittedly, it's been a couple of years since I last looked at it -- it was strictly command-line then (and ghastly command lines, at that), but may have come a long way in upgraded versions since then.