Running Windows 95 games

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  1. Wasd9595 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I want to play Red Alert 1. It is a game that runs Windows 95. My problem is that i dont know how i can make it run on my mac? I dont want to install Windows. I have installed Winebottler but i get this error: [​IMG]

    How can i run Red Alert with out installing Windows?

    Thanks for the help! :)
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Windows 5.1 is windows XP I believe.
    Make sure in Winebottler, you tick Windows 95 as the OS version.
     
  3. Wasd9595, Jan 15, 2011
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    Wasd9595 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now i have installed the game. But when i run RUNGAME.exe i get this error message:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    No offense but you are trying to run a piece of windows software from 16 years ago on a modern day computer.

    That is a challenge for any computer/operating system these days...let alone a Mac.

    Cut your losses and play something a bit more modern perhaps?
     
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    VMware/paralells/virtualBox + win95 seems to be the way to go
     
  6. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    EA Makes a bundle that has all the C&Cs up 3 (3 is not on it) and all the Red Alerts and they run on Windows XP (I don't know about Windows 7, I only have XP). It's funny playing original C&C in Windows XP!

    I don't know if this is still out, but you can try Best Buy or Walmart in their budget software (assuming they still have one) section, or try EA them selves.

    Hugh

    EDIT: Found it on EA's site, here is the LINK
     
  7. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    I second this. Trying to get it to run well in WINE might cause a lot of frustration. This is a lot easier.
     
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    It looks like its trying to run a DOS program, which Wine does not support. You could try patching it in through DOSBOX, but to cut the hassle and another potential disappointment, I'd download VirtualBox and get a Windows 95 disc/ISO from somewhere.

    Seriously, Wine isn't very good anyway.
     
  9. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Red Alert was originally a DOS game which came with a tacked on Windows 95 launcher which allowed it to run more easily from within Windows. It's still essentially running the DOS application behind the scenes however.

    EA released a patched up version with a revised launcher for Windows XP a few years back, but the old DOS application is still there behind the scenes.

    Parallels/VMware fusion running Windows 95 or the DOSBox application would appear to be your best option.

    For reference :
    Windows 5.1.x is XP
    Windows 5.0.x is 2000
    Windows 4.1.x is 98
    Windows 4.0.x is 95
     
  10. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck with that. I've tried and tried to run Windows 95/98 in Parallels and VMware. It's slow for some reason and it's not stable, it crashes a lot. :(

    Hugh
     
  11. xreliable macrumors newbie

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    You might give Crossover a try:
    http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/

    Also Virtual Box has been good to me. It's free and very well supported for OSX, Linux etc
    http://www.virtualbox.org/

     
  12. supersteve macrumors member

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    Download playonmac at playonmac.com
    Download red alert at redalert1.com
    Install red alert using play on mac and boom works great.
    There is a YouTube video on how to install it.
     

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