Will this old PC game work?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sebascrub, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. sebascrub macrumors member

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    I recently unearthed an old PC game (from 2000) that was part of a series of games that I basically spent my childhood playing. The game is PC Futbol 2000 Clausura, if anyone recognizes it, and it is basically a football manager program, specifically for Argentine football. Anyway, I got nostalgic and wondered if I could play this on my MacBook under either BootCamp or Parallels/VMWare.

    Here are the requirements for the game:
    Windows 95/98
    Pentium 150 MhZ
    32 Mb RAM
    GFX card compatible with DirectX 7

    Can I run this under Win XP? Do I need to install anything in particular that wouldn't come with the XP install, because this game is so old?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tastannin macrumors 6502

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    Best bet is to just go ahead and install it under a virtualized XP install. (Parallels/VMware/Virtual Box) See what happens.
     
  3. sebascrub thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, so I tried to install it under Windows XP SP3, running in Parallels 4.0. The loading screen before the wizard seems to work, loading up the progress bar up to 100%, but then, when it would normally go to the installation wizard, the installer crashes. Any ideas?
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Try running the installer in compatibility mode for windows 95/98? I managed to get my original copy of Theme Hospital to happily install on my friends Vista laptop, she's even borrowed the disc over the holidays :p
     
  5. sebascrub thread starter macrumors member

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    Compatibility mode? How would I go about doing that?
     
  6. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    That is a Windows feature to get windows to run older programs as if they were under older versions of Windows.

    I believe you right click on the install.exe and go to properties, and somewhere in there you can change the compatibility settings to Win98 or so.

    This might help!

    -Allen
     

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