Remove Ad, Sign Up
Remove Ad, Sign Up
Register to Remove Ad
Register to Remove Ad
Register to Remove Ad
Register to Remove Ad
Signup for free
for more features
and less ads
About   Users   Help
Users & Guests Online
On Page:
Directory: 11
Entire Site: 21 & 124
Page Admin: tgags123, Page Staff: zanderlex,
10-17-19 10:56 PM

Thread Information

Views
700
Replies
5
Rating
0
Status
CLOSED
Thread
Creator
thing1
05-16-15 02:57 AM
Last
Post
Mohammedroxx3
05-16-15 07:44 PM

Thread Actions

Thread Closed




Add to favorites

Order
 

16-bit unsupported on 64-bit

 

05-16-15 02:57 AM
thing1 is Online
Link | ID: 1168286 | 47 Words

thing1
Thingywingy
Level: 206


POSTS: 13975/17074
POST EXP: 915217
LVL EXP: 125777139
CP: 29702.5
VIZ: 338671

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
So, I recently bought a PC game that I found new for $3 that was from my childhood. But, there is a problem. My laptop is 64-bit based, and it doesn't support 16-bit based games. Does anybody know if there is anything I can do about this? 
Vizzed Elite
What is life?


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 02-03-11
Location: In the South
Last Post: 43 days
Last Active: 7 min.

Related Content

Content Coming Soon

05-16-15 07:05 AM
Matthew2321 is Offline
Link | ID: 1168294 | 64 Words

Matthew2321
Level: 63


POSTS: 1083/1122
POST EXP: 40131
LVL EXP: 2051981
CP: 7017.5
VIZ: 105441

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
Hmm, trying downloading this software called D-Fend Reloaded. It should allow you to play your 16-bit game on your 64-bit computer
http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/

If that doesn't work another option could be downloading Virtualbox, to emulate an older version of Windows to try the run the 16-bit game.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

That or just buy and old computer lol, windows XP computers should be able to run it.
Vizzed Elite
Vizzed's original Jewelpet, StarFox, Hamtaro, Taiko no Tatsujin,SNES & GBA fan!


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 08-19-11
Location: South Carolina
Last Post: 710 days
Last Active: 2 days

05-16-15 07:17 AM
thing1 is Online
Link | ID: 1168296 | 15 Words

thing1
Thingywingy
Level: 206


POSTS: 13976/17074
POST EXP: 915217
LVL EXP: 125777139
CP: 29702.5
VIZ: 338671

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
Matthew2321 : I'm running Windows 8. I just want to be able to play Backyard Soccer. 
Vizzed Elite
What is life?


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 02-03-11
Location: In the South
Last Post: 43 days
Last Active: 7 min.

05-16-15 07:24 AM
Matthew2321 is Offline
Link | ID: 1168298 | 38 Words

Matthew2321
Level: 63


POSTS: 1084/1122
POST EXP: 40131
LVL EXP: 2051981
CP: 7017.5
VIZ: 105441

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
thing1 : LIke I said, try downloading D-Fend and see if you can run it then

When you install it click Add, Install from source media, and then install from real CD drive.
Let me know if that works
Vizzed Elite
Vizzed's original Jewelpet, StarFox, Hamtaro, Taiko no Tatsujin,SNES & GBA fan!


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 08-19-11
Location: South Carolina
Last Post: 710 days
Last Active: 2 days

05-16-15 06:43 PM
Jordanv78 is Offline
Link | ID: 1168389 | 69 Words

Jordanv78
Level: 179


POSTS: 8140/12281
POST EXP: 809836
LVL EXP: 78046166
CP: 76281.0
VIZ: 361814

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
thing1 : There should be no need to download anything. Windows already has this function built-in

You should be able to run the game in "Compatibility mode" For an older version of Windows.

Just right click the games executable file, then click "Properties" Then select "Compatibility"

Once there click the box to run in compatibility mode and choose an older version of windows (whatever the game recommends on the box)
Vizzed Elite
Special Assault Brigade for Real Emergencies


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 10-16-10
Location: Chicagoland
Last Post: 766 days
Last Active: 739 days

05-16-15 07:44 PM
Mohammedroxx3 is Offline
Link | ID: 1168400 | 156 Words

Mohammedroxx3
mohammedroxx3
Level: 114


POSTS: 3641/4714
POST EXP: 427209
LVL EXP: 15919773
CP: 36814.1
VIZ: 1435237

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
If it's a Dos Game (which I think it probably is), try running it with DosBox:

http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1

Basically, you need to download dosbox and install it. Afterwards, you have to create a directory on your hard drive. Like make a folder called "DosBox" on the root of your hard disk in C:Dosbox. (Where "C" is the letter of your hard drive.) Copy and paste your game (and all files that are for the game) on to that folder.

Then launch dosbox, type: "mount c C:Dosbox" (without quotations) and press enter. Then type "C:" (without quotations) then press enter. Then launch the .exe or .com file of the game by simply typing the name of it with the extension. So, if it is called "example.exe", then type "example.exe" (without quotations) and press enter. 

The reason you need to do this is because there is no way a 64 bit version of Windows can run any 16-bit programs/games. 
Site Staff
Emulation Manager, Tech Support

Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 03-03-13
Location: Earth?
Last Post: 248 days
Last Active: 3 hours

(edited by mohammedroxx3 on 05-16-15 07:54 PM)    

Links