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By robke ·
I have a dos game but when i try to run it in dos i get an error message saying that i don't have anough conventional memory, the game needs 4mb and i have 32mb of ram! Why does the game say i don't have enough memory and how can i solve this??

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to games

it means you dont have enough conventional memory (the first 640K)
the game you have to check how many conventional memory the game needs.
Solution:
1: in dos run memmaker and tell it to free as much as conventioanl memory as possible.
(or move the memory to the upper memory, experiment a little)
2: remove all programs that may load any tsr programs, in memory (nav, doskey, etc)
you can put a rem statement in front of them so you can use them later,
3: you can make multiple config while booting.
type in dos type help and search for multi config (it's been a long time I did that).


Leopold

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by robke In reply to games

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by JimBb In reply to games

Answer #1 put you on the right track, but he's giving you some DOS commands that may not work in Win9x anymore. Type MEM on a dosprompt, that will give you an overview of which memory type has how much free. MEM/C shows which applications are consuming bits of your conventional memory.
Check in C:\CONFIG.SYS or C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT if anything that consumes your precious memory is loaded that you don't really need.

Answer #1 suggested a multi-boot system, and that may indeed be good practice. After all, those applications are not installed for nothing..

Jim

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