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W2k does not like games!

By cuban_titanic ·
I'm sharing my home computer with my son. that is a big problem from a point of view of security. This is a reason why I resolved to install w2k and set some restriction to his user account. But... now some games are not running any more. Blood 2 isgiving me error message saying that need to be ran in a windows 32s. Duke3d is mute, I tried to configure my ess dos drivers using the autoexec.net and config.net in the same way those were in w98 but without any positive result. What I can do? I converted my both HDD in NTFS5, reason why a dual boot is not good for me.

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by Xaeryth In reply to W2k does not like games!

This may sound dumb but this is what I had to do to resolve issues with some of my games when I installed Win2k. First off, Win2k does not support 3D sound but the sound card defaults to "accelerated sound". Try going into the Sounds and Multimedia (in Control Panel), then select the Audio tab, then the Advanced button, in there you should see a slide bar that says something like "Accelerated Sound" move this down one notch, then click "Okay"s to get out. Reboot and try your games again. Hope this helps.

Corey Hitchcock

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by aekland In reply to W2k does not like games!

Make sure you have the most recent drivers for everything. Some sites like ntcompatible.com can help with this. Another solution is to by a cheap computer and let him run them there in 98 or just a third hard drive that can be setup for 98 only.

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by DoubleDown In reply to W2k does not like games!

I've had this problem, and I've got a solution for you, but it requires three things:
1. You actually have two hard drives, and NOT one hard drive with two partitions.
2. You will need to configure a dual boot.
3. If you share applications, you must install them on the FAT hard drive. (You can still have your files on the NTFS partition)

Before you stop reading, let me tell you how this will work. (Since I am currently doing the same thing.)

If you dual boot Windows 98 and Windows 2000, you can keep security on one hard drive while using the other for the operating systems and your son's games. Your son will not even see the NTFS drive when he's using Windows 98.

In order to do that, you need to get all your files onto one drive (the one you will keep NTFS) and then reformat the other drive (to be used as the primary hard drive.) This drive must be formatted with the FAT (not FAT32) file system, since Windows 2000 cannot run on FAT32. Once the drive is formatted with FAT, install Windows 98. Then install Windows 2000. (From this point on you will have your choice of OS at boot time.) Doing this will not affect any files you have on the NTFS drive.
When you are using the computer, you will be able to see the NTFSdrive, and interact with the contents. You won't need to worry about using folder security and such (I don't think it works anyway) because you only need to create an account so that you can get into Windows 2000 and access the NTFS drive. (Your son won't need to have an account, since he won't need access to your NTFS drive. His games will be installed on the FAT drive and should work fine.)
You may have other issues that make this unfeasable, but I've found this to be the solution with the least comprimises.

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by DoubleDown In reply to W2k does not like games!

I forgot to mention that many games written specifically for Windows 98 will NEVER work in Windows 2000, because of reasons having to do with the file system and Win NT/2000 security mechanisms....but I've already written too much.

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