Game not starting up?
i have this game called Assault Rigs (if u dont know what it is google it). It is a Windows 95 game and all its needs to run is a ati3dcif.dll file and it should work, but i dont think it works because it is powered br 3D RAGE and sort of made by ATi and i have a AMD Processor. ive think ive tried everything to make this game run.
can someone help??
The only possibly way for a processor to make a game incompatible is to be way too old (which i doubt in this case) Or be a different architecture (which its not). The processor isnt the problem and neither is who made the game (and you do know AMD owns ATI right?
The problem is with your operating system. or rather the game is not compatible with your OS. do you need the .dll file or did you find it? give me a run down of your computer and ill see if i can help.
you could dual boot or emulate 95
yea i can get the .dll just fine and this is all i can give you cause i really dont know what you need:
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2 (OS)
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE (Graphics)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Processor)
2.2GHz, 960 MB RAM
and how can i emulate 95. i know i can on a psp but not on a computer.
ive tried compatibility mode to.
Assault Rigs on Windows XP? Hmm...that's a lot of horsepower for a DOS game (according to Moby Games).
You could try Virtual PC 2007 from Microsoft. As far as anyone would know, that's a free product from the guys from Redmond. Download straight from the Microsoft Download Center. Here, for the download updated to Service Pack 1.
It emulates a Pentium II computer (though you can settle for a slower version here - chugs like a 486 DX100 with a 2.4 GHz PC) with ample RAM and hard drive space (you can specify how much RAM or drive space to give), and a S3 Trio 32 card (though for 2007, it's often detected as a S3 Virge 3D card if you give it only 4 MB VRAM to work with).
You can upgrade video memory up to 16 MB, and get complete SoundBlaster support with an emulated SB 16 engine.
That should be enough to get Assault Rigs running absolutely fine, but try to give your CPU some proper cooling. Virtual PC emulation tasks your PC a lot, multi-core or single-core.
... that's not relevant.
Originally Posted by Xnitro67
i have the pc game cd and i tried running it under Dosbox and it said something about its a Windows NT program or something. Also virtual Machine and my normal computer had the same error "could not initilize 3D RAGE ERROR: 5000."
So now what?
Now you buy a new computer. alright well not really but the only thing i can think if is reinstall all your drivers.
my friend saw that i actually dont even have graphics card at all. so im suprised that i can even some of the games that i have played
Well. onboard graphics can play a lot of games. i played san andreas on my old P4 with onboard graphics.
its be a while but i got a new grapgics card
ATi Radeon HD2600 PRO 512MB
and its still doesnt work with the same error(also on the Win95 emulator)
Dude, its been two years and you still haven't got it working? If you're on Windows 7 now, you can just run it in compatibility mode for Windows 95;)
wow, took you 18 months to get yourself a new gcard.. oh well.. as long as its a better system i guess it doesnt matter how long it takes.. you may cop some flak for resurrecting a thread this old, but it probably doesnt matter if its your own thread in the first place..
anyway, i use an old small IDE hdd (6GB) with Win98SE on it to play all my old game favourites (including Assault Rigs which i also have on CD) not sure how that sort of thing would go with your current PC setup, but it works on my old Pentium4 2.80Ghz system with onboard SoundMAX audio, 32MB Intel graphics, and 1GB RAM.. i also use another IDE hdd with WinXPsp2 on the same system, and all i need to do is enter the bios and switch boot drives..
you could also try snag yourself an old PC or laptop for cheap, or even keep your eyes out for one that someone else has put out for trash collection.. in my time ive picked up prob around 50 PCs off the side of the road just by keeping my eyes out for them.. made some pretty good free money from it too by selling the "refurbished" and cleaned up machines..
i dont know if that will help, but good luck anyway.. time for you to get some new games.. mind you i share your thoughts for the old classics..
not sure if this matters, but the member already stated they tried "compatibility mode" previously in the thread.. i dont know if doing that is different using Win7, and i know that the member tried this a long time ago.. but i just thought id point that out..
Originally Posted by mootjeuh