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COM1 port problem

by commando666 / March 28, 2013 12:36 AM PDT

First of all, hi to everybody.
I have a small problem and I am not sure if it can be fixed.
I downloaded an old DOS game, and when I start it, this error shows up:

"The system cannot open COM1 port requested by the application."

Can this be somehow fixed? I am using Windows XP.

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Since It's A DOS Game, It's Not Compatible With XP
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 4:30 AM PDT
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Does it have a COM1?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 4:36 AM PDT
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I have many ways to get a dos app up and running but if this app needs com1, then why not provide it?

I use the adapter from and then we have ways to get DOS up and running.

Ideas? Sure. Google these.



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