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How do I install/play an old IBM game?

by shanediggity / May 18, 2013 12:38 AM PDT

I am trying to install and play an old IBM game from 1995 called "Emergency Room." Here are the requirements: DOS 6.0. 486/33 MHZ IBM OR 100% compatible PC. 4 MB RAM. SVGA. Sound Blaster or 100% compatible sound card. 4 MB free hard disk space. CD-ROM drive (double speed). Mouse.

I have a MacBook Pro with Parallels installed and Windows 7. Windows won't install it... I think because of the sound card. I have tried on DOSBox to mount and install. The installation seems to only add a folder with configuration settings. When I try to run the actual eri.exe file (which I assume is supposed to play to game) it says something about a setup error. Any suggestions?

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Re: 1995 game
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 18, 2013 12:54 AM PDT

I'd try and find a 1995 computer with MS-DOS and Windows 3.11 and a sound card. That's you best chance.

Kees

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Usually this means no sound.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2013 1:27 AM PDT

Beyond DOSBOX is VirtualBox which you can emulate an older PC but sound is unlikely because of how sound was done years ago.
Bob

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