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How to work virtual PC #1103620
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I have been trying to play discworld noir on my windows 7 64 bit machine. I read that I could play it using virtual PC so I downloaded that from microsoft. Now what do I do? I see virtual PC on my start menu but don't know the first thing about how to get the game to run using it. I am very limited with computer knowledge so please, give detailed instructions! Thanks so much.

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1103624
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The instructions for Virtual PC 2004 at Gameboomers, written by Metzomagic, are here
http://www.gameboomers.com/Members/virtual_pc_2004_faq.htm

There is an updated version using Virtual PC 2007, also written by metzomagic ***here***

You will need a Windows 95 or 98 CD.
The Windows 98 OEM disc that doesn't need a boot disk is easiest to use.

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1103626
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That is all Greek to me.

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1103635
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Since you're not able to set up Virtual PC yourself, and I assume you don't know anyone who can do it for you, buy the game from this eBay seller, who includes a custom installer with the original game discs, similar to what GOG does with DOS games
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251589794063

Otherwise watch a Let's Play of the game on YouTube.

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1103733
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Searching the web and you can try this page with instructions for running the game in Win 7

Some help

Another based on Adventuregamers Help on Adv Gamers

I have not tried it myself but it's Worth a try sherlock

Good Luck It's a GREAT GAME

Last edited by Lagavulin; 03/13/17 01:22 PM.

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Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1105027
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Thanks, but I am not smart enough to get it to work - but, I did get discworld noir to work finally. I had to mess around with it quite a bit and it did crash quite often, but, finally was able to play it again. What an enjoyable game!

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1105034
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What did you do to get Discworld Noir to work. If there is an easier way to get it working on Windows 7 than what Lagavulin posted, the information might help someone else.

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1105035
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after much reading about it, i got the new file tin3 dxd from game copy world. i didn't have the right zip file on this computer to get it, so, I got it on my old computer and then sent it to myself. I took out the old file and put that new one in. however, I always had to start a new game and I had to start it in small window. If I did it in large window, it would always crash. I waited until Carlotta came to his office before I could make it big again. If I wanted to resume an old game, then it would work. Well, usually - it still crashed once in a while. but, the main thing was to start it as a new game each time in small window.

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1105059
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Thanks for telling us what worked for you.

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1260116
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ah, thank goodness that I posted this. I just tried to get discworld noir to work for me and it kept crashing - and I knew that I had posted what worked for me here so I looked it up - and I had to start in small windows. I don't know why that would make a difference, but, now I am playing the game. whew. thank goodness I remembered this thread!

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1260119
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Looking up old threads can be very helpful at times. Glad you found this and got the game working properly again. smile

Re: How to work virtual PC [Re: mbday630] #1260120
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Yay, mbday! Search for the win!


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