I while ago I wrote asking about installing games onto an old computer (with OS Windows 98 and no internet connection) for my six year old son. I've now managed to find a few games which are perfect for a kid his age (i.e. finding hidden objects etc) and can be played without problems on Win 98. I saved them onto a CD, checked that they worked properly, and then installed them onto the old computer. But none of them will open!! I immediately get the message: "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, please contact the program vendor. NAME OF GAME has caused a stack fault in module SHDOCVW.DLL at 0177.70f5edfe ..." Does anyone know if it is possible to fix this problem? Florio
I actually downloaded these games from internet after checking that they were compatible with win 98 (i.e. in the 'requirements' description). I don't think they are all that old. They should be trial versions, with a 60 min. time limit, after which, if my son likes them, I'll purchase them online.
Thanks for the link, Brundle. That particular page doesn't actually include my stack fault error message, and the extra link given there doesn't work. Where can I check that the swap file (don't really understand what it is!!) is not set to read only?
This command supports the dynamic use of data stacks to handle hardware interrupts. Use the STACKSHIGH command to load the stacks in the upper memory area. You can use these commands only in your Config.sys file.
n Specifies the number of stacks. Valid values for n are 0 and numbers in the range 8 through 64.
s Specifies the size (in bytes) of each stack. Valid values for s are 0 and numbers in the range 32 through 512.
Thanks for the info woodchip; I'll check this out later today. Just out of interest, I found one of the games I couldn't open on another website, downloaded it and installed it on the old computer and it opened immediately! Same game, same version!! This was just an experiment, since I'm already a client of gamehouse.com and get my games through them. But it would seem to prove that something extra must be included in their 'packaging'. Any ideas?