Buffers=20 required ... how in XP?

  paranomia 16:05 14 Aug 2003
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Hi All - I know I am sad but I want to install an old DOS game on to my XP laptop. It won't install because it wants Files=20 and Buffers=20 in the Config.sys file which obviously doesn't exist. Any ideas on how to fool this game into thinking it has a 486 under its feet?!

I am feeling old now... :)

  paranomia 16:08 14 Aug 2003

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  hugh-265156 16:12 14 Aug 2003

create a small fat 16 partition and use a boot disc maybe.

  paranomia 16:16 14 Aug 2003

sorry ßéŁâ, no idea what VDM sound is... This was a game that I got second hand and was interested to see what it was like. Must admit huggyg71, I don't want to mess around with my setup on the laptop too much, all my work files live there!!

  paranomia 16:25 14 Aug 2003

ßéŁâ - that looks good, I didn't know about it. I hadn't even got as far as setting up the sound, the installer refuses to go any further that the system check.. :(

  wiznyme 17:57 14 Aug 2003

Try adding the lines to \windows\system32\config.nt

This is a hidden OS file so you'll have to go into folder options - view to allow you to see it.

  paranomia 08:43 28 Aug 2003

Thanks for all your posts, no joy with anything I tried, so I have passed the game on to a friend with Windows 98, Cheers!

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