Lego Racers, wont run on XP.

  TECHNODIMWIT 17:49 21 Dec 2004

how can i get an old game the kids have found to run in winXP?

the game is dated 1999, and we know it runs in win98, i`ve tried to run it in compatability mode
but without any joy.
the helpme file says it wont run in winNT or windows emulator mode.
Does anyone know of a patch or a dodge that works.

mny thanks and a merry christmas to one and all

  Starfox 18:02 21 Dec 2004

There are a lot of *older* games that worked fine on Windows 95/98/ME that just won't work with XP.I think it is to do with the fact that these games were intended to run in ms/dos although I am sure someone will correct me if that is not the case :o).

  gudgulf 18:32 21 Dec 2004

My kids have a number of Lego games...Lego Racers (1 and 2) Stunt rally and Lego Island, and I'm sure they all run under XP.I'll have to do a little experimenting as all of the games are not currently on the the computer following a replacement hard drive and full reinstall on the kids pc.I also updated to SP2 whilst I was at it and it was SP1 under which everything ran ok.

I'll get back to you a bit later and let you know what works and what doesn't when I've reinsralled all the Lego games.

  TomJerry 18:43 21 Dec 2004

without any problem

if it does not run for ou, get new version from amazon, very cheap

  Starfox 19:20 21 Dec 2004
  gudgulf 23:36 21 Dec 2004

Ok I've now installed all of the Lego games mentioned above,and Lego Chess which I'd forgotten I had.

They all run fine on XP SP2 and most of them are the pre XP release ones so don,t mention XP on the discs.Lego Racers is dated 1999 as is yours.Not much help to you really....sorry.

  woodchip 00:02 22 Dec 2004

If you installed, go to Explorer and look for the folder, then look for the Program .EXE file that runs it and right click the file you can choose to make it compatible with Win98

  TomJerry 02:08 22 Dec 2004

in XP

  TECHNODIMWIT 08:55 22 Dec 2004

tried your suggestions, but it still refuses to run,

i think starfox has the right idea, buy a later copy


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