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First post, by Unregistered

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Can I run Syndicate Wars in a window so I can manager other tasks in the background? I tried just alt-tabbing to switch tasks and it locked the system up solid. I'm running WXP, by the way.

Reply 2 of 8, by HunterZ

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I haven't seen any graphical (or non-standard text mode) DOS programs run in a window in Win2K/XP. You might try running it in DosBox (I think the URL is http://dosbox.zophar.net/ )

Reply 3 of 8, by DosFreak

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Games can not run in a windows under NTVDM. Your only options are an emulator such as Dosbox, Connectix Virtual PC, Dodge, Vmware.

IIRC, Syndicate Wars is DPMI so it cannot run in Dosbox.

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Reply 7 of 8, by darklite

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Snover wrote:

I've found that DOS programs that run at any resolution above 320x240 (eg, VESA modes) cause Windows to lock up HARD when you try to Alt-Tab out of them.

I don't think Windows locks up, but as I explained in my 'VESA modes' post, the screen is frozen, but Windows operates normally.

Last edited by darklite on 2003-02-07, 12:07. Edited 1 time in total.

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