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First post, by hejluxom

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I'm just curious how other people do it. What is the best way to get games on your win98 and winXP systems? Of course, my aim is digitally, but I would like to avoid using internet on the retro system.
Is gog installer working on older system if I just copy over the files? Or connect to interwebz anyhow and use steam? Or let the digital thing go and buy old cds?

cheers for the inputs!

Reply 2 of 5, by Discrete_BOB_058

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hejluxom wrote on 2020-09-17, 06:32:

I'm just curious how other people do it. What is the best way to get games on your win98 and winXP systems? Of course, my aim is digitally, but I would like to avoid using internet on the retro system.
Is gog installer working on older system if I just copy over the files? Or connect to interwebz anyhow and use steam? Or let the digital thing go and buy old cds?

cheers for the inputs!

Buy the game on GOG, and download the cd images from archive.org, the n burn it

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Reply 3 of 5, by Joseph_Joestar

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From my experience, GOG installers work fine on WindowsXP + SP3.

Some games may need extra stuff like "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable" to work, but you can usually download offline installers for that. Personally, I like to keep my XP build completely offline for security reasons, so GOG installers and physical game discs are all that I use.

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Reply 4 of 5, by chinny22

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Discrete_BOB_058 wrote on 2020-09-17, 07:27:

Buy the game on GOG, and download the cd images from archive.org, the n burn it

You don't even need to burn it, you can just mount the iso unless you want CD audio
daemon tools lite 3.47 is the final version for Win98 and predates forcing adware installation.
XP has few options if you no longer trust D-Tools, personally I just run 3.47 on everything, not like I need any of the newer features.

Reply 5 of 5, by Discrete_BOB_058

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chinny22 wrote on 2020-09-17, 09:22:
You don't even need to burn it, you can just mount the iso unless you want CD audio daemon tools lite 3.47 is the final version […]
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Discrete_BOB_058 wrote on 2020-09-17, 07:27:

Buy the game on GOG, and download the cd images from archive.org, the n burn it

You don't even need to burn it, you can just mount the iso unless you want CD audio
daemon tools lite 3.47 is the final version for Win98 and predates forcing adware installation.
XP has few options if you no longer trust D-Tools, personally I just run 3.47 on everything, not like I need any of the newer features.

MDS/MDS or BIN/CUE can be used for CD Audio

YouTube Channel:
DEADHistory Walkthroughs

PC SPECS:-
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
GPU: ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti OC Edition
RAM: 8GB*2 Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus B450M
PSU: Corsair VX550
Sound Card: Realtek ALC892