First post, by MrRatt
Motherboard : Asus A7V8X
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (1667MHz)
RAM: 256 Megs 2100 DDR (i think its 2100...)
Video: ATI Radeon 7500 - 64mb DDR
Sound: VIA AC'97 (Onboard)
OS: Windows XP Pro + SP1
Game: Command And Conquer Gold
Ok so heres the issue. In order to run Command And Conquer Gold on XP machines, you must replace a .dll with one that Westwood offers on thier site. Unfortunatly this disables any hopes of LAN play (the LAN button is no longer selectable!).
So, to avoid a dual boot situation just to play this game networked, I tried Virtual PC v5.0 and installed Windows 98. After some meddling with network options, i rigged it so that through IPX/SPX it could see any machine on my network.
So i went ahead and installed Command And Conquer Gold and that went without a hitch, until i hit the intro movie. The movie's audio was fine, but the video was skipping 99.9999% of the frames. No big deal for me, I never liked those videos...
So i get to the main menu only to find that the Virtual PC doesnt update the screen until an option is selected.
For those of you not familiar with Command And Conquer Gold, the buttons are green, and the text lights up a bit when your mouse is over them. Well, with this setup I couldn't move the mouse pointer.
The keys also used to navigate the menu, so i tried that but discovered that while i could choose any option, if it led to another menu (i.e. Multiplayer), it wouldnt update to the new menu.
So... Anyone have any ideas on this? I'm thiking about giving Windows 95 as a Virtual PC a shot, but do not really think that would change anything...