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Play games normally full screen in a window!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by dustbinuk, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. dustbinuk

    dustbinuk Member

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    Right! This is not really hardware as such but I do not know where else to ask… sorry!

    Is there any application out there that can play games that would normally only run in full screen mode and put them into a movable window?

    Why I ask? I have Dungeon Keeper and would like to play it in a window rather than full screen. But Windows XP Pro holds no way of doing this that I can tell of!

    Many thanks people! :)
     
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    Xian Regular member

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    Some games you can hit ALT + Enter to switch from full screen to windowed.

    For an older DOS game like Dungeon Keeper (if you had the DOS version) you might want to try DOSBox. It emulates a DOS PC with sound card.

    http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php?page=0

    I have found many older DOS games that don't work on XP/2000/9x can be played using it.

     
  3. dustbinuk

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    Yeah sorry forgot to mention. It is running as a Win 95 game. So Alt + Enter do not work due to it not running in DOS. Also DOSBOX is usless for the same reason. But DOSBOX is a great emulator! :)
     
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    Ok in the end the solution I found was this (it's a damn long way round though!)

    I had to use Virtual PC, install win 98 on it, and then install and run Dungeon Keeper in that!.

    Works quite well actually! :)
     

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