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Originally Posted by SpykeZ;13639107 
Made by Bullfrog and now the IP is owned by EA Games.

However EA Games is supposed to be on board with gog.com soon so hopefully we'll see them.

Get this.. I have the original copy of syndicate wars, which was made in DOS, and I got the thing to run, stock...on windows 7. Now that's why I love this OS.

Nice! I have many games using DoxBox + DosShell (nice and simple gui frontend to add games to a list).

But, how do you get to run 16-bit code on Windows 7 64-bit just like that ? Do you also have the 32-bit version installed, or was Syndicate Wars already a 32-bit game ? I went to Wikipedia to remember a little about the history, and the game was released in 1996, so Windows 95 was already here, but it says it was for MS-DOS, so...
 
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Well they say it was for windows 95 because of the operating system itself. DOS was integrated into 95 and 98 and I think 2000?

But to your question on getting it to run...I have absolutely NO idea. I know the laptop I ran it on had some crappy integrated gfx which seemed to play a huge roll. It was on my laptop which was only compatible for 32-bit.

But still, win7 doesn't have dos, only emulated.

So on top of that, there's been a lot of games I've been able to get running in win7 directly that I couldn't get working in XP.
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Well they say it was for windows 95 because of the operating system itself. DOS was integrated into 95 and 98 and I think 2000?

But to your question on getting it to run...I have absolutely NO idea. I know the laptop I ran it on had some crappy integrated gfx which seemed to play a huge roll. It was on my laptop which was only compatible for 32-bit.

But still, win7 doesn't have dos, only emulated.

So on top of that, there's been a lot of games I've been able to get running in win7 directly that I couldn't get working in XP.


My only question was that the 64-bit version of Windows 7 (or Vista) doesn't run 16-bit code. It only runs 32-bit and 64-bit. The 32-bit version of Windows 7 however is able to run 16-bit code.

So, the only question was really if Syndicate Wars, being an MS-DOS game (according to Wikipedia), it would be a 16-bit game. In 1996 many programs still came out for DOS, because they could also be run under Windows 95 without problems (because it still contained DOS as you said), but not the other way around.

So for compatibility purposes, it might have been a 16 bit DOS game, that could run in both machines that still only had DOS, and Windows 95. If it was a Windows 95 game (Wikipedia doesn't say this), it wouldn't run in machines only with DOS.
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Ya but what's weird thing is I only ever ran 32-bit windows XP when I got the game off of ebay and I had to use dosbox to get it to run. Windows 7 32-bit it ran directly.
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Oh thank frickin god!
    
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Ya but what's weird thing is I only ever ran 32-bit windows XP when I got the game off of ebay and I had to use dosbox to get it to run. Windows 7 32-bit it ran directly.

That's because Windows 7 has probably a better DOS emulator. I wish Microsoft would release an almost perfect DOS emulator which could be built into Windows. Something the Ultimate version of Windows could come with. DOsBox is alright, but it doesn't have a GUI, and there are so many third-party GUI's available you can get lost. And they are not perfect either. Microsoft is in the perfect position to make the ultimate DOS emulator. I would even pay to have it (up to € 15 sounds reasonable).
 
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if its like the original sign me up drum.gif
    
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Made by Bullfrog and now the IP is owned by EA Games.

However EA Games is supposed to be on board with gog.com soon so hopefully we'll see them.

Get this.. I have the original copy of syndicate wars, which was made in DOS, and I got the thing to run, stock...on windows 7. Now that's why I love this OS.

I have the original Syndicate Plus. I FINALLY found syndicate wars years later on Ebay but the damn disc never played for me, I tried everything. Would you mind putting yours up on a torrent or something for me?
    
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Never played Syndicate Wars (I don't think) but the original Syndicate was awesome... this might be something worth looking into later...



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Allow me to pull out my Persuadertrons and Kinetic Bombardment!

Syndicate Wars, first destructive terrain/buildings game I ever played.
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