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I just got this urge to play some Sim City 3000 Unlimited. So I installed it and everything. When I go to play it all the animations run really fast and the news ticker at the bottom goes too fast to read. How can I play this game like I used to back on my crap box? Also after about ten minutes of play sometimes it like to shut off? Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks,

Ken
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There is a program should be able to get it at Major Geeks.com it slows your CPU down don't know how safe it is but had it but never installed.
    
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If you want to play really old DOS games, I'd get DosBox. It's a Dos emulator that allows your computer to simulate old systems, even an old 286/386. It also simulates Soundblaster sounds and CGA/EGA/VGA graphics (and much more) in a little box. It basically tricks old games into thinking they're playing on ideal hardware.

And the best thing is, it pretty much does this for you, picking the best way to run the game on your new hardware.... It's some very quality coding.

There is a little copying required of the specific game files you are using, but that's about it. Really easy to use. I use it and it's awesome. It's worked with about 98% of the games I've tried.

Visit the DosBox page here.

Oh, and it's totally free.

Not too sure about games that are made for older versions of Windows, sorry.... hmmm... I'll get back to you. (I'm curious too).
    
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Yeah its not a DOS game its rate for windows 98. Do you think if I put it in 98 compatability mide it might work better?
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Painkiller does the same thing to me. Try the compatibility mode it might work.
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