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Old 03-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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Gf has this antique PC game from like 10 years ago, and Im trying to install it on Vista. Its telling me "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." So I went to the default programs thing and to the set associations window. The file is _ins0432._mp. Been through the list several times and I see no ._mp. Any suggestions? I dont have much experience with Vista, and I hate it.
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Titanic Adventure out of Time.
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Titanic Adventure out of Time.
ive always hated those point and click games.

try running the install file in windows 98 compatibility mode? I dunno, never seen that error before.
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try running the install file in windows 98 compatibility mode? I dunno, never seen that error before.
Compatibility mode is the winner. The other option is to run a virtual machine on your PC with a copy of windows XP and run in win95 compatibility mode. I think they removed the 95 compatibility mode in vista.
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try running the install file in windows 98 compatibility mode? I dunno, never seen that error before.
Compatibility mode is the winner. The other option is to run a virtual machine on your PC with a copy of windows XP and run in win95 compatibility mode. I think they removed the 95 compatibility mode in vista. May be able to find a pre-setup old school virtual machine with Win95/98. Look into VMPlayer.
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By "antique", was this DOS or early Windows?

If DOS, get DosBox. It's free, it works, 'nuff said.

If Windows, download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. Also free. Once running, use your old Win95 / Win98 CD-ROM to format and create a virtual PC running that operating system, and run the game out of that.
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Once running, use your old Win95 / Win98 CD-ROM to format and create a virtual PC .
does anyone still have their original 95/98 disks?
I threw all mine out at the turn of the millennium
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By "antique", was this DOS or early Windows?
If DOS, get DosBox. It's free, it works, 'nuff said.

This is why I asked what game. i was going to suggest Dosbox. It's how i get my Police, Space, and Hero's Quest fix.
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Take a screenshot of the error.

I bet its just complaining the file is missing and has a stupid way of saying it.
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We need to stand up a duke nukem or old school quake server.
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Gf has this antique PC game from like 10 years ago, and Im trying to install it on Vista. Its telling me "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." So I went to the default programs thing and to the set associations window. The file is _ins0432._mp. Been through the list several times and I see no ._mp. Any suggestions? I dont have much experience with Vista, and I hate it.
The ._mp file is "InstallShield" (but old school version). I am assuming its _ins0432._mp.exe? Screen cap the directory on the CD, and the error message.
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It says "_ins0432._mp" and nothing else. The error message is exactly how I quoted it.
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Whats this game on? Install disk or just in a folder?
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We need to stand up a duke nukem or old school quake server.
Isn't someone selling servers?


Im only posting on this thread from her laptop so Im sorry if I take a while to respond. Its two disc's, Original discs. Not stolen, actually owned, strange I know.

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#2 is second
#3 is third and they continue like that but different hex for maybe 20 diffrent ones before it gives up.
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Titanic Adventure out of Time.
junk that game and go torrent Wolfenstein 3D
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This is why I asked what game. i was going to suggest Dosbox. It's how i get my Police, Space, and Hero's Quest fix.
Roger Wilco FTW! While I was laid up with the broken foot, I played through SQ1-4, and man, that took me back. Probably been 15 years since I laid eyes on 'em before.


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We need to stand up a duke nukem or old school quake server.
Rise of the Triad. 'nuff said.



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Im only posting on this thread from her laptop so Im sorry if I take a while to respond. Its two disc's, Original discs. Not stolen, actually owned, strange I know.
Seriously, stop killing yourself with Vista. Just install Virtual PC, and if you need a '98 disc, I've probably got one somewhere in a box.
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