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NT tips
These tips are for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.00, I don't suggest you to try them in older or newer NTs. And these tips only help you to play games in NT (as every NT user knows that is almost impossible). I'm not responsible for any damage that these tips might cause to your computer, they worked in my computer...

DOS games
Every game running in DOS is started with a thing called MS-DOS but I call it "rävellys". MS-DOS (I mean the "real thing") is the most succesful operating-system ever created, it never crashed and all options needed to set only once. However this thing coming with Windows 95/98/NT isn't anywhere near the real MS-DOS, but it still can be easily configured so that every DOS game will work in it. Just follow these tips...

  • Choose my computer/configuration panel/MS-DOS and you should see a dialog where you can edit basic things...
  • In Windows NT's system32 directory (e.g. c:\winnt40\system32) you can find a file named CONFIG.NT, edit it in the same way that real DOS' CONFIG.SYS. You should set FILES and BUFFERS to at least 20 (e.g. BUFFERS=20)...
  • Also similiar file to AUTOEXEC.BAT can be found at system32 directory (AUTOEXEC.NT)...
  • Remember to define all drivers like CD-ROM's, sound card's and mouse's to the CONFIG.NT and AUTOEXEC.NT!

Windows games
As you might already know that it is impossible to install any DirectX to NT, they are vital to games. These tips will help you to install DirectX-wannabes to your NT. Games that say "xxx needs Windows 95 to be installed in your computer!" are impossible to use but there are only few of them...

  • Always have the newest Service Pack in your NT. Service Pack 3 includes DirectX 3, that will get few games work...
  • With this tip you can get almost all Windows games work, this is also quite dangerous to your computer so I suggest that you backup your system files before doing this! Download DirectX 5 to your NT! I said earlier that there isn't a way to install DirectX to NT, but this DirectX 5 is special; it is just some files from NT 5.00. This worked for me perfectly! Search the Internet for the files!

7th October 2004: Well, for unknown reasons this material still exists =). I suggest you buy Windows 2000 or XP (or newer not released when typing this) which offer the stability of an NT system and the support for gaming familiar from the older operating systems from Microsoft!