January 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm #24259
I just replaced one of my computers with a new Athlon 1.9Ghz system using the same Hard Disk and Operating System as the previous system board and CPU, but when I attempt to run any of the old Sierra games, the system refuses to initiallize them stating that the CPU has encountered an illegal instruction…..even with VDMS this occurs…
I know it’s not a software problem because they ran fine while the old system board and CPU were in there…
Any ideas on how I can get around this?
Thanks In Advance
January 23, 2008 at 5:41 am #24260
Umm, all i can suggest is are you using DOSBOX ??? I know you think its not a software issue, but sometime it can be, Some newer cpu’s, i have noticed, sometimes are not compatible with older software, which confuses me a bit, but its gotta do with them not adding the support for newer hardware… I know Vdms had these issues, but so far DOSBOX has worked like a dream for me and my buddies, and we all upgrade our hardware quite a bit. SO i cant see Dosbox not working for you… The best you can do is try… But thats quite a strange problem you have. I hope i have helped in some way… Please let me know if dosbox worked for you, or just give us an update on your progress… the more info i get, the more i can try and help. Best of luck.
January 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm #24261
I can try DOSBOX…I’ve always used VDMS before and not had any problems, so had no reason to use DOSBOX too..What’s interesing is I’ve had problems running VGA games that were made after 1992 and some of the ones that were designed for WIN95 or 98 like KQ7 etc….but NEVER had any problems with any of the AGI or SCI games pre-1992…so this was a complete surprise, considering that it was working just fine prior to putting the new system board in….
I’ll give it a shot…
January 31, 2008 at 3:33 am #24262
yes thats definatly a confusing problem… I spoke to my other buddie about vdms, and he has the EXACT same problem as you, so i gave him the same advice i gave you. And he installed dosbox, and everything works fine. SO i have a feelings vdms has a problem of some sort, trying to support newer hardware. SO it worked for him, so it should hopefully work for you. I also dont think there is much support for vdms, and noone is updating that program. (well i have not seen any newer versions, for over a year i think)
Whereas DOSBOX is an ongoing program, which recieves quite a bit of updating fairly often, by its creator, so support for newer hardware, should never be a problem with Dosbox…
Well that should solve everything.
Just let us know if it worked for you! Happy Sierra Gaming!