JBrown247 Jun 21 @ 2:57pm
Win 7 64 bit
Is there any way I can get this to run on Win 7 64 bit?
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ivandogovich Jun 21 @ 5:37pm 
I'm running it on Win 7 64 bit. The steam version runs fine with little tweaking. I still uses DosBox to run it on modern systems.
JBrown247 Jun 21 @ 5:38pm 
So, that doesn't really help. What is the "little" tweaking you didn't describe?
fisk0 Jun 24 @ 2:59pm 
I recommend downloading the latest version of Dosbox and replacing the dosbox.exe that is included with the game with that. New Dosbox versions work flawlessly with Windows 7, and you wouldn't have to do any tweaking to the config files beyond replacing dosbox.exe in the game's install folder (Steam will not know anything has changed and will continue to launch the game from your game library the way it always has). If you ever verify file integrity it will downgrade to the old version again though.
Steam's support for Dosbox games is really bad, they haven't updated the Dosbox version in over 5 years, possibly even 7 or 8 years. Back then Dosbox barely even worked with Vista.
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ivandogovich Jun 24 @ 5:53pm 
Originally posted by JBrown247:
So, that doesn't really help. What is the "little" tweaking you didn't describe?

I like to run mine windowed and not full screen. so I change that setting.. I like a different pixel conversion, so I change that as well. Those are just look and feel aesthetics, that have nothing to do with whether it functions on Win 7. :)
JBrown247 Jun 25 @ 7:57pm 
Originally posted by ivandogovich:
Originally posted by JBrown247:
So, that doesn't really help. What is the "little" tweaking you didn't describe?

I like to run mine windowed and not full screen. so I change that setting.. I like a different pixel conversion, so I change that as well. Those are just look and feel aesthetics, that have nothing to do with whether it functions on Win 7. :)
Why did you even reply?
JBrown247 Jun 25 @ 7:57pm 

Originally posted by fisk0:
I recommend downloading the latest version of Dosbox and replacing the dosbox.exe that is included with the game with that. New Dosbox versions work flawlessly with Windows 7, and you wouldn't have to do any tweaking to the config files beyond replacing dosbox.exe in the game's install folder (Steam will not know anything has changed and will continue to launch the game from your game library the way it always has). If you ever verify file integrity it will downgrade to the old version again though.
Steam's support for Dosbox games is really bad, they haven't updated the Dosbox version in over 5 years, possibly even 7 or 8 years. Back then Dosbox barely even worked with Vista.

Thanks! I will try that this weekend when I get the time!
Trixie Lulamoon Jul 31 @ 6:02pm 
Originally posted by fisk0:
I recommend downloading the latest version of Dosbox and replacing the dosbox.exe that is included with the game with that. New Dosbox versions work flawlessly with Windows 7, and you wouldn't have to do any tweaking to the config files beyond replacing dosbox.exe in the game's install folder (Steam will not know anything has changed and will continue to launch the game from your game library the way it always has). If you ever verify file integrity it will downgrade to the old version again though.
Steam's support for Dosbox games is really bad, they haven't updated the Dosbox version in over 5 years, possibly even 7 or 8 years. Back then Dosbox barely even worked with Vista.


Not sure where you get you rinfo but the dos box version thats been coming with steam game sis the most updated version and update salong with the rest of the thgins steam puts out :)
fisk0 Jul 31 @ 7:35pm 
Originally posted by Trixie B Lulamoon:
Not sure where you get you rinfo but the dos box version thats been coming with steam game sis the most updated version and update salong with the rest of the thgins steam puts out :)
I got my info from the Steam folder. It only takes a minute for you to go to the install folder (\Steam\SteamApps\common\X-COM Terror from the Deep) and check the version number for the dosbox.exe you get with the Steam version yourself.
It's version 0.72 from August 2007, and the most recent stable version is 0.74, released in September 2012.
As far as I know, the Dosbox versions released before 2009 (0.73) have problems running in Vista and 7.
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Mhblis Aug 14 @ 3:41am 
Yep I had to do the same. Update my Dosbox and haven't had problems with it since. I recently picked up the steam version and checking the folder it came with the most up to date DosBox now. though FF doesn't.
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