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MetalManiac
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Steam DOS Games Through Fusion Reply with quote

I've got a hankerin' for some X-COM and saw that steam offers the whole saga for quite cheap. Problem is, they're only for PC. Anyone ever try "classic" games in a virtualizer? I can't imagine they're too graphics or processor taxing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ironically, with X-Com at least, you want processor taxing. X-Com was released back when there were only a few processor speeds, so the game will run as fast as the processor allows. i.e. At 2.8 GHz, the game is completely unplayable. I believe to play X-Com on a modern PC, it must either be run in a virtual environment or with a processor time occupier. I'm not sure how Steam handles it, but I've used the time occupier and it works well. Mind you, that was running in Windows natively. I would ask on the Steam forums or their tech support. Parallels or Fusion might not take well to the tricks required to run such a program.
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