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Earthbound is now available for Virtual Console on the Wii U, in the Nintendo eShop. Even in Europe, so if you own a Wii U, purchase it through there.
A simple temporary fix is to press the F4 key. That will change the game to full screen. You can then start the game and enable sound and maybe music. The original version Heroes of Might and Magic used CD-Audio tracks, which probably didn't fit on your compilation CD. It may work with the 8-bit music tracks. Unfortunately it won't remember these settings ...
Most of the old applications require QuickTime 2.1.2. Some of the programs are 16-bit and others are 32-bit. The solution is simple: Download 16-bit version "QTINST.EXE" and 32-bit version "QT32INST.EXE", and then install both, first 16-bit, and then 32-bit. Now you should be able to get videos working on all of your oldest pieces of software. (16-bit QT ...
The game is still playable and still played. It works in 32-bit Windows 7, and almost anywhere using DOSBox running Win 3.11. To obtain the game and serial codes to play, see http://wiki.starsautohost.org/wiki/Get_Stars!.
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