Forgive me if this question has an obvious answer that I clearly am not aware of.
So I have a game and others that are from the Windows 95 era, and when I click "Install" I get this message:
The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher. <
I have Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium. I'm well aware that the 64-bit version is apparently the way to go to play old games.
I've tried going to the Compatibility Mode (Windows XP Service Pack 2) and "Run with 256 colors" but there are too many files on the CD-ROM that I'm not sure how many could be switched compatibility, not like that would help.
I've gotten another Windows 95 game to work (although it let me install the game in the first place which was awesome) by using the d3drm.dll to fix the crashing that happened when running the game.
So my basic question is...are Windows 7 32-bit users doomed to never be able to play old games like that? I don't want to go buy Windows 64-bit or Premium...ain't nobody got time for that.
Is there any way at all to get a patch or anything that would let me play old games without getting Windows 64-bit?