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Civ windows version in windows 10

Discussion in 'Civ1 - General Discussions' started by MuuCow, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. MuuCow

    MuuCow Chieftain

    Jun 10, 2016
    hi all civ gamers

    ive been trying to install and play the old civ 1 windows version on win 10.
    but i cant get it to install i run a 64 bit win 10 ,i tryed the compadability option build in but it diddent work , i tried running it as admin ,no luck there eather.

    I kinda lost of wath to du ,thats why im asking here ,and hoping somone can help me.

  2. Verrucosus

    Verrucosus Warlord

    Mar 25, 2002
    This is tricky. You will need a virtual operating system to get it to run on a 64 bit machine.

    This is what I did:
    1) install DOSBox - http://www.dosbox.com/
    2) install Windows 3.1 inside DOSBox - for instructions see http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=9405
    3) install Civ 1 Windows Version under Windows 3.1 inside DOSBox

    Step 2) is really tricky and I only tried it because I still had my old Windows 3.1 floppies.

    Honestly, it's probably easier to get the DOS version of Civ1 than to find Windows 3.1 and set it up inside DOSBox. I also find the DOS version prettier, but that's of course a matter of taste.

    Good luck!
  3. MuuCow

    MuuCow Chieftain

    Jun 10, 2016
    i got the old dos version of civ to work with dosbox that was simple enofh. I took a look at the win 3.1 install it looks quite involved ,so i was thinking of instlling winxp 32bit on a nother drive and installing it there. then i can also play other old games as well there :)
  4. Oliviciv

    Oliviciv Chieftain

    Dec 25, 2019
    Hi i just bought my first W10 PC, and i'm testing all the games that i used to play on XP.
    Just tried Civwin, and i got multiple errors (path does not exist, or your system cannot execute this software)
    I assumed that this was related to the 16bit nature of the exe.
    Searched a bit on Bing, found this thread, then others...
    Seems there is a 16bit layer for 64bits system that enables them to run 16bit sofware like Civwin.
    Here : Otvdm/winevdm (columbia.edu)
    Install OTVDM, then use otvdmw.exe to open civ.exe... It works !

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