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I own a P133 with 16MB and Win95. I have a game called Masters of Magic which is a DOS game and can't be run through windows 95, it also uses expanded memory. I had this game up and running on a 486 system and never had any problems with it. When I first installed it on my P133 I
ran the game staight after and it seemed to run O.K. Then when I tried to run it again at a later date I got this message "Dynamic allocation too small for allocate space() of 3519" the number shown is not constant it changes if you run it again. I tried changing my config.sys (infact I
did play with it before the problem occurred but changing it back didn't seem to help) to no avail and turning off all devices didn't help either. Rebooting the system and going through start up step by step didn't reveal anything. I am now out of idea's and would appreciate any help anyone could give me. Send e-mail to < knight@merlin.net.au >

Thank you

Mike.
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Dynamic allocation is a rescource that is allocated at the time you execute the program. The resource is often memory (or a memory handler when run under DOS).

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My suggestion is, remove RAM resident programs (TSR) or in other way create more free memory.
Check how much expanded memory you setup give to the program. Is EMM386 installed correct and so on? (Are you sure the config.sys is total identical to the one you used when the game was running?)

The reason can also be if some data is bigger than the programmer had expected, eg. a very long history list, a long name of a player etc. The problem can also occur if a file is damaged.

A last suggestion, delete the game (includeing all data files) and reinstall the game.


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