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Sim City 2000 - Insufficient Memory

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I imagine this is an old perenial on these pages, but here goes.

I don't play many games on my PC, but I've just bought a copy of Sim City 2000 (a version which I used to enjoy on another platform). Anyway this dos based game requires 4MB to run but although I have 96MB on my Win 98 machine, clever old Sim City thinks I have only 1024k.

I imagine I need a dos boot disk, but how do I make sure that this disk can:-

1. Give me 4MB of extended memory (at least)
2. Recognise & allocate the correct I/O IRQ etc and run my Sound Blaster AWE
3. See my CD Drive on Drive F:\
4. anything else I may have overlooked

Anyone help?
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Buska - Many thanks - your first solution cured the problem. I didn't realise you could allocate memory in the way you described.

Thanks also for the DOS boot description - which I haven't had to use so far but will do in the future for other situations.

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