Can Quake be run in Windows XP?

Posted on 2002-05-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
I have an old DOS game "Quake" I like to play and want to know if there's a way to run Quake in Windows XP.  I know Microsoft did away with DOS in WinXP but is there a work-a-round that will allow me to play this game in WinXP?  
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Jan Louwerens earned 100 total points
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Also, if the game is installed on a drive formatted with FAT32 (not NTFS), you ca create a bootable floppy disk that will boot the system into DOS. You should then be able to run your game from a FAT32 drive.

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There is a Windows version of quake, you know.

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If in NTFS or FAT32 you can boot via F8 and choose option 5 this enables vga mode that quake runs in.  Works for Tomb Raider

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Can anyone help me to, I have the same problem.
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if you have a fast computer try using dosbox-0.60 its a great little emulator and works for most games. try it you might be impressed. then again it might not work. (you do need a great computer) no state of the art but at least a 1.5 ghz or faster.

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I definitely recommend DosBox, I've used it for a variety of old DOS games that don't run well under windows... you can even run it on Linux! you can get it at:

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You may be able to run the game by right clicking "Properties" and then going into "Compatibilty" and Choosing "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and choose Windows 95. Also you can reset your visual settings to 256 colors. I had a problem with another dos game and got it to run that way. Hope this helps :)

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Dosbox + dbfrontend didn't work with Quake for me. However, there are so many settings and ****, that it may very well work splendidly for anyone who actually understand what to do.  

I'm too ignorant for this, I'm giving up.

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