Old 'DOS' bowling game ... how can I make it work under XP ... (actually re-direct to hard drive) ...
Posted on 2006-07-06
Ok ... so I have this early 1990's style text based bowling game that I really like.
It was originally sold on 3.5" floppy disks back in the early 1990s. My laptop doesn't have a floppy disk (I know I could get a USB style one .. but if I can make this game play off the hard drive ... that would be even better).
So, here is the deal. The game disk when 'copied' to the hard drive of my XP laptop will LOAD and start to RUN. The issue is that when you try and 'play' the game, it looks for the yearly 'bowler's' disk inside of drive A ... Of course this FAILS because I do not have any floppy disk installed (and I do not have a floppy at all). I have the 'bowler's' disk copied over to my hard drive (I have 3 past yearly bowler's disks copied over to my hard drive).
What I would like to know is IF ... there is a way to sort of 'trick' the PC into re-directing requests to my A: drive ... over to a folder on the C: drive. If this is possible, when the game starts to load and looks for the bowlers disk in drive A: ... it will actually think drive A: is the folder on my hard drive that contains the bowler's disk.
Thanks in advance for your time and any replies.