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RaidenWoW
02-24-08, 07:47 PM
I need help by tomorrow. I am trying to run a very old program called "First Choice" and it's only able to run in "windows 98's DOS command prompt" and I've tried compatibility mode for Windows 98 with DOS and it doesn't do anything it just says:


run-time error R6009
- not enough space for environment

I want to know how to run it in vista and kind of emulate it under windows 98 DOS... Much appreciated for help!

The reason I posted this in the wrong section is because if I posted it in the software section I probably wouldn't get enough replies by the timeframe I've set (I'm leaving the place tomorrow). Please be considerate. I'm doing this for my grandma.

Edit: Here's a ZIP of the program: http://filebeam.com/eacdd0177d1e95781c4478a0c02dba8a

If you can get it to work on Vista I'll pay you $10 via paypal for your help.

thefunkyone
02-24-08, 08:34 PM
I would say install Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx) and then install windows 98 into a virtual machine and use your ancient program in the virtual windows 98 install !!!

LORD-eX-Bu
02-24-08, 08:57 PM
wonder if DOSBox would work for something like this.

AthlonXP1800
02-24-08, 11:06 PM
I did not recommend install Virtual PC or VMWare then install Windows 98 on top, it take long time. Download D-Fend Reloaded bundled with DosBox 0.72. It will take 15 seconds to install.

http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/Download.html

I downloaded First Choice 2 and extracted to D-Fend Reloaded/VirtualHD folder within Users directory and tested it, worked fine.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1165/fc2rf8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Digital_Trans
02-24-08, 11:49 PM
I wouldn't be sorry about it. It's a forum not a date. Most of the guys here are cool! about stuff like this.

methimpikehoses
02-25-08, 12:46 AM
I remember using First Choice. That replaced 'PFS: Write' back in the day at our house. LOL

RaidenWoW
02-25-08, 03:22 PM
Does anyone know if there's a way to convert the .fol and .doc files that are generated from First Choice to anything new like Microsoft Office?

I know that if you click "f4" and print to "print.txt", it will generate a .txt file that is opened with notepad and then can be printed. The problem is that there are superscripts and subscripts that notepad can't handle so it just says "5" instead of a superscript "5". If I printed to "print.doc" and opened it with microsoft word would it maintain the superscript?


BTW to the person who suggested Dosbox, what's your paypal address?

AthlonXP1800
02-25-08, 10:53 PM
Does anyone know if there's a way to convert the .fol and .doc files that are generated from First Choice to anything new like Microsoft Office?

www.file-convert.com has software that convert First Choice 2 file formats to other new formats.

Use FileMerlin (http://www.file-convert.com/fmn.htm) to convert word processing .doc file and FirstOut (http://www.file-convert.com/fcdb.htm) to convert database .fol file. Both software are trial version, after convert it may some spelling errors so you will need to double checking if everything is fine or correct it.

I know that if you click "f4" and print to "print.txt", it will generate a .txt file that is opened with notepad and then can be printed. The problem is that there are superscripts and subscripts that notepad can't handle so it just says "5" instead of a superscript "5". If I printed to "print.doc" and opened it with microsoft word would it maintain the superscript?

I tested printed to file and opened the doc file with Microsoft Word, it did not maintained the superscript. The only way is to saved the file and converted the file format to Word doc and it will maintain superscript.

BTW to the person who suggested Dosbox, what's your paypal address?

PM me and I will give you my paypal address. :)

john19055
02-27-08, 07:09 PM
Just build you a different computer and run Windows 98 or me on it and the you can run all your old game,that what I did.It was to much trouble trying to get a dos game to run with vista ,since vista is'nt suppose to run 16bit games.and if you are like most computer qeeks(like me) ,you should have parts laying around.to build something that will run Win 98.