August 1st, 2004, 08:33 PM #1
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server 2003 / programs wont install
ive been wondering for a while if there is a possible way to get applications that wont run on certain operating systems up and running. for example im running server 2003, and ive had a couple apps that complain because im not using 2000 or xp, and wont install. Manhunt wouldnt install either, and from what i hear Doom 3 is the same. just dont feel like having to make a partition and installing 2000 just to play 1 game tried the whole compatibility setting thing, no go. anyone?
and yes, i know server 2003 isnt for running games, blah blah blah.... but yknow it does a better job than xp or 2000 did
August 2nd, 2004, 08:44 AM #2
---and yes, i know server 2003 isnt for running games,---
I believe you just answered your own question there!
2003 is specifically meant for server applications. That's why there isn't a 2003 workstation OS.
Why would you be running a server OS for a workstation?
August 2nd, 2004, 08:52 AM #3
win2003 server is not build for gaming it is for server.. thats way they call it win2003server
winxp home/pro (client)
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August 2nd, 2004, 08:53 AM #4
Well, I'm not convinced entirely with that answer bwcc.
Microsoft is primarily a marketing company. What a marketing company does is make one product and change it a little bit so they can sell it to different segments. When I got into computers over 20 yrs ago, modem companies did that. They had a product line of 300 baud, 1200 baud and 2400 baud modems to sell at different prices. The modems were the same inside except that on the 300 and 1200's they disabled functions on the chip to make them run slower, just to have a cheaper price-point product.
Microsoft does the same thing with OS's. Win 2000 server was the same as Win 2000 Professional, except that it had extra services that allowed it to run specific extra functions. XP Professional is the same as XP home except that XP Pro can take multiple CPUs and handle certain network functionality. I believe that 2003 is primarily XP Pro with add'l server services.
To see if you can run apps in 2003 in their own mode, right click the application's .exe file and go to Properties. See if it has the Compatibility tab and if so, run it in another mode.
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August 2nd, 2004, 09:06 AM #5
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Do note MTA that regardless of the functionality of the OS to be able to play games, if the game developers put in a check for the OS it won't install.
If OS = XP --> OK
If OS= 2000 Pro --> OK
If OS = 2003 --> BUHBYE
Not much you can do about that
Itspossible somebody can come up with a "patch" but that is beyond the scope this forum permits.Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
August 2nd, 2004, 07:36 PM #6
You're in luck (for Doom 3 at least):
Flexbeta - How To Run Doom 3 on Windows Server 2003
Looks like they modify the installer to allow Win2003.
EDIT: Aparently if you also copy the stuff from all 3 CDs 'data' folders to your hard drive and rename to 'doom3' it should work. (Refer to the comment by a user below those instructions)
Last edited by rpertusio; August 2nd, 2004 at 07:45 PM.
August 2nd, 2004, 07:45 PM #7but yknow it does a better job than xp or 2000 did
Yeah, I know my idea gaming OS comes with direct X disabled and won't run alot of games. What was I thinking running XP on my desktop instead of 2003! Those guys at MS that design these things don't know anything.
August 2nd, 2004, 07:48 PM #8
August 2nd, 2004, 08:00 PM #9Originally Posted by rpertusio
1) Fdisk and remove partition
2) Install XP
All done, and it will even do a better job of it!
August 2nd, 2004, 08:07 PM #10
Or use the built-in Disk partitioning (diskpart) during XP setup
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