Just remember that there are always virtual machines available. Vmware
fusion for the mac may be an annoying expense especially when taking
into account vmware player has a noncommercial, completely free
version for windows, but it's worth it if you are dedicated to running
these old games. And you never know, you just might catch it while
it's on a discount. If you're looking for a virtualization engine that
is extremely bare bones but is free and does the absolute minimum,
veertu may be what you're after. Don't even try Virtual Box, it's
accessibility is borderline nonexistent.

On 8/6/17, john <jpcarnemo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As promised, here are my results from installing and registering blast
> chamber on windows 10.
> TLDR: it worked. Pretty much perfectly. Its going to be supremely annoying
> if all of these cases are because people aren't extracting both files from
> the registration generator.
> There were some problems running the game, which I will detail along with
> the solution.
> The details:
> I used NVDA during this test. Its unlikely screen reader choice will have an
> impact, but its worth mentioning just in case.
> The windows 10 machine is fully updated and running the latest version.
> I downloaded both the setup for Blast Chamber and the registration program
> from agarchive.net, to ensure that we're all dealing with exactly the same
> files.
> There were no issues raised by windows defender/microsoft security
> essentials, which was active during the test. This doesn't mean your
> software won't flag them, just that mine didn't. I did also install clasic
> pipe, which was flagged and couldn't install. There's not much that can be
> done about these issues. Disable realtime  protection and any network
> connection while running/installing,.
> I ran no programs explicitly as administrator. All applications (installer,
> keygen, registration, configuration and the game itself) require elevation,
> which UAC prompts for.
> The default installation choices made by setup were accepted entirely.
> Once the game finished installing, I used the desktop shortcut to run Blast
> Chamber registration, and copied he registration code.
> I then ran the keygen, pasted it in, and got the product ID.
> I returned to blast chamber registration, pressed the register button, and
> was told the game had been registered successfully.
> The only problem that came up was when running the game itself from the
> shortcuts placed on the desktop. It errored out with a file not found. This
> occurs regardless of where the game's installed, or if you make the
> shortcuts yourself. To get around it, navigate to and run the executable
> directly. If you're not sure where its been put, reinstall the games, and
> when asked for an installation directory, supply:
> c:\users\[yourUserName]\desktop\[gameName]
> This will install to your desktop, and you should be able to find the
> executable from there.
> After that extra step, a practice round played through just fine.
> I hope this can finally put the nail in this particular coffin. BSC games
> are old. You should not be running them on new computers. There's a reason
> older video games require emulators. Systems change, and the old programs
> don't know how to handle them.
> In closing, I give you some Amazon links to resolve your problems. Utilize
> one, keep the machine off the internet, and please always fully extract
> archive files before running the programs they contain.
> $90, windows xp (could run 7):
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004XM8BMK/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1502057783&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=windows+xp+computer&dpPl=1&dpID=414R-lwHnnL&ref=plSrch
> $100 (includes monitor):
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0050D2YU6/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1502057783&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=windows+xp+computer&dpPl=1&dpID=51KxWGQAMaL&ref=plSrch
> There are a lot more of these (I've seen a solid xp machine for $40). If
> you're going to play old games and want them to work without problems, get
> old machines to do it on.

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