My grandparents computer windows 98 dont work with steam

Discussion in 'Steam Discussion' started by PrivateXP, April 13, 2008.

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  1. PrivateXP

    PrivateXP FS Member

    I have to go over to my grandparents house tomorow and i wanted to install steam on here. It wont run cuz this windows 98. Is there any way around it???
     
  2. WorldWarIII

    WorldWarIII Guest

    What are their computer specs?
     
  3. PrivateXP

    PrivateXP FS Member

    about 300 MB ram, windows 98. Graphics controller. The computer is really slow by the way. Probrealy cuz they got a huge monitor for it...
     
  4. FSOwner

    FSOwner FS Owner

    Use a steam launcher, Steam buster should be a good choice because it don't need .net, that should allow you to play the games.
     
  5. Renegade89

    Renegade89 New Member

    Just format and reinstall windows simple as that, and back up your shit of course.
     
  6. FSOwner

    FSOwner FS Owner

    Maybe his grandparents wouldn't want that?
     
  7. WorldWarIII

    WorldWarIII Guest

    You wont be able to really play anything...
     
  8. FSOwner

    FSOwner FS Owner

    that will run HL1 fine
     
  9. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    300mb of ram :|. i remember having 256mb and i thought that was fast.
    i remember windows 3.1
    [​IMG]
     
  10. rushil01

    rushil01 Maestro of Meyhem

    win 95 is as far back as i can go
     
  11. PrivateXP

    PrivateXP FS Member

    I really dont know wat ur talking about on how to get steam working on this computer. you said Use a steam launcher, Steam buster should be a good choice because it don't need .net, that should allow you to play the games. I also want to be able to chat to steam friends. What you talking about STEAM LAUNCHER? STEAM BUSTER?
     
  12. rushil01

    rushil01 Maestro of Meyhem

    they are apps which launch steam games directly from the files so you don't need steam
     
  13. Renegade89

    Renegade89 New Member

    I ran HL1/CS on 128MB kinda glitch but playable if you tweak the OS and use minimal services/background apps should be fine.
     
  14. PrivateXP

    PrivateXP FS Member

    i dont just want games. I want the hole steam. liek friends and stuff
     
  15. WorldWarIII

    WorldWarIII Guest

    Well, that might be kind of hard... I'm sure you could get .Net files that would allow you to run Steam... I thought Steam would work w/ 98...
     
  16. Fenny

    Fenny Full Member

    I will set up a win98 VMware, and give it a shot. I will report back with the results.

    EDIT

    While I am at it, you might try to take just the steam.exe from another install, and put it in it's own directory and run it, it is set to self update, and you won't need the new windows installer that it claims to need for the msi.
     
  17. PrivateXP

    PrivateXP FS Member

    ok im waiting...
     
  18. Cr4zyk1dd

    Cr4zyk1dd Full Member

    Lol good luck with that

    You should get a better processor, ram, even a hardrive + a videocard, and probally windows xp. and it'll be good as new.
     
  19. nightreaper999

    nightreaper999 Bringing Sexy Back!!

    in other words buy a new computer...
     
  20. tarantino

    tarantino Guest

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