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Am trying to install Midisaurus for windows 98 on an XP sp2 machine. It installs but when I try to run it, I get a popup with "Director Player 6.0" and a message of "This program requires at least 3MB of free virtual memory to run". My VM is 1536MB. Any suggestions?

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  • tebra howard May 21, 2007

    Change your virtual memory settings to 400 MB minimum and 4000 MB maximum and it runs.

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This is a common problem in older software. The reason is it was written expecting a small MAXIMUM virtual memory size. When your VM is SO MUCH greater, the number wraps (internally) to a negative value. Thus it thinks you do not have enough. Additionally, Midisaurus is not certified to run on XP. See this entry in the FAQ for Midisaurus and MidiShare: http://www.town4kids.com/us_ecom/support/midi_q&a.htm#a16

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