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I start my game and it tells me it needs 3 MB of virtual memory

I have Windows XP and I installed it in compatibility mode for Win98. So I know there shouldn't be a problem there, but how do I give it 3MB of virtual memory to run on?

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FRIEND. you need to go to launcher.exe file and right click and properties and compatibility.and set as windows 98/NT .and click the icons downwards to enable virtual memory.

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Even the compatibility mode will probably not work unless your version of Bicycle Pinochle for Windows was written for XP as well as Windows 98. (The WinXP version would possibly run under the Windows 7 32-bit version; it won't work under the 64-bit OS. To find your version of Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System. If the version title ends with x64, you have the 64-bit OS. Otherwise, you have the 32-bit version.)

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