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Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Llama_Cookie on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:24 am

Hey everyone, I've been having serious issues playing NBA Live 98 on my Windows 7 32-Bit OS. It doesn't seem to work. The first time I boot up my machine and try to play it, works perfectly. Any other time on the same boot, nothing. I tried all the compatibility modes, and I even tried the FIFA 98 fix. Nothing. It also gives me an error not happening in other compatibility modes. This error only happens in a Windows 7 compatibility, and it gives me an error stating: "SHOWDCT: No DCT chunks found! FILE showdct.c LINE 465" If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.
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Re: Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Llama_Cookie on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:38 am

Also, in the Windows 7 compatibility, before it gives the error, the EA Sports logo and the sound come up, but after the copyright screen and stuff, the game stops, and the error appears.
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Re: Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Llama_Cookie on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:30 pm

Anyone? I really want to play this game.
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Re: Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Andrew on Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:03 am

You're going to have to be a lot more patient than that. You're talking about a really old game here in a section that doesn't get a whole lot of posts and an area in which not everyone is going to be particularly knowledgeable. Please see our Rules for more info on our double posting and thread bumping policies.

I don't think Compatibility Mode is going to work here, but I can confirm that VMWare does, for both NBA Live 98 and NBA Live 99 (for me, at any rate). More info can be found in this stickied thread:
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Re: Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Llama_Cookie on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:46 am

Hm, I used a Windows 98 virtual machine in Microsoft's Virtual PC software, NBA Live 98 worked perfectly on there. Thanks for your help and sorry for double posting.
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Re: Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Andrew on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:24 am

No worries. :)

Glad to hear you got it working. If you need the official patch for the game, it's still available in our Downloads section.
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Re: Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Llama_Cookie on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:58 am

One more question, the controls for the keyboard on the game are horrible, is it possible I can use my PS3 controller to play it on the Windows 98 Virtual Machine? Are there any PS3 controller drivers that are even slightly compatible with Windows 98?
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Re: Problems Playing NBA Live 98

Postby Andrew on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:48 am

I'm guessing there aren't any specific drivers but it might be able to work under WMWare anyway. I know that DOSBox recognises my Logitech dual analog USB controller, though I can't always calibrate it properly, so VMWare could well have it covered.
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