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
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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:viewtopic.php?f=19&t=82084