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Microsoft KB Archive/102056

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World Tour Tennis Fails to Run on Windows NT

Article ID: 102056

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q102056


SYMPTOMS

World Tour Tennis (an MS-DOS - based game) may fail to run on Windows NT.

CAUSE

The World Tour Tennis sound generation algorithm increases the timer hardware tic rate by 11kHz. The overhead required for Windows NT virtual DOS machine (VDM) to generate and service the timer interrupts (to emulate this very high tic rate) causes World Tour Tennis to constantly service the timer tics. As a result, World Tour Tennis appears to stop responding (hang).

RESOLUTION

To work around this problem:

  • Turn off sound in World Tour Tennis. or


  • Create a .PIF file for World Tour Tennis which has Compatible Timer Hardware Emulation enabled.



Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kb3rdparty KB102056