Legacy games run too fast, any slow down program?

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  1. trumpet-205
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    I was going through some of my game collections and found some old games made with RPG Maker 2000. I was able to get them running on Windows 7 with upscaled graphics using RTP, AppLocale, and AnotherFullScreenMode.

    Games displayed upscaled graphics with correct character encoding, but it now runs super fast. Anyone can recommend a slow down program?
     
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    I had no issues running games made in that engine. All I did was set it to use Windows 98/ME compatibility mode in Windows 8.
     
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    Still running fast after setting to 100%, but definitely slow down quite a bit to be playable. Thanks!

    Compatibility didn't slow the game down at all.

    One game however keeps displaying wrong character encode. I had to use VM to run a Chinese based Windows XP to get Chinese font displaying properly. Neither AppLocale or changing language settings for non-Unicode works.
     
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    Consider using a Virtual Machine. No, really - it helps. ;)

    You can play the game on its native OS and decide exactly how much resources you're going to give it - it's a good way to play all of'em oldies.
     
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    Well, with only 1 thread allocated to Windows XP it is still running fast. I'll decrease RAM allocation to see if that'll do the trick.
     
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    http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html

    Remember, MHz =/= Processing Power. 1 thread and a couple % should be just fine. ;)
     
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    Holy cow when was the game you are playing made? Doesn't sound like it was programmed well at all.
     
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    You probably won't know about it. It is Chinese game programmed by a Taiwanese around 2004 I think. Extremely well made fan game during its time.

    Dark God Savior - A Sleepful Destiny (暗閻神族—沉睡的宿命)
     
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    Well I mean I knew I'd have no idea what it was when you started asking about Chinese characters. I'm just curious what the hell it was meant to run on if it even has the speed problem on a Windows XP VM.
     
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    Well, I finally manged to get this 2004 game running correctly. Use the program Rydian listed inside the VM slows this game down to original speed.
     
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    For future reference I think Cheat Engine has a feature that can slow down one program as well, but I'm not sure how well it works if you want to slow something down to its original speed as I've never used it myself.
     
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    Cheat Engine's speedhack works based on the current speed, so if you need to run it at 1/10th or something that'd work... dunno' if audio works fine.