Insufficient Memory to Run Tornado Program

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to run the game Tornado, you may receive an error messagestating that there is insufficient memory to run the program.
CAUSE
This behavior occurs because Tornado requires at least 606K of freeconventional memory, and requires that at least 613K of memory below 1 MBbe free. Depending on how fragmented conventional and upper memory is, therequirement may be as high as 693K.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use the following methods to free additionalconventional memory:

  • Using a text editor (such as Notepad), add the following lines to the Config.sys file and then restart your computer:
          device=c:\windows\himem.sys      device=c:\windows\emm386.exe noems      dos=high,umb   						
  • Using a text editor (such as Notepad), disable all non-essential drivers and programs in the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files, and then restart your computer. To disable a driver or program, type "rem" (without quotation marks) and then a space at the beginning of the line. Make sure to disable any real-mode driver for which there is a protected-mode equivalent.
  • Edit the Tornado.bat file. Change the following line
          apm 						
    to:
          lh apm 						
    After you make this change, double-click the Tornado.bat file to see if the issue has been resolved.
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Article ID: 132801 - Last Review: 01/07/2015 06:12:33 - Revision: 2.1

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  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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