I use DOSBox for running old DOS games already, and they're a bit on the slow side, even with DOSBox clocked up as high as my system can handle.
The game in question is for win9x and needs at least a Pentium II (no speed listed on the case) and 64MB RAM to run, not to mention it needs a 3D card as well. If it is possible to emulate win98 with DOSBox, it doesn't have the required instructions given that, as far as I know, DOSBox doesn't emulate any instructions more recent than a 486.
I think what I need is something that can map Win9x and earlier functions to WinXP ones. Does anyone know of such a program?
Also, is it possible to get a similar sort of program for use with software that requires an older version of DirectX and doesn't recognise DirectX 9.0c? 3DMark99 MAX and 3DMark2001 are offenders for this.