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This sucks

I have a piece of software I need to run that I bought in 2000 called Desktop Dyno 2000. But my Windows 10 does not recognize any of the program executable files. Seriously, what kind of emulator do I need to buy to get this thing running? It has .exe files for Win NT on the disk as well as Win98/95, and I ran it on 3.11 for a while, so like really old.

This program makes a power curve for an engine based on cam and cylinder head specs or actual airflow tables, something I need for another program that picks things like tires and rear end ratios based on the power curves and expected turn speeds. Also I need a power curve to make my car run in the Gran Turismo series, but that is still a ways off until I can find someone who can write the files to insert into the game files on my PS3, and I can always use the published curves from GM Performance. I have actual tables for cylinder heads that bolt to LS engines to run in this program, but now it won’t run.

Seriously, back in the day I used to love this program, and I would spend hours running it as it made optimized cam timing for the various engines I was dreaming up for the t-bucket I was planning at the time. I made bunches of 383 Chevy small block engines in the program with huge, fat torque curves that would launch a bucket out of a turn like a rocket sled if I could have made the tires hook up. I’m stuck with a program I can’t run and looking at the new version that costs $100 and just “Nope, nope, nope.” All that money and it doesn’t do anything that the program I have now did 20 years ago. I mean the old program could do everything claimed in the blurb for the new program except run on Win10.