Question GeForce GTX 1060 and Directx 9c on Windows XP SP3. Is it possbile to make them get along?

May 12, 2020
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So, here is th deal:

with nothing better to do during this quarantine, I found some old pc games and thought it would be a good idea to format a computer I had to install Windows XP on it, since these games don't work on modern operating systems. And what a joy was to hear that distinct sound of the XP welcome screen once again! Plus I had Space Cadet (the native pinball game, for the younger of you) back! But to run more elaborate games I needed to get DirectX working, for the 3D acceleration.

Specs:

GA-H61M-S1,
Intel Core I5 2310,
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

Now, I understand there is no official support for this GPU for Windows XP. I did, however, manage to install the Nvidia DisplayDriver by adding the GPU model to the nvic file of the installer. But DirectX (version 9c, the latest supported by winXP) still shows the Direct3D as unavailable.

Is there any way I can get that GPU to work properly in Windows XP? I know it won't have all its capabilities available, nor do i need it to. Probably would have to trick the system into thinking it's an older model or something, right? The GPU is working fine for 2D graphics, no lags or other problems. But when it comes to 3D graphics, the programs won't even start. Can you please help me shed a light on this subject? Or even suggest an alternative way to run programs designed for WinXP in current systems (linux ou windows)?
Thanks in advance!
 

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