Playing Win98 games on WinXP

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I just purchased new xp computer. I am trying to load Might &Magic VII and
can't get it to play. A non microsoft chat site said I needed the
"Application Compatibility Toolkit" to play these games. Also, when I try to
install, it says directx 6.0 is not installed and required. This computer of
course has directx9.0.

Comments?
 
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Hi,

Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
2.. Click on Properties.
3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
a.. Windows 95
b.. Windows 98
c.. Windows NT 4
d.. Windows 2000
5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
a.. Run in 256 colors.
b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
c.. Disable visual themes.

Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt

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Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

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"Vinceschleg" <Vinceschleg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3C67535D-416A-4740-88D7-CB31DA0BC9C3@microsoft.com...
>I just purchased new xp computer. I am trying to load Might &Magic VII and
> can't get it to play. A non microsoft chat site said I needed the
> "Application Compatibility Toolkit" to play these games. Also, when I try to
> install, it says directx 6.0 is not installed and required. This computer of
> course has directx9.0.
>
> Comments?
>
>
 
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Thank you for that info Jimmy. I of course did not know about that.
However, it didn't work either. This program, might & magic, tests for
directx 6 before installing. It says it is not there, then offers to install,
then says it is already installed, then says it is not installed in the next
window and says i may have problems running the program. What about the
"application compatiblity toolkit"? Would that work?

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.
>
> To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
> down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
> to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:
>
> To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
> first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).
>
> 1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
> 2.. Click on Properties.
> 3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
> 4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
> a.. Windows 95
> b.. Windows 98
> c.. Windows NT 4
> d.. Windows 2000
> 5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
> a.. Run in 256 colors.
> b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
> c.. Disable visual themes.
>
> Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.
>
> Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
> A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
>
> If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
> link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
> or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
> http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Game FAQs: ;gms]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Vinceschleg" <Vinceschleg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3C67535D-416A-4740-88D7-CB31DA0BC9C3@microsoft.com...
> >I just purchased new xp computer. I am trying to load Might &Magic VII and
> > can't get it to play. A non microsoft chat site said I needed the
> > "Application Compatibility Toolkit" to play these games. Also, when I try to
> > install, it says directx 6.0 is not installed and required. This computer of
> > course has directx9.0.
> >
> > Comments?
> >
> >
>
>
>
 
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Hi Vince,

That might work. In fact that idea and some other solutions are discussed
here: http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread25973-1.html Hope it helps!

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: ;gms]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Vinceschleg" <Vinceschleg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:659A8AC0-91DE-49A6-ADFD-B3CC20F3177C@microsoft.com...
| Thank you for that info Jimmy. I of course did not know about that.
| However, it didn't work either. This program, might & magic, tests for
| directx 6 before installing. It says it is not there, then offers to install,
| then says it is already installed, then says it is not installed in the next
| window and says i may have problems running the program. What about the
| "application compatiblity toolkit"? Would that work?
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi,
| >
| > Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.
| >
| > To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
| > down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
| > to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:
| >
| > To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
| > first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).
| >
| > 1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
| > 2.. Click on Properties.
| > 3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
| > 4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
| > a.. Windows 95
| > b.. Windows 98
| > c.. Windows NT 4
| > d.. Windows 2000
| > 5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
| > a.. Run in 256 colors.
| > b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
| > c.. Disable visual themes.
| >
| > Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.
| >
| > Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
| > A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
| >
| > If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
| > link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
| > or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
| > http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Game FAQs: ;gms]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
| > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "Vinceschleg" <Vinceschleg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3C67535D-416A-4740-88D7-CB31DA0BC9C3@microsoft.com...
| > >I just purchased new xp computer. I am trying to load Might &Magic VII and
| > > can't get it to play. A non microsoft chat site said I needed the
| > > "Application Compatibility Toolkit" to play these games. Also, when I try to
| > > install, it says directx 6.0 is not installed and required. This computer of
| > > course has directx9.0.
| > >
| > > Comments?
| > >
| > >
| >
| >
| >
 

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