games will not start in windows 10

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by chuckman45, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. chuckman45

    chuckman45 MDL Junior Member

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    I can install hidden object games. that worked in windows 7,8 but not 10. no errors come up
    it just will not start.
     
  2. zen45

    zen45 MDL Addicted

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    I assume you tried compatibility mode I run games from 2006-07 and set them to run as administrator I have played old hidden objects games on windows 10 pro 64bit
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #3 Enthousiast, Oct 18, 2019
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    Try to install directx9c.

    Damn, followed a necro post :D
     
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  4. zen45

    zen45 MDL Addicted

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    yep didn't look at posted date, just seen there was no reply and tried to answer the question LOL
     
  5. Dude Guyman

    Dude Guyman MDL Member

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    Since it's been bumped anyway, some things I have had to do to get older games working on Win 10:

    1. Enable .NET 3.5
    Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off > .NET Framework 3.5 - Tick the box

    2. Enable DirectPlay
    Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off > Legacy Components > DirectPlay - Tick the box

    3. Install Directx 9.0c as mentioned.
     
  6. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yep dude make one little test try run this amazing game that I love for years: 3DP.EXE search on google of course it is from M$FT since ah! I don't remember maybe Windows 95 lol :D:p
     
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  7. usermydigitallyfe

    usermydigitallyfe MDL Member

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    first is to run with administer privileges a second with compatibility mode with older Win. versions . May be some additional softwares needs to be installed.
     
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  8. zen45

    zen45 MDL Addicted

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    I still enjoy older games from 2003-2008 it took a little tinkering to get some of the screen sizes right and at times I spend hours in a brain dead mode playing them LOL
     
  9. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    @ zen45 my game is more older and works fine I'm champion :p
     
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