How to use Microsoft Games from Windows 7 in Windows 8.x/10

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  1. Tito

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  2. nlgzrgn77

    nlgzrgn77 MDL Novice

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    Thanks but it doesn't work for me.
     
  3. Tito

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    Did you follow the procedure exactly? What is the source of the games? What is your current OS??
     
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    Thanks for the feedback... without woot332 its not possible :worthy:
     
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  5. Mazrim Taim

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    I found that out some time ago when I simply copied 'Spider Solitaire'. Didn't work. :(







    That will have to wait until tonight (GMT +1), right now I don't have access to my laptop that runs Windows 8 CP. But if it works I'll let you know... and you can expect my thanks. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the report...

    I include a Virustotal report ;)
     
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  7. nlgzrgn77

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    Source of games are a Windows 7 SP1 x86 install.wim archive. My OS is Windows 8 CP x64. I'm trying it again right now.
    Edit: I've tried w/ non-SP Windows 7's files and they worked. Thanks.
     
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    Windows 8 CP x32(copy from the Windows 7 SP1 x86 installation) they worked. Thanks.
     
  9. Tito

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    Thanks for the feedback :)

    Well, my source was x86 SP1 install wim & it worked fine :g:. As far I know, all games files are same in SP0 & SP1.
     
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  11. mustdie

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    Game's folders should contain en-US folders
     
  12. woot332

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    Nice work tito, if the same check is used in x64 games,
    patching the SLGetWindowsInformationDWORD could do the trick.:)
     
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  13. Windows Fan

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    thank you tito and woot332 :hug2:
     
  14. woot332

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    For x64 change 3B* C6* to 39 C0 tested with with solitaire.exe x64 only ;)

    3B* C6* 0F 4C CE 3B CD 0F 94 C1 40 3A CE

    39 C0 0F 4C CE 3B CD 0F 94 C1 40 3A CE
     
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  15. Tito

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    Well, x64 exes are tricky ;)

    These strings are valid for only cardgames.dll based games, i.e FreeCell, Hearts, Solitaire & Spider Solitaire. No such strings are present in other games. :vertag:
     
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  16. woot332

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    Yup, the rest :smokecowboy:

    Chess
    orginal 3B C6 0F 4C D6 8B CE 41 3B D5 0F 94 C1
    39 C0

    Mahjong
    orginal 3B C7 0F 4C CF 3B CE 0F 94 C1 40 3A CF
    39 C0

    Minesweeper
    orginal 3B C7 0F 4C CF 3B CE 0F 94 C1 40 3A CF
    39 C0

    Purble Place ; lol
    orginal 3B C5 0F 4C CD 41 3B CC 0F 94 C1 40 3A
    39 C0
     
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  17. Tito

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    Awesome buddy :worthy:

    FYI, I have released 1.1 just now, but I smell 1.2 ;)
     
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