Microsoft Games Patcher: Use Microsoft Games from Windows 7 in Windows 8.x/10

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by Tito, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. jrwilde

    jrwilde MDL Novice

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    Hey all... Any idea ?

    Thx
     
  2. doveman

    doveman MDL Member

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    Whilst it just worked when I installed the games (following the manual instructions) on another PC, the one I'm working on now doesn't show anything in Games Explorer, even though the games work if I run them from the install folder. I've tried the GameExplorerManager from the bundle as well now but that says "0 Games found", so I'd be grateful if anyone could tell me how to fix this, so my Mum doesn't get upset with me ;)
     
  3. Tito

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  4. doveman

    doveman MDL Member

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    Nice one, that did the trick :) I must have seen that and used it on the previous system and forgotten about it :eek:
     
  5. wilts43

    wilts43 MDL Novice

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    Hi Everyone,
    My wife's just got a Win8 laptop and really missed her Win7 games.
    MANY THANKS FOR THE PATCH.

    It worked for us!

    One problem though.......the games just appear as the actual game (no headers with Options/Help etc.)
    So (eg) I can't change Solitaire from 3-card draw to 1-card draw because the header with the "Game" menu isn't visible?

    Perhaps I am missing something; I know zilch about win8 except it annoys an old git like me?

    Any ideas/help?
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Try to tap the ALT key - does the menu appear?
     
  7. wilts43

    wilts43 MDL Novice

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    Nope! That doesn't do it
     
  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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  9. Dave Dummy

    Dave Dummy MDL Novice

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    This worked for me on Windows 10 technical preview using Windows 7 x64 Solitaire. Maybe if enough people apply this hack Microsoft will give us our games back...naah.
     
  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Probably the games are missing the menu because 8.x uses ribbons now. Maybe they removed that legacy menu code. :(
     
  11. ultimate_live

    ultimate_live MDL Addicted

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    With Windows 10 TP Build 9860 all games of Windows 7 work fine using V1.2.
    I also tested the Patch with under languages (EN, GE, PT, PT-BR) and also work.
     
  12. Tito

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    @jmshel

    You are using x64 games on x86 Windows, which isn't fruitful. Try to locate x86 games.
     
  13. jmshel

    jmshel MDL Novice

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    Ah, I didn't realize (ignorantly) that the Win7 games were x64, but that makes sense. I'm on the quest for 32-bit versions. Thank you.
     
  14. Edweird

    Edweird MDL Novice

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    Thanks for this - I quite fondly remember having first tried Solitaire on Win7. It's a great time waster...
     
  15. jmshel

    jmshel MDL Novice

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    OK, I have a laptop with XP so I copied the "MSN Gaming Zone" folder from it to the "Program Files" folder of the Win 8.1 (x86 OS). I also copied cards.dll from the "System 32" folder to the "System32" folder and the folder with the individual games on the Win 8.1 machine.

    I tried both Tito's patch and Maya77's (x86 ver) installer (specifying the directory where the XP games were) and nether seemed to work. When I click on the exe file I get a message that says "Hearts is unable to start. Close some other programs and try again, or try reinstalling Hearts..."

    If anyone has successfully installed XP games on Win 8.1, can you tell me what I've done incorrectly? - Thank you.
     
  16. wetabax

    wetabax MDL Novice

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