Re: Installing game for win98 to winxp



Hi rubyjack,

Glad to hear that your game is running again! :-)

rubyjack Wrote:
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| From a long time ago.
|
| I finally found the information I was looking for. On the W2000 disk is a
| set of tools called the Windows Support Tools. In there is a utility called
| the Application Compatibility Tool. This tool allows greater control over
| the W95 software, and got me up and running. The information detailing this
| is found in KB251062 and KB301423.
|
| Thanks for putting me on the track to find what I needed,
| Dan Hacker
|
| "Jimmy S." <nosp@xxxxx> wrote in message
| news:e35hlbndHHA.1884@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
|| Hi rubyjack,
||
|| The game manufacturer would have to provide a patch
|| to override the Windows version check when the game
|| installs, otherwise the game would install just fine.
||
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|| Cheers, *Windows_XP_MVP_Shell/User*
|| Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
||
|| Visit my MSN Games and Windows Gaming Help Site: www.msce.mvps.org
|| MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
|| My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
|| _________________________________________________________
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|| rubyjack Wrote:
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||| Alas, alas! I followed the directions and got the message: "This program
||| requires Windows 95" <ok> "Initialization Failed."
|||
||| I do appreciate the reply,
||| Dan Hacker
|||
||| "Jimmy S." <nosp@xxxxx> wrote in message
||| news:uNz0KRhdHHA.3272@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
|||| Hi rubyjack,
||||
|||| How To Enable Application Compatibility-Mode Technology in Windows 2000 SP2 and SP3:
|||| http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279792
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|||| Cheers, *Windows_XP_MVP_Shell/User*
|||| Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
||||
|||| Visit my MSN Games and Windows Gaming Help Site: www.msce.mvps.org
|||| MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
|||| My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
|||| _________________________________________________________
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|||| rubyjack Wrote:
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||||| Will this work for W2000 and W95 games? If not, is there a way to play W95
||||| games on a W2000 computer.
|||||
||||| Switching from W98SE to W2000,
||||| Dan Hacker
|||||
|||||
||||| "Jimmy S." <nosp@xxxxx> wrote in message
||||| news:OtH6y8nSHHA.4252@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
|||||| Hi thomasbayer,
||||||
|||||| 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
||||||
|||||| Visit my MSN Games and Windows Gaming Help Site: www.msce.mvps.org
|||||| MS Games Help and Support Center:
| http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
|||||| My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
|||||| _________________________________________________________
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|||||| thomasbayer Wrote:
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||||||| When i try to install Dracula2 the last Sanctuary to my pc with XP i have
||||||| these message E:\install\unwise.ini could not be opened! But when i try to
||||||| install the game in pc with win98 i have no problems!Please help me what i
||||||| need to install the game in XP!


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