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Older Versions of DirectX on XP

 
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gutsylow
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Older Versions of DirectX on XP Reply with quote

I have been computing for many years now starting back with MSDOS.

I have in the last year just upgraded to Windows XP SP2 and DX 9.x

I still have a lot of games which run with DX 6.x

Does anybody know of a way of lieing to the game that DX 6.x is installed or some other workaround.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st wat r the games that you are trying to run. They might be MSDOS games and not compatile with Windows XP. And regarding games being DX 6, its backward compatible so if u install Directx 9.x it still should be compatible with games that require an older version of DX

And wat u cud try is, u cud try and run the game in Compatibility mode for an older operating system. You need to right click on the executable for that game and then goto properties and then goto the compatibility tab.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI there The Outlaw

FYI

It is not the DirectX version which does not run it is the games executable does not see that it has a version of DirectX installed, and as a result of this the game bails out.

I have already tried all the available compatibility mode versions with still no luck.

The games are:-

Requiem Avenging Angel - from 3DO - for 95/98
Lands of Lore 3 - from Westwood - for 95/98

If I can get these games to run then the same method should get the rest of them running.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

may be you should try DosBox...
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
i tryed XP compatibality function to run some older games but with no success
on the site of dosbox is a link named "games" there is info for supportong games in dosbox
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