Upsydaisy in our situation there is no desktop icon. We are trying to play from a special page of the website that you get access to after you pay.There is a button there called play but not right-clickable.
I assume this is where you bought the gamehttp://www.zodiac-store.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=843
Googling "Zodiac games" brought up all sorts of rubbish so I'm putting the link here to save time.
Going by the information on their ***support page***
, the game actually does install on your computer, and that support link gives possible locations for the installation.
So try locating the game installation on your hard drive. See if you can find the game exe there.
If it's anything like my installation, there will be a bazillion files in the game folder. Look for an .exe file that starts with "Capri" (mine was CapriNew.exe).
Right-click the executable --> Properties --> Compatibility tab --> set compatibility to XP SP2 and "Run this program as Administrator" checked --> Apply and/or OK changes.
I don't think my installation produced a desktop shortcut. I think I made it myself (right-click the executable --> Send To --> Desktop (create shortcut)). But I'm not 100% sure.
If the Zodiac website is accessing an installation on your hard drive when it starts the game, this may work. If Zodiac is hosting a version of the game that is completely online, or if there is no executable at all being stored on your hard drive, then Zodiac will have to help you.