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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215216
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My game is from 2000, Drac.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: JKEerie] #1215217
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Originally Posted by JKEerie
Well...I decided to install Pandora's Box on my Windows 10 laptop. I have the Puzzle Game of the year addition. I let Windows select the compatibility. It plays fine in XP service pack 3 compatibility. I do have to have the CD in my attached optical drive. I thought I had downloaded a no CD crack years ago, but when I try to replace the Pandora.exe file in the games file, the program won't launch at all, even trying to run as administrator or in compatibility mode.

The only NoCD I know of is for Pandora's Box is for the original game, not the "Game of the Year" version which was released slightly more than a year later and included extra puzzles.
Did that NoCD you have ever work with your "Game of the Year" version?

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215218
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I don't think I tried it, Jenny100, since my other laptops had built in optical drives. My Windows 10 Asus doesn't, so I have an external optical drive.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215221
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It's lucky you don't need a NoCD for it then.
I don't know if a CD image of the game mounted in a virtual CD drive works with Pandora's Box. It's always good to have one of those USB CD/DVD drives if you don't have a built-in CD/DVD drive in your computer.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215222
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You're so right, Jenny 100, especially since so many laptops don't come with optical drives installed. When I put this laptop on order, I ordered an external optical drive at the same time. I'll use it to install games I have and keep it attached if I need to have the CD in the drive. It works just fine. It's actually cheaper in many instances to do it this way. It seems built in drives add more to the cost of the laptop then an external drive costs. This laptop also didn't come with a webcam, which I have on my Windows 7 laptop. I suppose if I ever need one, I can get an external one as well.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215339
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I just loaded up and started The Book of Unwritten Tales in my Windows 10 laptop. I have to have the DVD in the drive for it to launch, but it plays beautifully!

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215340
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Oh, that's such a great game! Have you played it before?


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215344
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No, I haven't , Drac. I played just a few minutes after it launched to get the feel of it and I'm already in love with it! The voice acting and dialogue are great!

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1215346
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Oh, wait until you get to the humor incorporating adventure games! This makes me want to play it again.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1221495
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Just to update on a few more games that I've successfully been able to install and play on my Windows 10 laptop...

Murder in the Abbey
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
CSI 5 Deadly Intent and CSI 6 Fatal Conspiracy
Everlight
Darkfall Lost Souls

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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1221498
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Good info. Thank you!

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: JKEerie] #1221500
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Originally Posted by JKEerie
Just to update on a few more games that I've successfully been able to install and play on my Windows 10 laptop...

Murder in the Abbey
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
CSI 5 Deadly Intent and CSI 6 Fatal Conspiracy
Everlight
Darkfall Lost Souls

Are those all disc versions?

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1221502
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Yes they are, Jenny100. All need the discs in the drives except for the CSI games. Also there was no widescreen support for my laptop for any of the other games as well. CSI's played in widescreen.

Also, Windows 10 determined the compatibility without the troubleshooter as I recall, except for Dark Fall Lost Souls. I needed to tweak that one because the mouse didn't function well. I used the troubleshooter and the issue was resolved.

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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1244423
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More games installed and playing on Windows 10 from disc:

15 Days
Baron Wittard (needed to disable antivirus to get the dxs studio player to install.)
Ceville (seems to play best in XP compatibility)

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1244426
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Thanks for that info JKEerie! Good to know!

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1244453
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From my experience, as long as older disk games do not have any of the DRM that Microsoft has deemed unacceptable, they all install and play on Windows 10 pretty consistantly.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1261818
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I had a lot of windows 10 incompatibility with old games, sometimes updating or downloading old drivers can make them work


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1261835
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welcome to GameBoomers, mariuslettres.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1261843
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How do I install games on the D Drive? I'm running windows 10.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1261847
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Hi, johnnycage. You will need to ask your question down in the general Glitches forum, not here.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1261852
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general Glitches forum could you point me to the link can't seem to find it . Found it belay my last

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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1265395
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There's a discussion about running Dark Side Of the Moon (DSOM) in Win 10 in another current "Glitches..." thread, so, along the lines of that discussion, I've been able to get the following games to load and play well directly in Win 10...

- DSOM (but, as discussed in the other thread, I can't get Winterfury's "text fix" to work...)
- Timujin
- Amber
- Alida
- Physicus
- Chemicus
- Bioscopia
- Webmaster
- Traitor's Gate (I think (if i remember correctly...))
- Safecracker (the older, 1997 version (one of my favorite games...) And maybe the newer Safecracker 2000 as well (but I'd have to double check...)


Has anyone else played any directly under Win 10 as well (to verify...)? Playing the multi-disk games under Win 10 directly makes things much easier because it allows for multiple disk image mounting, minimizing the need/time to disk swap...

(Edit:)
Add:
- Gray Matter
- Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island
- Real Myst Masterpiece

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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1265397
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Now, that is a great list!


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1270747
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Is there a thread already of a list of games that people want to run on a modern machine like Windows 10? Is it this thread?

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1270749
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This is the thread to post in if you wish to talk about games that run in Windows 10 (games that haven't already been mentioned in this thread already, of course). In general it is for games that require little or no tweaking to get running properly. This thread does not assume that everyone is comfortable with using DOSBox or other virtual machine.

People who want to know *how* to get a game running in Windows 10 create a separate thread - sometimes other people will then offer help or suggestions based on their own experience.

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