Installing Old Games That Utilize Microsoft Direct X
I just learned something that may be useful to some who enjoy installing and playing old games, or whose kids or grand kids enjoy playing old games.
Looking for something new for my grand kids, I recalled an old game my son played called Planet Blupi .
I could not run it directly from the CD, since, as the advisory informed me, it had an issue (my machine is 64-bit).
Attempting to install it from disc to the hard drive, rather than run it from the DVD, it wanted to install Microsoft Direct X. However, the game claimed the Direct X they provided was too old for the computer.My son figured it probably would not run, and it seemed he was correct.
A hard loser, I decided to install. the game telling the disc that I did not choose to use the Microsoft Direct X. My son figured, again, no way.
IT WORKED. The game runs on my Windows 7 machine.
The takeaway is this: don't assume from a generic advisory that difficulty in installation is the nature of the game itself. It just might be Direct X or some other add-on you are told to add to the game. Old Microsoft Direct X seemed incompatible with 64-bit. Funny!
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