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#3800307 - 06/22/13 01:36 PM Quick word on Software Compatability  
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Hi guys,

I just logged in really quickly to share a tip on software compatibility in Windows. If you can't part with your Jurassic software, like me, it's always a good idea to install Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit (here). It will solve a lot of problems for you. Just install it and hundreds of compatibility shims will be automatically applied, although you can easily disable them.

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#3800324 - 06/22/13 02:19 PM Re: Quick word on Software Compatability [Re: Phoenix]  
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Thanks. I do have a couple old games I still like -- but seem to have an issue with Window 7, 8. Maybe this will help.


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#3800691 - 06/23/13 05:41 PM Re: Quick word on Software Compatability [Re: Phoenix]  
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Thanks for this!


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#3800816 - 06/24/13 02:09 AM Re: Quick word on Software Compatability [Re: Phoenix]  
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thanks! i'm going to try out a few of my older "problem" games


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#3801109 - 06/24/13 07:50 PM Re: Quick word on Software Compatability [Re: Phoenix]  
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It's not a guarantee, of course. Some of my older games that no longer work stopped because the video drivers no longer support the old DX calls used in a game written for DX5, or 3. Windows wasn't at fault at all, rather the problem was my newer video card required drivers newer than a certain date and the vendor's driver stopped supporting those calls before that point.




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