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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #21
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    I have just installed Windows 10. Now, I have problems with my old Harry Potter games and CSI games. Will installing DirectX 8.0 and DirectX 8.1 make them work?? What do I do if the computer says "you have a newer version of directX", so I won't be able to install it? I would love to know if any of you have tried and whether it helped or not. Thanks in advange :-)

    The games have been working fine both in Windows 7 and 8. :-)
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #22
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by gitteben View Post
    I have just installed Windows 10. Now, I have problems with my old Harry Potter games and CSI games. Will installing DirectX 8.0 and DirectX 8.1 make them work?? What do I do if the computer says "you have a newer version of directX", so I won't be able to install it? I would love to know if any of you have tried and whether it helped or not. Thanks in advange :-)

    The games have been working fine both in Windows 7 and 8. :-)
    Read DirectX 9 is backward compatible with DirectX 8.1 do not think will be able to use DirectX 8.1. What years are these games ?
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #23
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by SoxmisUK View Post
    I can't get my WOT to run properly at all... W10 64 bit?
    Game installed through a client, like Steam or from disc ? Need for one DirectX 9c. Most of the time game form a disc or Steam will install the required files needed, also other like Microsoft Visual C ++
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #24
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    windows 10

    jds63: the games are from 2001 - 2004. I know they are old games, but I really like them. :-)

    I doubt there will be made drivers on the company's web side for windows 10. ;-)
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  5.    09 Aug 2015 #25
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    Win10 Pro Build 17046

    Dungeon Siege (2003) has me foxed at the moment..
    it used to work OK under the TechPreviews, must have forgotten a tweak..

    The Witcher (the old original/enhanced version) needed access to the web via Firewall settings, but runs fine..
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  6.    09 Aug 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitteben View Post
    jds63: the games are from 2001 - 2004. I know they are old games, but I really like them. :-)

    I doubt there will be made drivers on the company's web side for windows 10. ;-)
    Not drivers i meant, like you said DirectX. Any errors messages received when trying, some games true won't run on new OS's maybe that old 2001
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  7.    09 Aug 2015 #27
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    windows 10

    jds63: will I be able to run them if I make a virtuel drive, install Windows 7 or 8 on that drive, and install the games on the virtuel drive? As far as I can see, that's the only solution.... :-( Unless, I'm lucky that the company makes a file to add to the game folder, so it will run on windows 10, but I doubt that.
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  8.    09 Aug 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitteben View Post
    jds63: will I be able to run them if I make a virtuel drive, install Windows 7 or 8 on that drive, and install the games on the virtuel drive? As far as I can see, that's the only solution.... :-( Unless, I'm lucky that the company makes a file to add to the game folder, so it will run on windows 10, but I doubt that.
    True, if it does not run with DirectX 9c or whatever else it needs, probably so. Compatibility issue with 10, unless can be run in compatibility mode.
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  9.    09 Aug 2015 #29
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    Win10 Pro Build 17046

    found the trick for Dungeon Siege, at Microsoft (would you believe..!!)
    load in compatibility mode for Windows 7, and follow the instructions:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-gaming/how-to-install-dungeon-siege-legends-of-aranna/
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  10.    09 Aug 2015 #30
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    Windows 7

    Hey guys I just went through hell to install windows 10, I finally have it installed, but it is very slow when it comes to fps, from league where I get as low as 8 fps, to borderlands where I get 30-40, it has lowered drastically from what it once was. I will say that I have all the proper drivers, updated router firmware, updated ssd firmware, updated nvidia card, everything is up to date, just want to know why I could have such low fps.
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