Pre-installed Windows XP games

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  1. Posts : 1,411
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    Josey Wales said:
    Why would anyone want an XP Game??
    Edwin said:
    Good point!
    Part of my "setup" kit for any installation of Windows 10 are two files ...
    solitaire.exe
    cards.dll

    Create a folder solitaire in Program Files(86), copy and paste into, and create a Desktop shortcut.

    Much prefer the ole plain Solitaire than the candy-coated stylised later version.

    @OP - if you still need Solitaire, let me know.
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  2. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Ghot said:
    @Sweetsweetcorn


    I found the original XP games and they scan clean both locally and at Virustotal.
    I've just uploaded them to Dropbox, and here is the link...

    Dropbox - Games.zip - Simplify your life

    I just tested the pinball game... works fine on Win 10. Just unzip to a folder and run w/e executable for w/e game you want.



    /e Actually I found a One Drive link where someone uploaded all the Windows XP files.
    Sweet :). Thank you.

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    Is there absolutely no offline mode for Online Checkers? That was the real reason that I created this thread.

    Once I know for sure, I can mark this as solved.
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  3. Posts : 24,602
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    idgat said:
    Part of my "setup" kit for any installation of Windows 10 are two files ...
    solitaire.exe
    cards.dll

    Much prefer the ole plain Solitaire than the candy-coated stylised later version.

    Me too. The 'ole plain' Solitaire actually looks a closer match to the clean Windows 10 'house style' than the over-adorned Win7 re-boot.

    But I think you'll find the filename is sol.exe. In addition, you may want sol.chm which is found on an XP machine in C:\Windows\Help. And, for a bit of variety, you may like to add freecell.exe and freecell.chm.

    Pre-installed Windows XP games-image.png
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  4. Posts : 17,712
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #14

    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    Sweet :). Thank you.

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    Is there absolutely no offline mode for Online Checkers? That was the real reason that I created this thread.

    Once I know for sure, I can mark this as solved.

    I have no idea, but I doubt it. Those games were from a One Drive link, that had ALL the Windows XP files. The Games.zip that I uploaded to Dropbox, was just one of the files.

    Maybe you should consider the analog route. Just buy a checkers board, or one of those travel games things, that has chess, checkers, backgammon, etc., and is magnetic so you don't lose the pieces.

    Something like this... Robot Check


    /e I realize that's probably not what you're looking for, but I think I did pretty good just finding that Games.zip file.
    You could, as others have mentioned, just run a virtual Windows XP on Windows 10.
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  5. Posts : 1,411
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    Bree said:
    Me too. The 'ole plain' Solitaire actually looks a closer match to the clean Windows 10 'house style' than the over-adorned Win7 re-boot.

    But I think you'll find the filename is sol.exe. In addition, you may want sol.chm which is found on an XP machine in C:\Windows\Help. And, for a bit of variety, you may like to add freecell.exe and freecell.chm.
    Yeh, you're right of course, it is sol.exe. Never could get my head around Freecell, so haven't bothered with it.

    Didn't really need the Help file, can cheat just as well without it ... like set the game for Draw 3 cards, but if I see a card "under" the top one, that I want, use the Undo menu to reverse the draw, then Ctrl+Shift+Alt then Click let's you draw 1 card at a time, then back to normal click to continue Draw 3 cards.
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  6. Posts : 24,602
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #16

    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    Is there absolutely no offline mode for Online Checkers? That was the real reason that I created this thread.
    No, none whatsoever. XP Checkers requires to connect to the MSN Zone.com servers. It fails to run, even on a native XP machine.....

    Pre-installed Windows XP games-xpchekers.gif

    The servers were turned off in 2019.

    Microsoft said:
    Farewell to Microsoft Internet Games on Windows XP, Windows ME, and Windows 7

    Hello, Microsoft Internet Games players, it is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision that the following games will no longer be supported.


    • Internet Backgammon (XP/ME, 7)
    • Internet Checkers (XP/ME, 7)
    • Internet Spades (XP/ME, 7)
    • Internet Hearts (XP/ME)
    • Internet Reversi (XP/ME)
    • MSN Go (7)


    Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows XP and ME will end on July 31, 2019.
    Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows 7 will end on January 22, 2020.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-37f6355fec39
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  7. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       #17

    That is sad. I hope that someone will maybe create an offline mode modification for that good old game.
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  8. Posts : 17,712
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #18

    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    That is sad. I hope that someone will maybe create an offline mode modification for that good old game.
    I just found this, which may or may not get you your checkers fix...

    Windows 7 games for Windows 10 Anniversary Update and above



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  9. Posts : 24,602
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #19

    Ghot said:
    I just found this, which may or may not get you your checkers fix...
    I'm afraid not. Same problem for the Win7 version as for the XP one, Microsoft turned off the games server

    Microsoft said:
    Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows 7 will end on January 22, 2020.
    Pre-installed Windows XP games-image.png
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  10. Posts : 17,712
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #20

    Bree said:
    I'm afraid not. Same problem for the Win7 version as for the XP one, Microsoft turned off the games server



    Pre-installed Windows XP games-image.png
    They are truly evil.
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