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#1 bimmerdk



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Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:43 AM

i whant to play Constructor on windows 2000 but if whant to installe it..windows says: Constructor requies windows95 and directx 5

what i do ?

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 12:47 PM


Can I fool a game into thinking that Windows 2000 has an older DirectX version?

Yes, "apcompat.exe" in the support directory of the Windows 2000 CD has the ability to make a game thinking that an older version of DirectX is installed.


Enable Compatibility Mode Properties

The Compatibility-mode technology is not exposed by default.
To enable an interface so that you can use this technology for your programs after you apply Windows 2000 SP2 or SP3:
1. Log on as Administrator.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3.In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK, where %SystemRoot% is the drive and folder in which Windows is installed:
regsvr32 %systemroot%\apppatch\slayerui.dll


Use Compatibility Mode Properties
1.Log on as Administrator.
2.Right-click the shortcut, and then click Properties.
3.Click Compatibility. This tab appears only if the Compatibility-mode interface has been properly enabled on the computer.
4.Click to select the Run in Compatibility Mode check box to enable Compatibility-mode support for the program.
5.Click either Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 compatibility mode in the drop-down box.
6.Click OK to save the changes.
7.Double-click the shortcut to run the program.


NOTE: Be careful if you use Compatibility mode to bypass version warnings in Setup or installation programs. Some programs are designed for a specific operating system and intentionally prohibit use on future versions. These are frequently system-level programs that run at a very low level and have the potential to cause serious problems if installed.

How to install the Windows 2000 Support Tools to a Windows 2000

Description of the Application Compatibility Tool

Edited by Wilhelmus: added links.

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