older games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by w, Feb 18, 2007.

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    w Guest

    Hi all

    Trying to Get an older game installed and working for the kids
    "Scooby-Doo! from SouthPeak Interactive

    Starts through installation process, then I receive this error message
    "Windows cannot find 'C:\Progra~1\Plus!\themese.exe'. Make sure you
    typed the name correctly and then try again."

    What can I do to get these working
    Thanks much!
    -w
     
    w, Feb 18, 2007
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    Teddy Guest

    You are probably like me in this situation and it is not just older games but
    cheap games or non RPG big money maker games.. i have read MS went to alot of
    trouble to make vista compatable with WOW, AC, Halo etc but those of us who
    have older or cheaper games ie. the yahoo, msn, oberon download games, nancy
    drew games, older sim games are just out of luck unless the manufacturer of
    the game prepares a fix in which we will prob have to buy an entirely new
    game to play. in my search for fixes, causes and such i also read that vista
    won't even play some of the games on the MS zone game site.. tells you how
    important some pple are in comparison to the big gamer.. p.s. nothing
    personal to the big gamer i used to be one. . in fact played ac, wow, linage
    and more but can not anymore due to health issues so the enjoyment i get is
    now limited to these lesser games and i am very angry MS overlooked us in
    their quest for a great gaming OS.. makes me wish i had not bought my new
    computer.
     
    Teddy, Feb 21, 2007
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    Dale White Guest

    What older games are you having trouble with. I installed and played
    WarCraft 3, which is a 1999 game. I have Math Blaster 12 running, The girl
    friend plays Hoyles Card game. I don't do alot of the MSN style games, but
    so far, I haven't found a game that doesn't work.
     
    Dale White, Feb 22, 2007
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    Teddy Guest

    cake mania
    all three mfc games
    fish tycoon
    sim theme park
    sim tower
    family fued
    hidden treasure titanic
    and others of similar style. i got one of the nancy drew's to work with a
    change in the install to change the path of install. (found this hint on the
    her interactive DB).
    this is just a few of the games but some of my faves.
     
    Teddy, Feb 22, 2007
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    Dale White Guest

    Are these full retail games or games on a website ?
     
    Dale White, Feb 22, 2007
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    Teddy Guest

    some are full retail bought at stores some are where you download the trial
    version then pay for the full version for which i have paid for all of them.
    2 i paid for just this past wk a few days prior to new comp being bought
     
    Teddy, Feb 22, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    We have attempted to install the "Nancy Drew - Message in the haunted
    mansion" game. The first software install on a New Vista Gateway and received
    an error message that it could not find our ini. file in the "c" drive. From
    the posting it appears that we may also be out of luck. Any advice would be
    appreciated. Thanks, Bob
     
    Bob, Feb 25, 2007
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