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#1 F-1DeskLamp

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:27 AM

I have a financial game called Cash Flow that was made to work on the past versions of Windows, but it has since been discontinued.  So basically the game is "stuck in the past." 

How can I convert the game to be able to work on Windows 10 and Linux without any sticky hang ups or problems?  

 

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:32 AM

You can't really convert a game to work on Windows 10. Windows 10 is pretty good at running older software unless one of the requirements is some kind of framework that isn't supported on Windows 10, have you actually tried running the game? If so, what happens?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:00 AM

 

That is the game, so as you can see it is not an intensive game like the newer 3D style graphical games.  

Also I am only researching it, and I intend on buying it to use as a teaching device for people.  
 

In my research I have seen that people say that it is for the older windows versions, and once where they said it doesn't work on Windows 10.  

That's why I want to be sure that I can convert or something in order to make it work before I buy it. 

So what can I do?  Do I need like an older VM Ware virtual OS or is there an app out there can than run the code through it, and then output a script that is effective in Windows 10 or 8 if necessary.  



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:21 AM

 

That is the game, so as you can see it is not an intensive game like the newer 3D style graphical games.  

Also I am only researching it, and I intend on buying it to use as a teaching device for people.  
 

In my research I have seen that people say that it is for the older windows versions, and once where they said it doesn't work on Windows 10.  

That's why I want to be sure that I can convert or something in order to make it work before I buy it. 

So what can I do?  Do I need like an older VM Ware virtual OS or is there an app out there can than run the code through it, and then output a script that is effective in Windows 10 or 8 if necessary.  

 

 

You can contact the author and see if they will allow you to modify the code. If it is open source you can just modify the code yourself. Old software needs specific frameworks that are no longer supported but a good programmer can write code to modify anything.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:22 PM

So should I just use an old copy of Windows?

How should I do that on my computer if I'm using Windows 10 on it, but I don't want to use the Windows 7 all of the time except to use that game?  



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:58 PM

Have you checked to see if it is available on Good Old Games (GOG).  GOG repackages games so that they will work on newer machines.

 

Have you tried running/installing in compatibility mode?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

So should I just use an old copy of Windows?

How should I do that on my computer if I'm using Windows 10 on it, but I don't want to use the Windows 7 all of the time except to use that game?  

 

 

Windows 7 running in a Virtual Machine on Windows 10 is not a bad idea.

 

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

I agree with Killroy about checking to see if its compatible with compatibility mode in windows 7. Right-click exe and select properties and select combability at the top check mark Run this program in Windows 7 mode and click apply. You can also do this with the install just right click setup.exe too if its doesn't work with the already installed application 

 

Running a VM is easy you will have to buy Windows 7 with a legal key and depending on how your hardware is you may get hang-ups or slowness from your Host OS while in that VM program. 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:55 PM

One other possibility - if there is a forum for this game, or for the publisher, you may be able to get help there.

 

I have found games forum contributors very helpful at getting games to run on later OS versions than they were designed for. For example, getting Combat Flight Simulator 1, written for Win 98, to run on Win 7 64 bit and complete with joystick support.

 

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