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Gtown75



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Direct Play Issues (Windows 7) Reply with quote

I've re-installed Links 2003 (with the 1.07 patch), but I get a message:

"An app on your PC needs the following Windows feature:

DirectPlay".

Any ideas? It all seemed to be ok on Windows 10, but no so with Windows 7. Help. Cheers!


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Gtown75



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Direct Play Issues (Windows10) Reply with quote

Oh how I hate windows. LOL. I know how to solve the issue, except Windows won't play ball. And I'm not the only person with this problem. The issue is turning on the 'legacy components' option. EXCEPT, when you check the box and restart windows, the box becomes un-checked again.

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/913761-legacy-components-wont-stay-turned-on/

I know I'm only talking to myself in this thread, but it may help others if they get into this rabbit-hole in the future :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Direct Play Issues (Windows 7) Reply with quote

https://windowsforum.com/threads/turn-on-direct-play-to-use-older-games-windows-8-8-1-1-and-10.205952/

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Gtown75



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Direct Play Issues (Windows 7) Reply with quote

sagevanni wrote:
https://windowsforum.com/threads/turn-on-direct-play-to-use-older-games-windows-8-8-1-1-and-10.205952/


Cheers mate, but see above. :)

The only 'solution' so far is to 'reset' Windows. But I think I'll wait untill someone out there in Internet land finds another solution. Grrrr. Thanks again Sage ...


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