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  1. (Thread inspired by Dr. Flay's thread: https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/38561/windows-7-old-games-failing-to-run) Ever since Games Explorer was introduced in Windows Vista, it has caused problems for users with limited access to the internet. Most affected users would have already disabled it by editing GameUX's registry settings or by unregistering the dll (GameUX.dll), but last month Microsoft has taken the domain the Games Explorer system used to phone for game-related metadata and updates out of commission (specifically: "https://games.metaservices.microsoft.com/games/SGamesWebService.asmx"), thus the problem will also show for users which have permanent connection to the internet. Symptoms related to this problem: Game fails to open, but their processes can be seen in the taskmgr The rundll32.exe process related to gameux.dll spikes up to >50% of CPU usage Running a second copy of the game or renaming the game executable works around it Any old game that has been added by Games Explorer itself is affected to this problem, since Windows is using the rundll32.exe process to check the game updates before launching the game. Note that you can't remove said games from Games Explorer itself, only hide it. Even changing the options within the Games Explorer to never check online for game updates and news won't fix this problem. The fix which tackles the problem at its core is to use these registry files provided by user UCyborg (Make sure to read the whole post!): The second fix (or rather a workaround) which is more simpler, but doesn't remove the problem at its core (less recommended than the first one): All you have to do is to open regedit, go to this key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\GameUX\ServiceLocation Changing the server address in the "Games" value to either '', 'localhost' or '' ought to fix it.
  2. If you are into playing games and making games on old Windows computers, look what's out there: A current game engine, that supports Windows 95! It's called OHRRPGCE. This seems to be the homepage: http://rpg.hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/Main_Page In the changelog for its current version, it says: ...Windows 95 is supported again!... This thing supports everything, it seems. Also smartphones, Linux and MacOS. It seems their games are found here: https://www.slimesalad.com/ A lot of projects look very amateur and poorly made, but the so called "best" game is something with dogs and mice in strange outfits. I've never seen something like this to be honest. But it is a new game that works on Windows 95. So who says now Windows 9x is dead?
  3. Well, I know that MSFN is rather devoted to technical things, but we have a gamer's hangout, right? Since there are some topics where we can rather loosely comment IT news, I thought it might be a good idea to start topic where one can share a gaming news, or his impressions on some game/event without starting a new topic, hoping not to break any unwritten forum rule with it Or more, I don't think I'll need a new topic with everything like the one below... Sony announced PlayStation 4 Pro might soon acquire boost mode - which means every PS4 game will run better on stronger hardware, not only the one especially prepared/patched by the devs for the consol's Pro version. https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/03/ps4-pro-boost-mode-beta-software/ For me, devoted PC gamer for years, this is hilarius
  4. See: http://www.dosforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=11599 (in german) It basically shows a sceenshot after D2 crashed, showing a dependency to a w2000-DLL. I have the same phenomenon, and will start a research. Hopefully just a small problem. Any ideas welcome...
  5. I'm using the WinXP version on Win98 SE and this is my score after about a couple hundred games. Can you top it? Its d@mn near impossible to get Zero (0), but I'm sure it can be done. I only play in Expert Mode. It brings the most competition. Who want some?

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