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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:32 am 
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This strikes me as a bit odd but odd is expected when running Windows 10 Pro and running a game designed for Windows 2000/XP. The game in question is Zuma Deluxe.

What is rather weird is that it works at times but not others. It will work just fine for a while then will fail. Set some compatibility settings and it will work for a while and then start failing. Remove the compatibility settings and it works again. :dunno:

Anyone ever run into this 'back and forth' type situation with an old program? Functionally this is not a big deal to me as I know what to do on a failure. It just seems really weird to me. ;)

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I had to do something to Luxor (same family as Zuma) to get it to work right, I forget now what it was.


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Hey, I have all four of the Luxor games. I think that Zuma and Zuma's Revenge are a bit better done but also like the Luxor series. Haven't had any issue with any of the Luxor games or Zuma's Revenge, just Zuma Deluxe which, I think, is the oldest of the six.

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I think the issues were with an earlier build of Windows 10 that were fixed in later releases.


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Actually I think some of the issues with these old games relates to current video cards. For instance I cannot select to use hardware acceleration in Zuma Deluxe. It comes back with a dialog saying that my video card is not able. I think the actual fact is that the game cannot recognize a current graphics chip so assumes that the cards is not able.

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Well, part of the problem is that you have to be really old to run that old stuff, and the two of you are just kids.

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bbarry wrote:
Well, part of the problem is that you have to be really old to run that old stuff, and the two of you are just kids.


LOL! :rofl2:

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bbarry wrote:
Well, part of the problem is that you have to be really old to run that old stuff, and the two of you are just kids.

Oh... Now I see how it is BB! :mrgreen: Since you are SO old and wise, and I'm just a young kid, I should probably not try to express my inexperience in your hosting thread... :mrgreen:

LOL! Can't wait for the reply on that one! Notice how I made this part small so BB's old eyes can't read... :rofl2:

@ dvair: I take it that you also like Zuma/Luxor type games. Even though I know it isn't true; I could swear that they, sometimes, change the ball color in mid shot! :( ;)

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Yep, I have a couple of them on CD. Luxor, Peggle, Bejeweled...
I have so many old games but they won't run on this new hardware.


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dvair wrote:
Yep, I have a couple of them on CD. Luxor, Peggle, Bejeweled...
I have so many old games but they won't run on this new hardware.

Bejeweled? Sigh, I just lost ALL respect! I totally hate such games as Bejeweled. :mrgreen:

On the more serious side why won't these old games run on your hardware? Have you tried adjusting Compatibility mode to XP SP 2 or 3? Also using Compatibility to reduce color depth sometimes does wonders with these old games.

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I am sure the newer ones will work, I have some old ones that will only run on 32 bit architecture. If I really wanted to play them again I would get them to work, just no real desire to. Heck, I still have a MAME32 emulator with 475 games I don't even use.


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jaylach wrote:
bbarry wrote:
Well, part of the problem is that you have to be really old to run that old stuff, and the two of you are just kids.

Oh... Now I see how it is BB! :mrgreen: Since you are SO old and wise, and I'm just a young kid, I should probably not try to express my inexperience in your hosting thread... :mrgreen:


But Jay, if you don't express your inexperience and if I don't let you help me with all this hosting stuff, how are you going to learn? I feel I owe you that. 8-)

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This issue SEEMS to be solved with the May 2019 version 1903 update for Windows 10. I have not had the issue since updating to version 1903. :)

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