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Windows 8 Solitaire Collection

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    the only feature I miss from the old version of solitaire is the keyboard shortcut, ctrl+z to undo a card move. now you have to hit the undo button. which makes sense for a touch user. but not for a KBM user.

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  2. #12


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Windunce View Post
    Try this on for size?


    How to use Microsoft Games from Windows 7 in Windows 8


    How to

    1. Please use x86 games for Windows 8 x86 & x64 games for Windows 8 x64. Otherwise the patch will not work.
    2. Copy 'Program Files\Microsoft Games' folder from the x86/x64 install.wim or a working x86/x64 installation.
    3. Paste it in 'Program Files'.
    4. Copy 'cardgames.dll' from system32 of a x86/x64 install.wim or a working x86/x64 installation.
    5. Paste it in 'FreeCell', 'Hearts', 'Solitaire' & 'SpiderSolitaire' folder.
    6. Apply the patch.
    7. Done.
    **For multiplayer games (Backgammon, Checkers & Spades)**
    1. Copy cmncliM.dll & zgmprxy.dll from system32 & paste them in system32 of 8.
    2. Copy cmncliM.dll.mui from system32\xx-xx & paste it in system32\xx-xx of 8. (xx-xx represents your os language; for me its en-us)




    It was weird, but the ONLY place I was able to find cmncliM.dll.mui was in the WinSXS Folder.
    But I got those Folders and Files transferred and the Windows 7 games are now working on Windows 8.


    SOLITARE:

    1: a single gem (as a diamond) set alone
    2: any of various card games that can be played by one person

    Why MS would insist that you log in with over a million other people to play SOLITARE
    gets me to scratching my head in wonder.....sheeesh!

    Check this site. It uses the above procedure but in a windows install package. Just install and I got my Mahjong game back. Now I can go 100% to Windows 8.

    Microsoft Games for Windows 8

    It also has Game Explorer just like Window 7. I only installed 3 games for now.

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    Jim
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  3. #13


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    Posts : 6
    Wlindows 8


    I have copied and installed Windows games folder from Windows 7 as well as cardfiles.dll.
    I have no idea about a 'PATCH' or how it works.
    In a specific site I found a hex line that needed to be changed so that Windows 8 will not stop Solitare or other window games from opening. I downloaded a hex editor and when I attempted to find that specific line for Solitare.exe, it could not be found. I also tried another hex editor and that one could not find that line either.

    I really want to use the Windows 7 Solitare and really could use someone to help and assist me.
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  4. #14


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Go to the link in my previous post and read about the program and it does every thing for you in an install package. I did it on mine and it works great. Here is the link to the file to download.

    https://hotfile.com/dl/156447161/4da...4_1.2.rar.html

    Jim
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  5. #15


    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64


    ^
    Yea listen to that guy above! The 'ol PBXer himself, Phone Man

    Same top level domain, but a few months later made a world of difference.

    They took the patcher and incorporated it into an installer program.
    That makes it infinitely easier, foolproof so to speak.

    The only problem that you MAY have is that you may have created a few files and folders already.

    But with a little luck' the installer will simply overwrite them and you will be good to go!

    Good Luck!
    Winddunce
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  6. #16


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    Wlindows 8


    Phone Man & Windunce,

    Thank you for your instructions and suggested link to patch. I followed each extremely carefully. I used 7 Unzip to extract files from downloaded patch. Copied Microsoft Games from Windows 7 as well as Cardgames.dll on a flash drive.
    I installed them on Windows 8. Installed Microsoft Games in C:\Program Files and added Cardgames.dll to each game.
    I selected Windows 86 from the downloaded Patch and ran it. After it was completed I attempted to open Solitare and it only flashed a quick window of Command Prompt. I attempted a compatibility test and the results were that it was not compatible.

    Did I do something wrong and or do you have any other suggestions. Please advise.

    Thank you so much for your quick responses.

    Hank Laskin
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  7. #17


    Much the same problem only that mine locks up after playing a few games, also it seems to run very slowly, may dual Linux Mint again just for the games.
    Also makes me think about swapping my Asus Transformer and Galaxy S2 for win 8 devices.
    Hope there are fixes issued quickly.
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  8. #18


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    Wlindows 8


    I am starting to suspect that the patch suggested is not changing the Hex code 7D 04 83 65 FC 00 33 C0 83 7D FC 01 0F 94 C0 from the first 7D to EB as suggested in other sites. I attempted to do a manual change with a Hex Editor and each time I do a search in the Hex Editor it say's it cannot find that line in as an example 'Solitare.exe'. Therefore it cannot change the way Windows 8 see's it. Also, after completing the installation of the patch it did in fact enter all of the games on the Windows 8 'START' menu. However after selecting i.e. Solitare icon, it directed it to the desktop but never opened.
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  9. #19


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    If you follow the links below and download the RAR file, then unzip and you should get 3 files. Just run either the 64 or 32 bit version that matches your OS and it does ALL the work for you. You do not need to transfer any files or hack anything.

    This is the information:

    Microsoft Games for Windows 8

    This is the download link:

    https://hotfile.com/dl/156447161/4da...4_1.2.rar.html


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    Jim
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  10. #20


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    Posts : 6
    Wlindows 8


    Many many thanks to Phone Man and all that assisted me in getting Microsoft Games to work on Windows 8. You guys made my day and many days to come. It is just great that there are forms such as these that members can use there knowledge and expertise to help others. It is extremely rewarding and reinforces faith in so many others.

    Thanks again.

    Hank Laskin
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