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Spider Solitaire (1, 2, 4 suits) for final version Win8

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    Spider Solitaire (1, 2, 4 suits) for final version Win8


    hi guys,

    it was Calico here (how to make Windows 8 work with MS games from previous versions?) who pointed some of us in the right direction on how to use Win 7 X32 games in the previous releases of Win 8.

    Over here the 4 users like Win 8, that aside, but my wife and daughter wants the old MS games back.

    So i tried yesterday to follow the instructions you see in the URL above.

    It did not work yesterday, so i retried this morning on our spare machine, and yes, i have the old games back and working on a Win 8 X64 machine.

    I just copied then the MS Games file to the 32 bit Win 8 laptop, in the Program Files, since it is X86.

    so no install and nothing is found in Program & Features.

    Both machines work with the old Spider Solitaire, BUT i cannot get it to work on both other Win 8 X64 machines.

    So any help is welcome here, whatever i do, it does not work.

    thanks

    Jeff

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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    some more info,

    when i use the spare X64 pc (where Spider Solitaire works on) and i go to my pc via the network i can use the files on my pc to play the game, so the file is ok.

    Jeff
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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well i guess i am on my own now, since nobody has ANY ideas......

    Copied the files all over, retried from scratch some 15 times. The only possible (maybe) option is to install Win 7 , make Spider Solitaire operational and MAYBE Win 8 takes it over after a reinstall, but the risk of doing the work for NOTHING is too high.....

    Registry???? Services ???? Features is not an option ????


    Anything, anyone????


    Thanks


    Jeff
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you have a perfectly fine new set of solitaire games from Microsoft as well as tons of third-party solitaire games in the Windows Store that are free.

    but you want to stick to the Windows 7 ones. you're now complaining about it and want someone to solve your problem for you. people are here to try to fix problems and troubleshooting, but taking a belligerent, demanding attitude doesn't help. tinkering with things that you don't understand doesn't help either.
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well Dirtyvu, i ask this for my wife, not for me, i do not play games. She likes the older version, that's it. I am not demanding anything, not commanding anybody, but it is not easy to get answers for some problems.

    Maybe my wife is like the Win 7 or XP lovers, she likes to stick to the old stuff.

    But i know, it is more easy to complain about MS then solve some problem. Do not get upset, i speak in general here.

    At least i try to help others, even if i do not know the right answer.

    But you must admit: this is a strange situation.

    Click image for larger version

    I include a "prtscrn" for everybody to see that i do not lie.

    Jeff

    PS

    that i kept answering myself was for bumping the thread up, but i will stop doing so.
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    I to would like the old games back, cannot find Hearts anywhere. I am a Spider lover The new one does not compare.
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    Hafnarfjrur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I think this link should be OK -- couldn't see any "Nasties" on the web site. Think this is a different link to the one that was removed


    How to use Microsoft Games from Windows 7 in Windows 8

    cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 18 Dec 2012 at 05:32.
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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well Jimbo,

    already tried that but the link is gone, you get redirected and when you open the patch this is blocked by F-Secure (AV) for having a Trojan inside.

    Meanwhile i include a screenshot where you can see the game open on the computer named Window and you can see the link to my pc (Speedy) from where the Spider is running. Both pc's are X64.

    So again, this is strange that ONE X64 COMPUTER can run the program but not the others.

    For other Spider lovers, it works fine on a 32 bit Windows 8.

    JeffClick image for larger version
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    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    don't open the patch -- download the Install file -- link is further in the screen. Extract archive and run the install.

    This works fine and is virus free

    File is called mgms_x32_x64_rar

    Enc screen shot of where you download the file.

    cheers
    jimbo
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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well Jimbo,

    one can only download once in 30 minutes, so i downloaded, but the file is not there.....you can retry or pay for it.

    Meanwhile i put the scrnshot with the mention of the virus.

    JeffClick image for larger version
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