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thomas479

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Hello,

I have recently bought an new laptop with Windows 8.
But I am having some problems with the compatibility settings.

For example, I can access those features for Foobar (right mouse button on .exe > Properties > Compatibility.
But by some games, I can't access them. Take GTA:SA, I click with my right mouse button on the .exe > Properties.
And there is no compatibility tab, just General, Protection and Details (I think they are called that way in English).

Here is an screen, left Foobar, right GTA:SA:
Knipsel.PNG
It is in Dutch, but you can see there is an tab missing.

I tried different solutions, like an registry fix (it wont work) and since I don't have Win8 Pro, I cant use the solution with Local Group Policy.

I hope somebody knows the answer to my problem!

Thomas
 

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XweAponX

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Is one of those an installer or a self-extracting archive? No - I see it is a game.

These are shortcuts aren't they? Try finding the actual files and see if you can set the compatibility for the actual file, not the shortcut.
 

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thomas479

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Thanks for the response XweAponX,

These are the .exe files, on shortcuts it is the same. Foobar has an compatibility tab and GTA is missing it.

It is really weird...

I hope somebody has any ideas!

Thomas
 

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dskiller

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yeah I found out the same problem. only way around is right clicking and click on trouble compatibility. and then it will give options to choice
 

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thomas479

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Thanks for your reaction dskiller,

It worked, but have now some options, I can choose which version of Windows I would like to emulate (I can choose Win7, Win Vista SP2 and WinXP SP3 or I don't now.)
But I can not choose Win98 (which is needed to run GTA:SA without mouse problems). How do I get Win98?

Thomas
 

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thomas479

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Thanks Shawn!

It works! I only had to change the "~" to "^", otherwise it could not locate my ODD. :)

Thanks again!
Thomas
 

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You're most welcome Thomas. I'm glad we could help. :)
 

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