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Migrate Windows 7 Games to W8


besb

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I used to play games on W7 a lot whilst waiting for a download or some other to complete.
and was upset (not the strongest word I would choose) when I found they had been removed.
After a number of searches I found this solution.
From a working Windows 7 x86 copy the games folder from your program folder
copy cardgames.dll from windows/system32
and put the games folder in W8 program files (x86). Even if on a 64 bit system.
Now put a copy of cardgames.dll in each sub-folder ie hearts, solitaire etc.
Then because you would manually have to edit a number of system files and programs
[email protected] created a small patcher to edit the files concerned.
this is attached ; Run the patch browse to the games executable say hearts.exe in the
program files (x86) then click patch. Repeat for each game you wish to patch.
Note ignore any virus warnings they are false positives but coming up because your editing a program exe.
Why do we have to keep finding a way to restore everything MS is removing from W8
 

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SIW2

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#2
Why do we have to keep finding a way to restore everything MS is removing from W8
Seems the heart and soul have been removed.

Just can't get any affection going for win8.
 

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vrosa

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Thanks for the Patcher besb ! :)
 

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Phone Man

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Who is [email protected] and why should I trust him when the file is flagged as malware?

Jim :cool:
 

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besb

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[email protected] (MDL=My Digital Life) is the guy who produced the patcher which is basically a batch file script.
the script does edit a number of system files to enable w8 to run the modified games.
As I stated in my first post most good virus detectors will pick it up as an external program which edits programs and system files
this very much a NONO and should be flagged as malware.
If you do not want to run it you don't have to, it can be done by hand editing the registry and other files.
Just google the problem and you find the various actions you have to take; the patcher makes life easier
I used the patcher and have checked the various games I migrated and both the MS defender 2 and avast are happy with the end result. But it entirely up to you.
 

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    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Custom
    CPU
    [email protected], amd 965 etc etc
    Motherboard
    gigabyte
    Memory
    8gb per
    Graphics Card(s)
    gts450 ,560gt etc
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3xsamsung 24in
    Screen Resolution
    3, 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    To many! spread across 4 desktops,3 laptops 1 netbook
    ssd, sata 3's ide etc
    PSU
    Hyper Modular 600W
    Case
    lian li
    Cooling
    artic
    Internet Speed
    60Mb
    Other Info
    Basically the house has 4 desktops 3 in the study + the wifes,
    3 laptops 1 netbook 2 android tablets 2 android smart phones
    and ipad and iphone

Phone Man

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#6
Thanks for the update. just wanted to get the facts.

Thanks,
Jim :cool:
 

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    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner