Windows 10: Compatibility mode changes needs to be made every time before launching the game

Discus and support Compatibility mode changes needs to be made every time before launching the game in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I'm trying to get Don't Starve to work consistently without going through the whole shebang of going to steam, right click, properties, local files,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Kazoomie, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:07 AM.

  1. Kazoomie Win User

    Compatibility mode changes needs to be made every time before launching the game


    I'm trying to get Don't Starve to work consistently without going through the whole shebang of going to steam, right click, properties, local files, browse, bin, find the application, right click, properties, compatibility, troubleshooter then finally test application in order to play it instead of steam, scroll, left click. This needs to be redone every single time. The weird part is that the compatibility mode box is checked with Windows 8 but it has to be done with the troubleshooter only. I have no idea what's going on and I can't really find anything else about this problem.


    ***Original title: Windows 10 compatibility mode not working for a Steam program.***

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  2. Windows 10 Game Compatibility

    Hello Debie,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10!

    There are some programs that need new definitions compatible with Windows 10. Till the time they are unavailable you can install the programs compatible with previous versions of operating system in compatibility mode. If you can access the executable (.exe)
    file for the game, I would suggest you to follow the below provided steps:

    Step 1: Download and save the game on the desktop.

    Step 2: Install the game in compatibility mode.

    • Right click on the .exe file, and click on Properties.
    • Go to the Compatibility tab.
    • Check the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for:
    • Select Windows 8 (or any other compatible OS) in the list of Operating systems.
    • Click OK.
    • Double-click the executable file to install the game and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • Reboot your computer.
    Additional information:

    Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows

    Hope this information is helpful. Do let us know if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Harkanwar Singh, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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  3. Trying to play a VERY old game in "Compatibility Mode": Wrath of the Gods

    Hello Bowyer,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community Forums. We are glad to help you.



    Install app in Compatibility mode

    I would suggest you to install the game in compatibility mode and check: Follow these steps:




    • Download the game from the manufacturer’s website.

    • Right-click on the game setup file and click on
      ‘properties’.

    • Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box
      ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 10 from the drop down menu and proceed with the installation. Once this is done, restart the computer and check if the issue persists


    Hope it helps. Do contact us for further queries. We will be happy to assist.



    Thanks and regards,

    Jenith
     
    Jenith_James, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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  4. Rhen Pal Win User

    Compatibility mode changes needs to be made every time before launching the game

    launching the wild lands

    Hi,

    We suggest that you install the latest graphic driver in compatibility mode and see if it resolves the issue.

    • Right click on the Setup file of the Driver
      and select Properties.
    • Select Compatibility Tab.
    • Place a check mark next to Run this program in Compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly from the drop down list.
    • Click OK and run the setup.
    Also, try launching the game in Compatibility Mode. Please follow the steps below for more information:

    • Right click on the Setup file of the Driver
      and select Properties.
    • Select Compatibility Tab.
    • Place a check mark next to Run this program in Compatibility mode.

    Let us know if you need more help.

    Thank you.
     
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