Windows 10: Game compatibility

Discus and support Game compatibility in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I'm having an issue with launching an old windows xp game on my windows 10. The game in question is Cossacks European Wars, I've tried the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by EvanMcNaughton, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Game compatibility


    I'm having an issue with launching an old windows xp game on my windows 10. The game in question is Cossacks European Wars, I've tried the troubleshooter already to no avail. It is also already running as administrator. I'm using a MSI GE70 2PE laptop. I appreciate any feedback, thank you.

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    EvanMcNaughton, Feb 10, 2019
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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, Feb 10, 2019
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  3. installing a game

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.


    Please try the steps given below and check if the issue persists:

    Step 1:

    I suggest you to right click on the game and try to run as administrator and check.

    Step 2: if that doesn't help I suggest you to install game in compatibility mode and check:

    Follow the steps below on how to install game in compatibility mode:

    1. Download the game from the manufacturer’s website and save it on your local disk.

    2. Right click on the setup file of the game and select “Properties”.

    3. Select “Compatibility” Tab.

    4. Place a check mark next to “Run this program in Compatibility mode” and select operating system from the drop down list.

    5. Let the game install and then check the functionality.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Venkatesh1709, Feb 10, 2019
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  4. Mark Isi Win User

    Game compatibility

    unable to play backwars compatible game on windows 10

    Hi CloakingRope170,

    Some apps created earlier than Windows 10 might not run optimally or will not run at all due to possible compatibility issues. As a first troubleshooting step, i suggest running the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter and see if it helps. Here are the steps:

    1. Enter the name of the game on the Windows search box.
    2. Right click on the result and select Open file location.
    3. Right click on the game and select Properties.
    4. Under the Compatibility tab, click Run compatibility troubleshooter.
    5. Follow the troubleshooter wizard and complete the process.

    If you continue to experience the issue after the compatibility troubleshooter, try the suggested
    compatibility settings based on this link. Just adjust one or more of the following
    settings and select OK when you’re done.

    Please respond to this thread to let me know how the issue progresses. Similarly, if you have more questions, please inform me by replying to this post.
     
    Mark Isi, Feb 10, 2019
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