Windows 10: Trying to run an old PC game on windows 10 becomes really slow: how to fix this?

Discus and support Trying to run an old PC game on windows 10 becomes really slow: how to fix this? in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hello, I am trying to run "kaartspel van Catan" (Catan card game) in Windows 10 and the menu works okay, but when I enter the actual game, it works... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by RJ_23948, Sep 8, 2018.

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    Trying to run an old PC game on windows 10 becomes really slow: how to fix this?


    Hello,
    I am trying to run "kaartspel van Catan" (Catan card game) in Windows 10 and the menu works okay, but when I enter the actual game, it works too, but is very slow. I have the impression it is displaying the individual frames at a lower rate, as things are moving, but very slowly and the game responds quite delayed to my mouse clicks as well (but I might be entirely wrong). It is playable in the sense that it works and displays the right things and responds to my clicks, eventually, but it is just super slow.

    The game requires Windows 98,ME,2000, XP or VISTA, 32Mb RAM, 100Mb disc space, Pentium 233MHz processor, and a directX7.0 compatible grafics and audiocard.
    I think the problem might be with the DirectX compatibility (my laptop has DirectX12) or graphics card compatibility (again I might be entirely wrong)?

    I already tried running the program in 98, XP and Vista compatibility modes, and running as administrator (also the combination of these two). I also tried to find a solution with the built in windows program to find compatibility issues, but no luck here.

    I have an Asus x75V with windows 10 (upgraded from windows 8.1), intel core i5 processor, NVIDIA Geforce 610M - 1 GB graphic processor.
    I know the game worked well on one of my previous computers (windows XP).
    I wonder if there is a way to run this game on my windows 10 computer?


    The box of the card game actually comes with 2 games: "kolonisten van catan incl zeevaarders" (Colonists of Catan) and the card game, both with the same system requirements. Running Colonists of Catan was problematic too, but in this case I found a workaround after some searching: run it using the NoVideoSound batch file to start it, instead of the default (I am not sure why this worked, but maybe this provides a clue on how to get the other game working too??). Unfortunately the card game does not have such a NoVideoSound batch file.


    With kind regards,
    R

    :)
     
    RJ_23948, Sep 8, 2018
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  2. Wanting to run old games

    Hi Jameson,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    I would suggest you to refer the below link and check the compatibility of the game with Windows 10.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home

    You may also try installing the game in compatibility mode.
    Follow these steps to install the game software in compatibility mode and check if that helps.


          • 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 8 operating system from the drop down menu and proceed with the installation. Once this is done, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.
    If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to get in touch with the game manufacturer if it’s specific to that particular game.

    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Annu Singh, Sep 8, 2018
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  4. Trying to run an old PC game on windows 10 becomes really slow: how to fix this?

    0xc000007b error while trying to run games

    Hi,

    One possible reason as to why you're encountering this concern is due to compatibility issues with the game and the Windows 10 PC. For us to determine the root cause, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Did you download the games from the Windows Store?
    • What are the games affected?

    To find out if your Windows 10 PC meets the game requirements, kindly visit this

    link
    and follow the steps on how to find out if a game will work on your Windows 10 PC.

    If the same issue occurs after finding out that your device meets the game requirements, kindly perform the followings steps to run the games in compatibility mode:

    • Press and hold (or right-click) the program, select Properties, and then select the Compatibility tab.
    • Select the Run compatibility troubleshooter to run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter.
     
    Catherine Cus., Sep 8, 2018
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