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Windows 7: MS Tinker: How to

25 Jan 2009   #1
Fajita3053

Microsoft Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 
MS Tinker: How to

So many people are trying to play MS Tinker on 7. Here's how... Download:

Tinker.part1.rar
Tinker.part2.rar

Put the Tinker folder that comes in this rar file into C:\Program Files\Microsoft games

Then, change the compatibility mode for Tinker.exe to Windows Vista and check the 'Run as Administrator' box. Wallah!




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25 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually if you are dual booting you just need to put a shortcut from that folder on your desktop and play in compatibility mode for Vista.
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25 Jan 2009   #3
Fajita3053

Microsoft Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

correct, but there are many retarded people out there that are booting only Windows 7. this thread is for them.
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25 Jan 2009   #4
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I did the transfer of files and compatability thing but I get an error when I try to start Tinker as shown in figure 1.

See also figure 2, is this something to do with it?


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25 Jan 2009   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like you haven't updated your DirectX, you need to do to Microsoft and find the latest redistributable which is November.
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25 Jan 2009   #6
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Looks like you haven't updated your DirectX, you need to do to Microsoft and find the latest redistributable which is November.
Didn't realize that I would have to manually check that...expected WU to do that for me. I assume too much I guess.
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25 Jan 2009   #7
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Just one snag...the available downloads are for 9.0c and I have 11. How can I be out of date considering I only just installed this beta from MS?
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25 Jan 2009   #8
Fajita3053

Microsoft Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Just one snag...the available downloads are for 9.0c and I have 11. How can I be out of date considering I only just installed this beta from MS?
Download details: DirectX SDK - (November 2008)
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25 Jan 2009   #9
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

You are saying that I should download a version that is 2 levels less than I have now?
I just want to be sure that's what is intended here.
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25 Jan 2009   #10
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

One question parts 1 and 2 should be combined into one folder I assume?

Addendum: Part 2 still fails..
Extracting Tinker\Tinker.dat Error: CRC mismatch in file "Tinker\Tinker.dat" in the archive "N:\Users\Peter\Downloads\Tinker.part2.rar"

Will try the other way again...transferring the files from Vista.
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