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Windows 7: MS Tinker: How to

10 Feb 2009   #21
scaramonga

 
 

Got it solved

Just shoved d3dx9_39.dll into 'Tinker' directory and removed the one from sytem32 directory

Works great

Many thx for this!


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12 Feb 2009   #22
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

To install Microsoft Tinker, carry out the following steps:
  1. Create a folder under Program Files (x86) and call it Microsoft Games.
  2. If you are dual-booting with Vista Ultimate, browse to the same folder there. Open this folder and copy folder inside (Tinker) to the folder you created above. Respond to any UAC prompts. If you have Vista Ultimate on a separate machine, copy this folder onto a USB memory stick and then copy it to Windows 7 as described above.
  3. Goto the Microsoft Downloads and download and install DirectX (you will need to install the Genuine Advantage Tool). I recommend that you use the 32-bit browser for this.
  4. Open the newly created folder and right click on the shortcut and select Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).
    MS Tinker: How to-capture.png
  5. Right-click the newly created shortcut (on your desktop) and select Properties.
  6. Select the Compatibility tab and select Windows Vista as shown below:
    MS Tinker: How to-capture1.png
You may now run the game by clicking on the shortcut. Please note that there will be a delay before the game starts, so just be patient.


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12 Feb 2009   #23
Ex_Brit

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

My Program Files already has a Microsoft Games folder with all the usual games in it so it doesn't need creating.

Which DirectX version does Tinker need - 9.0c?

I had it working but now since I did a System Restore it's stopped so am starting over from scratch.
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12 Feb 2009   #24
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Peter,

The folder, Microsoft Games, needs to be created in the Program Files (x86) folder (for 64-bit versions).

Just install the latest version, currently DirectX November 2008 Update.
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12 Feb 2009   #25
Ex_Brit

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

Understood. Is it me or is this forum acting up in IE8?
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12 Feb 2009   #26
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Understood. Is it me or is this forum acting up in IE8?
Do you mean the occassional glitches with the fonts, like the image below?
MS Tinker: How to-capture.png
This also happens with other sites, and appears to be random. I think that there is a bug in the font rendering engine, and have sent a report to Microsoft about it.


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12 Feb 2009   #27
Ex_Brit

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

No, it loads and just when I think I can start typing my reply it'll move up a couple of inches. I'll try clearing my cache and temp files etc. It's most likely at my end.
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12 Feb 2009   #28
Ex_Brit

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

By the way, in your Tute above "Open the newly created folder and right click on the shortcut and select Send To > Desktop (create shortcut)." shouldn't that read right click on the .exe...?
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12 Feb 2009   #29
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It doesn't matter whether you create a shortcut from the shortcut that is already there or directly from the executable.
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12 Feb 2009   #30
Ex_Brit

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

Aha, thanks. Got it working now.
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