(OFFER) Windows Vista games for Windows XP/ReactOS

Yes as the title implies, they were ported to XP a while back. The version I am willing to offer are not the mentioned versions, but the real Vista ones with Alky for Applications.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzk97ireapMTLS12Q1FmZThMZmM

The ones i mentioned that were ports are not very smooth and are difficult to source.
Is it obscure? yeah.

With time, I think these will run under ReactOS, an open source clone of Windows XP/Server 2003 as they target newer Windows compatibility as time goes on.

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  • edited September 16

    I don't think they should be posted here because they are non-redistributable files given that they are part of a product considered non-redistributable on WinWorld. The ones from an RC would be acceptable though.

    But anyway, you can run Vista InkBall in Windows 2000 with extended kernel, though the menu bar is missing. I tried Tinker but it crapped out when calling IsProcessorFeaturePresent (I guess it assumed no SSE2 even though the extended kernel has made the OS SSE2-optimized).

    Meanwhile, W7 Minesweeper and Mahjong Titans (same as in Vista) rely on three functions that do exist in win2k, but were moved from advapi32 to kernel32 so it gets confused. I found an easy way to redirect functions so I hope to get it working better soon.

  • There weren't any changes from build 5840 to 6001 in terms of how the games functioned though. Alky for Applications works a treat though in getting them to run properly and actually smoothly. If they're unable to be uploaded here, then that is fine. Let the post with the link give them access if they're curious. The Windows Sidebar installer in the archive in particular came from Alky's website themselves, I just ripped the old Microsoft Games from an old Vista install.

  • @win32 said:
    I don't think they should be posted here because they are non-redistributable files given that they are part of a product considered non-redistributable on WinWorld. The ones from an RC would be acceptable though.

    But anyway, you can run Vista InkBall in Windows 2000 with extended kernel, though the menu bar is missing. I tried Tinker but it crapped out when calling IsProcessorFeaturePresent (I guess it assumed no SSE2 even though the extended kernel has made the OS SSE2-optimized).

    Meanwhile, W7 Minesweeper and Mahjong Titans (same as in Vista) rely on three functions that do exist in win2k, but were moved from advapi32 to kernel32 so it gets confused. I found an easy way to redirect functions so I hope to get it working better soon.

    Can this method you speak of be used to run Chess Titans on Windows 2000 with the aformentioned kernel? Sounds interesting indeed.

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