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    Default Problem with older games don't play/open in W10 v20H2

    Hi
    I have an old computer game called Diablo II Lord of Destruction (released in 2000). It has played on all W10 Pro 64 versions I have had installed but since I upgraded to W10 Pro x64 v20H2 the only thing I get onscreen is my Desktop is enlarged to 640x480 with a few massive icons, no mouse pointer and only way out and back to normal resolution is by Powering Off the computer and restarting it.
    I tried Compatibility mode for Win XP SP1/2/3 and Win7 SP1 and W8 and Vista. Still the same as above.
    I just might have to give up that game or knock up a computer with Win XP or Win7 or W10 pre 20H2.
    Anyone else had issues playing games on W10 20H2?
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    Default Re: Problem with older games don't play/open in W10 v20H2

    If you have W10 Professional You can try installing a older OS in Hyper-V then run it from that. Hyper-v is usually not available in Home Editions of W10, BUT There is a way to get Hyper-V in W10 Home, and it works fine.

    If it were myself I'd install W7, more chance of finding working drivers.

    You can also install any other Virtual Machine Program. Personally I prefer Hyper-V as its inbuilt.

    Silly as this sounds - Just looked up the game, it says its an expansion pack for Diablo II. So assume you have The actual game installed first ?

    Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
    Summary:More monsters, new items, new Horadric Cube recipes, interactive environments and more all expand the the scope of Diablo in this expansion.

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    Default Re: Problem with older games don't play/open in W10 v20H2

    wainuitech
    hi. yep have Diablo installed first and then upgraded to Diablo II Lord of Destruction.
    Sorry for late reply. 2 days ago I wiped out all that was on that W10 Pro x64 v20H2 and installed Fresh 20H2 and the Diablo + Diablo II LOD game and it plays without a problem. I was having issues with the W10 20H2 OS and programs that were installed so I got shot of it all as I posted in this thread.

    https://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showth...dia-CMD-Prompt
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    Default Re: Problem with older games don't play/open in W10 v20H2

    I just installed Bluestacks 3 into the New W10 20H2 and there was no problem opening the Engine and getting to usable Interface.
    That's a bonus and good start to the new year

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