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Windows 10 and DirectPlay
Apr 4th, 2019 at 5:35am
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After installing the missing DirectX files for earlier versions from the Micro$oft site
https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=8109
you should re-enable DirectPlay.

Since Windows 10 the old DirectPlay API has been depreciated and disabled.
To re-enable it, open "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel, and then click on "Turn Windows features on or off".
Now look in the "Legacy Components" section and you will find the option for DirectPlay.
  
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Re: Windows 10 and DirectPlay
Reply #1 - Apr 7th, 2019 at 7:23am
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I made the experience that it is even installed automatically when requested- never bothered to check the mechanism behind though. When installing Heroes III it asked for it here.
  

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Re: Windows 10 and DirectPlay
Reply #2 - Apr 9th, 2019 at 10:44am
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I'm getting a bit tired of Microsoft (and others) implementing new features to remove them later on.
I indeed had to manually add these on Windows 10 for Heroes III network play. It's the only PC game I ever played with my dad and we still do this from time to time.

Yet another point in which Windows 10 falls short of Windows 7. #Never10
  
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Re: Windows 10 and DirectPlay
Reply #3 - May 19th, 2019 at 4:45am
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After using Win10 for quite some time and still have to use it to some degree for business I moved on to switch entirely to Debian Linux on all machines. It's way faster, it's not spying on me, does nothing without being asked and doesn't do blocking updates every time you absolutely don't need it (which even may fail then).
There have been times Linux was complicated and everything but comfortable, these times are past, nowadays I'm feeling slowed down in my workflow by whatever Win 10 does in background and not to speak about 1000 things it wants to do which I don't need or want. Even if I leave out the privacy protection questions completely the Linux system wins. When it comes to play games, for Unreal there is the native port and many older Windows games are running better using things like wine and "PlayOnLinux" than in native Win10. Additionally Steam has wine already integrated for a lot of games so they run "Out of the box" directly.
In short- for my needs: bye bye windows.
  

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Re: Windows 10 and DirectPlay
Reply #4 - May 19th, 2019 at 8:00am
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Some time ago, did I open a post, double start or rather everything on its own? and again how to get the old games working again. Win10, if the hardware is not perfectly compatible are pains it is serious ones ... one day if someone is interested we can talk about it ... only the professional version can disable the update, but not from visible options. I will now give the options:

<gpedit
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Configure automatic updates - item 2>

I've been setting up and setting up PCs for games for 20 years.
Configuro e monto...
Ciao a tutti... Ciao caro amico Smirftsch
  
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Re: Windows 10 and DirectPlay
Reply #5 - Jul 12th, 2019 at 1:59am
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what does enabling this do? unreal works fine on my windows 10 machine without it
  


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