I'm a fan of bishoujo (dating sim) games, and even patched one to run properly on XP and Vista. The game engines are usually scripted, and they depend a lot on certain functions of the OS they were built on so they are very fussy when it comes to compatibility. I can provide info on lots of crappily coded games.
Edit concerning games: Check this thread for more info.
So let's start it. I'll first put in the programs reported as working by Xeno86 then put my list in.
Alcohol 120% 22.214.171.12405
Notes: This is the last version working natively in 9x, without needing any patches. Why not stick with what works? I've never had any problem with this version, as a matter of fact i still use it on my dual-PIII running XP.
Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Opera/Firefox
Notes: Needs temporary replacing of [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion] VersionNumber key to "5.10.2600" to install - DON'T FORGET to change it back!!!
Notes: Needs setting of [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion] CurrentVersion key to 5.1 DON'T FORGET to delete it afterwards!!!
K-Lite Codec Pack
Notes: DON'T let it to "correct the registry", and i prefer to just use KMPlayer.
MSN Messenger 7.0.820
Visual C++ Toolkit 2003
What doesn't work:
Yahoo Messenger 9 Beta
Why: Does not want to install and says it needs Win2k or higher no matter what compatibility i set in KernelEx or registry.
Sound Forge 9.0e
Why: Doesn't install, says "The operating system does not support this application". Anyone know how to trick the new InstallShield?
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
Why: Installs from the .msi but doesn't run. No error message. Corel did nothing but bloat it anyway, so i'll stick to Paint Shop Pro 8, the last version released by Jasc.
Edited by Th3_uN1Qu3, 18 July 2008 - 12:08 PM.