I found that something changed the config.nt file in windows\system32 so I copied the backup from windows\repair That worked for a while to make the old game run, but something chaned config.nt again. So I copied the backup again and this time checked the read only attribute.
Full scans with up to date Avast and Spybot Search and Destroy come up clean.
That was the shareware version I attached. I never paid for the full version. I assume part of the $5 the disk cost me off a spinner rack went to him. There's no nagging or other reminders, dunno what, if anything extra the "full" version was supposed to have.
*reads the Klondike DOC file for the first time ever in 17 years* Hmm, Mr. Martins also wrote a Poker Solitaire and Pyramid solitaire game, also in "high-resolution EGA graphics" and "They can be found wherever you bought Klondike." Not likely, considering the drugstore where I got the Klondike disc isn't there anymore.
Oh look, it has commandline options for computers without a mouse. The stuff one can discover from those instruction thingies...
Edit: HOTU has his Poker Solitaire game tagged as freeware. http://hotud.org/com...-strategy/22980
Edited by Tripredacus, 08 October 2009 - 11:59 PM.
moved to the gaming forum