First, I don't know if you are aware of this but Microsoft completely
dropped support for Visual Basic 6 and earlier in Windows 7. As a
result if you want to play the games like Robert's games, which were
written in Visual Basic 6, you have to install the full Visual Basic 6
runtime. You also need the Visual Basic 6 components for DirectX 8
which also do not ship with DirectX 9 and do not ship with the Visual
Basic runtime. The easiest way to get these components installed is to
install Jim Kitchen's Winkit setup program that givews you most of the
Windows 9x and XP backward compatibility libraries for Visual Basic.
On 1/2/11, Ryan Conroy <staindadd...@juno.com> wrote:
> This is like the third time I've written on this issue, but I'm not sure if
> my messages are getting through or not. With that said, I figured I'd try
> one more time.
> I just downloaded all of the accessible games from Robert Betz, and I
> actually bought two of them. I can not get them to run no matter what I do.
> When I click on the icon in my start menu/desktop, nothing happens. Nothing
> at all. No errors, nothing on the screen, and it just won't start. I've been
> at the computer for two days trying to figure out why these won't start, and
> I'm getting really annoyed. I'm running Windows 7 32 bit.
> Another thing that is very frustrating is that I actually got them working
> for a second. If I had just left things alone, they'd probably still be
> working, but I had to go and mess with things. I learned my lesson. lol I
> think I downloaded a runtime library that I needed for the games to work,
> but then they stopped working.
> Does anyone have any idea on what I can do? I really want to play these
> games, and while I know there are other versions of Battleship for example,
> I really would like the ones from Robert Betz.
> Lastly, he has a new website. The address is below:
> If anyone can get back to me with some help, anything, I'd really appreciate
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