Hi Ryan,

Sigh..It is not a matter of anyone unwilling to help you. It is just
that none of us know how to help you. I happen to have all the VB 6
components installed on a Windows 7 Pro machine, and guess what?

I downloaded and installed a couple of Robert's games and they gave me
the exact same problem. So how can I help you when I don't even know
what the problem is exactly myself?

 I happen to know Visual Basic 6 software is extremely old, and there
are a lot of apps like this with no backwards legacy support  in
Windows 7. Bottom line, the games are too old, and I don't really have
a desire to bust my brains out trying to get it working. Perhaps you
should e-mail Robert and tell him to get with this century, upgrade to
VB .NET 2008 or something like that, and stop developing using Windows
98 era software and programming languages.

Cheers!


On 1/4/11, Ryan Conroy <staindadd...@juno.com> wrote:
> So no one's going to help me? There's got to be one person on this list that
> could shed some light on this matter. Someone to show me where to download
> the files I need, or whatever. Maybe someone knows how to contact Robert
> Betz, or maybe someone knows why the game is acting like this.
>
>
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
> To: Gamers Discussion list <gamers@audyssey.org>
> Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Very frustrated, please help!
> Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 18:16:17 -0500
>
> Hi Ryan,
>
> 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.
>
> HTH
>
>
> On 1/2/11, Ryan Conroy <staindadd...@juno.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> 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:
>> http://www.gamesforblind.com/default.htm
>> If anyone can get back to me with some help, anything, I'd really
>> appreciate
>> it.
>> Thanks,
>> Ryan
>>
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