Hi there Angela,
You don't actually have to install the WinKit game if you don't want to, though I hope you do since it is a good game.
However, there is WinLife3 which is just as good, also made by Jim Kitchen.
There are, in actual fact, two components you need to install.
The Visual Basic 6 runtimes and the DirectX libraries for Visual Basic.
They are both located on my website. The norm would be to have to take dx8vb.dll from an XP machine and install it to your machine, but since that is a little complicated I have simplified it in all cases.
The Visual Basic Runtimes can be found at the following link:
The DirectX8 module for VB can be found at the following link:
This is an installer I have made personally to install DX8VB.dll to the correct location and register it with Windows.
Having installed those two components, your games should work no problems.
Hope this helps.

----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] runtime error

Hi Angela.

I wonder if this is the visual basic problem which many people have found trying to play old games while running vista and windows 7. There are several components (noteably the visual basic runtime libraries), that shipped with xp, but not with vista or 7.

No need to worry though. Just go to www.kitchinscin.net and download the winkit.exe file. This creates a directory to run all of Jim kitchin's free games, but more than that it installs the components needed to run them, which are also needed to run many other older games too.

Often if someone has a problem running an older game on windows vista or 7, just downloading and installing winkit will fix it and this is probably what you should try first.


Beware the grue!


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