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    Compatibility Mode

    Hey Guys

    I've been having some trouble running Zoombini's on a few P4 IBM's we have here

    I have found a work around by setting the screen colour depth to 16bit and altering the shortcut to run in Windows 98 compatibility mode. The only problem with this is the compatibility mode bit is user specific and only affects the user that changed it on their profile.

    Is there anyway of setting the Compatibility Mode so its enabled for every user that logs on for the Zoombini's shortcut?

    Hope this makes some sence

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    Re: Compatibility Mode

    You need to use 'CompatAdmin' out of the Windows XP Application Compatibility tool kit to do this. Basically you'll end up with an MSI to deploy.

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=82101

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    Re: Compatibility Mode

    Thanks for the reply

    I've installed compatibility administrator to make a custom compatability for Zoombini's. From my understanding it saves this in a database and then updates the registry??? Eitherway once its been saved and installed from compat admin, Zoombini's works fine.

    I havn't seen any option to create an MSI from this so instead have tried a few other tools such as winINSTALL to make the MSI. It did a snapshot of the system before the compatibility patch was installed, then another after i'd installed it. Judging from what the MSI installs when ran on another machine, it's picked up anythin related to the compatibility patch (such as the .sbd database file it creates) but it the patch doesnt work on the new machine

    Is there something i'm missing with regards to the MSI??

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