Showing posts with label Windows 10. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows 10. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2016

How to play Windows 7 Internet games on Windows 10

These games are Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades. To play them you need to do below steps:
1. Move Multiplayer folder in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Games directory from windows 7 to windows 10. In windows 10 you can place the folder anywhere.
2. Look for cmncliM.dll and zgmprxy.dll in system32 directory in windows 7 and move to system32 directory in windows 10.
3. Look for cmncliM.dll.mui in system32\en-US directory in windows 7 and move to system32\en-US directory in windows 10.

After those steps the games will work fine.

Note: If you do not want to place files in system32 directory, you can put dll files in the game directory (for example: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Multiplayer\Backgammon) and mui file in the en-US folder in the game directory (for example: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Multiplayer\Backgammon\en-US).

Internet Spades for Windows 10

Internet Spades is moved from windows 7 to windows 10. To play Internet Spades on Windows 10, read here to know how to.

Internet Checkers for Windows 10

Internet Checkers is moved from windows 7 to windows 10. To play Internet Checkers on Windows 10, read here to know how to.

Internet Backgammon for Windows 10

Internet Backgammon is moved from windows 7 to windows 10. To play Internet Backgammon on Windows 10, read here to know how to.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

How to play Windows 7 games on Windows 10

To play Chess Titans Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play FreeCell Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Hearts Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Mahjong Titans Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Minesweeper Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Purble Place Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Solitaire Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Spider Solitaire Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here

To play Internet games: Backgammon, Checkers, Spades read here

Note: For all games, you can run directly exe file to play game with classic GUI or create a shortcut to exe file with -mce argument to play game with modern GUI.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Spider Solitaire for Windows 10

Spider Solitaire is a popular variant of solitaire using two decks of cards. Remove all the cards from the table in the fewest number of moves. Spider Solitaire is played with two decks of cards. Depending on the difficulty level, the decks consist of either one, two, or four different suits. The cards are arranged in ten columns. The top card in each column is face up, the rest are face down. The remaining cards are piled in the lower-right corner of the table.

How to play:
To win, you must remove all the cards from the table by building columns organized in descending order, from king to ace. At intermediate and advanced levels, the cards must also match suit.
When you succeed in building a sequentially-ordered column, it flies off the table.
If you run out of moves, click the pile at the bottom of the table and Windows deals a new row of cards.
You aren't limited to moving just one card at a time. If a run of cards are all in the same suit, and arranged in numeric order, you can drag them around as if they were a single card.

Scoring:
You start with 500 points. From this, Windows subtracts the number of moves it takes to finish a game. It then increases this subtotal by 100 times the number of runs removed from the table.

Hints and tips:
1. Ask for hints. Stuck? Press H to have Windows light up the cards you should play next. For beginners, it's also a good way to learn the game.
2. Clear space. Empty columns quickly and then start building new ones. This allows you to build the longest runs.
3. Uncover cards. Bring more cards into play by clearing columns and overturning cards deeper within the columns. The more cards in play, the more moves you have, and the lower your chances of stalled runs or being forced to draw from the deck.
4. Don't block cards. At higher difficulty settings, avoid placing low cards on cards of a different suit. This blocks them from play until the lower cards are moved.

Spider Solitaire is one of pre-installed games on Windows XP and Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Spider Solitaire to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Spider Solitaire XP on Windows 10, read here to know how to. To play Spider Solitaire Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

Solitaire for Windows 10

Windows Solitaire is one of the most-played computer games in the world. It's based on the most popular variant of solitaire, Klondike. Build four stacks of cards, one for each suit, in ascending order, from ace to king. Windows solitaire is played with a single deck of 52 cards. The game begins with 28 cards arranged into seven columns. The first column contains one card, the second has two cards, and so on. The top card in each column is face up, the rest are face down. Four Home stacks are positioned at the upper-right corner. This is where you build the piles needed to win.

How to play:
Each Home stack must start with an ace. If you don't have any, you'll have to move cards between columns until you uncover one.
You can't move cards between columns at random, however. Columns must be built in descending order, from king to ace. So you can place a 10 on a jack, but not on a 3.
As an added twist, cards in columns must also alternate red and black.
You aren't limited to moving single cards. You can also move sequentially organized runs of cards between columns. Just click the deepest card in the run and drag them all to another column.
If you run out of moves, you'll have to draw more cards by clicking the deck in the upper-left corner. If the deck runs out, click its outline on the table to reshuffle it.
You can move a card to the Home stack either by dragging it or by double-clicking it.

Scoring:
Under Standard scoring, you receive five points for moving a card from the deck to a column, and 10 points for each card added to a Home stack.
If a game takes more than 30 seconds, you also receive bonus points based on the time it takes to finish. The bonus formula: 700,000 divided by total game time in seconds. Thus, the highest possible Standard score is 24,113!
(To change the scoring system, click the Game menu and then click Options.)

Hints and tips:
1. Ask for hints. Stuck? Press H to have Windows light up the cards you should play next. For beginners, it's also a good way to learn the game.
2. Keep runs even. Runs are the stacks of visible cards you create in the columns. Don't let any one run get too far ahead of the others if you can help it. Having one particularly long run makes it difficult to make other moves.
3. Leave no card unturned. The more face-down cards in a column, the better it is to work at revealing those cards first. It will increase your odds of making plays.

Solitaire is one of pre-installed games on Windows XP and Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Solitaire to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Solitaire XP on Windows 10, read here to know how to. To play Solitaire Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

Purble Place for Windows 10

Purble Place is actually three games in one: Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop, and Purble Pairs. These whimsical games help teach children memory, pattern recognition, and reasoning skills. But at higher difficulty levels, they'll challenge players of all ages.

Comfy Cakes:
This game puts you in Chef Purble's bakery. Your job: to fill an order for a batch of cakes.
The bakery's customers are very particular, so you'll need to make the cakes with the correct combination of shapes, batters, fillings, icings, and decorations. Oh, and work fast because the cakes never stop coming!

Purble Shop:
This game tests your powers of deduction. The goal: to make your Purble's face match the mystery Purble behind the curtain. Choose hair, eyes, nose, and lips from the shelves, then learn how many—but not which—features you got right!

Purble Pairs:
This game's goal is to find all the identical pictures before time runs out. Flip a tile to reveal a picture, then try to find its match. Use a "sneak peek" token to get a glimpse of the whole board.

Purble Place is one of pre-installed games on Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Purble Place to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Purble Place Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

Minesweeper for Windows 10

Minesweeper is a deceptively simple test of memory and reasoning—and one of the most popular Windows games of all time. The goal: find the empty squares and avoid the mines. Find the empty squares while avoiding the mines. The faster you clear the board, the better your score.
Minesweeper has three standard boards to choose from, each progressively more difficult:
1. Beginner: 81 tiles, 10 mines
2. Intermediate: 256 tiles, 40 mines
3. Expert: 480 tiles, 99 mines
You can also create a custom board by clicking the Game menu, and then clicking Options. Minesweeper supports boards of up to 720 squares and 668 mines.

How to play:
The rules in Minesweeper are simple:
Uncover a mine, and the game ends.
Uncover an empty square, and you keep playing.
Uncover a number, and it tells you how many mines lay hidden in the eight surrounding squares—information you use to deduce which nearby squares are safe to click.

Hints and tips:
1. Mark the mines. If you suspect a square conceals a mine, right-click it. This puts a flag on the square. (If you're not sure, right-click again to make it a question mark.)
2. Study the patterns. If three squares in a row display 2-3-2, then you know three mines are probably lined up beside that row. If a square says 8, every surrounding square is mined.
3. Explore the unexplored. Not sure where to click next? Try clearing some unexplored territory. You're better off clicking in the middle of unmarked squares than in an area you suspect is mined.

Minesweeper is one of pre-installed games on Windows XP and Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Minesweeper to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Minesweeper XP on Windows 10, read here to know how to. To play Minesweeper Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

Mahjong Titans for Windows 10

Mahjong Titans is a solitaire game played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Remove all the tiles from the board. Each game begins with 144 tiles, arranged into six different layouts: Turtle, Dragon, Cat, Fortress, Crab, and Spider. There are three basic tiles: Ball, Bamboo, and Character. Each of these tiles is numbered one through nine. There are also four special tiles: Winds, Flowers, Dragons, and Seasons. Some of these tiles are marked with a letter.

How to play:
To remove a tile, it must be free. That is, it must be capable of coming off the pile without moving other tiles. If you rest your mouse over a tile and it lights up, it means that tile is free. If you attempt to remove a tile that isn't free, Windows will let you know.
In most cases, you must match tiles exactly to remove them. But there are two exceptions: You can pick any two flower or season tiles.

Hints and tips:
1. Ask for a hint. Stuck? Press the H key and Windows will light up the next matching pair. You can also right-click a single tile. If there's a match available, it will flash.
2. Use Undo. To erase a move, press Ctrl+Z. You can erase as many moves as you like, but you'll be penalized two points each time.
3. Pick up bonus points. The order in which you remove tiles from the pile can dramatically affect your score. Removing identically matched pairs in a row earns you a bonus (especially if they're the same pattern and number). You also earn extra points for clearing both pairs of flower or season tiles in a row.

Mahjong Titans is one of pre-installed games on Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Mahjong Titans to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Mahjong Titans Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

Hearts for Windows 10

Hearts is a popular and fast-paced card game for four players. In the Windows version, all three of your opponents are played by the computer. To score as few points as possible. Hearts is played with a single deck of 52 cards. Your opponents (played by your computer) are West, North, and East. Each player receives 13 cards.

How to play:
Players begin each hand by passing three cards to their opponent (except for every fourth hand, when no cards are passed). The player holding the two of clubs plays that card to start the first trick (game-speak for the cards played in a single round).
Players must follow with a card from the same suit. If you don't have one, you can play any card (except during the first trick, when you can't play a heart or the queen of spades).
Whoever plays the highest card takes the trick and starts the next round. In Hearts, the cards are ranked from ace (high) to two (low).
Players can start subsequent tricks with a card from any suit. The exception is hearts. You can't play a heart unless someone has played one in a previous trick. (Or, in game parlance, until hearts have been broken.)
The goal in hearts is to pass all your hearts to other players (who are also trying to pass theirs to you). The game ends when a player reaches 100 points. At that point, the player with the fewest total points wins.

Scoring:
Each heart in a trick equals 1 point. The queen of spades is worth 13 points.

Hints and tips:
1. Take tricks with high cards. If you have to take a trick, use the higher of your cards to do it. You can use the lowest card in your hand to lead the next trick. Opening with a low card will often keep other players from ducking the trick by playing a lower card. Ducking, or avoiding having to pick up cards, usually helps your opponents.
2. Don't pick up hearts or the queen of spades. You only want them when you are trying to shoot the moon or trying to prevent someone else from shooting the moon.
3. Shoot the moon. In Hearts, a player who "shoots the moon" has amassed all the available hearts and the queen of spades. Your opponents automatically earn 26 points. Your score remains unchanged.
4. Pass high cards. On hands that begin by passing cards to an opponent, pass aces or face cards if you can.
5. Count cards. Keep track of played cards—particularly the queen of spades—and whether hearts have been broken. That way, you know if an opponent might be preparing to shoot the moon.
6. Hold on to the ace of hearts. Almost no other card gives you so much control, especially over situations such as who shoots the moon.

Hearts is one of pre-installed games on Windows XP and Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Hearts to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Hearts XP on Windows 10, read here to know how to. To play Hearts Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

FreeCell for Windows 10

FreeCell is a form of solitaire played with a single deck. The key to victory lies in the four free cells in the corner of the table—hence the name! Create four stacks of 13 cards, one per suit in each of the four home cells. Each stack must be built from the low card (ace) to the high (king). FreeCell is played with a single deck of 52 cards, dealt face up into eight columns. You'll draw from these columns to build your four stacks. In the upper-left corner are four free cells, where you temporarily store cards during play. In the upper-right corner are four home cells, where you build the stacks needed to win.

How to play:
Draw cards from the bottom of each column and move them in the following ways:
1. From column to free cell. Only one card can occupy each free cell at a time.
2. From column to column (or free cell to column). Cards must be placed on a column in descending sequential order, and alternating red and black.
3. From column to home cell. Each stack must consist of a single suit, and start with an ace.

Hints and tips:
1. Ask for hints. Stuck? Press the H key to light up your next move.
2. Uncover buried cards. If you can't clearly see a card, right-click it. The card will remain visible as long as you hold down the mouse button.
3. Play it again, Windows. To play the same hand over, note the game number at the bottom-left corner of the screen, click the Game menu, click Select Game, and then type in that number. It's a fun way to test a different strategy, or to see if a friend could have played the same hand any better.
4. Plan ahead. Move cards deliberately to establish long runs, clear columns, and bring home aces.
5. Aces first. When low cards are buried in a column, it's better to dig them out and move them to a home cell early.
6. Free up free cells. The more available free cells there are, the easier it is to shift cards around. Aim to leave a free cell empty when a move is complete.
7. Clear whole columns. Whenever possible, move every card from a column and fill it again starting with as high a card as possible—ideally, nothing lower than a ten. Kings are best.

FreeCell is one of pre-installed games on Windows XP and Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move FreeCell to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play FreeCell XP on Windows 10, read here to know how to. To play FreeCell Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

Chess Titans for Windows 10

Chess Titans is a game for two players, dubbed White and Black. The goal is to capture your opponent's king. In the game, this is known as a checkmate. Chess is played on a board with 64 squares. Each player begins with 16 pieces, lined up in two rows. The first row is occupied by pieces called pawns. The next row contains: a king, a queen, two rooks, two bishops, and two knights.

How to play:
White goes first, then players alternate turns. Click a piece and then click the square where you want to move it. When you select a piece, Chess Titans shows you where it can move by highlighting the square in blue; squares with enemy pieces available for capture are shown in red.

How to move:
King: One square in any direction—forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally. The king is the game's weakest piece, and its most important.

Queen: An unlimited number of unoccupied squares in any direction. The queen is the game's most powerful piece.

Rook: An unlimited number of unoccupied squares, but only forward, backward, or sideways.

Bishop: An unlimited number of unoccupied squares, but only diagonally.

Knight: In the shape of an "L"—two squares in any direction, a 90-degree turn, and then one more square. The knight is the oddball of the game. Knights are also the only pieces that are allowed to jump other pieces.

Pawn: Two squares forward on its first move, one square forward thereafter. Exception: pawns capture enemy pieces by moving diagonally.

It's illegal to move into a square occupied by one of your own pieces. If you enter a square held by your opponent, the occupying piece is deemed captured and removed from the board.

A checkmate occurs when the king is trapped by an enemy piece with no available escape route. When this happens, the king's square will glow red.

Common maneuvers:
Castling: This defensive maneuver—designed to protect your king—involves moving two pieces at once. It's the only time in chess that this is legal. In a castle, the king moves two spaces sideways, while the rook moves to the space the king skipped over. You're only allowed to castle if your king and rook are both in their original positions, the king isn't in check, and there are no pieces blocking the maneuver. If castling is possible, Chess Titans shows where the king should go by turning the square purple. To make the move, click the square.

En passant: This rare but useful offensive move—from the French for "in passing"—is legal only under certain circumstances. It occurs when one of your pawns is stationed in the fifth row, and an enemy pawn in an adjacent column attempts to advance two squares on its first move. Normally the enemy pawn would evade capture (remember: pawns attack on the diagonal). By employing an en passant, you can move your piece diagonally to the empty square behind the enemy pawn to capture it. This is legal only if executed immediately following the enemy pawn's first move.

Pawn promotion
Advance a pawn clear across the board, and you can promote it to rook, knight, bishop, or queen. This increases the number of powerful pieces in your army. Upgrading to queen is typically the best strategy.

Chess Titans is one of pre-installed games on Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Chess Titans to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Chess Titans Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

How to play Windows XP games on Windows 10

It is simple to move Microsoft pre-installed games on Windows XP to Windows 10. Go to Start\All Programs\Games\, right click on the game you want to play in Windows 10 in the the list and select Properties. Windows will tell you the path to the game. Example for FreeCell game, you will see the path is %SystemRoot%\system32\freecell.exe. Click Find Target button on Properties dialog and copy freecell.exe to Windows 10. When you run it on Windows 10, you will get an error about missing cards.dll file. Simple look for that dll file in Windows XP system32 directory. Move that dll to Windows 10 and put in the directory of freecell.exe. Only card games like FreeCell, Hearts, Solitaire, Spider need that dll. Now play your games.