Directplay on Windows 10

I can`t install DirectPlay .
When I tried to play Game in windows 10 it asked to install DirectPlay feature. I`ve  clicked on 'install this feature' it went on searching for a few seconds & then showed an error 0x800FFFF. Every  time I try same happening....
 

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Hi,

Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

Microsoft DirectPlay has been deprecated. Deprecated components of "Microsoft DirectX 9.0 for Managed Code" are considered obsolete.

When writing new applications, you should avoid using these deprecated components. When modifying existing applications, you are strongly encouraged to remove any dependency on these components.

I suggest you to refer the article below:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb153243(v=vs.85).aspx

For anything gaming or Xbox related, head over to the Xbox Forums & they’ll take care of you.

Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

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Have you tried https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XYyGB-Tn3g ?

It appears that DirectPlay is fortunately still present, just has to be enabled.

The comments on that video also suggest exiting Skype when enabling DirectPlay (just another thing wrong with Skype).

It worked for me and SMAX.

As for trying Xbox forums... well, it isn't really intuitive to go to Xbox forums to ask about PC games that came out before the first Xbox was even announced. It isn't intuitive to go to Xbox forums to ask about any PC games for that matter.

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I have been pondering use of a paving machine for a new video about my opinion towards consoles

I have been a PC gamer from the 8088 onward, centipede used a software timing loop so in the 80286 the game was way too fast to play

you may need to copy dplay.dll to the game folder

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How do you enable Directplay in Windows 10? I tried to look up but failed.

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This answer is not helpfull at all.

I have the same problem meaning I can't play a game (Age of Empires III) on my pc because now Windows 10 has decided that some features were "deprecated" and obsolete.

Basically you're telling us no solution at all to be able to keep playing a game that in my case was running just fine in windows 7. You're only redirecting us through other pages.

"When writing new applications, you should avoid using these deprecated components. When modifying existing applications, you are strongly encouraged to remove any dependency on these components."

I am not a developper....I am something you really should considerate better. I am simple USER. And as USER  I am VERY disappointed by this Windows 10 that you (I mean Microsoft) were constantly telling me to install...I actually finally did to stop being arrassed by these messages. Well, I am really not convinced at all of the beauty of windows 10.... slower, unstable, and making me loose my time around technical questions. (like many others I had issues with loss files in the update process...).

For the 1st time in my 43 years life, I am really considering Apple may be a good choice after all....thanks Windows 10.

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Now THIS is a great answer.

Thanks a lot Quark02. But I still have an error 0x80071A90, telling that the function tried to use a name in use by another transaction.

Do you have any idea why ?

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Sorry, not familiar with it.

Steam forums suggest letting Windows update (in case activating DirectPlay may require some extra package that has to be installed via Windows Update) and rebooting. In many cases 'have you tried turning it off and on again' is a ridiculously effective piece of advice.

Overclock forums and the previously posted video suggest turning off Antivirus temporarily for the activation to work. I think this might have the best chance of working. The video also recommended exiting Skype for the activation.

Do let us know if either idea helps.

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I was able to get this working by disabling Skype on startup and restarting the computer. Programs & Features, add features (on left), Legacy > DirectPlay. Using Windows 10 64-bit, Pro.

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I had the same problem with AoMithology. Try to run the game in Windows XP compatibility and then the installation of DirectPlay will be succesful.

Espero que sea de ayuda.

 

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This was definitely not helpful

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