Old pc game from 2000 doesn't start in Windows 10

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Hello everyone :)

Today I tried to install Donald Duck Quack Attack. (It is called Goin' Quackers in the US)
The installation was easy, everything worked like it should, but then I tried to start the game and I just got a white screen with "Donald Duck" in the upper left corner.

The game worked just fine on Windows XP.

Someone asked the same question in a German forum, but for Windows 7. They told him/her that you have to turn on a Compability Mode. Does anyone know how this works for Windows 10?

EDIT: I have tried the compability mode for Windows 98, XP (Pack 2) and XP (Pack 3) and none of them worked :(
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It didn't work, but thanks for replying.

I have checked the cd-rom box and my laptop fits all system requirements. It should work in one way or another.

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A Russian YouTuber told me I had to download DirectX 12. I couldn't find any legal dowloads but I did find this on Microsoft's website. It's for DirectX 9.

It works now :) Yeey!

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Well, I can't help you with downloading... It should be straightforward :sweat: You can try downloading it with compatibility mode on?


You need to download DirectX 9, 10, 11 or 12 and turn on the compatibility mode for Windows XP or Windows 2000.

DirectX 9 on microsoft.com (it's legal and free)
(286 kilobyte in total)

Compatibility mode:
Right mouse button => Properties => Compatibility => "Run the program in compatibility mode for:"

Choose Windows XP or Windows 2000.

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Thanks for the reply! It says that alredy have that version of DX9 (or higher) installed. and just wondering is your laptop a 32 bit OS as I think my 64bit pc is the problem as the CD launchers the first pop up, I click install and it just closes creating a background task called "32 bit setup launcher" and nothing happens

Red Arrow

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Google is your friend:

I had this exact problem earlier, I solved it by closing a program that was blocking the installation from continuing.

Solution: go to Task Manager, on the details tab, right click on setup.exe and 'analyze wait chain', this may show you the program that is blocking the installation from continuing. In my case it was Evernote, I closed it and it worked again.

Step by step instructions + Screenshots
Source: Reddit (link)


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yh thanks for the help I did find the same reddit thread lol, but now I get error 103 cant find _setup.dll which I think is a compatibility issue that I cant solve, im gonna try running on a virtual machine instead, thanks any way!

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