game does not require internet connection, nor does it have the capacity to use an internet connection anymore as the server hosting its internet shut down years ago.... (so i couldn't have an online match with someone even if i wanted to without using a 3rd party program like gameranger)
Disabling the firewall (windows defender) yielded the same results
dx9 is incompatible with windows 10 (this could be the core issue right here)
well that did not change the result unfortunately. though the first install told me that it didn't need to do anything as there was a more current version of directx available. i'm starting to wonder if i should try a fresh install just for kicks. though i'll need to be given a way to uninstall this first as the regular way isn't working. (but only if that is what you guys thing is best)
no it's set up for xp. *sigh* i've run games way older than this. heck, i ran a 16 bit game on my win10 machine before. though to get that to work, the community for that game developed a program to force it to work on 64 bit. so i think my next step might be to go to whatever is left of this game's community and see if they are having a similar problem and if so, have a fix for it.
*sigh* well the community is split all over other websites. there isn't a website specific to this game. so that's a pain. thinking i'm just going to go with the "give up and remember it for the wonderful experience that it was" route. but there is the matter of "i don't know how to uninstall it" due to the uninstaller not working. when i attempt to use it, OR add/remove programs i get the following message "Could not open INSTALL.LOG file." so if you guys could solve that issue for me i could put this whole mess behind me. pls.
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