It's not likely to get better as requirements get more stringent, and while
there is compatibility built in to each new OS, it extends back only so far.
As we get farther from the Win9x line, compatibility will be less and less
for software of that era.
If you have a copy of Win95 or 98, you can use Virtual PC to create a
working installation of one of those OS's inside Vista, and install your
game into it. You can get Virtual PC for free here:
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Platosbeard" <Platosbeard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I could not install Magic: the Gathering by MicroProse on my XP machine..
> hoped things would be easier on my Vista machine. So far, no luck.
> I have tried using properties/compatability tab on the set up file and the
> resulting executable/application files.
> I receive the pop-up box "Magic: the Duel has stoped working, Windows is
> searching for a solution" which ends with a box that ends the app and says
> that Windows will notify if a solution is found.
> Please advise how I can play this great but old game on Vista; I hate to
> great legacy games die.