Original I76 on Windows 10?

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Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby GuyFawkesGaming » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:19 pm

Hello. I was introduced to Interstate back in middle school when my parents got me an old Gateway 200 G6-200. My dad got it for free from one of his old friends in exchange for a favor. Along with the computer, we also received the original software. Long story short, i76 was included.

Recently, after being a long time Mac user, I've upgraded to a PC with windows 10. I'd really like to play interstate again (preferably with the same disk) but the old windows 95 version doesn't even start when clicked on. I've tried almost everything, including changing the compatibility settings to win95 in properties. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby Lightfoot [FD] » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:37 pm

Start by copying the contents of the CD to your hard drive and then make sure that your user account has full control over the Program Files (x86) directory on the computer.

Run the SETUP.EXE from the files you copied to your hard drive in Windows 95 compatibility mode as Administrator and let us know where you get.

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Re: Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby GuyFawkesGaming » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:41 am

Actually, I've already tried all that. Since the setup.exe doesn't work on x86-64, I read somewhere you can just copy all the files (except the \directx, \demo & \dvi folders) off the disk into the Activision\Interstate '76 folder since they're not compressed. I then edited the registry, as instructed, to point to them as if they were installed via installer. I also tried creating a bat file that disables the windows explorer. The app still wont launch. The screen goes black for a moment as if it's launching, then just returns me to desktop.
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Re: Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby DIVER » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:16 am

(I'm talking about i76 classic , not nitro. plus I'm not win10 user.)

as for copying all files from i76 CD_1...
You have to rename 2 files which has a name alike to I76.ZFS and I76.ZIX (to .ZFS and .ZIX)
You can run the game without using installer btw.
Also, do not try to run i76 ver 1.00 ~ 1.083.
You better use Gold Edition patch to play (and in glide mode). I'm using dgvoodoo and .bat file to play classic i76(Gold Edition) with WinXP 32bit+Core2 3.00GHz.

For software mode, only DirectX3 ver of i76.exe can run the game without any crash. but I don't believe EU and US version do not have it in CD1.
Sadly, localized 1.07 version can use the exe.

registry KEY you need to use Gold edition patch.
this one is for english ver i76. if your version is 1.00 , +1.06 written below should be 1.00
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
          +SOFTWARE
               +Activision
                        +Interstate '76
                                 +1.06
below is apppath
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    +SOFTWARE
        +Microsoft
            +Windows
                +CurrentVersion
                    +App Paths
                        +I76.exe
value of I76.exe is X:\Program Files\Activision\Interstate76\I76.exe
X:\ should be your installed/copied drive. and... If you were copied data into different folder like me change the address
In my case D:\i76us\I76.exe

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Re: Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby GuyFawkesGaming » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:29 pm

DIVER wrote:(I'm talking about i76 classic , not nitro. plus I'm not win10 user.)

Cool, I have the original (non-gold) edition, version 1.0.0.1 according to the executable.
DIVER wrote:You have to rename 2 files which has a name alike to I76.ZFS and I76.ZIX (to .ZFS and .ZIX)

I already have a I76.ZFS file though. I do have a I76MIN.ZIX & I76MAX.ZIX too.
DIVER wrote:You can run the game without using installer btw.

Yep, I kind of found that out thanks to this page.
DIVER wrote:Also, do not try to run i76 ver 1.00 ~ 1.083.
You better use Gold Edition patch to play (and in glide mode). I'm using dgvoodoo and .bat file to play classic i76(Gold Edition) with WinXP 32bit+Core2 3.00GHz.

Where do I get the Gold edition patch? Wasn't the gold edition a separate version/release. Please don't tell me I have to buy it.
DIVER wrote:For software mode, only DirectX3 ver of i76.exe can run the game without any crash. but I don't believe EU and US version do not have it in CD1.
Sadly, localized 1.07 version can use the exe.

Where do I find that version?
DIVER wrote:registry KEY you need to use Gold edition patch.
this one is for english ver i76. if your version is 1.00 , +1.06 written below should be 1.00
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
          +SOFTWARE
               +Activision
                        +Interstate '76
                                 +1.06
below is apppath
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    +SOFTWARE
        +Microsoft
            +Windows
                +CurrentVersion
                    +App Paths
                        +I76.exe
value of I76.exe is X:\Program Files\Activision\Interstate76\I76.exe
X:\ should be your installed/copied drive. and... If you were copied data into different folder like me change the address
In my case D:\i76us\I76.exe

Thanks. I wasn't aware of the version needing to be in the registry. I'll try some of this then get back to you.
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without setup.exe to be gold

Postby DIVER » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:06 am

This message is only for whom copied i76 data from CD1 manually.
and to use Gold Edition Patch with it. Gold patch download URL beeelow.
It's a loong way down.. skip some sentence if you knew.

copy the data from CD1
then rename
I76MAX.ZIX to I76.ZIX (you don't need i76min.zix.so do not copy it.)

next: registry KEY..
http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~ruins/i76reg.gif
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\I76.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Interstate '76\1.00

follow the registry tree to App Paths, then Right Click on App Paths and CREATE-NEW "KEY"
(not DWORD or binary, just a KEY) then rename it to I76.exe
And Right click on RIGHT WINDOW, (CREATE-)NEW "words(?)" this is not KEY.
I don't know what it is called in english. anyways it is REG_SZ.
Then input the address where installed folder is. Rename it to Path.
Duble click on (DEFAULT)? and input where i76.exe is like a picture tells.
(Optional: add to favorites would be better)

Now or then... another keys for i76 version information to use Gold patch.
Follow the registry tree to local machine-software
If there were no
+Activision
+Interstate '76
+1.00 (whatever it is)
You have to make those 3 keys.
right-click on [SOFTWARE] , NEW-KEY, then rename newly created key
to Activision (Ignore Activenet key in my picutre its came with nitropack).
Also right-click on [Activision], create new-key, rename it to Interstate '76
(NOTE:A blank should be required between Interstate and '76)
Then right-click on [Interstate '76],create new-key rename it to 1.00

Now select created Interstate '76 key and Right-click "IN RIGHT WINDOW", make a....words?
It7s not KEY or DWORD, make a same ICON(REG_SZ) in my picture what ever it is. rename it to EXE
(it is not .EXE just EXE) double click on it and inupt i76.exe
(Optional: add to favorites at [Activision] would be better)

You do not need to create keys of Interstate '76 Gold Edition and nitro-.

Now you're ready to use Gold Edition Patch.
Gold Edition was released as retail CD, bundle software CD and Patch for Classic I'76.
ah.... it's not on LSM..thats why. ....found it 16bit ver.(80.7MB)
http://www.howgeek.com/2009/08/20/inter ... i76gpat16/

at i76gpat16 above FOLLOW icon. be sure to check virus b4 you run the exe.
I do not check the file above but if it works, you'd better say thanks to him.
As long as you placed reg keys correct. It will work simply by double clicking on the patch.
Wherever you saved the patch to.

As for batch file, download dgvoodoo 1st. the batch file work WITH dgvoodoo(glide), not for 8bit.
check https://www.reddit.com/r/Interstate76/c ... w_to_play/
to know how to.
download, unzip, drop unzipped(dgvoodoo)files into i76 folder, run dgVoodooSetup.exe
details for option switches : check images of URL above.

Create a new .txt file copy and paste the following 4lines, then save/exit.

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
start /w i76.exe -glide
pause
start explorer.exe

Rename the .txt file to i76.bat (place the bat file in i76 installed folder)
Make a shortcut for i76.bat. The .bat file run i76 with glide via dgvoodoo automatically.
To play : run shortcut of i76.bat. That's all.

Command lines written in the URL above are for nitropack. Do not try nitro.exe in i76 folder.
Also do not forget the compatible option for i76.exe

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Re: Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby DIVER » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:18 am

1.07 is released only in Japan. you cant download.
I made a typo.. correctly EU/USA ver do not have the DX3 ver i76.exe in cd1.
umm, plz forget it.

I hope your registry work and gold patch do fine with win10.

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Re: Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby GuyFawkesGaming » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:35 am

Thanks for all that, but honestly I just bought the GOG version :mrgreen:
I felt it was just easier since it was pre-updated, also (I hope this isn't considered advertising) it was available for $6, not too bad a deal.
Now I'm having issues getting glide working, but that's probably an issue for another thread, right?
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Re: Original I76 on Windows 10?

Postby GuyFawkesGaming » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:39 am

You should consider uploading that gold patch to this site for other people who need it, I'm pretty sure there are others out there who have the original I76.
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