Catz3 on Windows Vista(Gateway): DVD/CD driver won't work

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TheSwaggiestLoser

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My crappy Windows Vista isn't the best, but when I put in Catz 3 to play 2 days ago, it wouldn't work because the device/driver malfunctioned or something.

Also, catz 3 is incompatible with my Windows 10 laptop. I try to launch the setup in the appropriate compatibility mode, but it still won't work, saying it needs to be Windows 95 or 98 to run.

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It's possible the DVD player has "died". There are ways of checking that using a different operating system (Linux, in this instance), but it depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go with this one.

Regarding Catz 3: the program itself is 18 years old, and won't work even under Compatibility Mode for Win 10. The only way I've found to get around this is creating virtual machines with the required operating systems on them, but that would likely require you getting a legal copy of Win 95/98, or ME. Again, however, that would be a lot of work just for a virtual pet gain. Nevertheless, it's your choice as to whether or not you want to go down that road, and we can certainly look at assisting you if you want to do it.
 

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Not to change the subject, but Windows Vista will be going extinct (like Windows XP) in about 6 months.

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TheSwaggiestLoser

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It's possible the DVD player has "died". There are ways of checking that using a different operating system (Linux, in this instance), but it depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go with this one.

Regarding Catz 3: the program itself is 18 years old, and won't work even under Compatibility Mode for Win 10. The only way I've found to get around this is creating virtual machines with the required operating systems on them, but that would likely require you getting a legal copy of Win 95/98, or ME. Again, however, that would be a lot of work just for a virtual pet gain. Nevertheless, it's your choice as to whether or not you want to go down that road, and we can certainly look at assisting you if you want to do it.
Can't you buy a new USB DVD driver thingy?

Not to change the subject, but Windows Vista will be going extinct (like Windows XP) in about 6 months.

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I expected this. Microsoft's support page doesn't even list Vista specifically as a help category!
 
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