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Old game - new computer 😏

Old game - new computer 😏

Old game - new computer 😏

Old game from a charity shop for the grandchildren - Lego Chess - managed to get it installed on Win10 after some huffing and puffing. Now the game requires the CD to be in the drive while playing, which it is, but it does not recognise that the CD is present in the drive!

Not a biggie obviously but I just wondered if anyone knows of a workaround?

Many thanks!


RE: Old game - new computer 😏

The old support pages for Lego Chess at Selectsoft are long gone - BUT still available on the Wayback machine - as is the patch that fixes this specific known error. Look for ChessCDFix.exe on this page:


RE: Old game - new computer 😏

Thank you! smile

RE: Old game - new computer 😏

I know you have this lined out but another alternative is to do an optical drive emulator like WinCDEmu, burn the ISO of the CD, and install from there. This will leave that CD ISO in the emulator faking out the machine that the CD is constantly in the drive. Had to do it to one of Gma's old slot machine CDs on W7 and W10.

Learning - A never ending quest for knowledge usually attained by being thrown in a situation and told to fix it NOW.

RE: Old game - new computer 😏

That's not the issue. The issue is a bug in Lego Chess

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