Conflict Desert Storm

Conflict Desert Storm

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DirectX 8.1 Fix for Windows 10
By spikemtz
This guide will walk you through the steps for getting Conflict: Desert Storm to run on the Windows 10 operating system.
 
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Introduction
You've just installed Conflict: Desert Storm on your Windows 10 machine, but when you try to launch it, you get this error:



Many older games depend on DirectPlay, a former component of Microsoft's DirectX API, to run.

By default, DirectPlay is disabled in Windows 10. This is what causes the error.

Here's how to enable it!
Enabling DirectPlay in Windows 10
Right-click the Windows start menu icon and click "Search".



Type "turn windows features on or off" and click "Turn Windows features on or off" below "Best match".



Scroll down to "Legacy Components".



Click the "+" to the left of "Legacy Components".



Put a tick in the box next to "DirectPlay".



Click "OK" and the following window will appear.







Click "Close" and try launching the game from your Steam library.

You should now see the Conflict: Desert Storm launcher.



If you see the launcher, you should be good to go!
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20 Comments
Mad as Hell Mar 13 @ 12:32am 
Hey, can you help me out with remapping my keys for conflict desert storm 1 and conflict vietnam? The option for restoring to default is there, but I can't change the keys. Thats just weird, right?
AcuPunkture Games Feb 12 @ 11:18pm 
So now that I have booted the game up... Do you have a walkthrough on how to stop the floating issue whenever I need to walk downhill laying around somewhere? Maybe another one to help fix the mouse sensitivity?
Savage Source Oct 24, 2019 @ 1:43pm 
I'm trying to run a vastly different game. My DirectPlay component has found ticked and it's unnecessary to refresh anything. The game also wants DirectX 8.1 and japanese. I'm using Locale Emulator and Japanese language set on Windows 10. The installation does not progress and requests the disk 1 to mount even if it's already mounted and it says the partition has probably be moved or deleted whilst I didn't do such a thing at all.
xtorroze Feb 2, 2019 @ 10:04pm 
Now my game says cannot find 640x600 video mode
Sandy Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:59am 
I have a rather annoying issue with the game, where I constantly walk forward. I can disconnect my keyboard and mouse, and still walk forward
Twamptastic1626 Nov 25, 2018 @ 6:10pm 
Really wish they would add achievements... :( or updates.. or something...
Sakaliet Oct 17, 2018 @ 2:04pm 
thank you
YTramiro Jun 17, 2018 @ 7:39am 
windows error
:/
mohanphysionix06 Mar 16, 2018 @ 9:33pm 
Thanks :)
LennySSaurio Feb 18, 2018 @ 7:02am 
Why my progress is not saved? :steamsad: