Windows 2000 software compatibility


Here are the results of some testing of various lower primary age educational applications which we did at Redlands College. Please note that we used the criteria of running as a non-administrative user as a prerequisite, thus anything that needs rights to create & delete in C:\WinNT is listed as not working. - PaulGear PaulGear

Title
Works?
Notes
1-2-3 4 Kids
No
Needs Rights to create and delete in C:\WinNT
A-B-C 4 Kids
No
Needs Rights to create and delete in C:\WinNT
ABCs & 123s
Yes?
Must Create shortcuts to individual programs (2) as Menu system won't run
All About Me
No
Problem opening "C:\...\LOCALS~1\Temp" - doesn't save changes, doesn't allow some selections - even as administrator.
Amazing Writing Machine
No
looks for Winspool.Dll: copied Winspool.drv in C:\WinNT\system to Winspool.Dll. Needs 256 colours: install qres. GPFs!! Found document that says "NOT compatible with Windows 2000": http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=564977
Bailey's Book House
Yes-ish
Installs icons to local user need to move to "allusers" and allow inheritable permissions. Inserting CD will try to install again!! Only run from the icons. Printing has problems - Black Pages
Blinky Bill
Yes
Needs file rights to: C:\WinNT\K1_Play_Learn_Prefs" file.
Blues Clues
Yes
Must be run in 256 Colour Mode for first use? - After that it works O.K. at full resolutions
Build A Maths Bug
Yes
Change shortcut from "C:\...\Launch.exe" to Bug.exe
Buzzy On The Farm
Yes
Runs from CD
Dally Do ABCs
Yes
Must run first time as administrator. And while running, change xobglu16.dll and xobglu32.dll in C:\WinNT to read only. The program wants to copy these to C:\WinNT and then delete after. Has error "RTKKYF.X32 is not a valid Windows Image" click O.K. and then runs O.K.
Dally Do Animals
Yes
Must run first time as administrator. And while running, change xobglu16.dll and xobglu32.dll in C:\WinNT to read only. The program wants to copy these to C:\WinNT and then delete after. Has error "RTKKYF.X32 is not a valid Windows Image" click O.K. and then runs O.K.
Dally Do Colors
Yes
Must run first time as administrator. And while running, change xobglu16.dll and xobglu32.dll in C:\WinNT to read only. The program wants to copy these to C:\WinNT and then delete after. Has error "RTKKYF.X32 is not a valid Windows Image" click O.K. and then runs O.K.
Dally Do Numbers
Yes
Must run first time as administrator. And while running, change xobglu16.dll and xobglu32.dll in C:\WinNT to read only. The program wants to copy these to C:\WinNT and then delete after. Has error "RTKKYF.X32 is not a valid Windows Image" click O.K. and then runs O.K.
Dally Do Shapes
Yes
Must run first time as administrator. And while running, change xobglu16.dll and xobglu32.dll in C:\WinNT to read only. The program wants to copy these to C:\WinNT and then delete after. Has error "RTKKYF.X32 is not a valid Windows Image" click O.K. and then runs O.K.
Dr Seus - Kindergarten
Yes
Requires rights to: C:\Program Files\Broderbund Software\Seuss_PS\Rosters
Dr Seus - Preschool
Yes
Requires rights to: C:\Program Files\Broderbund Software\Seuss_PS\Rosters
Green Eggs and Ham
Yes
Inside Stories Collection
Yes
Run as administrator first, leave program running and alt tab out, the program creates 2 files in the %SYSTEMROOT% directory, XOBGLU16.dll and XOBGLU32.DLL change permissions to read-only and the program will now work for anyone using the computer.
James Discovers Maths
No
looks for Winspool.Dll: copy Winspool.drv in C:\WinNT\system and renamed to Winspool.Dll. Needs 256 colours. Application Failed to initialize properly.
Jolly Post Office
Yes?
Requires 256 Colours - Use QuickRes. Must change xobglu16.dll and xobglu32.dll in C:\WinNT to read only. The program wants to copy to C:\WinNT and then delete after. Internet doesn't work - address no longer valid?
Jonah and the Whale
No
Needs to copy dirdib.drv and macromix.dll to C:\WinNT - can't use read only workaround.
Joshua and the Battle of Jerico
Yes
Jump Start Kindergarten Reading
Yes
Know More Words
Yes
Must copy program to HD to work - CD not needed.
Mixed Up Mother Goose
No
won't run past the words "Choose the Chil.....
Noah and the Ark
No
Needs to copy dirdib.drv and macromix.dll to C:\WinNT - can't use read only workaround.
Noahs Ark
No
Needs to copy dirdib.drv and macromix.dll to C:\WinNT - can't use read only workaround.
PM Story Books - Red Level
Yes
CD Menu doesn't work but runs from program icon O.K.
Reader Rabbit 1
Yes
Reader Rabbit Thinking Adventures
No
Can't Install - Says not enough Disk space (only 38Gig Free?)
Shapes and Colours 4 Kids
No
Needs Rights to create and delete in C:\WinNT
Things 4 Kids 4 Windows
No
Needs Rights to create and delete in C:\WinNT
Wiggle Works
Yes
Teachers need rights to: WWNet\Student, WWNet\Teacher, WWNet\MGMT. Students need rights to WWNet\Student, WWNet\MGMT\Myclass.wcs (where WWWNet is the network directory for Wiggle Works)

All PM Story Books working well, by installing from client onto shared server drive ie. P:(App)\cd_data and creating shortcuts into SOE menus as required.
Suezy Dove


Zoombinis


Solution to a problem with Windows XP and Logical Journy of the Zoombinis Deluxe (version 1.1)
I finally got it to work with a combination of reinstallation and installing Quicktime 3.0 as well as the original Quicktime 2.1
- KenAnderson KenAnderson

We had a similar issue with WiggleWorks, and found that we needed an old version of Quicktime installed alongside new versions. (I can't remember which version it was - probably 2.1.) - PaulGear PaulGear