Solved How can I get Scrabble 2003 to install on Windows 7?

August 19, 2014 at 09:54:52
Specs: Windows 7
Trying to install Scrabble 2003 on Windows 7 PC. The install starts OK but then DirectX 8.1 error message appears - it says "line missing from computer", or something similiar. Should I install DirectX 8.1? If so, where can I find a safe free download?

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August 19, 2014 at 10:21:08
Try installing

As far as I know this setup contains version 9, which (should) be compatible with directX 8.1

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August 20, 2014 at 01:23:37
Thanks for your suggestion. I did the download but unfortunately I still get error message. This is exactly what it says:

DirectX 8.1 Oject error
Number -9
Description: Unknown error
File: c:\Professional\Source\Objects\DirectX 8.1 Object\Script files\Setup.rul
Line: 308
Script error -9

Any more suggestions I'll be grateful,

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August 20, 2014 at 06:23:54
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Hi Purpleworzel (I had a strange urge to type your username)

Have tried running the executable in Xp compatibility mode?

Below is a link with a walk through:

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August 20, 2014 at 08:13:04
Problem solved! Scrabble 2003 now up and running - thanks indeed for your help and very useful info for any future problems with out-of-date software installation.

Best wishes from Purpleworzel

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August 20, 2014 at 12:32:26
Hi and thanks for your follow up.

Xp compatibility mode doesn't always work so very happy for your outcome.

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