elguapo wrote:I may do both versions by request for members like Mike who are senior active members of the community.
Hey now, is that a dig at my age?! Lol Thank you very much, I really appreciate your hard work. The reason I still use XP is mainly because of NBA Live 07 and Frontman which is a Guitar Hero clone, neither work with Win 7 or 10. I tried installing Madden on Win 10, crashes when installing DirectX on the 64 bit version. It installed on the 32 bit version but when I played as my Bears, they were wearing default custom team uniforms (red, white & blue). I just found it less of a hassle to create a dual boot, I use win 10 for general computing and switch to XP when I want to play games. Thanks again.
I would suggest having Madden on your Windows 10 partition. There are some drawbacks, like Calhoupe's scripts are required (but you should use them regardless), but mostly it's fine. I'd switch for a few reasons.
1. You can use the 64-bit utilities (and save elguapo some development work haha).
2. If you choose, you can modify the .exe file to make it large address aware, though that really isn't necessary for a good gameplay experience.
3. Windows 10 is, I find, much smoother to operate than XP. XP was amazing, but it just doesn't hold up that well on modern systems.
As for the other programs, have you tried skipping the DirectX install? Especially if you install Madden on your Windows 10 partition, I doubt you'd need to install DirectX. If it's 9.0c, Madden comes with that. And if they don't run without that step of the installation, you can always try to use a compatibility program like dgvoodoo2 to emulate certain types of DirectX. If both don't work, then yeah, you may need to keep that XP partition.