you can, there are two methods. The
most recent way was discovered recently
and does not involve any registry work,
so try this first :
running Rainbow Six on W2K is down to
the installation procedure - you must
install using Windows 95 Compatibility:
a link to setup.exe and look at the
properties of this link. Select the
tab marked 'Compatibility', and on this
will be an option to select a compatibility
layer to use. Select the '95' option,
apply and then run setup.exe and install
Note : If you
do not see a Compatibility tab follow
- How to turn on
- Click Start,
- Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\apppatch\slayerui.dll
- Click Run.
- The Compatibility
tab should now be on, so you can do
run Rainbow Six change the properties
of the file that runs Rainbow Six so
it also runs in Windows 95 compatibilty
mode, and that's it!
patch Rainbow Six to version 1.04.
do not see the Compatibilty tab, you
need to get Administrator rights before
attempting this procedure.
to Michael at Alt.Games.Rainbow-Six
for that technique.
does not work, you could always try
this method, which is a little more
What you have to do
is import the R6 registry keys. This
involves installing R6 onto Win98 and
importing the registry keys into Win2000.
Install Rainbow Six
through Win9X. Go into regedit (in Win9X),
and export your registry. Edit that
exported file(xxx.reg) and delete everything
not R6 related EXCEPT the first line
(which says 'REGEDIT4'), then save it.
Boot into Win2k, double click your edited
file (which will install the registry
settings), copy the file 'VCT32150.DLL'
into the directory where you installed
R6. It should now run.
A full walkthrough
of this procedure with images, can be