By LeoMyFriendLeoMyFriend Last updated
So! You've managed to find yourself a disc copy of Garfield: Caught in the Act! That's quite a feat, so congratulations on that.
But when you go to install it on your Windows 10 PC, you find that it doesn't want to install on newer versions of Windows! Luckily, there's a workaround.
1. Insert your game disc into your disc drive.
2. Create a folder somewhere on your hard drive. Mine 'Garfield' on the D drive. We're going to be installing the game to this folder.
3. Access the CD drive in File Explorer. Here, you'll find all the files for Garfield.
4. Copy the following files:
5. Paste those files in the Garfield folder you created in Step 2.
6. Open the Command Prompt program (Type 'cmd' in the Start Menu)
With Command Prompt open, we're going to force windows to install the game from the disc to our folder. We need to know a few things:
a. The CD drive letter
b. The hard drive letter that contains our Garfield folder
My CD drive letter is the G drive, and my Garfield folder is on my D drive. We're going to tell the Command Prompt to Expand the file 'garfield.ex_' into the Garfield folder in our D drive.
7. So I would type the following into Command Prompt:
expand G:\garfield.ex_ D:\Garfield\garfield.exe
Replace the G and D drives with whichever letters your drives have assigned to them. You should get a notification saying that the file has been expanded in size. You can now close Command Prompt.
8. Right Click garfield.exe and set it to run as in Windows XP Compatibility Mode.
Note that the CD music is INCREDIBLY LOUD!!! I have to set my system volume to 8 for it to be at an acceptable level. Also note that the music does not loop. Not sure how to fix this, but that's how it is.