Running Anno 1602 on Windows 11 21H2

I recently bought a package of retro DOS games from a friend. I found this the ideal challenge to find out how to get them to run in Windows 11.

So here is what needs to be done:

  1. Install Anno1602 (It doesn’t show it but if you go to window overview you can see that the Windows internal copy feature is used to copy aka install the game, there is no progress bar during Setup installing the game whatsoever!
  2. Download and install the Anno1602 Win2000/XP Patch:
  3. Change Settings in the Settings App of the game to the following:

Activate:

  • high video quality
  • show hardware mouse cursor
  • enable music
  • enable sfx
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768

    4. Set compatibility mode of the 1602.exe to Win98/WinME

Enjoy the game! ­čÖé

How to install Logitech’s MyHarmony App on Windows 10 21H2?

Perhaps some of you experienced that, Windows 10 automatically removed a program that is known to be not fully compatible with the next major Windows version. It happened with SpyBot – Seek & Destroy e.g. and it also happened with Logitech’s MyHarmony’s Windows version of their app, too.

And once you downloaded and tried to install it, you see the following error:

Run as with administrator privileges? Doesn’t work on MSI files.
I found while googling the solution here: https://www.uc.solutions/Misc/Password_Sync/How_to_Run_.msi_Files_as_Administrator

Given the software has been last updated in 2015 when the first version of Windows 10 has been released and Logitech announcing earlier this year that future production of MyHarmony has been stopped, the possibility they will ever fix this in a future release is very unlikely.

An opened support ticket from October 3rd stays unanswered to this day.