Todd Boss

Jul 1

How to get Transport Tycoon Deluxe to Run in Windows 7

Update 16 FEB 2010: I’ve noticed that this post ranks very highly on Google for “Transport Tycoon Deluxe Windows 7” so I decided to write a new post detailing how I actually play Transport Tycoon these days: with the excellent open-source remake OpenTTD, which runs on Windows and Linux.  My new post is available here.

If you’re trying to run the classic simulation game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe” in Windows 7, you may get an error upon startup when the game can’t find dplay.dll.  Here’s what you need to do:

  • Go to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-directplay4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7100.0_none_e80363be14f8ec68 (substitute your Windows installation path for C:\Windows if necessary).
  • Copy dplayx.dll to your Transport Tycoon installation folder.
  • Rename the new copy of the file to dplay.dll.