You think this is impossible, right? WRONG. When I got the Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune PC games (Sony Imagesoft, 1994), I learned something.
On the back of the box for each game, it says the minimum requirements involved Windows 3.1 *or higher* (and by that, that means Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 9, etc.; you get the drift). Each game has QuickTime software installed. So you think that with the latest QuickTime Player on your computer you'd be able to install and play the game with ease, right? WRONG.
I experimented with this once on another computer ...and it says it could not function. So when I got yet another computer, and here's what I did: I installed both games first before installing the QuickTime Player that you could download from Apple's website. Here's where the curve ball comes in:
It turns out that the QuickTime software is actually titled QuickTime for Windows and has a different player and a different Picture Viewer than that of the current version. Jeopardy! has QuickTime 1.1.1 while Wheel has QuickTime 2.0.4. The most recent game that you install will update you to that version of the app. Here's where it gets really tricky:
You MUST have the older QuickTime software installed on your computer to play those games. If not, they will NOT work. If you uninstall them at any time, they will stop working. In addition, even if you download and install the current QuickTime Player from Apple's website, they will not be updated to the current player; unlike other apps. As I pointed out, these are two totally different apps created for two totally different OS's (operating systems).
There. You have now learned how to install legacy software on your computer without having to resort to an emulator. If any more tips are needed, provide them in the comments below, or even comment on how you learned how to use legacy software without an emulator. Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 18:58, May 8, 2015 (UTC)