Activating DirectPlay and DirectDraw/Direct3D on Windows 10

QUESTION:

How can I activate DirectPlay or DirectDraw/Direct3D on Windows 10?

ANSWER:


As DirectPlay and DirectDraw/Direct3D features could help with running less recent games and other classics, below we have listed steps on how to activate them on Windows 10.

To activate DirectPlay:
- Press the Windows key (between Ctrl and Alt) and the R key at the same time.
- In the Open box, type Control Panel and click OK.
- Then, select Programs.
- Finally, click on Turn Windows Features on or off and turn on the DirectPlay feature in this new window.

Note that this feature is automatically activated during the installation of some games in Uplay. 


To activate DirectDraw / Direct3D, please consult instructions found in the official Microsoft guide.
 

If you are having trouble activating these features, we would advise you to get in touch with the Microsoft support teams, who are better equipped to troubleshoot this situation.

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