I am not sure this is the right forum to ask this, but since I have tried everything else I'm giving it a go. For an older game (Rollercoaster Tycoon) I have to install DirectPlay, but I get an error when trying to do so.
Windows couldn't find required files to complete the requested changes. Make sure you're connected to the internet and try again. Error code: 0x80070490.
I get this error when trying to launch the game via Steam, and when I try to install DirectPlay via control panel>programs>programs and features>turn windows features on or off>legacy components>DirectPlay, as stated on various websites as a fix for this problem. For example: Turn on direct play to use older games... windows 8, 8.1.1 and 10 | Windows Forum
I have (as suggested elsewhere) to disable my anti virus software, but I get the same error every time. I am connected to the internet.
I have tried to run a sfc/scannow,
and used SFCfix. It did say that it fixed the problems it found, but not the problems I have encountered
I run windows 8.1
Any would be much appreciated!