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DxWnd - Make old applications run on modern systems
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There are times when you may need to run certain programs or games in windowed mode, but some of them don't offer such options. However, this doesn't mean that you have to give up. There are many solutions you can try. A good one is DxWnd, which you can use to force applications to run in Windowed mode. What's more, the software can improve compatibility, enhance video modes and much more. The wide range of features it offers makes it a valuable tool, particularly if you are trying to run an older game or application on a modern operating system.

DxWnd is absolutely free and it can be used on all popular Windows platforms. Instead of going through an installation process, you only need to unpack its components from a RAR archive, after which you can launch the software right away. It doesn't ask for too many resources and you don't have to install any prerequisite tools.

When running DxWnd for the first time, you will be greeted by a blank window, but figuring out how the application works won't be a challenge. You can start by pointing it at an application or game, by simply dragging and dropping an executable over the user interface. This will reveal a vast range of options, on a tabbed window, which allow you to choose how the targeted application should be launched.

Besides setting DxWnd to run your application in windowed mode, you can also choose where the window should show up, lower its background priority, acquire admin caps and more. These are the settings you can make on a single tab and you can find seventeen more tabs on the same window, which are full of useful options.

The software lets you enable a hook for a targeted application, which gives you more options regarding its launch. Furthermore, you can make various DirectX and Direct3D tweaks, set up different timings, which is useful if a game or application runs too fast or slow on your system and much more. You can find everything you need to make your old applications run smoothly on your operating system.

With DxWnd, you can make your old applications and games run on your modern system without a hitch.


The application provides you numerous options for running applications in any way you want. Despite the large number of controls, everything is well organized and easy to understand.

You may have a hard time making certain games run in windowed mode.

You can download DxWnd free here.
About the author: Frederick Barton
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DxWnd has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 30 Jan 2018. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated DxWnd 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential
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