DirectDraw Init Failure – Windows 95

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I’m trying to play Links LS 1998 on a Windows 95 virtual machine (VMware Workstation 16 Player) but when I start the game, I immediately get a “DirectDraw Init failure” and the game ceases to load.


When trying to re-install DirectX ver. 4, it shows me that the subsystem components all come up “Certified” except one. The Display driver says “No Hardware Support.” I don’t know if that the problem but it could be.


I have VMware tools installed, so the display drivers should be okay. Everything else works great.


Can anyone tell me how to fix this “DirectDraw Init failure”?


Thank you!

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