First post, by adalbert
This section is about old software on old hardware, I wasn't sure where to ask about modern software on old hardware/operating systems, so I'm posting it here 😉
I managed to run Steam on Windows 2000 (and other modern software), after applying some modifications (updates and extended kernel): you just need to follow steps someone described here 1-6 http://retro.remotecpu.com/win2k.html
You will get bunch of steamwebhelper.exe errors after launching Steam, so just set all user access to DENY for this file (after you start steam).
As you can see, it works... here is a video of CS:S gameplay https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz5QRn_CvDR … Uzgzc1lzNUhkQVE
The problem is, it doesn't work most of time. Actually, in this video everything is fine, but when I try to launch another game, it gives me an error when I start to move the mouse ("hl2.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program") . So, most of time, you can launch any Source engine game and play by using keyboard, but as soon as you touch the mouse, it crashes (I can't recreate the condition when mouse miraculously worked). Also, I wasn't able to launch Half-life 1 (goldsrc), nothing happens, sometimes a message saying that OpenGL didn't work and it will try the software mode (still doesn't work).
I attach some screenshots from error log (when CS:S crashed). Maybe someone will have some ideas how to fix it, maybe I should post that to http://www.msfn.org forum because all of these unofficial updates are being developed there, but I also liked to show you my experience with running unsupported software on Windows 2000 😉