The Fantastic Word Gizmo

The Fantastic Word Gizmo

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“The Fantastic Word Gizmo” is a 1999 children’s game which was apparently made by Ohio Distinctive Software (http://www.ohio-distinctive.com/).

WRDGIZCD.ISO has 387,123,200 bytes and an MD5 of 567FABCA1609DD4F5BED7036E2AE230F

After following these steps I successfully ran this program in a virtualization of Windows 95, but I suggest that you use Windows 98 since it might have 256 or more colors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF3v1fAu658

The photo is from https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/513NKtld68L.jpg (some of the letters can’t be read so hopefully I’ll upload a better scan of the disc in the future).

*Per http://redump.org/discs/system/pc/region/Am/letter/f/ → http://redump.org/disc/60918/ & http://redump.org/disc/60699/ which says that it is 1999 and the timestamps of the files (some are from 1998 and other are from 1999).

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Directory printout:
F:>dir
 Volume in drive F is WRDGIZCD
 Volume Serial Number is E885-0D42

 Directory of F:

10/09/1998  10:41 AM    <DIR>          HELPERS
10/09/1998  10:34 AM    <DIR>          MANUAL
06/23/1999  05:21 AM    <DIR>          READ_ME
10/08/1998  06:50 AM           976,403 WORDGIZM.EXE
10/08/1998  06:11 AM    <DIR>          XTRAS
               1 File(s)        976,403 bytes
               4 Dir(s)               0 bytes free

Error I got when I tried to run this “ISO > program” on Windows 7 with various compatibility modes and with 32-bit mode enabled in “Internet Information Services > Application Pools > DefaultAppPool > Advanced Settings… > …” (since I tried to run the mounted ISO on a 64-bit computer):
“[Window Title]
F:WORDGIZM.EXE

[Content]
The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your computer’s system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

[OK]”

It didn’t work with a 64-bit Windows 7 OS. It might work with a Windows 7 32-bit OS + compatibility mode.

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ImgBurn:
ATAPI DVD C  DH48CYS VH34 (ATAPI)
Current Profile: CD-ROM

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
State of Last Session: Complete
Erasable: No
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 189,025
Size: 387,123,200 bytes
Time: 42:02:25 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Read Speeds: 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x

File System Information:
Sectors: 188,873
Size: 386,811,904 bytes
Time: 42:00:23 (MM:SS:FF)

TOC Information:
Session 1… (LBA: 0 / 00:02:00)
-> Track 01  (Mode 1, LBA: 0 / 00:02:00)
-> LeadOut  (LBA: 189025 / 42:02:25)

Track Information:
Session 1…
-> Track 01 (LTSA: 0, LTS: 189025)

ImgBurn Log:
I 14:20:12 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started!
I 14:20:12 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)
I 14:20:12 Total Physical Memory: 1,929,392 KiB  –  Available: 1,111,820 KiB
I 14:20:13 Initialising SPTI…
I 14:20:13 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 14:20:15 -> Drive 1 – Info: ATAPI DVD C  DH48CYS VH34 (E:) (ATAPI)
I 14:20:15 Found 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW!
I 14:20:19 Operation Started!
I 14:20:19 Source Device: [0:1:0] ATAPI DVD C  DH48CYS VH34 (E:) (ATAPI)
I 14:20:19 Source Media Type: CD-ROM
I 14:20:19 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x
I 14:20:19 Source Media Sectors: 189,025
I 14:20:19 Source Media Size: 387,123,200 bytes
I 14:20:19 Source Media Volume Identifier: WRDGIZCD
I 14:20:19 Source Media Volume Set Identifier: NOT_SET
I 14:20:19 Source Media Application Identifier: TOAST ISO 9660 BUILDER COPYRIGHT (C) 1997 ADAPTEC, INC. – HAVE A NICE DAY
I 14:20:19 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660
I 14:20:19 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / 8x
I 14:20:19 Destination File: C:UsersuserDocumentsWRDGIZCD.ISO
I 14:20:19 Destination Free Space: 192,502,059,008 Bytes (187,990,292.00 KiB) (183,584.27 MiB) (179.28 GiB)
I 14:20:19 Destination File System: NTFS
I 14:20:19 File Splitting: Auto
I 14:20:20 Read Speed – Effective: 48x
I 14:20:24 Reading Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 – 189024)
I 14:20:24 Reading Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 – 189024)
W 14:20:33 Device Arrival Detected!
W 14:20:33 The device list will be refreshed at the next available opportunity.
I 14:22:00 Exporting Graph Data…
I 14:22:01 Graph Data File: C:UsersuserAppDataRoamingImgBurnGraph Data FilesATAPI_DVD_C_DH48CYS_VH34_WEDNESDAY-NOVEMBER-27-2019_2-20_PM_N-A.ibg
I 14:22:01 Export Successfully Completed!
I 14:22:01 Operation Successfully Completed! – Duration: 00:01:40
I 14:22:01 Average Read Rate: 3,780 KiB/s (21.9x) – Maximum Read Rate: 5,501 KiB/s (31.9x)
I 14:22:05 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 14:22:06 -> Drive 1 – Info: ATAPI DVD C  DH48CYS VH34 (E:) (ATAPI)
I 14:22:06 Found 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW!