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Iowatech
07-17-2014, 04:04 AM
This is probably stupid, but I recently had a chance to see which games I had back in the XP days still work on Windows 8.1. Only two so far - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and Myst III Exile.
Anyone had any luck with anything else?

slimslob
07-18-2014, 12:42 AM
Most should work running in 32 bit from the desktop. You might have to use the compatibility settings.

Iowatech
07-18-2014, 01:51 AM
Most should work running in 32 bit from the desktop. You might have to use the compatibility settings.

And there in lies the rub - I tried compatibility settings for my other favorite games from back in those days - Descent 2, Command an Conquer and Starcraft (to a lesser extent also Destruction Derby and Sim3000), and it didn't work.

Tonerbomb
07-18-2014, 02:06 AM
PONG?????????????

JVergin
07-21-2014, 05:58 PM
And there in lies the rub - I tried compatibility settings for my other favorite games from back in those days - Descent 2, Command an Conquer and Starcraft (to a lesser extent also Destruction Derby and Sim3000), and it didn't work.

I don't have 8.1 but I do have windows 7 64bit and sim city 3000 opens, but doesn't run very smooth. Sims 1 tries to open but never makes it to the menu. Oldest game I have that runs on 7 64 bit without changing any compatibility settings is Quake 2. Quake 1 will work but only with a modified executable. Oldest game I have that can be ran with using a virtual machine is commander keen.

theengel
08-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Zork 1, 2, & 3

Kidaver
08-22-2014, 09:37 PM
I haven't dug out my WH40K Dark Crusade game since I got my win 8 machine....I'd be upset if it doesn't work....

CompyTech
08-26-2014, 07:56 PM
I had a few of old games, not even sure if I have the disks for them anymore: Starcraft, MOHAA, Q3, Q2, C&C:RA2, SimTower, CloseCombat 2, Cod1&2..

I know most haven't worked since XP, even with compatibility mode. I got cod1 and 2 to work on Win 7, but they're newer than the others.

And I really wanted to play SimTower and CloseCombat 2 again.. Guess I need to find an old Win95 machine.. :(

lilleputte
08-26-2014, 09:51 PM
Quake 3 :cool:

gr8copy
08-26-2014, 10:44 PM
You can try using XP Mode (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002) and see if you can get more games to run. Note this only installs on Windows 7.

Akitu
08-26-2014, 10:55 PM
I had a few of old games, not even sure if I have the disks for them anymore: Starcraft, MOHAA, Q3, Q2, C&C:RA2, SimTower, CloseCombat 2, Cod1&2..

I know most haven't worked since XP, even with compatibility mode. I got cod1 and 2 to work on Win 7, but they're newer than the others.

And I really wanted to play SimTower and CloseCombat 2 again.. Guess I need to find an old Win95 machine.. :(

MOHAA, there's a name that takes me back... For a brief 5 minutes, I was the best player in the world at one point.

CompyTech
08-27-2014, 12:15 AM
MOHAA, there's a name that takes me back... For a brief 5 minutes, I was the best player in the world at one point.
Oh yeah was good times. Was also the same time I got my first cable internet connection, a whopping 256kbps i think.

I was one of those that loved the bazooka, until it got nerfed, because it was considered the "noob toob". I got better, I was ok at it, I even joined a clan on GameSpy breifly..

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CompyTech
08-27-2014, 12:26 AM
You can try using XP Mode (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002) and see if you can get more games to run. Note this only installs on Windows 7.
I tried it I have Win7 pro.. But no dice. Either it would start and not work or not work at all. So I gave up. I use Steam now generally for all my games now.

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JVergin
09-15-2014, 06:23 PM
I had trouble with some older games on XP mode in Windows 7. However, installing XP via VirtualBox seems to work properly even will full screen games.

Iowatech
09-16-2014, 01:59 AM
I had trouble with some older games on XP mode in Windows 7. However, installing XP via VirtualBox seems to work properly even will full screen games.

I'll try that out and see if I can get it to work on Win8 (the website says it should). Thanks!

Taggerung08
09-16-2014, 02:20 AM
The holy Splinter Cell Trilogy (Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory) still works in W7 without any trouble.

Thank god they didn't make any more games than that. It would have been a disaster to the series.

Phrag
09-18-2014, 01:54 AM
One of the first PC games I remember playing almost constantly was Novalogic's Delta Force 2. Loved it.

I remember it came with a demo of Tachyon: The Fringe, which I managed to get my hands on only the other month through Steam.

Iowatech
09-19-2014, 02:13 AM
I think the first game I had was called something like Starquest: Trade Routes of the Nebula. It came on two 3.5" floppy disks. Some of the critters that lived in the nebula were pretty hard to trade with, as they'd rather shoot my spaceship until it exploded. And the fuel for my spaceship turned out to be an ancient intelligence that lived on a geological timescale. Sucked to be them.

Josh93
09-19-2014, 02:24 AM
CROC 2 legend of the gobbos. lolwut

Akitu
10-01-2014, 04:11 PM
I just picked up the Dungeons and Dragons anthology from gamersgate. I've had fun playing Baldur's Gate II right now, modded for W7 and high-res monitors.

Looking forward to playing through these classics.

Cookr
10-01-2014, 04:42 PM
I still play lost of the oldies through a program called DosBox it works pretty well and is easy to use.

Akitu
10-01-2014, 05:19 PM
I still play lost of the oldies through a program called DosBox it works pretty well and is easy to use.

I use DOSBox to boot up the old DOS games I learned with for my 3 year old. He seems to like them so far.

Josh93
10-03-2014, 12:56 AM
I swear I am going to give my kid all the things I had when I was growing up, all the oldies, PC games from 98 and such. And an unbreakable Nokia with snake! Hes gonnah hate me so much..

prntrfxr
10-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel still works. I play it through Steam.

Akitu
10-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Goodoldgames.com has a great selection of classics that have been updated (mostly) for newer operating systems. Due to design limitations in the original program architecture the resolutions can't be updated though, so be prepared to play some 640x480 if there are no mods available.

I just recently got my hands on Disciples: Sacred Lands for $.99

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