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#113018 - 10/23/02 11:40 AM Windows XP and Games
Mary Offline
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I know somewhere there was a thread listing games that will play with XP, but can't seem to find it. Since I will be getting a new computer in the next couple of months, I'd like to see that list again. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction?
I wonder if it would be useful (or possible in some form) to have an ongoing list regarding games and Win XP, perhaps listing games that WON'T/WILL play under XP, since there seem to be problems with this particular OS and older games. There are so many of us that have older games sitting around, or are actively seeking some of those older games that would find this information very helpful in deciding whether to purchase a game or not.
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#113019 - 10/23/02 12:04 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Hi Mary...........There's former thread with DreamCatcher's (at least partial) list of XP compatible games right here!
------------------LATER---------------

Here's the direct link to the DreamCatcher XP Page

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#113020 - 10/23/02 12:05 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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This may help you Mary, Link smile just click Windows XP for sort by OS (Operating System)

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#113021 - 10/23/02 12:11 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Mary
I don't know if the helps, But I have gotten a lot of older games to run on my XP with a little tweaking and very few Problems.
Quote:
The ones I can't get to run at all are:
  • Amber: Jouneys Beyond
  • Blue Heat
  • Panic in The Park

The ones I can are:
  • Alfred Hitchcock: The Final Cut
  • American Mcgee's Alice
    (absolutely beautiful music and Graphics ...I played in God mode to make it more adventure game like heeheehe!)
  • Auryn Quest
  • Bad Mojo
  • The Black Cauldron
  • Beyond Time
  • The Crystal Key
  • Dark Fall
  • Dark Eye
  • Darkseed (with some Tweaking)
  • Dark Passages Vol 1....This includes Darkseed/The Psychotron & The Wrath on the Demon
  • The Forgotton
  • Fork in the Tale
  • Gabriel Knoght:The Sins of The Fathers (with some Tweaking ...can't save...yet)
  • Gabriel Knight II:The Beast Within
  • Gabriel Knight II: Blood of the Sacred; Blood of the Dammned
  • Ghosts
  • Goosebumps:Tale of Orpheo's Curse (the one red sock game!!!Argh!)
  • Harry Potter & The Scorcerer's Stone
  • Inherent Evil
  • The Last Express
  • Law & Order:Dead on the Money
  • Lighthouse ...with tweaking and patch
  • Messenger
  • Mystery of The Druids
  • Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Haunted Mansion
  • I would hazzard a guess that all the ND's will play on XP
  • Necronomicon
  • The Neverhood Chronicles
  • Nightmare Ned (one of my Favorites!!!)
  • Phantasmagoria (needed patch as well)
  • Riddle of the Sphinx
  • Ring
  • Ripper
    (With an enormous amount of whinning and pleading and possibly a sacrifice or two to the Adventure Gaming Gods!!!)
  • Safecraker
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo (with some Tweaking)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel (with some tweaking)
  • Shivers
  • Shivers II (with some Tweaking)
  • Simon
  • Syberia
  • Temujin
  • Thief Gold (you have to bypass NT for this one to run)
  • Timelapse
  • Ultimate Haunted House
  • Victor Vextor & Yondo: The Vampire's Coffin

There are probably a lot more, these are only the ones I've tried.
Inferno happydance
(edited 11/07/02 to add new games to the list)
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#113022 - 10/23/02 12:19 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Gee Whiz you guys are fast.... <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

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#113023 - 10/23/02 12:20 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Nothing better to do other than trolling the boards <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

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#113024 - 10/23/02 12:38 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
Mary Offline
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Boy, I go to get a bite of lunch and come back to all these replies! Thanks so much! And Infernoj, what a great list! This is the kind of list I wish we could keep going, since it's almost all Adventure games.
Polo, great link. I'll look at it in more depth after work.
Witchen, I hadn't seen that list yet. Thanks wave
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#113025 - 10/23/02 01:32 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
nolalou Offline
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I can tell you some games I couldn't get to run properly on XP!

Simon 1 or 2, bad graphics display as the game loads (just looks like static, colorfull static, but static all the same!), then the game locks up. I tried compatability mode, and some other setting changes but couldn't get it to work.

Largo Winch - Initialiy I had problems with sound on the spoken dialog (garbled and unintelligable), but eventualy I was able to change the sound settings in XP and get it to work.

Jack Orlando. just wouldn't run, even in compatablity mode. Ended up running it on a Windows ME laptop. This is the orginal version requiring VESA drivers, not the re-released version that I understand works better with various versions of Windows.

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#113026 - 10/23/02 03:01 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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some other games i've gotten running on XP are The Longest Journey, Real Myst, Riven, Exile, and Tex Murphy: Overseer.

-emily

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#113027 - 10/23/02 04:34 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Hi Inferno, I see on your list of games you managed to get working on XP was Beyond Time. I have windows XP and it just won't work. Is there something I must do. Hope you see this. happydance

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#113028 - 10/23/02 06:01 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Originally posted by Marso:
Hi Inferno, I see on your list of games you managed to get working on XP was Beyond Time. I have windows XP and it just won't work. Is there something I must do. Hope you see this. happydance
It really isn't that difficult to do and only takes a few extra minutes once you get the hang of it. This seems to work with a lot of WIN98 games. smile
  • First close ALL extra Windows appications (ie. Screensavers, Firewalls, Virus protection, etc) You can check this by performing the 3 fingered salute. CTRL-ALT-DELETE. But only close those in Programs.
  • Put your CD in the Dive. Then bring up My Computer. Right click on your CD Drive and choose either "Open" or "Explore"
  • Find the file which looks like a little computer "SETUP.EXE"
  • Right Click on the file. Go to "Properties".
  • Left Click on "Properties". This will bring up a small window with 3 options. Choose "Compatibility".
  • 3 more choices will appear. "compatibility Mode (the first one) is what your looking for.
  • Click in the little box and choose "Windows98/ME" from the list.
  • Click "Apply". Click "OK".
  • Now left click or double click on the SETUP.EXE file.
  • When prompted to ask if you want to install Quicktime, choose "NO"
  • Choose "NO" as well for the readme file.
  • Close down any remaining windows
  • Go to START->ALL PROGRAMS->DREAMCATCHER INTERACTIVE->BEYOND TIME.
  • There is also a patch you may want to DL (but I didn't need it). Here's the link

The Patch Scrolls
Hope this helps:

Inferno
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#113029 - 10/23/02 06:04 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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What about the Ward, Mystery of the Druids, Mummy Tomb of the Pharoah, Frankenstein Through The Eyes of Monster, and Grim Fandango?
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#113030 - 10/23/02 06:13 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Mystery of the Druids played great on XP.
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#113031 - 10/23/02 06:44 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
infernoj13usa Offline
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OOps! Zanthia! I forgot about that one ....I add it right away
Inferno
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#113032 - 10/23/02 07:32 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
mszv Offline
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Great. There aren't many "older" games I want to play, but I really wanted to play Amber. As far as I can tell, no one on the planet can get Amber to run in Windows XP. Guess I'll keep to keep that "piece of trash" (this is how I always describe it) Windows ME on my desktop, even when I upgrade it to Win XP. I'll have to do the dual boot thing.

I do have Windows XP on my notebook computer, and it work great, it's the only Microsoft Operating System I've ever liked.
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