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#922610 - 11/05/13 10:33 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Is Windows 8 64-bit an asset or a problem when it comes to gaming?
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#922614 - 11/05/13 11:05 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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In my opinion, it's an asset because you can use more than 4 MB of RAM in your computer for other things. For the few games that are 16-bit code and won't play on 64-bit operating systems, there are other alternatives.

If you have a higher end computer such as the one you were looking at earlier, then you should definitely get the 64-bit operating system, be it Windows 7 or Windows 8.

I put a 32-bit Windows 7 operating system on our computer we use at the American Legion because I only put 2 GB of RAM in it. That's all we need, so it made sense. But if you have more than 4 GB of RAM, then you need the 64-bit OS.
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#927989 - 12/04/13 04:14 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I am going to lend my Myst(the original) and Delaware St John #2 and Agon 1-3 to a friend.. Mom has win 7 and he has win 8.
Has anyone tried to play these.. and do I need to make a separate folder for them and keep them out of Program Files.
I am still using XP so I can not try them out.
thanks
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#927997 - 12/04/13 05:54 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Check in my Windows 7 and Games thread. It seems to me I could not get the Myst Masterpiece Edition to play without a lot of tweaking. I finally downloaded the GOG version and even it needed something to get it to run properly. I believe they have fixed that by now though. They list is as working on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

I don't have the Delaware St. John game to test on Windows 8.1.

I don't remember if the Agon games were listed in the Windows 7 thread, so check there. For the most part, if a game played in Windows 7, it also played in Windows 8.

What I do with these games is to first try to install them normally. 99% of the time, that works. If there are issues, the next step is to try compatibility mode. If that works, then you're good to go. If none of that works, then I install in Documents.

If your Myst is the original Myst, I doubt it will work natively in Windows 7, but it's worth a try.

GOG has the Myst games for $5.99.
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#927999 - 12/04/13 06:17 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Thanks Drac..mine is the original.. I checked already in your list of games.. guess I will go over and just try to load them... with all the games I have I am bound to find one that will work. They are Big Fish gamers and want to step up .. :-)
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#928000 - 12/04/13 06:19 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Let me know how it goes!
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#935169 - 01/14/14 09:10 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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thanks share

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#936648 - 01/23/14 07:26 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Gray Matter installed and played without a hitch in Win 8.
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#936665 - 01/23/14 09:44 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I'll add it to the list... Thanks, Cue!
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#943283 - 03/05/14 07:11 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Hi, hoping someone can help. I just managed to install from disc Simon the Sorcerer 4 on my Win8 laptop. Took some doing but got there in the end but when I tried to launch the game a message came up saying xul.dll missing. I downloaded and installed from the internet then another message came up saying mozjs.dll missing. I tried downloading and installing this. it seems to have downloaded ok but when I click install, the window showing the progress flashes momentarily then disappears therefore it is not installing. Can anyone help? ScummVM doesn't support this game. Also...simple terms please...I'm not a techie!

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#943292 - 03/05/14 08:43 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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First thing is, where are you downloading these .dlls from? Dll download sites are notorious for malware. Did you scan the download with your anti-virus program before you did anything with it?

I have to leave to go muck stalls in just a few minutes, but hopefully someone can check in later to help you out. Have you tried right clicking the game icon and running as administrator. Or right clicking and selecting Properties and running the Troubleshooter?
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#943293 - 03/05/14 09:02 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Hi Draclvr,

I used a site called dll-files.com. I am pretty wary and Norton confirmed it as safe. And, yes, I did try running as administrator and running the trouble shooter but neither worked.

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#943296 - 03/05/14 09:41 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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There may be nothing wrong with the files you downloaded, but there are different versions of those files and the ones you found online may not be the ones the game needs. The game "should" install the files it needs, so you may have had a bad install. You might try uninstalling the game, setting the installer to run with compatibility mode set to to an older version of Windows (I'd try XP first), and then running the installer.

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#943449 - 03/06/14 04:26 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I've tried absolutely everything now and nothing works. Still getting the same message. There are some blogs from people getting this message when trying to run Firefox but they are quite old and I don't get what Firefox has to do with running a game from disc! Looks like I may have to give up unless there are any other suggestions out there.

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#943498 - 03/06/14 10:23 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I sure can't think of anything else to try. I've had one or two games that I simply had to give up on. That's why I've kept my trusty old XP computer. I've taken it off-line and just use it for stuff like this.
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