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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Tracy] #1067695
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According to this post here, it does run on Windows 10. This is of course providing your computer meets the game's system requirements.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1067698
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Witcher 2 plays just fine on Windows 10. I have it as a download from GOG, so I know there aren't any issues with DRM being blocked. It was already installed on my computer when I upgraded to Windows 10, so I can't comment on any installation issues. I can't remember if Witcher 2 was available on discs.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1067730
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Thanks Marian and Draclvr! I appreciate the help. I'm still playing Witcher 3, but couldn't resist finding out about the second one just for fun. wink

Tracy, who may or may not get the 2nd one and play both games at the same time-LOL smile


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1067740
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I say GO FOR IT! Have you played the first one? Still my favorite.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1070433
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I've had issues with Last Crown Midnight Horror . Seems like the only way I can play on Win 10 , is to run it in windowed mode . If I try to play full screen , it crashes Windows . Seeing as how I have until the end of next month , more or less , I may just roll back to Windows 7 , see if the same problem happens

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1071255
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Has anyone other than me had problems running Whispered Worlds on windows 10. I downloaded the game from GOG site and no walk around would work. It was a special $1.99 purchase so I was happy to just uninstall it.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: lexxy] #1071266
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What was the nature of the problem, lexxy? What happened? What error messages did you receive?

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1071588
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I redownloaded the game and did a QUICK click on the green start arrow and guess what it plays The problem was not with the game but with the player bravo

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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: lexxy] #1071607
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Great news, lexxy. happydance

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Tracy] #1077843
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Tracy, the Witcher will also play on Windows 10 great news for those of us addicted to it

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I have installed Amerzon on 10 and on mine works fine

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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1077845
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Cue, I had my windows 10 put on by my tech he did not want me to have any problems he said the upgrade is good he has seen it but be careful where you upgrade it. He is doing mine at his shop

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Tracy] #1077846
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Yes it the Witcher 2 plays on 10 at least on mine it does

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1077891
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But be aware that the DISK version of the first Witcher will not play on Windows 10. GOG does offer the download for free to those who have a disk version. GOG has Witcher the Enhanced Edition for $9.99.

Witcher 2 and Witcher 3 are only available as downloads and they are completely DRM free, so they will play on Windows 10.

I think the first Witcher is still my favorite!


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1078053
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
But be aware that the DISK version of the first Witcher will not play on Windows 10. GOG does offer the download for free to those who have a disk version. GOG has Witcher the Enhanced Edition for $9.99.

Witcher 2 and Witcher 3 are only available as downloads and they are completely DRM free, so they will play on Windows 10.

I think the first Witcher is still my favorite!


Not so fast on Witcher 2 , Drac : Witcher 2

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Creeping_Doom] #1078126
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I have Windows 10 on this laptop system:

AMD A10-8700P Radeon R6

I've gotten many of my adventure games and shooters to play while others will install but not launch. I would really like to play any of these games if anyone has ant tips or tweaks to help me get them to play.

80 Days by Frogwares
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Echo
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Crysis
FEAR 2

I have been able to install and play FEAR Perseus Mandate, but original FEAR and FEAR Extraction install and try to launch but fail.

These are all CDs and DVDs. duh


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Also a couple of my games that require Steam will begin to install, but get stuck when Steam trys to update itself. They start to update then never do. I've tried changing my firewall settings to allow them to update, but it doesn't help. frown


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1078128
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When a game installs just fine, but will not even launch, the culprit usually is the infuriating block for certain forms of disk DRM on Windows 10. Microsoft has decided we are no long allowed to play these games. No one hates DRM more than I do, but I would like to make certain decisions for myself.

Crysis and FEAR 2 fall into this category. I believe URU also has Safedisc DRM.

I'm not sure of the issues with the other games because I don't have them, but the best resolution for a lot of these old games on disk is to get them from GOG or Steam. Make sure Windowds 10 is listed as being a compatible OS though.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1078131
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Thanks Drclvr. I edited my post above about Steam not updating.

I have satellite internet, and my downloading is very limited. If I download more than 10 GB then my download is restricted for the rest of the month unless I pay an additional $10 per GB.

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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1078142
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Draclvr is right about the DRM blocking your games -- most of them anyway.
Sometimes a NoCD or NoDVD will help -- if you can find one for your version of the game and assuming the problem with the game is limited to malfunctioning DRM.

Google the name of the game and the word NoCD.

Be sure to scan any NoCD you find with an antivirus before using it. Or upload the NoCD to virustotal.com and let them scan it.

The problem with Omega Stone has nothing to do with DRM since the CD version had a "full install" option that didn't require the CD in the drive while playing. The only patch for Omega Stone is from 2003, and more fixes are probably needed to play on modern Windows. However you can read about the patch and download it from the ***Web Archive of Dreamcatcher's support page***

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The following issues have been fixed for version 1.10:
  • Crashing to Desktop for Windows 2000 Users.
  • Fix beeping at StoneHenge which stays with player.
  • The Celtic Altar skulls visual bug is corrected.
  • All areas with no music now fixed.
  • Multiple snake skulls can no longer be acquired.
  • Magnifying glass appeared even after objects have been picked up.
  • Chichen Itza stone slab clue for skull puzzle now more lit up.
  • Fixed sounds when picking up Jade Mask at Chichen Itza.
  • a few other minor sound and graphical glitches corrected.

Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1078145
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I have the same issue with a data cap - mine is more generous with 25 GB per month, but it still doesn't take much to go above it.


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Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #1078174
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Well I went to the Steam web site and reinstalled it and updated, but to play FEAR or COD, there is a very long download. It infuriates me that I pay $50 for a game, and have the DVD but still have to download the game from Steam.

Thanks Jenny. I will check out that patch to see if it might help.

Draclvr are you on satellite internet? I know Hughesnet offers a couple of plans with more data allowance. One is for 15GB and the highest is 25, but it's like $130 mo.

Dish only has a 10GB plan and that's it.

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I am lucky enough to have a small local ISP that provides wireless broadband from towers. It's slow as molasses - like less that 2 Mbps and they throttle me at 65 Kb. Very frustrating, but still better than satellite and $50 a month. I'd gladly pay more for better speeds and no throttling, but they have older equipment and this is as good as it gets. Hopefully, one day they will invest in upgrades. Plus their customer service is second to none. I've had the same frustration with having to download a game that I already have a disk for. It's one of the reasons I have a huge 2 Tb hard drive - because once I have them downloaded, I don't uninstall them! I also make an image backup about once a month.


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Because of Steam, I've already exceeded my 10 GB download for this month. mad

I give up on these games.


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I feel your pain!!!


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Originally Posted By: gymcandy1
Because of Steam, I've already exceeded my 10 GB download for this month.

I give up on these games.

With an extra $10 per GB if you go over 10 GB, you need to start looking at the size of games. Assume Steam will be switching your entire game out for an updated version and plan accordingly.

Assuming you managed to get the rest of F.E.A.R. downloaded and installed, makes sure Steam is in offline mode so it won't try to download anything else tomorrow.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3160-agcb-2555
http://www.howtogeek.com/117424/how-to-make-steams-offline-mode-work/

EDIT -- Sept. 7, 2017

Steam's "Offline Mode" apparently only works for 10 days.

In June 2017 "Monokuma" posted that Steam's "offline mode" only lasts 10 days. After that, if you don't go on Internet again, it shuts down your Steam games. So if you have a computer you want to keep offline, don't use the Steam version.

http://www.gameboomers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1115492/Re:_Buying_options_for_adventu

Originally Posted By: Monokuma
But the truth is that if you take your laptop to your cabin by the lake to spend the summer where you don't have internet, it doesn't matter how much money you have paid on games, after 10 days nothing will start.


So if you have a computer that you want to be always offline, you may run into that 10 day limit.

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