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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: oldman] #591910
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I have a question. Has anyone tried Darkside of the Moon or Discworld Noir on windows 7 ?
Thanks for any response.

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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Cathy1] #591926
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Sorry, Cathy1, I don't have either game.

Oldman, is that a critical patch for Sacred 2 or can you play the game without it? I mean play on any system without the patch...


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #591983
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The patches fix several things about the game and I remember when it first came out a lot of people needed the patches. (there are about 5 all in all) but, so far I've played about an hour and haven't had any problems without the patches. Ascaron didn't really do to good a job with their patches as the latest 1.43 doesn't patch everything up to date. If you start from scratch and install the patches you have to install each patch individually as they came out.

It's also possible that someone else could get the patches to install but there are a few people that had similar complaints on the Ascaron boards but I couldn't find a fix. The suggustions were all about checking mouse driver and checking different mouses etc.

It could be a 64 bit thing but I have no idea. In fact I don't really understand the difference between 32 bit and 64 bit.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Lotus777] #593408
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Thank you so much for the info. Greatly appreciated. Have a great day and mine can go on..lol..


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Lotus777] #594258
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Thanks for posting this! Good to know as I may be replacing my old system soon. The one I have my eye on has Windows 7 and I wondered about if any older games would play at all.



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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: kiraalt] #594288
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Well, our list isn't long, but we're working on it. The only way to find out if our old games work is to give them a try. Win 7 compatibility mode has worked quite well for several games - both for installing and playing. What's nice is "if" it works, it allows you to save the settings and the next time you play the game you don't have to fiddle with it anymore.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #594394
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I bought one of the "combos" that has 3 SH games: The Secret of the Silver Earring, The awaken and the Mystery of the Mummy, the first two play perfectly in Windows 7, the last one flickers even when played in a compatible mode. The game however plays well in another PC I have with Windows XP.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: mcc] #594418
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mcc, before I add this to the first post, did you try installing in compatibility mode, not just playing? It doesn't sound like it will make any difference, but I just want to cover all the bases.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #594429
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Windows 7 32bit, Dell 6400, ATI x1400 and Carol Reed Remedy won't give me any sound. I've tried various compatiblility modes and the patch from the MDNA website. I noticed that you refer to some fiddling with code that was done to make the first three compatible with win 7. Could you elaborate further.

Thanks...

Jim

Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: saskee] #594487
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Jim, the developer worked with the code to get the sound to work on Win 7. The games I tested for him had already been tweaked. I would suggest contacting them to see if they can help you out.

I'm not sure if the patch to fix sound problems in Vista is the same they used for Win 7. Whatever they did for Win 7 works in my 64-bit. Mikael is a member here and you can PM him through his profile.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #596201
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Hi everyone; does anyone know if the three Delaware St.John games work on win 7? These are not the download games.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: judith] #596360
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Judith, I dan't have any of the Delaware St. John games. Maybe someone else will have given them a try.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #596886
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I just finished Myst 3 Exile on my Windows 7 Home premium 64bit. I installed it off the original cds.I had no problems. Compatibility-Windows Xp-640-480 screen resolution--256 colors.

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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Duststorm] #597156
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Draclvr,

I just tried to play in compatible mode, I didn't realize I could also install it that way, I'll uninstall it and try again for you to know.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: mcc] #597341
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Yesterday evening I installed Fallout 3 with all it's DLC's (GOTY version) and it plays just fine smile



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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: misslilo] #597344
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Nice! I'll add it...


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #597594
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o.k. I played all three Delaware St. John games. They all played perfectly on win 7 64 bit. The only glitch, if you could call it that, was with the second one, I had to restart the comp. before clicking on the game, otherwise I just got a black screen. Judy


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Did you have to do that each time you started the game or just the first time? Since I haven't played these games, would they be considered older or newer games... yeah, I know there is no real definition! I'm kind of using a rough guideline of games released in the last 1 to 2 years as newer games.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #597732
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Hi Draclvr; the first two were 2005,& the third was 2007. Yes, I had to restart the comp. each time with the second one only. If I was on the net or playing mahjong before getting into this game I would get a black screen if I didn't restart it, but it was no biggie.


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Draclvr, I could not install the SH Mystery of the Mommy in Compatible Mode, just to play in that mode and that doesn't solve the problem. This is the "combo" CD, it may be different with the game sold separately.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: mcc] #598378
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OK, mcc. I'll add that one to the list of no-goes.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: venus] #599320
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Venus,

Thank you so much! Win 7 cocked a snook at Grim Fandango and refused to install it. Virtual XP installed it all right - and went nuts. The windowed version would start in the upper left hand corner of the screen but as soon as the initial cut scene was over, Manny would step out of the background in full screen mode!

Since I'm not all that computer savvy, I didn't know what the heck to do until I saw your mention of using a launcher. You better believe, my eyes lit up and I went googling. This being my first post, I don't know if I should add this but I found the launcher here: http://quick.mixnmojo.com/grim-fandango-setup. So far, it seems to have done the trick and since Grim Fandango is still my favorite PC game, I am grinning from ear to ear.

Many, many thanks for that comment of yours!



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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: traveler] #599446
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Hi, traveler, and welcome to Gameboomers! This is the perfect place to post this comment as I'm trying to compile Win 7 and gaming into one place. I remember when Vista was released, gamers were having a such a hard time. Gameboomers did have a post with games that seemed to work with Vista and it was a huge help to many people.


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Re: Windows 7 and Games [Re: Draclvr] #599522
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Hi traveler; welcome to Gameboomers. Thanks for the link to the launcher. When I saw it, I decided to download the game & try it out. It works like a charm. Thanks again. Judy


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Draclvr,
Should there be an asterisk or something on the front page by the Grim Fandango listing, so that people know there MIGHT be an extra step needed to get it running?

traveler,
"cocked a snook"? Maybe I should know what that means since I'm running Win 7! smile


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