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Games with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Games' started by Register3D, Dec 18, 2011.

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  1. Register3D

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    How is it possible that a game from 1999 can run very good and then I have another game from 2003 that fails directly after launch?

    I have actually given up on even trying to get it working after my spec destroyed the game CD while it was inside my computer and yeah....!

    Populous: The Beginning released April 2, 1999.
    Works 100% okay some small graphic problems.

    Command and Conquer: Generals & Generals Zero Hour released September 22, 2003.
    Crashes when screen with loading appears but it does not crash windows explorer, there is a blue screen(Not BSOD) left on my computer only thing i can do is take up task manager and end the process, after trying in different compatibility modes I hear a little cracking noise from my CD box and then a bang and I have no CD!
    I also made a dual boot just to get the game working but I did not put enough space, Grrahhhh roar..!

    I know i should have posted this when I still had the CD and before the announcement of Generals 2 TBA 2013!!
     
  2. Ditrich

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    Not unusual for some old games to run well in Windows 7 while others more up-to-date have issues.

    Possible workarounds:

    - game update
    - run the game in compatibility mode
    - dual boot with XP
    - if the physical hardwarw is powerful enough, the game may run quite well in virtual box (e.g. serious sam)
     
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