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Windows 7: Star Wars gaming

26 May 2011   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
Star Wars gaming

I am running 7 Pro 64Bit & have these Star Wars games installed & working (some better than others):
Dark Forces (1995)
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997)
Monopoly (1997)
Yoda Stories (1997)
Making Magic (1997)
Jedi Knight: Mysteries Of The Sith (1998)
Pit Droids (1999)
Math (2000)
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002)
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003)
Lego SW~The Complete Saga (2009)

But does anyone know how I can get these installed & running correctly?
Battle For Naboo (1991)
Chess (1993) - Installs but won't run
Shadows Of The Empire (1997)
Behind The Magic (1998)
DroidWorks (1998) - Installs but won't run
Rogue Squadron 3D (1998)
Episode I: Racer (1999)

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26 May 2011   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

How much (if any) have you tried Compatibility Mode

For the early to mid 90s games, are they DOS? Might want to try DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS.
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26 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe they are 16-bit games & installers, they won't work on a 64 bit Win 7.
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28 May 2011   #4
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Thank you for the replies, I have have tried DosBox & the games I am trying to get working are not DOS; they are definitely Windows. I've also tried Compatibilty Mode using settings originally required for each game as well as all other configurations, still a no go.

Am I just out of luck? I may have to setup a duel-boot w/XP, but not sure how/if I'd run into other problems; not even sure I still have my XP installation code.
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28 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you plan to have a Windows 7/XP dual boot, this is a good read:
dual boot installation windows 7 & XP.
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28 May 2011   #6

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

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28 May 2011   #7

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just a shot in the dark here, but how about Windows Virtual PC & "XP Mode"? Apparently it is free to download from MS and will run on both Pro and Ultimate editions of Win 7. As this was made purely to be able to use older software that won't run under Win 7, I see no reason why this wouldn't work to bridge the gap for older games as well... worth a try, at least. Good luck.
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29 May 2011   #8
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

I'll read-up on the Duel-Boot w/XP & the Virtual setup.
JK: DF II installs & plays just fine & the solution for that game has not helped w/the ones I'm having trouble with.
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29 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Have you tried running "Troubleshoot Compatibility" instead of running "Run as an Administrator"? sometimes I have good lucks with older games.
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01 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How did you get yoda stories to install on Windows 7? When I try I can get the launcher to go but when I click install nothing happens, it just shuts down. I've tried all the compatibility modes and dosbox, but dosbox says it's not a dos program and won't run it.
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