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Windows 7: OLD School games. why cant i play them.

16 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 64
 
 
OLD School games. why cant i play them.

trying to play some of my old games like trackmania original, lemmings, dungeon keeper

when I install them they install OK but then they don't work in any way.

is there anything i can do to be able to play these games i love? :-)

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16 Feb 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Rob, Welcome to Sevenforums!

Try this tutorial out: Compatibility Mode (by Brink)

Failing that, perhaps the games are just too old for Windows 7. You might consider buying some newer games.

Hope I've helped
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16 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If compatibly mode doesn't work, you can just virtualize windows xp. unless that's the same thing as compatibility mode.
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16 Feb 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

no, virtualized xp won't play games well at all.
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16 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Im pretty sure it can, if he gives the virtual machine the right amount of resources he can. Hell i virtualized xp to play starcraft 1 and that worked. not the best example, but i also successfully virtualized vista (or it could have also been xp) to play fallout 3 (cus it has awe full bugs when playing on Windows 7) and that worked.
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16 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

The CPU's nowadays are far more faster than the ones that were available when those games came out. The games just can't keep up with the speed

You need to use DOSBox to run these games.
DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS

AFAIK, Dungeon Keeper and Lemmings are supported by DOSBox (Full Compatibility). Not sure about Trackmania, but you can try. It should work.
DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS - Lemmings
DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS - Dungeon Keeper

There is also a front end GUI for DOSBox called D'Fend Reloaded, which makes it all quite easy.
D'Fend Reloaded
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