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05 Jun 2012   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Because there are tons of new games which are, well new. Seems to me like the old games would get boring and people would want to play something new.


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05 Jun 2012   #12
WI7JP

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote from my post #10 :

Question:
Can VDMSound emulatonr run on windows 7?

When I start installing games I will report here and tell what happens. Trial and error is best way to try this.

I think I try to solve this problem myself and report here what happens. As I posted before: Trial and error is best way to try this. Only good way here.
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05 Jun 2012   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The virtual environment is not really suited towards games. It's meant more for productivity apps. Most people aren't very happy with gaming performance.
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05 Jun 2012   #14
WI7JP

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I heard that Windows Virtual PC does not support 3D acceleration. Is this true?
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05 Jun 2012   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It does not. Virtual box and the new versions of vmware do, but it's more suited towards Aero and not gaming. Fortunately, they are all free to try, so you can find out for sure how it will work.
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05 Jun 2012   #16
Skater

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WI7JP View Post
Sheepshaver is Mac software. No go. I use PC software only.

Sheepshaver also requires Mac OS to function. No go again.
First off, IMO the best classic games to ever hit the computer were on classic mac. It barely even feels like older mac compared to older windows.

Also sheepshaver can be easily run on PC, it's just not as easy to setup up compared to Basilisk II, which is still reasonably tough.
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05 Jun 2012   #17
Trucidation

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Because there are tons of new games which are, well new. Seems to me like the old games would get boring and people would want to play something new.
It speaks volumes about the quality of "old" games that people go to great lengths, including actually writing emulators to run them on modern systems. Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Privateer, Wizardry 8, Crusader: No Remorse, SSI's Gold Box games, etc.

They were written in an age where shelling out $60 for something actually meant getting $60 worth of something. Sure, there were turkeys then as well as now, but previously you could just grab any random box from the store shelf and expect to be reasonably happy, as opposed to now where you'd be crazy to do that without doing extensive research looking up user reviews, patch notes, and youtube gameplay videos.

You're right, though, playing something repeatedly so many times can get boring. So we cycle between all the games we have
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05 Jun 2012   #18
Skater

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So true, I remember I could grab a random PS2 (mind you this is early into the life of the PS2) or PC game and I wouldn't get bored with it fast. Hell, I still have a good amount of those old PC games, Marathon, Myth, etc. It's kind of das to see where the gaming industry has gone in the past few years.
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05 Jun 2012   #19
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I tried giving Wizardry 8 an honest try, but after a while, I just couldn't get into it after a while.
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10 Jun 2012   #20
Eblim

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows 8 is coming out soon or it already has, not sure if you'd want that over Windows 7. Just a thought I'm throwing out.
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