Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can you game on XP Mode?

30 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 / CentOS 6.2 64-bit
Can you game on XP Mode?

I'm looking at getting 2 games Final Fantasy XI and Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition for PC and I've heard that these games may have issues running in Windows 7 although from looking around the internet in forums it seems to vary from one person to another. If the worst case scenario happens is it possible to run these games in XP Mode? These games as far as their requirements go aren't that bad and most current computers can run them with no problems but I want to know if XP mode can handle gaming. I don't have a spare computer with Windows XP but I do have Windows 7 Professional on my laptop so I do have access to XP Mode.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

Are you talking about compability mode Compatibility Mode ? Or actual XP mode Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup ?
Basically Virtual machine, you will probably be able to launch them and play them in virtual xp mode, although the performance may be less than 25fps with your integrated graphics chip. Running virtual machines requires a lot more power on your computer not to mention you plan to add a game on top.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can you game on XP Mode?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Can you game on XP Mode?
Thread Forum
How do I run a game in Windowed Mode? Software
Can't get game to play in XP Mode Virtualization
Xp Mode Game Issues Virtualization
'game mode' Gaming
My Game not working under Win XP Mode Virtualization
Can I run an older game with xp mode? Virtualization
game stuck in windowed mode Gaming

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:16.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App