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Windows 7: x32 games on x64 Windows?

22 Nov 2009   #1
Shou

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
x32 games on x64 Windows?

Is it possible through software to have x32 only games run on an x64 OS? Trying to get Wizardry: Prisoner of the Battles to run but it wants a 32-bit OS.


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22 Nov 2009   #2
cloud8521

 

x86 games will run just fine on a x64 machine
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22 Nov 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, they should run fine, have a look at the link to see if its compatible, or if you need to tweek it to get it going:

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/25...bility-15.html
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22 Nov 2009   #4
leetgamer

Windows 7 home premium x64 build 7600
 
 

I'm running Crysis x86 on a x64 OS and it works just fine.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leetgamer View Post
I'm running Crysis x86 on a x64 OS and it works just fine.
LOL, you know you CAN run x64 Crysis on x64 Windows 7 right?
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22 Nov 2009   #6
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shou, If your game is really old, and it came with a 16 bit installer then you have a problem. Windows 7 x64 will not run the 16 bit installer.
Some people (in these forums) have had some luck with these older games that utilized a 16 bit installer by simply dropping the game files directly into a specific folder to run the game out of. (The game was actually a x86, 32-bit, game, but it's installer was 16 bit).

I am not sure if this addresses the specific problem you are having or not, so I am just tossing it out there for your information. Hope it helps.
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22 Nov 2009   #7
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

They SHOULD run fine, in theory. In practice, you will always have a few games tat are picky.

Also, I find some of these older 32-bit games have 16-bit installers which will not run. Blood 2 will run but you have to manually install it.
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22 Nov 2009   #8
genericuser123

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
 
 

"x84 games will run just fine on a x64 machine" that's not true some game work only on 32 bit others work only on 64 bit, but most 32 will work on 64.

Check out the list on this link:

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/25...atibility.html

Hope that helped
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22 Nov 2009   #9
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genericuser123 View Post
"x84 games will run just fine on a x64 machine" that's not true some game work only on 32 bit others work only on 64 bit, but most 32 will work on 64.

Check out the list on this link:

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/25...atibility.html

Hope that helped

x84? What the fudge.. x86 guys "x86" is 32 bit, no such thing as x84, just letting you know.
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23 Nov 2009   #10
genericuser123

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genericuser123 View Post
"x84 games will run just fine on a x64 machine" that's not true some game work only on 32 bit others work only on 64 bit, but most 32 will work on 64.

Check out the list on this link:

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/25...atibility.html

Hope that helped

x84? What the fudge.. x86 guys "x86" is 32 bit, no such thing as x84, just letting you know.
Sorry spelling patrol? It's called a typo? Yea, x86 = 32 bit x64 = 64 bit.
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