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Windows 7: Old games, new Win. How to?

19 Apr 2010   #1
kokkelipiima

Ultimate
 
 
Old games, new Win. How to?

How can I make good old Monkey Islands run on my 64bit? Do I need to make a VM, or is there a way to make do without one?


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19 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

It should be noted that there are two "newer" Monkey Island games on Steam
Secrets of Monkey Island (1)
Tales of Monkey Island (5)
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If they ran on Windows XP, you can try to install & play them on compatibility mode.

To install an application in compatibility mode:
Right Click File > Properties > Compatibility Tab > Check Use Compatibility Mode, Select OS from drop-down

You an also check with the manufacturer to see what OS their games would run on.

If they're supposed to run in XP mode but don't through compatibility then youj can download XP Mode from Microsoft if you're running Professional or Ultimate.

Download Windows XP Mode

If none of that works, you'll need to install a VM and Install the windows version you need.
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19 Apr 2010   #3
kokkelipiima

Ultimate
 
 

What is this xp mode?

I'd like to have the older ones, the secret of monkey island and the lechucs revenge running.

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Edit: When I try to run them, they say they don't comply with OS, even when run in compability mode. Trouble comes from 64bit version, I believe. Can this xp mode change this, and if not, can running a VM do it?
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19 Apr 2010   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In order to use/install XP mode you must have either Window7 Enterprise, Pro, or Ultimate. Here's an excellent explaination on XP Mode and how it works. Win 7's XP Mode And VirtualBox: When You Need Windows XP : Introduction

You could however try....

14 - Compatibility Mode – Compatibility mode allows older games or programs that worked under earlier versions of Windows to run in Windows 7 (maybe). If you find you’re having a hard time running or installing the game, give compatibility mode a try. See this tutorial on running in Compatibility Mode.


See my Troubleshooting Game Issues guide in my signature for more tips as well.

Good luck.
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20 Apr 2010   #5
Pusspa

 
 

xp mode has no directx support, you would need to use virtualbox i think.
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20 Apr 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
xp mode has no directx support, you would need to use virtualbox i think.
Please check this link - What XP Mode Is...And Isn?t : Win 7's XP Mode And VirtualBox: When You Need Windows XP

Perhaps you mean it has no hardware-accelerated 3D in Windows XP mode?

XP Mode DX Properties...

-dx-properties-xp-mode.jpg
-dx-files-xp-mode.jpg

However I would still recommend Compatibility Mode over XP Mode for gaming.


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