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I'm gunna create a database of games / applications known to work and not work here as well as list games that do work but require specific installer adjustments.....

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Compatibility Flags will be Marked as required
Run As Admin(If installed in OS Drive Program Files) - RA
Disable Desktop Composition / Themes - DDC
End Task Explorer (For 256 colour games) - ETE

Os Compatibility - [95C,98MEC,NT4C,XPC,VistaC]

3D0
Uprising 2: Lead and Destroy - RA-98MEC (Use software install, no Glide Wrappers work on this game due to how to its usage of direct hardware functions)

3DRealms
Duke Nukem 3D - RA+Eduke32
Max Payne - RA (Auto Run is 16bit but can be installed by launching setup.exe directly from the Disk1 directory)
Max Payne 2 - RA
Shadow Warrior - RA+JFShadow

Atari
Fahrenheit - RA?+Latest Tages Driver
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 - (Untested currently)

Electronic Arts / EA Games
Croc : Legend of the Gobbo's - RA
Croc 2 - RA
Need For Speed : High Stakes - RA+98MEC+IPLounge (stock pack minimum, you can choose not to install the iplounge but the d3d mode patches are needed)

iD Software
Doom 1/2 - RA+gzdoom
Doom 3 - RA
Quake 2 - RA+3.2patch+Q2CP_R6 or [email protected]
Quake 3
Quake 4
Strife - RA+gzdoom


LucasGames
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine -RA+Requires Installer replacement
Star Wars: Battle for Naboo - RA
Star Wars: Episode I Racer - RA+Requires Installer replacement
Star Wars: Phantom Menace - RA+Requires Installer Replacement (None exists yet)
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron - RA+Installer Replacement+Mudlord's patcher
Star Wars: Starfighter - RA
Star Wars: Xwing Series - RA+Requires Installer replacement and XWAHacker (for Xwing alliance obviously)

Maxis
Sim Town (CD ROM) 16bit installer, but run the simtown.exe from \WIN95\SIMTOWN\ in compatibility mode for windows 95 and it works fine.
Simcopter: 16bit installer, but copy the dlls from the \setup\System to C:\Windows\System then run the Simcopter.exe off the cd. (Runs too fast, requires ClockLimit app, will update it when i remember the name of the app)
The Sims - RA+ETE
The Sims 2
The Sims 3

Microsoft Games

Age of Empires 1/2 - RA+ETE
Age of Empires 3
Age of Mythology - RA
Combat Flight Simulator - RA
Fable
FreeLancer
Halo PC/CE
StarLancer - RA
Train Simulator - RA
Urban Assault -RA

RockStar Games
Grand Theft Auto: 2 - RA+XPC+Latest Patch
Grand Theft Auto: 3 - XPC+Latest patch
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Latest Patch
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Latest Patch
Grand Theft Auto: 4

SCI
Carmageddon 1 + Splatpack - Use Dosbox, or copy the install files to a folder and copy the DATA entire data folder into that new folder - RA-ETE
Carmageddon 2 / TDR - RA

Sierra
Pharaoh- RA-ETE-98MEC
Ground Control - RA
Homeworld / Cataclysm - RA-NT4C (Configure the game to use OpenGL rather then Direct3D to prevent massive FPS hit while in menu's)
Homeworld 2 - RA

Yeti Studios

GunMetal


Incompatible
(Installers Detect incompatible os or games are 16bit)
3D0
Uprising : Join or Die (Installer is 32bit but Detects the OS as NT regardless of compatibility)

Maxis (16bit or DOS)
Sim Ant
Sim City
Sim Earth
Sim Farm
Sim Park
Sim Tower
Streets of Sim City
 

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Doesn't application/game compatibility also depend on the OS i.e. whether you're running XP x64 or Vista x64 for example
 

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:p and driver, hardware etc.

but im just compiling a list of stuff i know works on xp and xp64 and win 7 x64.
 

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Incompatible

Maxis:
Sim Tower doesn't work period :((
Sim City (CD ROM) neither installer nor game can be run in dos mode under dosbox
Sim Farm (CD ROM) ""
Sim Ant (CD ROM) ""
Sim Earth (CD ROM) ""
Sim Park (CDROM) Doesn't work at all
Streets of Sim City: I haven't got this to work since windows 98ish, not sure why I expected it to work now

Compatible with workarounds
Maxis:
Sim Town (CD ROM) setup is broken, but run the simtown.exe from \WIN95\SIMTOWN\ in compatibility mode for windows 95 and it works fine. Figures the ****tiest one in the list would be the only one to work

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Simcopter: autorun works, setup itself is broken, but copy the dlls from the \setup\System to C:\Windows\System then run the Simcopter.exe off the cd. It runs super fast and it causes your chopper to appear to wobble alot which ****s with your perception and causes you to crash. Looks even ****tier than I remembered.

Still working on:
SimSafari, the autorun.exe is 32 bit and the game's exe is 32bit its just the setup.exe thats 16 bit. Game gives a blank error message (actually 2) when trying to run directly off the cd

I can't find my simcity 2000 disc, but thats not one of the obscure ones, and I'm sure someone else here has it laying around somewhere, but that should do it for the early maxis games, half of these arent even worth playing anyway, but I do miss simtower :(
 

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Theres an app which limits the speed older games run at..... just can't remember the name of it...
 

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Mo'Slo 4BIZ, at least. Just tested with Windows 7 RC 64-bit and it worked.
 

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I usually install this things outside ProgramFiles, so I don't remember if RA is required. Also, most oldies have the 16bit installer issue, there are workarounds for it.

(Publisher, Developer)

SEGA, OPeNBooK
Yoot Tower ( or Sim Tower 2 ) Works. 8-bit display... but didn't have issues, nice.

Maxis, OPeNBooK
Sim Tower might work too, I will have get around the installation first.


JoWood Productions, Arcane Studios
Arx Fatalis Work

Xicat Interactive, GRIN
Ballistics Work

Microsoft Game Studios, Zipper Interactive
Crimson Skies Work, may require Timeslip's patch.

Electronic Arts, Bullfrog
Dungeon Keeper Work, 16bit installer issue if I remember correctly though.
Dungeon Keeper 2 Work
Sim Theme Park / Theme Park World Work.

EA Games, Westwood Studios
Emperor: Battle for Dune Work

Interplay, Computer Artworks
Evolva Work

Infogrames, Rage Software
Expendable Work, I get some slowdown after some min with this one for some reason.

Interplay, Planet Moon Studios
Giants Citizen Kabuto Work

Virgin Interactive, Unique Development Studios
Ignition Work, in 3dfx mode with a proper card or a Glide wrapper.

Ubisoft, Frontier Development
Infestation Work

Interplay, Shiny
Messiah Work, with latest update and the following command lines: -x -i +!

LucasFilms Games / LucasArts
Monkey Island 1-3 Work, just use ScummVM.
Monkey Island 4 Work, needs custom installer.
Star Wars Starfighter Work

Fox Interactive, Digital Illusions
Motorhead Work, I think it even has D3D support.

Eidos Interactive, Core Design
Project Eden Work

Id Software
Quake I, II, use a custom engine like DarkPlaces and Berserker respectively.
Quake III Work

Acclaim
ReVolt Work

Psygnosis, Attention to Detail
Rollcage 1-2 Work

Gathering, Croteam
Serious Sam Work

Maxis
Sim City 2000, 3000, 4... Work.

Eidos Interactive, Crystal Dynamics
Soul Reaver, installer issue... and requires some patched dll for movie player... but can Work.
Soul Reaver 2 Work.

LucasArts, Factor5
Star Wars Rogue Squadron Work, installer issue
Star Wars Battle for Naboo Work, installer issue

Microsoft Game Studios, Digital Anvil
StarLancer Work
FreeLancer Work

EIDOS, Mucky Foot Productions
Urban Chaos Work

Nihon Falcom
Ys I & II Complete Work, 8-bit display issue with some cards on Win7.
 

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Isn't a really old game (released for PC just a couple of months after XP x64 was out):

GTA San Andreas works on Win7 x64 (both RC and RTM builds) without any issues (even XP or 2000 compatibility mode isn't needed). Before starting however, it changes the theme from Aero Glass to Aero Basic.
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 · (Edited)
That NFS - High Stakes patch is required regardless of whether it's x64 or x32 for both Vista and XP by the way.

Why link to that other site btw and not NFSCars?
NFSCars » Need For Speed: High Stakes » NFS:HS XP Ultimate Patch by pablogener
Because there are never versions...

Isn't a really old game (released for PC just a couple of months after XP x64 was out):

GTA San Andreas works on Win7 x64 (both RC and RTM builds) without any issues (even XP or 2000 compatibility mode isn't needed). Before starting however, it changes the theme from Aero Glass to Aero Basic.
IT doesn't even need run as admin since all the GTA3 engine games save to My Games in documents.
 

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Eidos Interactive, Ion Storm
Anachronox Works
Daikatana Works

Both work without having to do anything but update them. XD

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Atari, Quantic Dream
Fahrenheit Works (Also known as, Indigo Prophecy)

Rather new but has installation issues (copy protection driver fails to install, same for uninstall). Needs custom installer so update can be applied, and a fixed executable. (I think updated protection driver may work too for the latter instead)
 

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Uses Tages, updates can be obtained from the site.
 

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KrossX, to save me some time :p you mind posting the Dev studio or publisher with the games :p
 

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Thanks KrossX :D

It looks like mud doesn't want to distribute his fixes for rogue squadron as they involve a no cd fix.....
 

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Hmm... the one for the fixes of crashes after missions? That and a compatibility fix "Emulate USER" (for pilot making issue) was quite needed. =S

But yeah, same reason I won't post my "installers". Since I'm lazy to make them read the files from the original media. >_<
 

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Click properties on the Shortcut of a program that doesn't work for Vista and Chose comp tab then Chose Windows XP.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Latest Patch
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Latest Patc
I Run those on my Vista and XP (i have both) and they both work without the comp method thought and Without patches.
 
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