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Age of Empires 1 + Windows 7 SP1 = “Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw”"

I installed Age of Empires I on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. After the installation whenever I tried to run the game (Empires.exe) I get the following error right at the beginning: Could not ...
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How Can I Play Games Which Are Really Old Java Applets?

I wanted to take a trip down memory lane and play a browser game from when I was in school. It turns out that game a Java applet. I changed my security settings so that I could play it and now it ...
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wii - Bomberman Generation doesn't play BGMs

I recently bought Bomberman Generation, released on 2002 for the Gamecube, and tried to play it on my Wii. The game works fine, but the BGMs that were supposed to play in cut-scenes, menus, etc, just ...
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“No suitable display mode found” error for Dawn of War & DoW: Winter Assault

This is in conjunction with my other problem with compatibility issues with this game and Windows 8.1: I dummied the driver to allow my graphics card which worked for Dark Crusade). But on the ...
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Xbox 360 Flash Drives and Original Xbox Games

After researching why I was unable to successfully play Halo 2 on my Xbox 360, I found numerous articles that have brought me to the conclusion that I bought a counterfeit hard drive off of eBay a ...
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Warhammer 40K PC game not Playing on Windows 8.1

I recently upgraded my computer to a windows 8.1 HP Envy computer, when I tried to run the game after setup and installation it failed with an error message. This applies to DOW1 DOW winter assault ...
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Is it possible to install/run 16-bit games on Win 7 32-bit?

Forgive me if this question has an obvious answer that I clearly am not aware of. So I have a game and others that are from the Windows 95 era, and when I click "Install" I get this message: The ...
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Old Japanese Wii games on US Wii U

Can I play imported Japanese Wii games (not Wii U games) on a US Wii U in the Wii mode? I want to know if it will work before I invest in importing a Japanese Wii game. Thanks
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Color problem with Cossacks: Back to War on Win7/Win 8 64bit

I have a huge problem with Cossacks: Back to War on: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - color problems...I can't fix them by using some ddraw fixes or killing explorer.exe. I tried so much to fix it, but ...
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Sound works but no music?

I want to run Master of Magic with dosbox and i think i am missing something obvious regarding the sound/music settings. I do have in game sound but without any music. Strangely i have chosen the same ...
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Rebel Assault II issues with PS3

The menus work fine but any FMV flickers really bad with only the left 1/4 of the screen actually viewable. The disc is a bit scratched but not severe. Is this a compatibility issue or could scratches ...
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Halo 1 Not Working on Windows 7 x64

I recently installed Halo: Combat Evolved and patched it to version 1.09. When I run it, it plays the logo videos fine but then when it gets to the menu, it plays only the music on a black screen. Is ...
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How do I run Space 1889/Twilight 2000/Mega Traveller in Windows 7

I have windows 7. I have two old Paragon games Space 1889 and Twilight 2000. How do I play them or get them to work in windows 7? I have just obtained the three Mega Traveller games and want to play ...
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Microsoft Reversi on Windows Vista?

Is it possible to get the old Microsoft Reversi from Windows 2.03 to run on Windows Vista? It's an old classic! It looks like this:
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How do I get Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) to run on Windows 8?

I have a nVidia GTX 560 Ti with the latest drivers as of this post (311.06). I run swkotor.exe with compatibility mode set to XP SP3, and as administrator. The game starts up, but about 8 minutes into ...
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Are classic games released on Steam somehow optimized for modern computers?

I'm wondering if classic games (released earlier than say 2000) on Steam are somehow optimized to run on modern OS's and/or hardware? I own one such game, but it always takes some time to set it up ...
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How can I play Police Quest I on Windows 7?

How can I get Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel to run on a Windows 7 64-bit machine? I used to have this game when I was a kid and want to give it another go.
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How to play Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3 on Windows 7?

How do I install and play Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3 on Windows 7 64-bit?
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Sammy Sosa High Heat Baseball 2001 — under Windows 7 64-bit?

This is the best baseball game I ever played. I could not get it to run under Windows XP (even in Win 95 mode, Win 98 mode, Win 2000 mode, etc.). I'm considering upgrading my current computer (Win ...
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Running Stars! on Windows 7

It's the holidays and I'm feeling a bit nostalgic so I've decided to break out my old copy of Stars!. Unfortunately I can't get it running on Windows 7. The troubleshooter suggests running in XP SP2 ...
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Is the Homeworld series compatible with Windows 7 x64?

I remember I greatly enjoyed the Homeworld series back in the early 2000s, and would like to play the games again. Homeworld Homeworld: Cataclysm Homeworld 2 However, I'm concerned that they may not ...
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Which Wii console version has GameCube compatibility? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Wii consoles can play GameCube games? I've been surfing the Internet looking for a Wii system but I want to make sure I get one that can play GameCube titles. I've ...
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How can I connect a 5 1/4" floppy drive to my modern PC? [closed]

I have a small collection of 5 1/4" floppy disks (early Sierra games) that I am trying to read. How can I connect a drive that accepts these disks to my PC. This has been moved over to Super User
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How is the Wii U's region locking applied?

Can someone please let me know how the Wii U is region locked? ie. what are the regions that games can be bought from for both the Wii U and how this applies to backwards compatibility for Wii ...
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Does Wii U tablet work with wii games?

If I were to play a Wii game on the Wii U, could I play it on the tablet? Using the tablet as the display and use the normal Wii controller+nunchuck to play the game? Or does that not work for some ...
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Playing oldgame in Dosbox, is sound blaster or Roland better?

I'm playing an old game in Dosbox. The game asks me whether my sound card is Sound Blaster or Roland. What should I choose for best sound? Game happens to be ...
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Do regular Wiimotes work on the Wii-U?

I went all in when the Wii came out and got 4 Wii-motes right away. I do not want to buy new Wii-motes to play party games if I get the Wii-U. I mean it seems silly if everyone just needs the D-pad to ...
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Installing a 16-bit Windows 95 game, NBA Live 98, on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium

I am trying to install the 16-bit game, "NBA Live 98" on my parents' desktop computer, but I got a message that says, word for word: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of ...
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How to prevent sound being sporadically choppy when playing Amiga games on WinUAE?

I find that when playing Amiga games in WinUAE, the sound goes choppy for no apparent reason. Sometimes this happens right away when starting emulation, other times sound is fine for a while then ...
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Xbox 360 is backwards compatible for Yu-Gi-Oh: Dawn of Destiny, but the game won't start

Whilst doing some research about backwards compatiblity on the Xbox 360, I found one of my favorite games from the original Xbox, Yu-Gi-Oh The Dawn of Destiny, was backwards compatible. I found a ...
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LEGO Rock Raiders on Windows 8 Release Preview [closed]

After much pain and effort, I've managed to get Rock Raiders to start up, and to load a level. I now have two problems: The cut scenes won't play. The GUI is messed up in the parts where the ...
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Need help finding an old game I want to rewrite/port [closed]

There was this old stick figure game for Windows I played a while back. You, playing as a stick figure, run around on a 2d map with guns and fight other stick figures. You can get power ups, like ...
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Playstation 3 Backwards Compatibility and Upgradability

My PS2 has finally died, and I am looking to hunt down a PS3 60GB for the hardware backwards compatibility. I've located a few for ~250$. Since I've never really used a PS3, I have a few questions. ...
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Does Halo 2 only work under Windows Vista?

I have Halo 2 for Windows Vista and I'm considering upgrading to Windows 7. Will Halo 2 run on Windows 7, or is it Windows Vista only? EDIT: An update on this post: I was not able to make it work ...
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Is the slim PS3 capable of playing PS1 and PS2 games?

I used to have one of the bulky PS3's (recently deceased) and in the future, I am planning on buying a slim PS3 since it has extra data space. Now one thing that I really liked about my old model was ...
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Why won't my xbox360 download any compatibility emulators?

I have the latest dash, but when I insert an original xbox disk (confirmed on wiki to be compatible) I just get an error to install additional software without any option or instruction as to what ...
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How far does Gameboy Advance SP's backwards compatibility go?

What other systems' games does the Gameboy Advance SP support?
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Playing Old LAN games over internet

There are many old games which had solid LAN gaming systems (like Red Alert 2) and were fun to play with friends. But now that we have internet would it be possible to setup any kind of virtual LAN to ...
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Are all PSN PSP games compatible with PS Vita?

It is well known the PS Vita is not backwards compatible with any UMD-based PSP games, as it uses a different, not compatible storage media. Sony also confirmed that PSP games purchased through PSN's ...
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How does PS Vita work with PS1/PSP games?

What do PS1 and/or PSP games look like on the PS Vita? Do they fill the screen? Also since the PSP has only one analog stick, for PSP games like Monster Hunter where they used the PSPs face buttons ...
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Play PS2 data on remastered PS3 game

I have reading up on this online but I haven't found anything. Say I were to copy data from my PS2 memory card and transfer it to my PS3, using Sony's memory card adapter. Could I then use this data ...
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Does the Vita's backwards compatibility with PSP games extend to PS1 games?

Specifically, those purchased legally through the PSN Store. It seems like it should, but I can't find a definitive answer anywhere.
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How to play Heroes of Might and Magic 2 on Windows 7?

I wish to play Heroes 2 on my Windows 7 machine. My problem is that I have some difficulties starting the application. I know there is DosBOX, but I'm looking for some effective solution for this. Do ...
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Is there a way to play Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask on the PC?

I remember starting Majora's Mask, loving every minute of it, then having to go off to college and leave the N64 at home with the family. Now that I'm done, and my younger siblings have long since ...
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Is there anything I can do about the poor quality of my PS2 games on a large TV?

Last year when I moved from being a highschool student to a full-time web developer, I found myself with a never before seen abundance of money. Of course the first thing I did was go out and ...
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Playing Diablo 1 on Windows 7

I just found an old copy of Diablo (the first game) in a box and whacked it into my laptop I purchased just yesterday. After the quick install I hit play and found that the screen remained black ...
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How can I change the default battle keys in Star Control II?

I got an original copy of Star Control II and I am playing it under DOSBox in my Windows 7. It all works beautifully. However, the game come with a file named "keys.exe" which does affect the keys in ...
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How do you play old Windows games that use Quicktime?

There are a few old Windows games I have that I can't get to work on Vista. The problem is usually Quicktime. For example, there is a game called Bad Day on the Midway, that I just can't get to work ...
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Legal ways of playing old games that aren't for sale any longer

There are a few old games that I want to play again (mostly Earthbound for the SNES), however I am finding it REALLY hard to get hold of a copy for a good price, as well as the requirement of ...
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How to limit an older game's (DirectX 3) FPS speed? (USNF 97) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have this really old game from the DOS era, anyone know how to run it in my modern machine? I'm trying to run USNF 97 Navy Fighters (was made for Windows 95). My ...