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Clicking the print screen button on the top-right of your keyboard (its name is usually abbreviated, e.g. Prt Scr) will save an image of the current display to the clipboard. You can later paste that image inside a suitable application (e.g. paint). Of course, that means only one screen shot at a time, since hitting the key again will override the clipboard. ...


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I agree with Oak that Steam is a very viable option for taking screenshots in-game as well as the stock print screen mechanic. I would like to pose a third option, though. You could always check out a utility like Greenshot. Which takes the print screen mechanic a step further by automatically saving the the image to the desktop, or other desired location, ...


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It's actually quite likely that these games are relying on old 16-bit DLLs. A lot of early 32-bit software relied on old 16-bit DLLs for some functions, as they did the job, they weren't used in a performance critical part of the software and there was no need to look for 32-bit versions. (for example until fairly recently the install software was often ...


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The solution is to kill the explorer causing these problems: Open notepad and paste this in: @echo off taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe start /wait StarCraft.exe start C:\Windows\explorer.exe Choose all files -> save as WIN7FIX.bat Copy WIN7FIX.bat in the starcraft directory (where starcraft.exe is) RUN this bat file. DONE ! P.S. There are other guides on ...


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I'm not sure if this helps but it works perfectly for me on Mac + Windows 7; I've downloaded the clients through the Blizzard portal/store by adding my games. Think I had issues using the actual CDs because you couldn't patch them properly to begin with, etc. If you have the CD keys you can just hop onto the website and add your games and download the ...


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A 64-bit operating system won't be able to run a 16-bit program. For more info, see these Super User posts: Why 64 bit OS can't run a 16 bit application? How do I get 16-bit programs to work on a 64-bit Windows? This question on Arqade: How to get old 16-bit Windows games to work on 64-bit Windows?, is similar to yours, but the solutions in the ...


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According to Good Old Games these are supported OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit) They have also a list of issues and possible solutions.


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If you have a copy of Windows XP lying around, you can simply copy the "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\pinball" folder in its entirety to anywhere on your Windows 7 machine and run pinball.exe. No compatibility mode needed. This is very easy if you have Windows XP Mode installed. I just tested this on my Windows 7 x64 machine and it works great. Don't bother ...


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Yes, you can run them in an emulator such as ePSXe. Typically emulators require rather powerful machines to run at the kind of FPS you'd expect from the console, however you're unlikely to experience issues with a Playstation emulator and a half-decent PC. For more information on Playstation emulation, plus a list of emulators, check out the Emulation ...


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Your games are probably running at 800x600, but rather than scaling the image to take up the full screen, your display is showing it at its native resolution (1 game pixel == 1 LCD pixel). The first thing you'll want to try is increasing the video resolution in the game's options. According to Dell, the native resolution of your display is 1366 X 768. Two ...


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In order to run Diablo 2 on my windows 7 PC, I did the following (and this should work for Vista as well): Have the compatibility mode set to Windows XP (Service Pack 3) Run in 256 colours Disable Desktop composition Run this program as an administrator If you still run into issues, try keeping the Screen Resolution menu opened as you play. This may ...


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So I don't know enough about virtual machines to make a good recommendation (you should go to Superuser.com for that), but I did have some success with using VirtualBox. I've run a large number of games on Virtual Machines, dating back to running Warcraft 2 on OS7 (which I don't recommend btw). Over time I've learned two important rules: Don't play ...


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Warning: If you make a mistake you may have to reinstall Borderlands. Back up Borderlands and any game files before continuing. You are looking to disable the outline shader via the Borderlands WillowEngine.ini file under Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\. You can tweak many aspects of Borderlands by modifying this file. There is a tutorial ...


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There's an up-to-date explanation on how to fix it on the Steam forums. If, for some reason, it becomes inaccessible, see my explanation below on how to fix it. Still doesn't work? Here's how to fix it. Most credits go to some fellow nicknamed Darkje - thanks Darkje! I Prepared a single zip to speed up the process. Short Method Download the following ...


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Try going into 'Control Panel' through the start menu, and accessing the 'Mouse' option. Under the 'Pointer Options' tab, uncheck 'Display pointer trails' and press 'Apply'. (this seems to be a common issue) Under the 'Pointers' tab, uncheck 'Enable pointer shadow'. If you are running Windows 7, or possibly Vista (not sure about vista), go into the ...


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Most, if not all, of the Steam games I have are 32 bit, and the client is only 32-bit, so they're all run with WoW64. If you're going to be reformatting your hard drive, you can back up the game files to avoid redownloading fairly easily. In the Steam client, go to "Steam" >> "Backup and Restore Games..." >> "Backup currently installed games" and select ...


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I have successfully used an app called DS3 Tool to use a PS3 controller on Windows 7 64 bit. I did do it by cable though, it does also apparently work with bluetooth. It was a bit of a hassle to get setup, but once it worked allowed a lot of customization and worked very well. Just follow the setup instructions closely.


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Thanks to @SevenSidedDie, I discovered that the error only occurrs when running it with JRE7. This was tested by uninstalling JRE7 and instead using JRE6. However, as a Java developer, it was really inconvenient to have the the latest Java runtime uninstalled as I need it to debug with. I reinstalled JRE7 and after some tinkering, I did the following to ...


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Typically, I find cross platform games have better performance on the Windows version as opposed to the Mac versions. If you look at what Blizzard's recommended specifications are: PC Recommended Specifications: Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor 2 GB RAM 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI RadeonĀ® HD 3870 or better Mac Recommended Specifications: ...


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I've been playing SimCity 4 (Deluxe Edition) on Windows 7 64-bit for a few weeks now and it's been relatively problem-free. I did have a problem running the game full screen after installing the update available from EA, but right-clicking the shortcut, going to Properties → Compatibility, and checking the Disable desktop composition option resolved ...


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Some quick and hopefully helpful answers. 1) Windows paging is trying to do what it thinks it needs to. I am not sure I can go into much detail in this area as to about why and when this is going to happen, but this article here gives some good information in this area. Honestly, as you mentioned above, this is a symptom of the problems you are having as ...


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I have now discovered the issue (after posting, of course). I have a Ralink RT2860 wireless card that I use to connect to the internet, and the newest (albeit three years old) drivers apparently cause the issue. If anyone else has this issue, you can download the working drivers (version 3.0.11) from this link.


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I can see you've tagged this AOE 2 - we play LAN games of AOE 2 in our office network successfully with a mixed environment of Windows 7/XP machines. We did notice some issues with the colours in AOE on Windows 7 that were related to a clash with the windows theme - you can see the solution for that at: ...


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This isn't answering your question directly, but on the CD case for the original Starcraft (should be the first disc) there should be a 13 digit cd key. If you try downloading the Starcraft installer from Blizzard, you wont require the discs to play the game. You will be able to launch them straight from your desktop. However, that game requires a 26 digit ...


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16-bit games will not work on Windows 7 64-bit as it lacks WOW (Windows on Windows), a program included with 32-bit Windows NT versions (including XP) that provided support for legacy 16-bit applications. The 64-bit versions of Windows have their own emulator: WOW64, which allows now-legacy 32-bit applications to run on the 64-bit operating system.


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The game is very buggy, make sure you have the latest patch installed (should happen automatically if Steam is not in offline mode). Also try to install the latest Nvidia driver. But most likely you just have to wait for a new patch to fix some more of the numerous crashing bugs this game obviously has.


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That scrolling bug should be fixed by the community-made (non-official) AOE II: The Conquerors patch, UserPatch: http://www.xomicron.com/software/userpatch/ This is a feature and bug-fix update for Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion. Its primary focus is to correct several long existing issues with the AI system and related game elements. ...


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Windows Vista/7 and Diablo II by Skie_m Windows Vista and 7 have known compatibility issues with Diablo II/LoD ... to fix them, take the following steps: Right-click your Game.exe file and in the compatibility view, make certain you are running the game under Windows XP SP2/3 mode, and DISABLE DESKTOP COMPOSITION. This should allow your game to ...


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I Couldnt get it to work by stock either, but the solution given in this forum post worked. But, be very careful. This involves registry editing, which can be very dangerous if you get it wrong. Click on Start button, type regedit, then click OK. Navigate to the following place in the registry (Windows 7, 64BIT. Should work in most OS's) ... ...



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