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For compatibility issues with games that are not designed for current generation hardware, like DOS games on 64-bit Windows, fixing garbled Windows XP–era Japanese games, or legal ways to play old console games. This tag also covers backwards compatibility features in consoles, like the PS1 chip in the PS2. Do not use this tag for identifying old games; use the [game-identification] tag instead and follow its tag info.

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Padlock on a downloaded PS5 game

So, I bought a PS4 game in 2017 that was removed from the PlayStation Store a few years later. It doesn’t even show up in my transaction history, weirdly enough, and I obviously don’t have the order ...
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How do I change the resolution of Baldur’s Gate 1?

I have installed Baldur's Gate 1 (CD), the original, first version, on a Windows 10 computer, and I wanted to play it again. How can I change the resolution because it's impossible to play with the ...
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Will PS4 game discs work on PS5 Console? [duplicate]

I recently bought a PS5, after loooooooong wait. So, the first few games that I plan are - Bloodborne and Demon Souls. The only discs for PS4 available on Amazon India are that from PS4. So, will ...
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How do I limit the framerate of GTA 1 so that it doesn't run too fast on my Windows 10 laptop?

I have installed GTA 1 (published in 1997) from the original disk onto my Dell Inspiron 7580 laptop (Windows 10). I have created an .MDX file and am using Daemon Tools Lite to run the game without ...
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Is the Xbox One power cable backward compatible with the original Xbox?

I am looking to play some vintage games on the original Xbox but the power cord is missing. Is the power cord for the Xbox One backwards compatible with the original Xbox?
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How can I use a PS4 controller for a PS3?

A friend gave me his old PS3 with a broken hard drive, I changed it and when tried to install the firmware, I realize I don't own or could borrow a PS3 controller. Since PS4 controllers won't work via ...
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Old Win 95 Game runs only at 640*480p. This is only a tiny fraction of my screen [duplicate]

I recently installed an old (1998) game from my childhood. It was designed for Win 95/98 but runs smoothly on Win10. However, its resolution is set to 640x480 and there is no way to change that (there ...
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How can I play games that need Quicktime? [duplicate]

I am trying to play Gundam 0079: The War for Earth for PC on Windows 10, but every time I boot it up it does not work. It says "Quicktime was not installed right", or something like that. ...
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Is Morrowind actually backwards compatible on Xbox 360?

Elder Scrolls Morrowind is included in the Xbox 360 backwards compatible list, yet when I insert my Xbox Morrowind disk into my Xbox 360 (2008 Pro 60 GB HDD), I get this error "X 58085.0 B 1884.0&...
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How to run custom missions in F-16 Multirole Fighter?

I'm playing the old game by Novalogic called F-16 Multirole Fighter, but every time i select a mission I made from the mission editor which came with the game, I get an error which says ...
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How does PS1 Backwards Compatibility work on the PS2?

How does PS1 Backwards Compatibility work on the PS2? I remember someone saying that the console would reset into a PS1 only mode, but I'm not sure if this was true.
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How does the Nintendo 3DS play DS games?

Games for the original Nintendo DS run, and have always run, on Nintendo 3DS hardware. I've been trying to read about how this works but am not really finding anything definitive. How does the ...
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Do Nintendo 64 motherboards fit in any revision N64 case?

I have an original launch Nintendo 64 that I took good care of over the past 25 years, but alas it now exhibits the random reset issue. I narrowed the issue down to the motherboard. Newer revision ...
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Is Minecraft Bedrock Edition backwards compatible with minor versions?

For example, a client with version 1.17.1 tries to join a server running version 1.17.0 - does this work? What about the other way around?
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Amperage for Fat PS2 with IEC C13 Female Lead Plug To UK 3 Pin Plug?

Was trying to find the amperage for a FAT PS2 using a IEC C13 Female Lead Plug To UK 3 Pin Plug. Can't seem to find the information anywhere.
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Why do older generations games have a common look and feel by console?

I’ve been getting into retro gaming in the last few years (the options for emulators are just so cheap and good) and I’ve noticed more and more that there is a common “look and feel” to games released ...
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Do PS4 games still get a performance upgrade on PS5 if run from external storage?

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) has the option to run PlayStation 4 (PS4) games from an external USB drive to save space on the main drive for more intensive PS5 games, which can only be run from the internal ...
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Lag on old PC games until a gamepad is connected

Some older Windows XP games are running very slow on my Windows 10 PC. However, if a gamepad is connected before the game boots, it runs at full speed. It doesn't matter whether the game even uses ...
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Best way to display old, low resolution PC games on modern monitors? [duplicate]

For clarification, I'm not asking about getting the games to simply work on modern hardware/software. A lot of old DOS games had low max resolutions. Many (like Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games) maxed ...
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Why is "Recruit" not working for Sweet's mission "Los Sepulcros" in GTA: San Andreas on Windows 10?

I am playing GTA: San Andreas on a Windows 10 environment and have reached the mission "Los Sepulcros". However, I can't complete the mission because I have to use the "recruit" ...
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Global Operations goes to small black box after Intro Windows 10

After the intro animation plays, it jumps to a small black box and then shuts off
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Mafia 2 save game won't load because it requires DLC I've never owned (XBox One, Games With Gold)

Years ago, I purchased Mafia 2 for XBox 360 through Games with Gold. In the last year, I started playing Mafia 2 on my XBox One X which was now playable through backward compatibility. I played off ...
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Mechwarrior (esp. Mercenaries / Vengeance) with Joystick / HOTAS on Win7x64?

I've spent all day yesterday getting Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries to work on my machine, and, behold! It finally works and runs. But all I can do is stare at the inside of my Mechs' cockpit, as I had to ...
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Can I play the original Destiny on my XBox One with someone on XBox 360? [duplicate]

There are questions similar to this, but none are helping me. I love the Destiny games. Always have. My Dad is looking to spend some video game time with me, and I thought this would be the perfect ...
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Is GTA 5 backwards compatible between Xbox 360 and Xbox One S? [duplicate]

If my friend uses the backwards compatibility to play GTA 5 360 version on Xbox One S, and I use the Xbox One S version of the game, can I still play GTA 5 with him? We will both be playing on our ...
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Can I play Minecraft with my 360 friends on an Xbox one emulating minecraft 360?

Is it possible to play Minecraft with my Xbox 360 friends online using backward compatibility on Xbox one? So I would buy Minecraft 360 , put it in my Xbox one, can I play it with my Xbox 360 friends ...
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Playing Steam's Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 on a modern machine

I purchased and downloaded Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 via Steam not too long ago. It's been nearly 20 years since I last played, and I was feeling somewhat nostalgic. Unfortunately, I found that it ...
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Xbox One S Games Compatible with the Xbox 360

My husband & I have an XBox One S & have a friend with an Xbox 360. We want to play Borderlands. Is that possible?
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Is Call of Duty: Ghosts backwards compatible?

If I have a Xbox 360 version of CoD Ghosts and play on the Xbox One can I play with people who have a Xbox One disc?
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Does Diablo 2 LOD Run On Latest Mac OS X (April 2017)?

An extension of this question, does Diablo 2 LOD run on OSX <= 10.12? I just tested this on 10.10 Yosemite and it installed, but my screen is flickering weird colors when in full-screen mode... ...
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Playing Windows 2000 games in windowed Mode in Windows 10

I have a game that dates pre-Windows 2000/ME on hard copy that I tend to play on my PC. The game (Throne of Darkness) is brilliant to play, however I would much like to run it in Windowed mode as my ...
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Laser Kombat, a Windows 95/DirectX 2 game runs with a low FPS on Windows 10

I managed to archaeologically dig out a game that I really enjoyed when I was younger, Laser Kombat. The problem is that it runs at literally half FPS and thus it is nigh unplayable. Are there any ...
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Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible?

Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible with games or accessories from previous Nintendo consoles?
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Restart a new game+ in Mass Effect 1

So I have recently decided to replay the trilogy to flesh out some achievements and re-experience it before Andromeda comes out. I have a level 59 character I want to start a new file with and play ...
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Has the composite to HDMI converter better quality than composite to SCART to HDMI?

I have connected Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 to my flat screen. Currently I am connecting the composite to Scart head, which is connected to Scart to HDMI converter. I found a RCA to HDMI ...
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Xbox One Games with gold Issue

I'm having an issue with buying the 360 Games with Gold titles on my Xbox One. Whenever I attempt to purchase one (on the Xbox) I'm told I'm unable to make this purchase at Xbox.com, please attempt ...
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4 way Black ops Offline Multiplayer-PS2 Compatability

As the question suggests. Instead of buying two more PS3 Controllers, I'm looking at recycling my old PS2 controllers. Now the problem I face is, if I get an adapter for the PS2 Controller to work ...
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Playing Age of Mythology on Windows 10

I am a big fan of Age of Mythology and it worked perfectly on my computer on Windows 7. A few weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 10 and now I get the below error message: ACCESS DENIED - Please login ...
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Run Dispel (1999) on Windows 8.1

I want to play Dispel on rather modern PC: Windows 8.1 (x64), Intel i5-3570k, Radeon r9 380. This is an old game (1999) and unpopular, so it was never remastered or even patched for systems, that are ...
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Red Dead Redemption region lock

At last the game became backward compatible and I wanted to buy it. I was trying to buy it on Xbox.com but MS response was something like: Sorry, we can't complete the action right now. After that I ...
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How does DLC work with Xbox One backwards compatibility?

I read that all of the downloadable content was included with the Rare Replay backwards compatible 360 titles (Kameo, etc.) Is that true for all games? For example, if I have Red Dead Redemption as a ...
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Which Xbox games can be played on the Xbox 360?

I have an Xbox 360, and I want to buy the old Splinter Cell games that were available on the original Xbox. I know the Xbox 360 isn't fully backwards compatible, though, so I'm not sure if the ...
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Texas Hold'em on Xbox One

Why is it that, when I'm playing this game on Xbox One and my family is playing on the Xbox 360, I can't join their game and they can't send me invites to join them? I thought it was backward ...
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Can I play on my Xbox one with someone else that is on a Xbox 360? [duplicate]

Am I able to play my Xbox one online and join my friends game who is playing on a Xbox 360? If so what games?
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How can I run old games on Windows 7 with a DirectX 9 error?

I have installed Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars on my Windows 7 laptop and updates. However, when I try to run it I see this error1: To answer the points in the dialog: I have DirectX 11 ...
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Baldur's Gate Disc Read As Blank Windows 10 [duplicate]

When I insert the disc it says, "D:\ The directory name is invalid" I bought it here: http://www.amazon.com/Baldurs-Gate-Box-Set-Compilation-Pc/dp/B002TOKQH2/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 ...
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Does the Xbox One have backward compatibility for games on the original Xbox?

I am aware about select Xbox 360 games being able to be played on the Xbox One, but what about the games for the original Xbox?
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Why won't Sonic & Knuckles collection work on my windows 10 computer? [closed]

It says "This app can't run on your pc. To find a version for your pc, check with the software publisher." and no compatibility options will work. I'm using a 64 bit win10 laptop.
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Are compatible Xbox 360 3D games also 3D on Xbox one?

Xbox One has released the ability to emulate a wide range of Xbox 360 games. Does the Xbox One retain the ability to use the 3D display feature of select Xbox 360 games?
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How to make backwards-compatible 360 games see Xbox One storage?

When I e.g. start Mass Effect (a backwards-compatible 360 game) on my Xbox One, it asks me what storage device I want to store saves on, but only gives me the option of using cloud storage. I don't ...
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