Questions tagged [backwards-compatibility]

Use this tag for compatibility issues with games that will no longer natively run on current generation hardware, like running DOS games on 64-bit Windows systems, configuring compatibility settings for those garbled XP-era Japanese games or looking for legal ways of playing games for the NES. Do not use this tag for questions about identifying old games; these questions are off-topic.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
0answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
179 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
270 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
558 views

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?
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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... ...
1
vote
2answers
756 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
377 views

Windows 95/DirectX 2 game too slow 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 literary half an fps and thus it is nigh unplayable. Are there any ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible?

Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible with games or accessories from previous Nintendo consoles?
6
votes
1answer
852 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
293 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
457 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
21k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
151 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
553 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
167 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Why won't Sonic & Knuckles collection work on my windows 10 computer?

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.
7
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
6
votes
4answers
13k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I access backward compatible Xbox 360 games from the store, on the Xbox One?

As of now, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is available for free with Xbox Live Gold. Operation Flashpoint is an Xbox 360 game, but it was ported to Xbox One via backwards compatibility. How can ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Can I use downloaded games from my PS3 on PS4?

Please let me know because I just got a PS4 but can't open it until Christmas and when I open it I wanna log in with my account and play Minecraft.
16
votes
1answer
6k views

Game Won't Launch from CD

I ordered American McGee's Alice from eBay and it seemed to read just fine when I put it in my computer. The autoplay menu worked correctly and allowed me to install the game, but when I double-click ...
1
vote
1answer
11k views

Copy Xbox 360 saves to Xbox One without Cloud

I want to copy my old (Fallout 3) saves from my Xbox 360 to the Xbox One to continue playing, maybe even with another Xbox account, and without the Cloud storage. Is it somehow possible to achieve ...
1
vote
2answers
8k views

Will my game progress be saved with backwards compatibility?

I've played a couple hours of the original Borderlands and now that I can play it on my Xbox One with backwards compatibility I want to know if my progress will transfer over along with my ...
8
votes
2answers
274k views

Can I play against or with Xbox 360 players through my Xbox One?

Is it possible to play against and with Xbox 360 players through my Xbox One?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I use an Xbox One giftcard to buy a 360 game for my Xbox One?

I want to buy Fallout 3 for my Xbox One using a 15 dollar giftcard I recently received. I have already put the money in my account and I was wondering if I could use it to buy the game, as it is a 360 ...
2
votes
1answer
530 views

Can Skylander Giants be used on the PS4 Swap Force?

My daughter wants one of the Giant figures after playing on a friends Wii - Before I buy any I wanted to check if they will work on the Swap Force starter pack for the Ps4 - thanks!
-2
votes
1answer
137 views

Are games released for xbox One still downloadable onto xbox 360?

I'm aware that the Xbox One can play several Xbox 360 games. Can I currently purchase, download, and play games created for the Xbox One specifically through the Xbox 360 store?
-1
votes
1answer
32k views

Can you play Black Ops 3 multiplayer cross platform on Xbox One and Xbox 360? [duplicate]

My friend is going to get Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 but the problem is that he has a Xbox 360 and I have a Xbox One. Could we still play together on the game in multiplayer?
3
votes
2answers
827 views

Low FPS from an old game

I'm trying to play OuterBound Games' Demolition Derby and Figure 8 race on a windows 10 gaming PC. It took a while to get it running and now I can run it fine - the only problem is that the framerate ...
12
votes
3answers
44k views

Command and Conquer: Generals not launching on Windows 7 64-bit

I've tried a large number of solutions to the problems that 64 bit Windows 7 has with Generals and Zero Hour, to no avail. I've been trawling all over the internet for a fix for my problem. To wit, I'...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

How do I open the Xbox 360 guide on Xbox One? [duplicate]

I know there's some way to do this, but when I press the guide button, a short hold goes to the Xbox One home and a long hold goes to turn the controller off.
4
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I access the 360 guide while on XB1?

With Rare Replay, it includes the 360 versions of some games to "show off" the Backwards compatibility in action. I can get 360 style notifications and achievements, but pressing the xbox button ...
8
votes
2answers
10k views

Command and Conquer: Generals Zero-Hour on Windows 8?

I've nearly reached the breaking point with this game. A few more failed startups and my fist will be through my monitor. I've tried everything on the Internet. I've gone through four Google pages ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

How can I make 'Kulki' run on Windows 7?

I would like to make this game playable on Windows 7 (compatibility with older OS doesn't work). I'm pretty sure it should be possible using something like DosBox, but I don't know how to configure ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Is there any shorcut for the ''PS Button'' on Ps3, using a Ps1/Ps2 Controller?

I got the first three Sony consoles (and the PSP too) the thing is, i like to use my old PS1 controller (the analog one) on my Ps2 and Ps3, everything works fine, but the only thing i'm missing, at ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to get Heroes of Might and Magic 1 for Windows 95 work in Windows 7 64-bit

I have a collection of old games in a CD (from year approximately 1995). One the games included is Heroes of Might and Magic 1. I would like to get this game working properly on my computer but so far ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Global Operations don't work on Windows 8.1

I recently installed Global Operations on my Windows 8.1 laptop (Dell 15R N5110). The intro video plays at the start of the game but after that I get the error "Global Operations Client has Stopped ...
1
vote
2answers
999 views

Is Dr. Drago's Madcap Chase / Die Total Verrückte Rallye playable on current systems?

Dr. Drago's Madcap Chase (from German studio Blue Byte, orig. title "Die total verrückte Rallye") was released in 1995. I remember it crashing too often to be playable under Windows XP even in Dosbox. ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

Is there any version of Botanicula compatible with Yosemite?

I have a .dmg file of the game Botanicula (version 1.0.0) on my Mac. When I open it a warning tells me "image not recognized." Is that related to compatibility or from another problem?