Questions tagged [windows-7]

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Façade on Windows 7

I downloaded Façade from the official site. But it seems it doesn't work properly on Windows 7. How can I run it seamlessly on Windows 7 (32-bit)? Problem: They stop talking at the beginning of the ...
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How can I automatically restart mGalaxy (MAME) if it crashes?

I fixed up an old arcade cabinet my office has and everything is working just trying to out the finishing touches on it. The cabinet is hooked up to a Windows 7 machine running MAME. I am using ...
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NOLF2 sound issue while running on Windows 7 x64

I installed No One Lives Forever 2 on Windows 7 x64, I've got sound for developers' cinematics and music and sound on very first main menu, but when I hit New Game, I don't get any sounds on ...
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The Simpsons Hit and Run doesn't start on Windows 7

And I really really REALLY want to play this game. I've tried everything available on the first results of Google to no avail. The best advice is to tweak the compatibility settings to Windows XP or ...
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Can I play SimCity 4 on Windows 7?

Can I play SimCity 4 on Windows 7 (64 bit)? I want to know before buying it.
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Saved game not restoring anymore in No Man's Sky

I've been playing NMS for the past 4-5 days now. I had collected ~1M units, learned over 120 alien words, met >30 aliens on 4 star systems and so on, so forth. I last saved my game (successfully) ...
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Quake 2 network problem on localhost

In a bout of nostalgia I installed Quake 2 again a few weeks ago and started playing through it, one level at a time in the evenings. Yesterday thought a weird problem started. When I load my single-...
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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 ...
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Where are files of saved games of Capitalism II

I bought Capitalism II on gog.com and began tutorials. I saved them and I want to back-up those file in my Dropbox directory. Where are they? I searched them on my hard drive withthe name that I use ...
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How to pin Steam games to Windows 7 task bar

When I right-click on a game on my Steam Library, I have the option to add a shortcut to my desktop. However, I can NOT put that shortcut in my Windows 7 task bar with other programs and games. Can ...
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How can I play Warcraft I on my Win7 Machine?

I figure that I'd need to open a separate window, and run a DOS shell of some kind in it, but based on the trouble I am having with Starcraft I and my video card, which is a decent quality Nvidia ...
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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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Steam - The Latest version of Microsoft DirectX(r) is required to play [game here]

If I try to launch any game from steam, it gives this error: Steam - latest DirectX required The latest version of MicrosoftX(r) is required to play [game] Microsoft DirectX(r) download site ...
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Why isn't Windows' game controller properties able to recognize the guide button on the F310?

It seems to work on Steam Big Picture but somehow it won't get detected in both Xpadder and Windows' built in game controller properties thing. It doesn't even show up on the buttons list there.
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How do I run Command & Conquer Gold on Windows 7 64-bit (in XP mode)?

I downloaded the first Command & Conquer game from EA and burnt some CDs. I couldn't get the Setup.exe program to run in Windows 7 64-bit, as it must need some old DLLs. So I ran up the Windows XP ...
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Civilization IV on Windows 7 fails to start after install

I bought a Windows 7 machine and went to install Civilization IV on it. It told me the program had "known problems". If I continue it begins the startup process but eventually fails. What do I need to ...
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How do I run StarCraft: Brood War on Windows 7 without problems?

There are plenty of problems with SC 1 Broodwar running on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 like freezing, corrupted colors etc. How to fix this?
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Burnout Paradise: constant crashing on Vista & Windows 7

I know this has little to do with gaming, but more to do with lack of gaming. On both my Vista PC as my Windows 7 laptop, Burnout Paradise crashes 9 times out of 10 just a few frames after going in-...
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F-22 Air Dominance Fighter compatibility on Windows 7

I know, we're talking about history but 2 days ago I got my hand on this wonderful combat flight simulator but I can't manage to play with it. I've installed it and no problem with that. I've tried to ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Is there a way to install the original Command and Conquer on Windows 7?

Is there any way to install C&C on Windows 7 without the XP VM? I tried using the XP virtual mode but I guess my laptop is not compatible with it. I tried changing the compatibility in the ...
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Launching Minecraft lags computer

Whenever I launch Minecraft.exe on my computer, while the Minecraft launcher is loading, my computer starts to lag out. The render rate on my entire computer slows down . This is participially ...
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'Video Card 0 isn't in look-up file' when attempting to play Age of Mythology through Remote Desktop?

I am trying to run Age of Mythology through Remote Desktop. The reason for this is my Windows 7 Machine isn't powerful enough, but my Windows XP machine is. So, I am running Age of Mythology on ...
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How to enable stereoscopic 3D in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

I can't enable stereoscopic 3D in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (the button appears red)? I have the latest drivers and am using Windows 7 x64 but the game does not allow me to enable this feature. I'm ...
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Is it possible to move a hard drive with Steam games to a new computer?

I've seen a lot of questions asking somewhat the reverse of this question, namely copying games from one PC to another to avoid downloading. My question is can I just remove my entire hard drive from ...
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Baldur's Gate II config utility not working in Windows 7

Downloaded the BGII demo, just to see if I could run the game. Turns out that the configuration utlility shows up like this: As you can see, the window is too small for the info contained. So not ...
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Worms Armageddon lags during game play on Windows 7

Worms Armageddon is installed and all menu options work except the drop bars, they are blank (not including during gameplay) ****The worst is during game play, it lags so bad it is impossible to play....
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How can I unblock games from changing the screen resolution?

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15r. It is pretty good for gaming, however I have recently had a problem with running certain games in fullscreen mode. Basically, they don't change the screen ...
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How can I change the accelerate key in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit?

I am trying to change the key controls of NFS Hot pursuit, but when I go to Settings → Gameplay Settings → Controls And I press Enter to change the key configuration, it says "volume ...
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AoE2/AoK LAN connectivity

With a group of friends, we fired up our old copies of AoK to play together through LAN, as the HD version (through Steam) only offered unplayable games. To play our "not so recent" games, we use an ...
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Installing a 16-bit Windows 95 game 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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“Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device” when attempting to launch GTA V?

I have GTA V on Steam and when I go to launch it after downloading, the loading screen comes up and and then goes to a message: Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device I've tried asking R* for help ...
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Grand Theft Auto V Setup Tool requires Windows Media Player

The title says it all, and I seem to have a bit of a problem with WMP. Windows just decides to be a horrible jerk and fails the installation in Windows Features. The failure is always accompanied by "...
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Games from gamejolt.com aren't permitted to run

Whenever I run a game from http://gamejolt.com, Java prevents me from playing it. It tells me Java doesn't allow applets without an approved certificate. From what I understand, GameJolt's games are ...
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Trying to Play an Old Game, will Installing Old Direct X Affect Anything?

I'm trying to play an old Windows 98 game on Windows 7. The game is asking me to install DirectX 6. If I choose to install them will this affect my system? (In other words will this stop newer games ...
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How to start Thief (2014) 64bit with Mantle enabled?

I've recently got Thief (2014 version, on Steam) and I got a pc that can run 64bit executables and use the AMD Mantle technology but if I try to start the game without the 32bit mode I just get a ...
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How can I force my computer to use my AMD GPU instead of the integrated Intel Card?

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 and I'm trying to get the dicrete GPU selected. But even though I got the High Performance option selected on Catalyst Control Center, I ...
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Mouse Cursor Won't Display in Full Screen Games

Whenever I run a game full screen, if it doesn't have a custom cursor built into the game, I basically can't play it, because for some reason, my system mouse cursor simply won't display when I run ...
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Will Prince of Persia 3D run on Windows 7?

According to its system requirements, the game says it needs Windows 98 or Windows ME. Can I play it if I have Windows 7 instead? Or do I need an older OS to be able to run it?
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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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How to get old 16-bit Windows games to work on 64-bit Windows?

Trying to play some old Windows 95 games on Windows 7 64-bit, I'm getting the following error: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your ...
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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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Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5 not Recognized by Windows 7 (64 bit)

I have bought a Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5, but it isn't recognized by my operating system (Windows 7 64bit Home Premium - French). I have downloaded the drivers from Saitek's website but the setup gets ...
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How can I move Morrowind in windowed mode on Windows 7?

I have a widescreen display so Morrowind looks skewed in fullscreen mode. However, If I start it in windowed mode, it is drawn slightly off screen, with the top being above the boundary of my screen. ...
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Run task when Diablo II is closed

Many old games (Starcraft, Diablo II, Diablo, Age of Kings...) have huge problems displaying colors correctly on Windows 7. For Starcraft, I have succeeded to fix this using: Opening the screen ...
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Playing TimeLapse on Windows 7 32 bit

I have just downloaded TimeLapse: Ancient Civilizations on my Windows 7 professional, 32 bit computer. The game is working but the graphics are poor. (My graphics are great on other games.) I was also ...
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Error in opening Mass Effect 1 on Windows 7

Ok, so I have spent several hours troubleshooting this. This is what I get both when I open the Launcher and hit play, and when I directly open the .exe file that it claims to not be able to find. ...
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Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC?

Are there some good drivers available to make the PS 3 controller work with Windows 7? Also, can I use it wirelessly?
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I bought a game on for linux can I install it on windows?

I have bought a cross-platform game over steam and installed it in Linux. Would I have to buy another key to play it on my Windows pc? or could I just install it on my windows pc?
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Fixing steam installs

I have this problem with a lot of games on Steam and was wondering if there is a general fix. What happens is I go to install a game, it asks for admin permission, does it's thing, installs and runs ...