There was recently a security update by Microsoft implemented for Windows 7 and 8 that breaks native compatibility with a very large handful of old CD-based games, namely anything with SafeDisc or SecuROM write protection built in. This security modification is built in to Windows 10 and cannot be worked around. The following is a highly abbreviated list ...
A 64-bit operating system won't be able to run a 16-bit program unless you run the program through an emulator or a virtual machine. 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 ...
Not all games available on Steam work with newer PCs.
While some old games "just work" on newer OSs, many other games have compatibility issues which make them buggy or unplayable when you don't have the "required" OS. For example, the Space Quest collection has trouble running on Vista/7.
I would say that if a game doesn't state your OS specifically, you ...
Yes, regular Wiimotes are supported by the Wii-U.
This page on Nintendo's website says:
The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.
@agent86 had a fairly good answer. I've tested the following step-by-step solution which is essentially what he suggested. Please note that this is a fairly convoluted method of running Reversi.
First, get a copy of DOSBox and install it inside Vista. If you don't have a copy of Windows 3.1 on your hard drive already, see this guide on how to create one ...
There are a couple of options that can alleviate the issue of older games running way too fast on modern machines;
Some games (ie: the original Grand Theft Auto) have built in frame limiters, see if yours does
If the game supports a 'Vsync option', control the in game FPS by changing your monitor refresh rate
Buy a patched copy of the game from another ...
A company called Device Side Data produces a device called the FC5025 which can adapt a 5 1/4" drive to a USB port. You will still need to power the drive so this approach will require either an external power source or a tower or desktop computer. There are also other limitations to this device, such as the inability to write to the disks or to read most ...
So my basic question is...are Windows 7 32-bit users doomed to never
be able to play old games like that?
This really depends on the game. Windows 95 was Microsoft's first 32-bit operating system, but designed to give a lot of compatibility to let enable earlier 16-bit software from MS-DOS and earlier versions of Windows to still run. Some games of this ...
First of all - Stars! is a 16-bit application, and for technical reasons, 64-bit versions of Windows cannot run those directly - if you have 64-bit Windows, you cannot run this game without a secondary OS. 32-bit Windows 7 should have no problem running the game, but I haven't tested it personally.
If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ulitmate, you can download the ...
I've had a few issues with Dawn of War over the years, so I thought I'd share my experiences. You've mentioned that you've done some of these steps, but for sanity's sake I'm going to list them all anyway:
Working with what you've got
Sometimes Windows' permissions & security can get in the way of you actually using your PC.
Navigate to where the Dawn ...
You can call upon the Xbox 360 guide by pressing both, simultaneously, the View and Menu buttons (the new Start and Back buttons). See here for a controller layout reference.
Reference: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility FAQ
The reason that this game no longer works is outlined by the other answer and this other question on Arqade. Basically there was a security hole in Windows 7 and 8 that Microsoft patched that makes certain write protection not work anymore. There is a simpler and safer solution to the problem than the one outlined in the other answer though (note that ...
The Virtual Xbox360 is not able to use any external storage devices connected to the XboxOne.
As outlined in the Xbox One Backwards compatibility FAQ, the Xbox360 shares saves with the Xbox one via cloud storage. This is because it's the storage the 360 has access to.
How do I pick up at the same place in a game on Xbox One where I left off on Xbox 360?
All three games are compatible with Windows 7 x64. There are several common issues you may encounter especially with Cataclysm and to a lesser extent Homeworld 1 but all have workarounds and/or patches. In my experience Homeworld 2 will probably work out of the box without any modifications.
I have documented a full list of steps to follow to get each game ...
Whilst the other answers deal primarily with re-releases or legal sites to play ROMs of games, I thought I'd share an option that has been an excellent addition to my living room: The RetroN 5!
The RetroN 5 plays the original game cartridges for:
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
Master System (via ...
Unfortunately. the Wii U is region locked(this means Virtual Wii as well). This means it can only use software printed for its home region. USA and Japan have different region codes, so they cannot use eachothers software, only their own.
To make matters worse there is currently no way of bypassing the region lock without just importing the region's console ...
Yes, unoffically though (it may break you warranty).
Region locks can be bypassed without modifying the Wii/virtual Wii, by loading homebrew software through certain game discs (like Super Smash Bros. Brawl or Lego Batman). And in addition to that you can install a small unofficial (and safe) channel called 'The Homebrew Channel', which allows you to run ...
You CAN use a non-Microsoft hard drive. I had a non-Microsoft hard drive that was from EBay and it did not allow me to play Xbox originals. I was able to modify it to allow me to play originals. Here is how:
Remove the hard drive from your Xbox if it isn't already.
You can plug your hard drive into your computer via an Xbox transfer cable or by wiring it ...
I have found a Link on Steam that answers my question perfectly:
Own Boxed Copies of DoW? Get Free Steam Keys
With the shutting of Gamespy servers, we have been migrating our
players over to Steam.
However if you purchased box versions of the game and do not own the
game on Steam, you do not need to re-purchase the games.We are
Although the Xbox One can now play a small amount of 360 games (with more being added to support over time), the 360 cannot play Xbox One games. There wouldn't be much point to upgrading consoles if the old out of date hardware can play the new games now would there?
No, the PS4 is not backwards compatible, meaning that you can't play PS3 games on PS4. There are talks of, maybe, the PS4 becoming backwards compatible (as stated in this article) after Microsoft announced that feature for the Xbox One. But as of now and, most likely, for some time to come you can't play games for the PS3 on PS4. However, there is an option ...
The game is still playable and still played. It works in 32-bit Windows 7, and almost anywhere using DOSBox running Win 3.11. To obtain the game and serial codes to play, see http://wiki.starsautohost.org/wiki/Get_Stars!.
The Commodore 64 keyboard was wired as an 8x8 matrix; it was read by sequentially driving one of eight "row" lines low and then reading whether that caused one of the eight "column" lines to also go low. Joystick port 1 was wired to five of the eight column lines; joystick port 2 was wired to five of the eight row lines. During the time between keyboard ...
I had the same problem as you and searched the internet for days to find out how i could play Lan on my old Command and Conquer games.
Be sure to get any software that can link you and your friend to a same network.(I use Hamachi)
Next chek for your game (Ex: Red Alert 2 /Tiberian sun) If you can use an IPX converter because those game use XX.XX.XX.XX ...