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 ...
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 ...
@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 ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!.
First, you're going to have to find a copy of the EXE. You'll probably need original Windows install floppies for this. Luckily, Reversi was also present in Windows 3.1, which was a popular version of the OS, and copies are relatively abundant if you know where to look.
Playing this game natively in Windows Vista is possibly going to be problematic. The ...
Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3's arcade versions can be played using MAME (an arcade game system emulator). Their console versions can be played using console emulators; the emulator will depend on which console version you want to play, e.g. Kega Fusion (Sega Genesis / Mega Drive), Snes9x (SNES), ePSXe (PlayStation).
As for the game itself, you'll need to ...
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 ...
As long as you have the original game data (HEROES2.AGG and map files), you could use the free heroes 2 engine (fheroes2), which is Free Software (GPLv2 licensed), developed using SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) and as such is compatible with most operating systems. There's even a port for Android!
It's not technically an "emulator", since it adds some extra ...
To bypass the invalid 16 bit application error
1) Put the disk in and "explore/open" the disk content. Find the folder called "HEROES2".
2) Copy that entire folder to the C:/ drive or wherever you want it.
3) Look inside the copied "HEROES2" folder - it will have a folder called "WING". Open that folder and and copy the .dll contained within it.
4) For ...
The Vita can only play certain supported digital versions of PSP games. If your games are on a PSP UMD only then you are out of luck. (Here is a fan made comprehensive list of playable games)
As for the games you listed specifically, only these are available currently on the Vita as a download through the PSN store:
Jak and Daxter
Secret Agent Clank