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Why do older generations games have a common look and feel by console?

Much of the "look and feel" of games of that era (up to roughly the early 3D era) was driven largely by technical limitations and tradeoffs of the consoles themselves. The Sega Genesis, for ...
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Game Won't Launch from CD

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 ...
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How can I play Day of the Tentacle?

There is also a Remastered edition that was released in March 2016.
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How to make backwards-compatible 360 games see Xbox One storage?

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 ...
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How do I access the 360 guide while on XB1?

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

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 ...
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Old Japanese Wii games on US Wii U

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....
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What happened to 'Stars!'?

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....
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Legal ways of playing old games that aren't for sale any longer

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 ...
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"No suitable display mode found" error for Dawn of War & DoW: Winter Assault

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 ...
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Xbox 360 Flash Drives and Original Xbox Games

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 ...
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How do I open the Xbox 360 guide on Xbox One?

Press the select and start buttons simultaneously.
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"Crimson Skies " for Windows 7

It looks like you can install 1.02 patch and then download a fix From: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Crimson_Skies#Modern_hardware_support
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Are games released for xbox One still downloadable onto xbox 360?

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 ...
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Can I use downloaded games from my PS3 on PS4?

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 ...
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Xbox 360 Flash Drives and Original Xbox Games

No, you need a Microsoft Hard Drive for your Xbox 360. The flash units that you can pop into the front of the Xbox only provide space for save games and do not come with the requisite software to ...
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How Can I Play Games Which Are Really Old Java Applets?

First Solution: The best solution I found was to duplicate a browsing experience from about 2003 in a virtual machine. I tried Debian 3.0 first and was not able to get it working, though I'm sure it ...
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How to play Heroes of Might and Magic 2 on Windows 7?

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

Well, this might be caused by something i've experienced just recently. Solution: Reinstall your game. BUT ONLY DO THIS IF: You've had at least one previous successful startup on that machine at ...
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Do Nintendo 64 motherboards fit in any revision N64 case?

tl;dr; A motherboard swap should work no problem. I still recommend my other answer, but as pointed out it doesn't address the original question. I pulled out a few spare consoles I have and found the ...
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How does the Nintendo 3DS play DS games?

This is not emulation, many of the NDS components are present in the 3DS exclusively to run DS games. The 5 - 8 sec black screen when launching an NDS game is there because the console starts the ...
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Is there a way to play Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask on the PC?

Majora's Mask has a remake for the Nintendo 3DS now. MSRP is $39.99 USD. Series producer Eiji Aonuma took the opportunity to fix a bunch of things he thought were problems in the original. These ...
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Playing Diablo 1 on Windows 7

It's now possible to play Diablo through your web browser : https://d07riv.github.io/diabloweb/ . Details about the project - https://github.com/d07RiV/diabloweb . It allows you to provide path to ...
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