Vista wont install most games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by mazda2001, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. mazda2001

    mazda2001 Guest

    Hi, I have a fairly new 1.6 ghz, dual core, vista. Some of my video
    games install. Some old and new ones will not install.
    I mean, I only get the allow, cancel window. It wont give me the option
    to install, I have gone into the settings, into dos. It wont do
    anything, the only action I get is the green tower light and some action
    in the dvd player, thats it. Anyone know whats wrong?
    mazda2001, Dec 26, 2008
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    richc46 Guest

    I just purchased a new puter with 64bit Vista. I tried to install m
    Scrabble game, without success. I called the tech dept of the gam
    manufacturer and was told that there are very few games that ar
    compatible with 64bit
    richc46, Dec 31, 2008
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  3. mazda2001

    Mark Guest

    Richc46 - thats actually not true, many games work just fine with Vista64.
    The ones that don't tend to be older games or have some special quirk.

    I don't know what your Scrabble game is like but can you give any error
    messages it displays? Have you tried running the installer as an
    administrator (right-click on setup.exe on the cd)

    Hope that helps!
    Mark, Jan 2, 2009
  4. mazda2001

    Joe Guest

    And a lot of times a tech support person will just say it doesn't work to
    get you off the phone. :)

    I'm sure your Scrabble guys are of the basic mindset that they probably
    did not test the game under x64, didn't list x64 as supported on the box
    of the game, so ergo, they don't have to support the OS.

    Sucks because it seems like most of the major manufacturers are
    installing x64 now on systems at 4gb ram or more.

    In most cases though the game should work, unless there's some 16-bit
    code in the game or installer. Then you are SOL.

    Aren't there like 100 different websites with free Scrabble like games
    you can play?
    Joe, Jan 8, 2009
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