XP games to Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by AshT93, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. AshT93

    AshT93 Guest

    Will any of the games that are released for Windows XP editions be able to be
    played on the new Windows Vista editions (like The Sims 2)?
    AshT93, Jul 15, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Yes, the bulk of games will work on Vista. I've tried a couple of dozen and
    have only found one that doesn't at the moment.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

    *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
    Paul Smith, Jul 15, 2006
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  3. Which game might that be?

    Rasmus Bertelsen
    Rasmus Bertelsen, Jul 16, 2006
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    Andre Guest

    Games which to use OpenGL libraries WILL NOT play on Vista.

    The Vista recognize DirectX games ONLY.

    Doom 3, Quake 4, Pray and so on are NOT Vista compatible.
    Andre, Jul 16, 2006
  5. That's hopefully not the case with the final version of Windows Vista.
    If so I will not be buying Windows Vista :-(

    Rasmus Bertelsen
    Rasmus Bertelsen, Jul 16, 2006
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    Zapper Guest

    Oh Really?
    I was able to play the Prey demo on Vista x64 using the Nvidia 88.61 drivers
    which ..."Includes OpenGL driver for compatibility testing. "

    I think I might install Doom 3 and check it out now....
    Zapper, Jul 17, 2006
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    MAX Guest

    Hi I play America's Army on XP and copy the AA map to the programfiles of
    and it starts good only when i logon to an server i been kicked wath can i do
    MAX, Jul 18, 2006
  8. You probably have to install the game into Vista. You may have copied the
    Programs file, but you didn't mention whether you transferred all the
    Registry settings.
    Mark D. VandenBeg, Jul 18, 2006
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    MAX Guest

    Hi Mark, are you dutch?
    MAX, Jul 19, 2006
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    MAX Guest

    Hi Mark,
    i have a new computer
    D940 3.2ghz
    2gb int
    2 SATA HD
    Nvidia 9700GTX
    1disk is XP and the other is Vista
    i did the same with XP and it works fine
    on this site i found something obout user rights
    I think that it may by the problem
    MAX, Jul 19, 2006
  11. I am, but do not speak, read or write any Dutch.
    Mark D. VandenBeg, Jul 19, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Here's my current list:

    Zoo Tycoon 2*
    Half-Life 2*
    Civilization 4*
    Battlefield 2
    Rise of Legends
    Quake III Arena***
    Unreal Tournament 2003***
    Black and White 2
    Warcraft 3**
    World of Warcraft
    Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigher
    Sim City 4*
    Guild Wars
    Call of Duty 2
    Command & Conquer Generals
    Command & Conquer Renegade
    Final Fantasy XI
    EverQuest 2
    Diablo II
    Star Wars Galaxies
    FIFA 2006*
    Call of Duty
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
    DOOM 3

    *Problems, on my setup I had to run them into a window first to prevent them
    from crashing, I'm assuming a video driver bug not letting them pick up
    resolution details. Others have mentioned lowering the desktop resolution
    to the same as their default start-up resolution resolves it too.

    **Works fine with retail version, but latest patch breaks sound.

    ***Mouse acceleration seems to be turned on.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, Jul 22, 2006
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    Notts Ash Guest

    Can you test: The Sims, and The Sims 2

    Notts Ash, Jul 22, 2006
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    Andre Guest

    What is your system? What is the ver. of Vista?
    In what mode did you start OpenGL games (Doom 3, Prey etc.). In DirectX?
    What was the resolution? Performance?
    How did you turn on support of OpenGL in Vista Beta 2 x32?
    Is it possible for ATI Radeon x700 Pro?
    Newest drivers from ati.com do not set up OpenGL libraries into Vista and do
    not recognize them if they already in.
    All these OpenGL games playing only in 640x480 DirectX mode or hang up on my
    machine with Pentium 630 and 2Ggb RAM
    Andre, Jul 23, 2006
  15. Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 do not work on my vista build (beta 2 with
    all the updates)
    Robert McGinely
    Robert McGinley, Jul 25, 2006
  16. Add: (For list of "working" games - at least for me anyway!)


    SIN EPISODES: Emergence

    F.E.A.R. (Needed taskman to end a few unecessary processes in order to work)

    Sorry for repeating F.E.A.R. but I thought the added piece of info might
    help others!
    No patches were installed for games! They were installed and played straight
    out of box!
    All games were played in the 32-bit ver of Vista.

    My PC-Setup:

    Mobo: ASUS P5GDC-Deluxe (LGA775, Intel 915P+ICH6R, CPU-Lock Free, FSB-800
    BIOS: AMI ver: 1011 beta-005
    CPU: 3.0GHz Intel P4 630 (O/C'ed to 3.6GHz and Vista doesn't seem to mind!)
    System RAM: 1GB (Generic) Dual DDR2, PC4200 (533MHz - O/C'ed)
    Video: "Xpert-Vision" GeForce 6600LE (512meg)
    Sound: Onboard CMI 9880 (Vista seems to have issues with onboard CMI chips
    but I have this working fine now nonetheless!)


    Lee-roy (Australia)
    Leroy Brown!!, Jul 29, 2006
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    Vulferin Guest

    Did you find out a way to Install Sims2 Cd Version on Vista ?
    Itry and try but
    the installer dont check that cd 2 is in the drive
    Vulferin, Sep 11, 2006
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    Nerkixxx Guest

    Nerkixxx, Sep 28, 2006
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    zero lime Guest

    zero lime, Oct 1, 2006
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    zero lime Guest

    The Sims 2 works fine on Vista, aswell any of the expansions.
    zero lime, Oct 1, 2006
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