XP games to Vista

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

  1. AshT93

    Dale White Guest

    Are you using the drivers that game with Vista ? Is so those default drivers
    don't support OpenGL. You will need to grab the updated drivers from Nvidia
    or ATI
    Dale White, Mar 30, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. AshT93

    Katy Pluta Guest

    Im trying to get Jedi Knight Jedi Academy (jka) to work but i get a openGL
    Do you know what your video card is? You will have to update its
    drivers from its manufacturer's web site, the default video drivers in
    Windows do not fully support Open GL...

    All the Best
    Katy Pluta, Games for Windows MVP

    Visit Project Magenta!
    Katy Pluta, Mar 30, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  3. AshT93

    Canastajune Guest


    We are having trouble with our Window's Vista. We have recently upgraded
    our computer to the new Window's Vista, but we cannot play Backgammon,
    checkers, or any games on the MSN. We didn't have any trouble with XP, but
    since getting the new computer with the Window's Vista we
    cannot play any of the games online. We upgraded the Active x, it says
    all is installed properly. When we are on the MSN, invite one another for a
    game it will open on both ends, but on our end ther's a little circle that
    keeps going around and around like it's still connecting but nothing happens
    further than that. I don't know if anything else is missing or what seems to
    be the problem. Our computer friend doesn't seem to know what the problem is
    either, he has uninstalled and reinstalled few programs, still nothing to
    avail. Please help, we are starting to get frustrated with this new program.
    I look forward hearing from you shortly, thanks.

    Solve the Problem before it becomes a problem...
    Canastajune, Apr 3, 2007
  4. AshT93

    cdkscully Guest

    What type of crash were you getting?

    Anything like this?


    Or this on install?
    cdkscully, Apr 19, 2007
  5. AshT93

    August Guest

    August, Apr 22, 2007
  6. AshT93

    Aj Guest

    hi AJ is my name

    im new to vista 64bit

    how do i get my old games like warcraft and counter strike to play these are
    32 bit games?

    please help as this is very frustrating
    Aj, May 14, 2007
  7. AshT93

    Dale White Guest

    There isn't anything to do to make them play under a 64bit OSes (whether XP
    or Vista64 or Longhorn server)

    I installed Warcraft 3 and Steam (CS, HL2 etc) under Vista 64 with no
    special effort.

    Though in most cases, when you go to install such programs, you'll want to
    right click on the installer (Setup.exe) and choose the Run As administrator
    option. Sometimes, you might have to right click on that installer and
    choose properties and choose Compatibility mode and choose to run as XP:SP2

    Outside of that, nothing special.
    Dale White, May 14, 2007
  8. AshT93

    wesley Guest

    wesley, May 15, 2007
  9. AshT93

    Criddle Guest

    When i run Sims 2 as an administrator on my vista basic it comes up with
    compatability problems, tried to change to XP but no luck and am unsure of
    how to download and use patch at sims website as it doesnt ask me if i want
    to save to disk. Wondering if you have any ideas on how i would do that?
    Criddle, May 22, 2007
  10. AshT93

    MSK Guest

    Does wwe-raw game can be played in vista

    MSK, Sep 18, 2007
  11. AshT93

    CoffeeGnome Guest

    I lost the ability to play any of my Might and Magic games when I upgraded to
    Windows Vista. However, I was able to fix all but one by upgrading my video
    card to a radeon x1300/x1500.
    I am still having trouble with might and magic IX however which still does
    not seem to be compatable with Windows Vista at all. (The screen does not
    refresh between "Loading" screens.) Can anyone offer any suggestions to this

    CoffeeGnome, Sep 24, 2007
  12. AshT93

    Mark Guest

    The problem with Might and Magic IX not refreshing after the load screen is
    a definite bug. Fortunately there is a workaround, do an alt-tab, then
    alt-tab back into the game and it should come right up.

    If you are having problems with the other ones, check my online help page
    for getting the Might and Magic games working, its at:

    Hope that helps!
    Mark, Sep 25, 2007
  13. AshT93

    CoffeeGnome Guest

    Thanks for the tip Mark but this still does not work. Now instead of the
    loading screen I simply get a black screen with a Might and Magic IX
    window/border around it. Thanks for trying to help.
    CoffeeGnome, Sep 26, 2007
  14. AshT93

    Mark Guest

    Sorry it didn't work. If you come up with a solution let me know and I will
    post it on the web-page.
    MMIX does seem to be very display-driver-setting sensitive. You might try
    turning off all of your 3d settings (i.e. anti-aliasing, anistropic
    filtering, etc.) and see if that helps.

    Mark, Sep 26, 2007
  15. AshT93

    CoffeeGnome Guest

    I saved my saved games to my desktop and reinstalled the game the way you say
    to at your web site. This time however I did not install the 1.3 patch (only
    the 1.2 patch.) I also changed my screen resolution to 800 by 600 with 32
    bit color. Now the alt+tab trick works. It takes a while (half a minute to
    three minutes (in one instance,)) but the game so far does manage to get past
    the loading-screen glitch.
    I also removed all of the graphic extras provided by the game
    (tripple-buffering, one pass, shadows, environmental mapping, etc.) but I am
    so far hesitant to reactivate them. I do not yet know if any of them were
    interfereing with the loading glitch.

    Thanks Mark, at least it is now working thus far.
    CoffeeGnome, Sep 26, 2007
  16. AshT93

    Diablo Guest

    I am having troubles with the Star Wars Battlefront II game on vista. I
    installed it and played it once. After that, when i shutdown my computer, it
    would still start-but when i tried to load a map and actually play-the game
    would crash to the desktop without an error report. Does anybody have a
    Diablo, Oct 20, 2007
  17. AshT93

    benbeus Guest

    Hey, I have been plating starcraft for a while on Vista, but all of a sudden
    it tells me there's some error in the middle of the game and shuts it down.
    Has that happened to you? How can I fix it?
    benbeus, Nov 10, 2007
  18. AshT93

    lylaflur Guest

    In the Easy Info for my Sims 2 game it says that my system is unknown and
    the results says fail. The Easy info also says that there is no display
    memory and it also fails. Because these 2 things failed i cant run the game
    on windows vista. Any advice to get it working?
    lylaflur, Nov 19, 2007
  19. AshT93

    Faheem Guest

    hi, i have c&c first decade, and when i try to install generals to vista
    32-bit, it gets to the file: \Data\Movies\GLA06_00s.bik and then a window
    comes up and says:
    Feature: Command & Conquer Generals
    Component: Generals
    File: E:\data12.cab
    Error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
    and then the installation closes.
    Faheem, Dec 22, 2007
  20. AshT93

    Jago Guest

    Dear All,
    Not long ago, I had to change my pc's HD.
    After installing my original windows XP PRO,
    all went well. However, later I found out that
    the games in
    c:\Program Files\MSN Gaming Zone\windows
    directory will not run any longer.
    I tried to run backgammon and it pops
    up a banner saying:
    "Backgammon is unable to start. Close some other programs and try
    again, or try reinstalling Backgammon using Add/Remove Programs in the
    Control Panel"

    1 - I have 2GB of ram and no other apps are running.
    2. I tried the Add/Remove programs, and there is NOTHING there to help
    me re-install it - unless of course
    I am not looking in the right place.

    Any help to fix this will be grrreatly appreciated.

    Best regards,

    Jago, Feb 2, 2008
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.