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I wan't to play new and old games. Does old games work on Vista, and does Vista worth it? I've heared that the compatibility mode make older games work in Vista. I wan't to play older games from 1998-2004, like:

Sim City 3000
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Age of Empires I&II
Zoo Tycoon
Traffic Giant Tycoon
Industry Giant
Midtown Madness 1
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I think XP is the best OS for playing older games, but if I wan't to play new games, I want to play them with DirectX 10, and that is just for Vista and newer OS. Vista is very compatible and bug-free now, I've heared. I really wan't to install Vista, but my worry is that I can't play my old games.


I have both CD's! Thats hard to decide, because Vista looks great and it provides dualcore, more than XP.


PS. I don't wan't to partition my HDD!
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Well we don't know all of them. Just test it out.
Vista is crap btw.
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doink067 wrote:
I wan't to play new and old games. Does old games work on Vista, and does Vista worth it? I've heared that the compatibility mode make older games work in Vista. I wan't to play older games from 1998-2004, like:

Sim City 3000
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Age of Empires I&II
Zoo Tycoon
Traffic Giant Tycoon
Industry Giant
Midtown Madness 1
...

I think XP is the best OS for playing older games, but if I wan't to play new games, I want to play them with DirectX 10, and that is just for Vista and newer OS. Vista is very compatible and bug-free now, I've heared. I really wan't to install Vista, but my worry is that I can't play my old games.


I have both CD's! Thats hard to decide, because Vista looks great and it provides dualcore, more than XP.


PS. I don't wan't to partition my HDD!

A lot of games will not work on vista. Vast majority of old games I had didnt
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A lot of games will not work on vista. Vast majority of old games I had didnt


Did you have Vista, or do you re-installed XP? And if you have Vista, did you try the compatibility-mode?
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thenthornthing wrote:

Vista is crap btw.

BAWLLLLLLL STFU!!!!! Heh

I have had the vista home premium since before SP1 And never found a bug.
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Tonywolfe121 wrote:
thenthornthing wrote:

Vista is crap btw.

BAWLLLLLLL STFU!!!!! Heh

I have had the vista home premium since before SP1 And never found a bug.
If someone brings up the wireless and admin loss. The Internet one was caused by the hardware and the admin was my fault.


I needed a replacement laptop as Vista had corrupted the memory within 1 month of purchase Neutral
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I have had this computer since November, it was preloaded onto the machine when bought. I tried compatability mode but it was rare that I could get games older than about 2004 to work. Games such as Midtown Madness 1, Rollercoaster Tycoon (2&3 work ok), and had to make a few modifications to MSTS.
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anything non Linux or non Mac.....

..........and not Vista....

Kinda only leaves Windows XP or 7
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All of my old games worked on Vista, XP, and Win 7. So choose any of those three. But even though you don't want to do it, I highly recommend setting up a dual boot with Windows XP and Windows 7. I can give you instructions if you'd like, because that really is your best option.
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Windows 3.1 works best for me
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You call those games old?
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_Tim_ wrote:
You call those games old?


Lol, PacMan ftw.
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busboy99 wrote:
_Tim_ wrote:
You call those games old?


Lol, PacMan ftw.

I much prefer pong.
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Heh, each to thier own. But true, PacMan looses its charisma after a while, but pong, woah.
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I think I will install Vista, but I hope I get Windows 7 soon.

One question: Does GTA IV anytime work on Windows 7? Do you think the will make a "GTA IV-Windows 7-install-patch"?
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