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Can't run older games anymore

Q: Can't run older games anymore

Hi I'm after a little help I cant run my older games anymore
I think it might be to do with the video card not sure
the games i cannot run are Delta force 2 and land warrior, hitman original, and an oldy called Driver, wont load with video memory errors
my system specs are below and ill attach my dxdiag
any advice appreciated in advance
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TEST
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1800 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0204, 14/10/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name TEST\Mark
Time Zone AUS Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 136.45 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 1.12 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A: Can't run older games anymore

When you say older games don't work does that mean they did work on that PC before or not?

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At work I have a PC w/an Athlon XP 1700 chip, 256 meg of ram, and a Radeon AGP w/64 meg memory video card runing Win XP Pro. So my gaming choices are somewhat limited. I've already played Quake 2 and Half-Life (and Opposing Force & Blue Shift). I like playing the FPS style games (single-player mode). So I'm wondering:

Is Counter-Strike single player or only multi-player? Is it free if I own Half-Life?

Is there a site that would list FPS games by release date year to year? Since I know Half-Life was released around 98, I could look for other games released around then that would probably run ok on my system.

Any suggestions for good FPS games that would run on my system would be appreciated. I'm looking into some of the Star-Wars games, also Halo, and Unreal seem to have good reps and might run ok.

Thanks much,

A:A Few Questions re: Older Games on an Older Machine

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Not really a gaming type problem but wanted to know if anyone knows if games like Deus Ex, Quake II, Quake III, All Half-Life games and add ons, System Shock II and some other games along those lines will work under WIndows XP.
A few others I question are the Pro Pinball Series from Empire Interactive ( Timeshock, The Web, Fantastic Journey.
From what I have seen of XP looks good but then if any of these can't be played under XP, is there a way to correct this?
Thanks for any help on this question.

A:Older games with XP?

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So far the only issues I've run into as far as older games(though I have more to re-install after my mobo/cpu/gpu upgrades) are games labelled "Games for windows" for which I've followed oodles of guides and all were epic fails. Specifically, I'm trying to install fallout 3 and expansions, all with that "Games for windows" label or platform on them and none run no matter what compatibility or troubleshooting I try. To top it all off, all those solutions always have some error after each step I take until I run into a brick wall and the solutions run out without a fix. The windows 8.1 site specifically has that game as NOT being compatible with 8.1 which is stupid and unless Bethesda(all they do is refer you to the same useless links as all other sites) or windows(snicker)supplies players with some kind of patch to make it compatible, that and other games will never work. Hell I even got old Morrowind to work(so far) and that's even older than fallout 3.
Anything else using drm managers(for lack of a better term) like Origin/ run old games just fine. I was told to go out and buy a fallout 3 GOTY edition as IT apparently runs on win 8.1 so as usual, the clients/gamers have to fork over money for upgrades since some game companies and Microsoft are too damned lazy to write a small patch to make these games compatible without jumping through useless hoops. Vent over. good luck.

For those looking for specifics, I went throug... Read more

A:Older Games non running on win 8.1

Hey, Ive had many BS problems like this before.

I can still run Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on my Windows 8.1 laptop without any issues. But other games such as you mentioned will need to run in compatibility mode running in Administrator mode. i see you have tried it and it has caused further issues, Then again Games for windows is no longer supported (it was a microsoft version of steam) Its weird how vista has not worked as that was the main OS for Games for windows.

I really dont know how to solve this, Guess im bumping this thread. Try talking to Microsoft on they're forums as they have licensed the game, so they should know about it. Thanks!

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Okay. Here it goes.

I recently wanted to install "Blood" for XP. And, the website says it is for Windows XP. It also says its freeware.

Ok, so I go to start:run: then type SETUP
I navigate to the SETUP file in the Blood folder.
It seems good, and I press "save and run"
an error message pops up saying...

C:\DOCUME~1\**my name**\Desktop\BLOOD\SETUP.EXE
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:c000 IP:019e OP:63 70 36 31 2d Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Anything I can do?
Or is it just too old?
Please help!

A:Running Older Games? (Please Help)

IamAwindowsGamr said:

Okay. Here it goes.

I recently wanted to install "Blood" for XP. And, the website says it is for Windows XP. It also says its freeware.

Ok, so I go to start:run: then type SETUP
I navigate to the SETUP file in the Blood folder.
It seems good, and I press "save and run"
an error message pops up saying...

C:\DOCUME~1\**my name**\Desktop\BLOOD\SETUP.EXE
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:c000 IP:019e OP:63 70 36 31 2d Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Anything I can do?
Or is it just too old?
Please help!Click to expand...

BLOOD is a MS-DOS game. You need DosBox or some other virtual machine running MS-DOS to install/run it.

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cannot play my older games ,i keep getting the message
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM 32\AUTOEXEC>NT>The System file is not suitable for running MSDOS and microsoft windows applications choose close to terminate application. i am on windows xp home i could play them on M E.any help thanx.

A:cannot play older games

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I will probably buy it anyway as I really want to check it out...
I have Win7, and play a lot of XP era games. I've been encountering difficulties, and thought it might be easier to use XP x64. I found it for $26 AUD brand new on ebay. I'm happy to try it out if it means better stability in games.
I already have a Win7/10 dual boot anyway, so I'm happy to add another. I basically just wanted to ask if this is likely to help with my problems (listed below) and if buying x64 (rather than installing the x86 version I already own) is worth it.
Fallout 3 crash on start (fixed via workaround)
Fallout 3 random freezes
Quake colours glitching out
Star Wars Battlefront II crash on start
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 some issue I don't remember
Doom95 mouse hack not working
MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard (XP64 drivers are available as far as I know, the SATA drivers definately are)
AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
16 GB RAM OC 2133 MHz
GeForce GTX 950 (XP64 drivers are available)

A:Is XP x64 worth it for older games?

64 bit XP was widely regarded as being less satisfactory for games, as it isn't directly Windows XP, it's built on the Server 2003 kernel with equivalent XP client features provided. It didn't become widely supported by device manufacturers before the better regarded Vista 64 took over, although drivers may not be a problem in your circumstances. Also older games may have a 16 bit installer, which will not run on the 64 bit OS to allow you to install and set up the game. But it sounds like it isn't going to cost much to try.

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Hi, i have win2K pro installed on my computer.I have a game that will only run on Win 98.I read something about compatibility programs or something which would allow me to play older games on my Win 2K system.Is this true?If it is where do i get the program or how is it i make it possible to play the game?I cant dual-boot as i havent got the space right now!!

Thanks for any info


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Hi I have 2 games made by Microsoft; Age Of Empires Gold, and Age Of Empires II + Conquerors expansion. I also have a star Wars version of these games called Galactic Battle Grounds.

My problem with these games are all the same. I start the game, (not all of them at the same time) the starting videos all work fine, then the game stops responding. All 3 of these games have the same exact problem. These games stop responding after the last video plays, when the game menu is supposed to be loaded. I have played all these games just fine on this very same computer for 2 years. I didn't have this problem with these games until I installed Internet Explorer 7.

I'm wondering if anyone else with these games are having that problem. I'm 100% sure it's IE7 causing it, as all the above mentioned games can be played online.
I have no problems with any of my other games I play. Although I haven't installed or played some of my other older games in over a year.


A:Older Microsoft Games Help Please

if you think it's IE7 have you tried uninstalling it?

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I've been happy with my dual pIII-800 for a while now, but it's showing signs that it will die soon. I figure it's getting close to the time to buy a new computer. Now I'd like to get Vista64, since the biggest computer sellers these days have good deals on 6GB and 8GB systems, but I'm not sure how my old games will run on Vista, let alone Vista64. I'd probably be using a pre-built machine from Dell or HP, because I don't feel like building my own, and the prices aren't very different.

What have people's experiences been with games from 10-15 years ago? How about these games in particular?

- Simcity 4
- Wizardry 8
- Morrowind
- Baldur's Gate II
- Starcraft
- Diablo
- Diablo II
- Various Space Quest and King's Quest games

If the games won't work on Vista64, will they work on a Win95 emulator in Vista, or will I have to dual-boot?

A:Older games on Vista64

The games *might* work if you can install them. However, the trick is to try and get them installed as 16bit installers definitely wont work on a 64 bit platform.

You never know someone might have patched them.

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Is there a way to make games such as Myst, Riven, Duke Nukem, Zork Nemisis, etc play on this operating system? If not, off to EBAY they go. Thanks.

A:Older games on WIN XP Home

Yup, it might well be possible. Install the game as usual (assuming you can), then navigate to the folder it installed to, find the main .exe file for the game, then right click it, and select properties. Once that is open, select the compatibility tab, and tell it to run under whatever O/S you wish (for DN, prolly win2k).

Hope that helps,


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Hi All, good to be here. I have two pcs - an older Compaq CQ5123f which is a Vista machine with a Windows 7 upgrade, and a new Compaq CQ5720f with Windows 7. Both machines are Home Premium 64 bit. I have several games and older programs in the old PC that ran well in the older machine (they were bought before Windows 7 came out) but will not run in the new PC, and if I were to buy and install a Windows Pro upgrade DVD from a local retailer, would these games and other programs on the old machine work in the "XP Mode" that is part of the Pro version?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.


A:Older Games and Programs

A free solution may be DoxBox or VirtualBox. You can get help in the Virtualization forum if you get stuck setting them up. Also if you have a copy of XP not being used you could most likely partition the drive and install it on the older PC.

Have you tried installing using compatibility mode? That would be the first thing to try. If the old programs are 16 bit apps they won't run on native 64 bit system. In that case I'd try DoxBox.

Those on this forum would know more:

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We have a computer game entitled Willy Beamish, and it's quite an old computer game. Probably made around 1991.

We have a Windows XP computer and I realize that the computer is probably too powerful to play the game.

I was asked to install it on the computer, but it doesn't work. Is there any way to play a computer game as old as that?

Thank you for you help!

A:Playing older games


get the newest version for your OS (.63 for windows) and play those old games over and over.

DOSBOX: Help for Beginners


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this is really simple:

got a game that dosent run right on Win XP? try this.

right click the games Icon

select 'properties'

select 'compatability'

check the box that reads 'Run this software in compatability mode for'

a list box activates and older versions of windows are displayed

select the operating system where the game ran fine.

click the APPLY button

click 'OK'

test the results

if it works have fun if not hit a users group for that game.

A:Quick XP fix for some older games

That was my link. Where's the credit?!!

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I have Xp now and a heap of old kiddies games (BBC Tweenies and the like..nothing complicated or high graphics!) which will NOT play.
I either get 'switch to 256' messages..but when I go to disaplay I have the ootion of 16 bit or 32 bit, and in 'advanced' setting if I select 256 mode it freezes.. OR nothing happens at all..the CD rom disc isn't read.

My children's all time favourite..a freebie from Kellogs (Mission Nutrition!) worked fine on Windows 98 but just does nothing on XP


A:older games not working on XP

Try changing the compatibility mode to win98.....

Right click the .exe file in the directory in which you installed the game, and choose properties. Then click the compatibility tab, tick the 'always execute this program in this compatibility mode' tickbox and choose win98.....

Hope it helps!

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Whenever I try to play older games like Medal of Honor (oldest ones), Return to Castle Wallenstein, Battlefield 1,2,3 etc. after exiting them, they leave a mess of my desktop, sending icons all over the place and other 2 monitors. What's even worse, they brake up my Eyefinity settings and I have to rebuild it every time after exiting games.

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This is why some people say compatibility doesn’t work for the older games “if the game makes a direct call to the Hardware then the compatibility won't help since it's not going through the OS. The Windows bible says that you're not supposed to make direct calls to the hardware but that didn't stop a lot of game programmers doing it to get a little more efficiency out of the slower hardware of the time. These days with DirectX and power to spare it isn't an issue but those old games require those calls and sadly, XP makes it impossible. After all if you can directly call the PCs hardware, bypassing the OS entirely, then all the OS's security features go out of the window” IS THERE ANYWAY AROUND THIS!!!!

A:compatibility on xp and older games

For DOS games, use DOSBOX from http:\\

I don't know how better it is now, before it had a strong perentage of games working.

Windows 95 - Hit and miss really. If you cannot run the setup or program after running the compatibility mode then you cannot run it.

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my son has been given a pc game suitable for Windows ME - we have windows XP will it still play on his computer? I am afraid to load it incase it damages his system in some way.

A:help to play older games on XP

It should play.

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I've just done a clean installation of Windows 8, and have been re-installing my games. I've read a few comments about older games not working under Windows 8, specifically <DX9 and openGL games. This is by no means a comprehensive list, obviously, but all these games will work on Windows 8 without issues. i'll be testing more of my games over the next few weeks, and will add to this thread with those older games which work (or not).

The big thing ssems to be...have the most up-to-date drivers installed. I had horror-story after horror-story on the CP because the openGL driver support wasn't there.

And DO use the compatibility mode. it's not as good as in Windows 7, but is adequate.

A:Older games on Windows 8.

Oops! Just noticed pic didn't post. Fixed now. Sorry. Wenda.

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Ok, i got an older game I am wanting to run and I know about changing to windows 95 and what not. I know there is a program out there that slows your computer down so you can play it. Anyone know of a good one? Thanks.

A:Help with running older games

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I recently installed a few older games and they dont seem to want to run after installation. I've updated them with their patches but usually I get an error right after the initial screen saying it has encountered a problem and needs to close down.

These three games are Undying, Alice, and No one lives forever 1. They all seem to be closely related when they launch. I wonder what the deal could be... maybe I am missing something minor. I have the latest drivers for my vid card, and latest directx.

If you have any ideas let me know.

P4 3.0ghz, XP SP1, 1 gig ram, 6800GT

A:older games that wont load

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I am specifically having problems with Age of Empires II and Populous 3: The Beginning. For those familiar with AoE II; when I click the multiplayer icon in the main menu, nothing appears in the list under "Connection type". So essentially, I can't play multiplayer at all.

As for Pop3, when I start the game (click desktop shortcut or the .exe), it goes directly to the multiplayer screen (where the host selects settings for the game). If I click "Back", the game exits. So here, I am unable of playing in singleplayer too!

Frankly I don't think these are game-specific problems. Something must be conflicting, either a setting or in the registry. I have no idea what the problem is though, but I posted it here since it's game related. I might try posting it in the networking section too.

I might have some luck reinstalling everything that has to do with connecting to other computers, but I need more info on how to do that. I've reset the registry keys for Winsock and Winsock2 already, which didn't work.

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I have recently acquired a couple of old games: the PC version of Mega Man X3 and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Create-a-Movie (all the way back from 1995!). Both seem to work fine, except for when video clips have to play. It just skips them and continues as if they didn't exist. Is it because they're old (they were meant for Windows '95)? Is there anything I can do about it? I thought maybe I didn't have the right codec, so I downloaded the entire K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, but still nothing.

A:Videos from older games won't play on XP? Any help?

Bump. Anyone? Please?

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I have a question concerning older games and display resolutions of those games. I have a game from 1996 that was a Windows 95 game, built to run in 640x480 with 256 colors only.

I installed this game on my Windows XP system, set compatibility mode to Windows 98, 640x480 etc. and the game runs, but displays in a smaller "box" in the middle of the screen. I figured my system must just be too new, and my LCD monitor doesn't help.

So, I got out an older Windows 2000 system, complete with CRT monitor, and installed it there. But, to my surprise, no matter what resolution I use on even that system, even setting the CRT to the 640x480 res. that the game wants, it still runs in a smaller than full screen box, with black edges around it.

Is Windows XP/2000 the problem? Does it not correctly handle scaling lower resolution programs to a full screen image? Would installing the game on a Windows 98 system fix this?

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i have windows vista and i have a couple cd-rom games from early 90's , i downlloaded the dosbox but cant seem to get the commands to work. i am a newbie in this area, what is the first step to setting up the dos?

A:cant get dosbox to work with older games.

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I have tried to install a game from 2005 called MEDIEVAL TOTAL WAR.

I put the disk in the drive and the install option does not even appear.

My compuer makes a noise as if it is trying to do something but nothing happens. It is not the disk because I have installed it on my brothers XP os.

I am using windows vista home basic. The game requires a DirectX 9.0 compatible video card.

Could anyone help?

A:How do I install older games on Vista?

Hi ctolley,
What happens if you put the disk in the drive, restart the computer, then go to Start > My Computer and go to the CD/DVD Drive? Maybe then you can right click on the CD/DVD drive and choose "autoplay". Or double click the drive and run setup.exe or install.exe.


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I have recently bought Command & Conquer : First Decade. C&C Red Alert was one of my favourite games on an older PC. The game was originally designed for Win95/Win98 but under the "First Decade" umbrella all games are compatible with Windows XP.

On my PC the game works in full screen but on my laptop there is a large wide gap on all sides of the screen. I have tried changing screen resolutions within my display properties and within the Intel Graphics properties but although the screen size changes for my desktop the game screen doesn't change from about half size.

I have updated my graphics driver and the problem still remains. I noticed on another thread that a solution was found(with a NVIDIA graphics card) by ...."use display adapter scaling" instead of "use center output". I don't have such a setting on my Intel card.

The forum link is

My computer details are as follows and I have attached a DXDiag.

Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Intel Celeron CPU 2.20 GHz
1.00 Gb RAM
Windows XP Home
Any ideas, I would appreciate the help



A:Getting older games to fit the my screen/resolution

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I have quite a few older games that me and the kids would still like to play. However, vista throws an error at me indicating that fullscreen mode is not supported (please see attachment.)
Any ideas how to get around this or has vista screwed me?
Kind regards, Stephen Young.

A:Older games will not run in vista e.g. Doom19

Try running the game in DOSBOX. It is an open-source DOS emulator

and runs most DOS games very well.

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I am looking for a solution to a lack of a joystick connection on my computer. I know that I could put an older sound card with a built in came controller. I just don't want to loose sound quality in doing so. Any Ideas?

A:Solved: I need hardware to use with older games.

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I am trying to install an older game on Windows XP SP3 (32bit) using Virtual PC. The game has been installed without any error and running its panel. Now whenever I hit the 'start game' button it says"

"No 3D hardware installed in your system."

I loaded my laptop drivers into virtual environment but they are unable to be installed.
Now please tell me what can I do to run it?

Note: I've Windows 7 64bit and the game has compatibility issues with 64bit system.

A:Installing older games on Windows 7 x64.

I'm guessing the virtual PC's graphics drivers are basic crap like S3 Trio, which is why the game won't work. Tell us what game you're trying to install.

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Hi there.

I have this issue where Windows 7 is forcing a low resolution on those two older games I am trying to run.

The resolution stays at 640x480 no matter if I change it in game or by a hi res patch. I run it with compatibility and without (640x480 is un-ticked in compatibility tab).

I am not looking for stretching the aspect ratio to match a wide screen with 640x480, but to be able to change the resolution (even to 800x600).

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Just to add that even after patching or changing the res in game to a different one the resolution persists on 640x480, ignoring what the game setting is currently set to- game shows its running at higher res but its not)

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Hi all...I just tried reloading a few older games (Doom 3, Return to Castle Wofenstien, and Quake 4), and every one of them froze my computer up during install. I have had these games on this very system before, so I'm really not sure what is up.

My pc is a Dell I9400 Core Duo, XP, 2GB Ram.

The only issue I may have, is that I have AnyDVD/Clone DVD Mobile on this pc too. I have read online that some copy protection on software doesn't like to find these programs on the pc. I don't leave either of those programs running, so they shouldn't be an issue should they?

Including my Hijack log for your review. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:51:28 AM, on 7/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
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So I have Vista 64 now and 16 bit games won't work on it from what I've heard. So if I were to download and play Doom or Doom 2 on steam, it won't work? I don't know whether they are 16 bit or not but they are old and used to have DOS versions.

A:Running older steam games?

Downloading them through Steam will work on Vista. I know a friend who's played them succesfully on Vista 64 bit.

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Greetings! I enjoy an odd variety of games ranging from different years. Issue being that some games where not programmed for todays operating systems. I recently updated one of my Towers to windows 10 and have no issues with current software but older software has issues. Specifically some games. Currently ive acquired a new system thats running windows 7 Pro (i dont want to loose the license by upgrading to 10). Anyways its a peppy little machine so horsepower for these games is not an issue: its a Dell Percision T5400 that has 2 Xeon E5450 CPU's, currently only 4GB of FB-Dimm DDR2 RAm, a AMD HD 5770 1GB and for hard drives 80GB boot plus 160Gb slave. The games im trying to run are GTA VC, London Racers: destruction madness, NFS underground, and 18 WHeels of steel american long haul. The issues im having for the most part is white boxes appearing on menu bars and pause menu's while in the game. A different issue in GTA vice city where the mouse doesnt respond and the colours are stuck at 16bit and resolution at minimum without the option of changing them. ANy suggestions? im about to try XP mode in comparability options.

A:older games on newer machines

Here are impossibilities.Buy an old PC to run old games. (This is not a joke.)  **Use a Virtual Machine. Modem PCs are so fast that the VM can run an old OS very well.This is from Microsoft and is free.Windows 10 virtual machines now available on Microsoft Edge Dev]]Windows 10 virtual machines now available on Microsoft Edge Dev Does that help?   ** Old PCs with old Windows can be bought for under $57 with shipping inside USA and Canada. But you have to locate a proven vendor that will warranty it to work.

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ok new developments in the query below...
i have installed the .zip file for simtower but dosbox keeps coming up with illegal what?!
i need help!
i dont even know if i have typed this in the right place?!

i am trying to play simtower(a really REALLY old game) on my laptop with has vista edition...i can download the game but i cant unzip the folder to install it and i think its because of the compatiblity with there something i can download to play the game on my laptop? i have dosbox installed but thats no good cause i cant even extract the folder to install the game....clearly i have no idea but do any of you guys?!


A:vista compatible with older games

Maybe try a different extract program... Try 7-zip. Just google and download it..

No ideas other than that


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Hi im new here,and my english is not good so im sorry for any wrong grammar or spelling

So here my problem, im using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i often playing pc games
but im getting BCcode 124 black screen freeze only happen in older pc games like farcry2,crysis,crysis warhead,gta4,borderlands,devil maycry 4,etc.

I just recently doing devil may cry 4 benchmark and getting black screen freeze AT THE SAME SPOT on scene 3 i already tried it like 4 times and the funny thing i freeze at the same spot.

So i recently play left 4 dead 2 no problem at all playing like 4-5 hours,bioshock 2,mass effect2,blur, nfs shift,just cause 2,resident evil 5,splinter cell conviction, street fighter 4,assassin creed2,etc no problem at all.

So in my opinion i think windows7 not compatible with older games just a thought.So please help me with my problem

A:BCcode:124 only happen in older games

124 One of the most difficult to solve. Read and try these suggestions.

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

In addition, give us your mini dmp file

It is probably hardware.

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I have recently acquired a couple of old games: the PC version of Mega Man X3 and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Create-a-Movie (all the way back from 1995!). Both seem to work fine, except for when video clips have to play. It just skips them and continues as if they didn't exist. Is it because they're old (they were meant for Windows '95)? Is there anything I can do about it? I thought maybe I didn't have the right codec, so I downloaded the entire K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, but still nothing.

A:Videos from older games won't play on XP? Any help?

Dude, I would count yourself lucky that they play at all. You can try right clicking on the executable file of the game and click on the compatibility icon tab then select run for compatibility of 95. It rarely works but has saved me before. If that fails there are some programs that will emulate older pc versions to let you play those types of games but I can't think of names off the top of my head. Just search the net

P.S forget about codec packs they are not your problem

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Hi, all of my older games like fallout, doom, wolfenstein, TES arena, and spear of destiny, when i play them, the pixels are colored strange in rainbow colors. I upgraded from vista, and I have installed drivers and still isn't normal

A:Older Games Have Rainbow Colors

hers a sample

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i love to play my old star wars games but recently got a new laptop with windows 8. so i go to play one of my older games and get the following message: cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of windows.
is there anything i can do about this to continue playing the old games i love on my new laptop?

A:windows 8 not compatible wth older games?

I doubt your OS is 64bit
I have win 8.1 64bit and its incompatible with old games , as well as win 7 64bit
I played every game on 8.1 32bit when I was having it as Recoil 1998
you can get them work on 32bit windows but 64bit is incompatible ( especially giving Video adapter error) , Good luk

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I have a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570. Strange thing is I can play Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2 on all graphical settings on high, but older games like the Witcher or Crysis ( i know its still graphically intensive but still...) have MAJOR framerate issues.

According to the site, "can you run it?" I should be able to play Crysis perfectly, it has the maximum score. I know this might not be wholly accurate, but I'm confounded that a less graphically intensive game like the Witcher would lag even more.

I'm a complete newb to the world of graphics cards, so forgive me for asking such stupid questions, but how do i even find out if my drivers are up to date. I've downloaded 3 different driver support programs and they all give varying responses to what is up to date and what is not.

I downloaded a driver suite from ATI, but there was nothing that specifically had the 4570 on it, and the driver model for my graphics card is still not up to date according to many driver programs as apparently a 2010 version came out last month, but mine is still from middle of 2009.

Also, going from high to the lowest settings do absolutely nothing. The game looks crappier, but lags just as much.

hell i don't know even know if my card is PCI or AGP.

Here are my specs from (can you run it):

You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz

You Have: 2.53 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.795 GHz

You Have: 4.0 GB

You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Editi... Read more

A:framerate issues for OLDER games

ok first of all the 8800gts 640mb is better than your card, and that 2.2gbs of graphics memory your seeing is shared memory. Also on srtest a 9100se intergrated card with 1gb of memory even passes the 8800gts 640mb requirement, they just go by model number. Anyway even i have problems running the witcher its not exacltly "bug free" and your running windows 7? that could also be causing some problems with older games, as for crysis your card should get 26 fps on medium quality settings with resolution of 1024x768. So it could be drivers or incompatablility, oh one other thing did you get all the patches for crysis? all the way from 1.1 to 1.21? (maybe try doing the same for the witcher).
Also latest drivers for your card :

Hope this helps.

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Is there any way to get any of the older dos games like Duke3D to run on Windows XP? I've been able to get some games to run somewhat but not all the way. I know that there is only a DOS shell instead of a real DOS platform but there should be some way of getting it to work. The main thing that I'm having trouble with is getting the sound and music to work on the games. The sound will somewhat work but the music won't at all. Is there any hope at all or is it just a lost cause???? Thanks for your time.

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I play a lot of classic games and i have had severe problems with the colors in games being inverted(literally all the colors are the oposite as if you are viewing a negative of everything, examples of games having these problems with my Radeon 9200 are (Starcraft, C&C Red Alert) - BOTH Games are compatible with XP (red alert requires compatibility mode) because i've used both on other computers before with NO Problems - HELP ME!

A:Running Older games with Radeon 9200

Made sure you have the latest drivers for the motherboard, videocard and the directX?

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I've been trying to play some of my older games recently. But when i click install in a menu or hunt down the program and run it from the CD either it will load to 100% and then vanish or it will do seemingly nothing at all. Either way it leaves the setup in my windows task manager like it's laughing me . I'm running vista and I've been searching all over the internet for anything but it seems most people can install a game they just may not be able to run it. I'm uninstalling a newer game to see if i have the same problem with it I figure i got it on once if I can't now that puts up a few red flags. I'll edit in my findings on that shortly hopefully though someone will look at this and know what's wrong. Sorry for this but i have no error reports of any sort it's like it runs but it's just messing with me.

Edit 1: when i say older games i mean like thief and other 1990 games

Edit 2: I was able to get Rome total war setup to load and install properly. So far games 2000 and older won't install.

Edit 3: Sadly these aren't dos games but I've found people with vista have installed and run them with only a few minor changes after install. I found one person who had my same issue but he didn't fix it he just reset his comp and it worked after that. Though he may have shut it off entirely so I'll try and see if it works.

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A:Solved: Older games setup files won't run

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Hello again and Happy Holidays! I installed a new hard drive a few days ago and am slowly putting programs back on that I used before. My old system was having some hard drive seek errors so I figured a fresh install would work. With most of the system back in the order I wanted, I've installed a number of games as well. Some of the games are working fine, but others are running very poorly despite their age. I installed Blood 2 the other night and in a normal-sized level it runs fine for a few minutes and then gets very choppy. I can fix it for the moment by switching the renderer from Direct 3D to software and then back again, but it only solves the issue for a few minutes again. My system is a bit old, but it's definitely fast enough to play this with all of the whistles and bells. I currently staged it down to low settings at 800 X 600 and the problems aren't going away. This problem extends to other games as well, but this old one is the worst offender at the moment. My Hijack This follows...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:40:47 PM, on 12/25/2008
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A:Older games running excessively choppy

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I just got an old fav. game and forgot that It wasnt compatable. Is it possable to play a windows 95/98 game on windows 7?

A:playing older games on newer system?

try this

right click on the shortcut -> properties -> compatibility tab -> check the Run this program in compatibility mode option -> choose Windows 95 in the drop down menu

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Are current CD rom drives too fast for running/playing/installing games from 5-10 years ago ???

I get a lot of errors when trying to do so.

A:Running older games on current CD rom drives

What OS? If you are using xp it is not the CD rom, its the OS.

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Sorry if this doesn't really belong in this category, but I already posted this under "Games" and haven't gotten any responses so far. I'm looking for someone who has had success playing older games using Win7, specifically Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. A friend recently reccommended it to me and I'm very interested in playing it. I ran a check on my computer and I have all the right specifications -- the only potential problem is that the game was released before Win7 existed. I've tried to do some research to see if it will even work, but I haven't been able to find a straight answer anywhere. I've heard that the game works on Vista, and if it works on Vista it will sometimes work on Win7. Is there any way to definitely know one way or the other, or is it kinda a case-by-case thing? Can someone shed some light on this situation? Has anyone had success with this game in Win7? Are there patches I could get that would make it work? I'd really like to play it but I don't want to spend the time and money if it's not going to work.

A:Solved: Playing older games on Windows 7

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my last video card was a geforce fx5200, so im kind of old school. Im running at 2.4ghz, 1gig of ram.. pretty sure the agp slots are 4x. It works fine with rome, medieval and mafia, but tiger woods 2003 doesnt even start up, battlefield 1942 and links 2003's graphics are worse than the on board cards were (all grainy/pixalated). I just bought it on ebay with no software or anything.. so i dl'd trey tools and tried to tweak the overclock but couldnt find any improvement. Also re-installed directx 9. and rebooted a bunch of times.

my fx5200 worked great with links and tiger woods so is this a driver problem? this is pissing me off so id appreciate any help.


A:9800 pro, not improving graphics on older games?

i also owned a 5200 myself (upgraded to a 6200 for pixel shader 3.0 support). most likely the reason you arent noticing a difference is the agp slot being the bottleneck. the 5200 in my experience was a pretty quick card, and i definitely noticed a speed difference between 4x and 8x agp speed when playing around with it. as for the graphics being crappy, im not really sure unless you managed to get a card with a dying gpu (due to previous overclocking). you may want to take a look at the support forums of the games that are experiencing problems, maybe more people are having problems with ati cards. same thing happens to nvidia cards as well, its not just an "ati thing".

edit: one of my friends also owns an ati radeon 9800, with the right agp speed its normally quite a bit faster than the 5200. i borrowed the card once to see if the performance problems i was having with a game (guild wars) was my video card being slow or something else.

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i have two computers one with me and one with xp i have two older sierra games, trophy bass2 and civil war general and both worked fine on my old 98 system but i can get them to load on my new computers i get program error, integer divede by 0 on the ex i tryed compatibility mode and it didnt help i also tryed tech support they said they didnt maufacture the games any more and could not help me so if any one know \s hoe\w to fix this i would like yo know please, i really like the civil war general and would hate to have to buy and old systen just to play it thanks

A:problems loading older sierra games on me or xp

Maybe the links below will help you out.

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I recently installed a new Graphics Card. Nvidea GeForce N560gtx-Ti.

1280-720 is the recommended screen resolution. When I have it set to that, my screen doesn't fit my monitor (I'm using my 32-inch tv). It looks like my screen is zoomed in a bit. I changed the resolution to fit my tv so everything non-game related fits the screen perfectly. Newer games also fit the screen perfectly.

However, when I play Diablo 2 or another older game, my screen is zoomed in again. I changed some settings and the games fit the screen perfectly. I installed a Windows update and after that the games no longer fit the screen. I gave it my all to figure this out but I can't find a way to get everything to work again.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm probably missing some information that might be needed to help, so don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advanced.

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I have a couple of old games (The 7th Guest and 11th Hour) which I would like to install on a win98se machine. Anyone with experience with this?

A:Install older games on win98se machine

Shouldn't be a problem on 98. It's an old DOS based game.

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Hi all.

here are the specs of my machine.

I have windows XP SP2, AMD K7 processor, Nvidia Geforce FX5200 with 128MB ram, 512MB ram with 219.29MB free, 224GB HD, DirectX 9.0c.

One of the games I am trying to run is "Requiem, Avenging angel" from 3DO.

I have played games on PC now for the last 10 years plus. I still have a lot of my older games which I used to run on my old machine running Win 98b with the older DirectX versions. I would like to be able to keep playing them, but games which use DirectX versions older than 7 cannot detect DX 9.

I have heard of some software which tells (lies to) the software that the version is what it wants. If this software exists or if there is any other workaround I would be very interested in any help at all with this issue.

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Hey every one,

I plan to get Window's Vista some time next year.(Home premium) I'm curious does any one know if any of the older games will work with Window's Vista?
For example:

Commander keen
Wolf 3d
Duke 3d
Shadow warrior (I don't own this game, I thinking of getting it. I really liked the demo.)
Myst series etc.


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Hi all,
I'm trying to run microsoft freelancer on my windows vista Home Premium pc,
I get sound for the intro movie and then nothing, well thats not entirely accurate. I get Sound Effects, But no voices and music. Ive searched this site, and the microsoft website for advice, and tried what i could, but i found most of the advice wasn't aplicable to windows vista. I get normal sound alright, but i suddenly had the urge and have spent the past 90 mins trying to figure this out. Ive also put this in Games, so sorry bout the double post, but i thought it fitted in both.

Dual Core 2Ghz
3G Ram
124Mb Geforce 8 graphics
Sound card is onboard Realtek High Definition Audio,
The pc supposedly came with soundblaster audigy built in, but didn't. All i got was some volume control and 3d effects from creative, that i just ignore.

Any help would be apreciated.

A:Solved: Vista and sound issues in older games

Thanks go to all those who would have helped, but i fixed the problem, its strange, i ask for help then 10 minutes later i fix the problem. Oh well, thats life i guess.

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I have very strange problem that im trying to fix since few months.The problem is that my mouse works perfectly in most games on Win10 x64 (even older ones ifi disable acceleration), however it keeps stuttering in few older games, suchas Call of Duty 2, SiN Episodes: Emergence, Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi.
The mouse stutters only when i move it very slowly on the mousepad, if i move it fastlyit seems to work smoothly with no stutter, however it's very annoyning andmakes those few games completely unplayable, because it's hard to shot enemies.
Ididn't have this issue on Windows 8.1 x64 and Windows 7 x64 (i was using thesame mouse as im using right now). Do you have any idea what could be cause of that?
My PC Specs:
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise x64
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4,5 GHz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 Xtreme Gaming OC
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blue 2x4(8)GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 (2TB, 64MB, SATA/600)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 380 Pro

Mouse: Logitech G500s
Sorry for grammar errors,English is not my native language.

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I have older games of Mahjongg. One is compatible up to Windows XP and the other up to ME, and I cannot get them to install on a brand new Compaq computer with Windows vista. Is there a way to get them to install and to work correctly without messing with settings that will make new programs run incorrectly?

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I'm trying to play "Metal Gear Solid" on my PC but it'll only work in "Software Mode", which looks awful.

I'm running XP, and a 6600GT.

I've tried running it in Compatability Mode for 98/ME to no avail.

Konami list no patches :-(

Any Ideas?

A:Playing older games with newer Vid Card - issues

try updating your video card drivers to the latest version. perhaps there is a patch for said game to run on newer systems, i'd do a bit of googling for that.

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Ive been having a lot of troubles with my Pc lately, around 2 days ago i got a blue screen saying Watchdog error along with my internet download speed going from 5mb/s to 700kb/s and the games where i usually get a average of 150+ frames i cant even get a steady 20. Ive tried updating all my drivers but got no luck.
Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K / 4.00GHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz
Operating on Win 10

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Ok i posted a support post up for the network.
now i still did not get it to work. gateway told me to reinstall windows 98 so i did still i cant get on the net work but now my pc is worst now i can't run my diablo2 games it runs for like a few seconds it plays the blizzard entertainment into after that it goes back and there is no sounds then a error message comes up also star craft is the same way there is no sound and it laggs alot what happen and what can i do to repair this problem???

A:I can't get my games to run anymore

Did you reinstall your video and sound drivers, also would make sure your running the latest version of directx after the reinstall

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My games used to work,haven't used them in a long time. Now when i load them they come up,
start to load,then the screen shuts off and
it goes back to my desktop.Tried reinstalling
them but had no change.One of them goes right
back to desktop when i click on it from start menu.
[email protected]

A:Games not working anymore

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About a few months ago I can still play games like Combat Arms, Call of Duty 4, BioShock, and Dead Space at minimal performance. But now, I reinstalled the game to play it again and it just got stuck on the Starting Screen or just plain BLACK Screen! I can still play some MMORPG like Sword of the New World: Granado Espada or the recently Closed-Beta, Luna Online just fine. I don't know what I did wrong with my Dell XPS Laptop. Any help will be apreciated.

My System Specs:
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS M1530
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, 1667 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 11/17/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

A:I can't play my games anymore!?

The only thing I noticed with Vista and games is sometimes a game will load and you get to a black menu screen for the game. I play Silent Hunter 4 and the first time I loaded the game in Vista I had not issues at all. Me being me messed up how to handle admin account and user account so I did a clean install to start over. Once done I loaded Silent Hunter 4 again to play. No issues, loaded fine. I clicked to play and I got the load screen. Once I got to the menu of the game it was nothing but a black screen. I could hear the music and see my mouse cursor but nothing else. So, what I had to do was go to my videocard tweak program ( I just use the one offered by Nvidia, it works fine) and reset my video card to all the default values. Should be just a box to check and apply to reset to defaults. Once done, I ran the game and all was fine. I closed the game out and reset my videocard back up to the tweaks I like. My game ran fine every since. Give it a shot, it worked for me.

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hi im trying to get rid of system integrity scan wizard and some other pop ups that are making my game drop down during online game play here is my log any help is appriciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:53:43 PM, on 4/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys EasyLink Advisor\LinksysAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\PhotoShow 5\data\Xtras\mssysmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
C:\Program Files\EMS Free Surfer Companion\fs30.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
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None of my games work anymore, I either get a black screen, then am sent back to windows with no explanation or the games just don't run. These are all old games that I've played a long time ago and haven't touched for years and now when i try them they don't work! I've installed the latest version of directx and scanned my computer for viruses, but still no luck.

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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Hey guys,

Recently my graphics card wont run anygames anymore.It loads
the main menu of a game but when its finished loading a map or mission the computer crashes and a the screen was messed up and a error came up saying that the driver couldnt load normaly and restarts. It was working fine a few hours ago with all the latest drivers. Ive reinstalled the drivers and swaped it with another graphics card. By the way its a geforce fx 5900 agp. Any help apreciated

A:Cant play games anymore

Is the GFX fan spinning normally? Check your GPU temps.

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After I ran registry mechanic and defragged my hard drive (perfect disk - thrice, although I stopped the defrag half way through), none of the latest games work anymore (Call of duty 4, Crysis demo, Bioshock), although older games like Heroes of might and magic 3 still runs fine. Whenever I click to start a game, the splash screen will start, the screen will go black like when one normally starts a game, and then I'm just back at the desktop, with no error message. All other software works fine, like Ableton Live 5 etc.

I should also say that before all of this I decided to clean up my hard drive and deleted some files mainly in C:\documents and settings\bernhard\local settings\temp. I did not delete any read-only files. Maybe this screwed it up?

It's strange because everything works fine except these games all of a sudden.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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recently i have not been able to play resident evil 5 or dead space on my computer. the games ran fine for a long time, but not when i double click the icon nothing happens. i have have tried reinstalling the games multiple time and updating direct x and video driver, nothing seems to work. although splinter cell: conviction seem to work fine. any ideas?

im running Windows XP pro service pack 3; Nvidia 8800GT; 1GB ram

A:Games won't start anymore!!!

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Guys you won't believe it.

I reinstalled Vista yesterday because of this issue and also my games.
Yesterday everything worked.
Today I installed my applications and extra drivers and I started Racedriver GRID and it did the same thing.
So since its a new Vista install I checked what I installed today and removed the Windows Visual C and my Genius Fpen 610 driver.
Reboot and magically Grid and all my games started.

My Genius F610 Tablet driver for Vista was causing all the trouble!!!!
Can you believe that?

Thanks for everyones help!

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Hey guys I have AT&T "High-Speed" Internet DSL. I used to be able to host games and such when I was directly connected to the modem and nobody would lagg, and I would never lagg in games. Anyways, now I bought a linksys wrt54gl because I needed internet for myself and other people here at home. Well I tried the best I could, and I can join games (I play Borderlands and CS:Source and Team Fortress 2) but I can't host. When I host, my friends can't join, they used to be able to join me with no lagg... now they can't even join me.

I've tried port forwarding, disabling DMZ, removing the router firewall, tons of stuff. I can't get it to work, and I need to be able to host games again because I have the fastest internet.

Please help me out, I'm a newcomer and not too Tech Savvy but I'm not stupid either.

Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

A:Can't host games anymore, help?!!

just for troubleshooting, put your computer in the DMZ (must have manual IP address). What the DMZ will do is route any traffic to that computer without any issues/port blocks etc.

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I think I am in the right place but if this thread should be in another spot let me know.

I bought a computer a while ago and because it has a GeForce 7800 GS video card it sadly has the infinite loop problem. I managed to fix the Blue Screen of Death errors this problem causes when I downloaded the latest drivers for my card. I haven't had the crash problem since, but still have video rendering problems when I play some games like Battlefield 2 for instance what happens is the environment goes all screwy, I see a checkerboard type map on the ground or the image of the gun I am holding has odd triangle shapes coming off it or when I get into a vehicle the view is all triangles and flashing object or the other characters in the game look all sparkly and seem to be made up of odd triangle shapes. The only way to fix this is to reboot the system closing the game and starting it again doesn't work. Anywho the main reason I am here is because since I updated the video drivers ( I don't know what they were before or if this is the real reason for the problem) or because of something else other than the driver update, I can't say for sure as I didn't notice the problem right away because I didn't start the affected games for quite some time after the fact. I can still play COD4 but COD5, COD6, and Black Ops all fail to work and close down before they start COD6 actually stutters at the menu screen and I have to shut the system down by pulling the plug.... Read more

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I've already asked this on two other forums, no one can give me a straight goes:

Whenever I play a game for more than 10 minutes, it locks up and I have to reboot my PC. Even after I reboot, it still occurs every single time. Also, if I want my games to run smooth, I have to run them as soon as I boot up the PC or else the frame rate goes to hell. I have all the latest drivers for my vid/sound card and XP. Defragged around 2 days ago.

The 2nd problem happened long before the first but I didn't think much of it...

I really have no clue what's wrong. Any ideas?

My specs:

AMD Athlon 2100+
512mb RAM
60gig HD
Radeon 9000 Pro 128mb
Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows XP


A:PC games don't work anymore....desperate for help!

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I hope someone has an answer to my dilemma. I like to play games online, especially at and, but since yesterday I haven't been able to play any of the games. The games don't load for me anymore.

I have disabled the firewall and the pop-up stopper to see if it would help, but it didn't. I don't know what else to do. I am sure I am missing some files, but don't have a clue to which ones are missing.

Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

A:Oneline games don't load anymore...

Problem fixed. I did a system restore and now I am good again.

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Why doesnt my steam or gamespy work anymore. It says that it cannot connect b/c my internet is unstable or i am connected through a over protected firewall, and it has been doing this for about a month now. I went to the steam website and did everything they told me to and it still doesnt work....what should i do?

A:None of my online games work anymore

well make sure your are not in fact blocked by a firewall or anything, unless your 100% sure. make sure your internet connection is set under the right setting appropriate for you under Settings>Internet tab for Steam.

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Hi,Im new here.Heres whats been going on.I just bought some games over the weekend.The games are Airline Tycoon and Crazy Taxi Driver.I keep getting this error message that says "interface not registered".So it wont even let me install them.What can I do to install them?

I also bought Flight Simulator 2002 with the add ons that go to that game and now the add ons are saying "interface not registered".What can I do?

Any advice is very appreciated.


A:most of my games dont work anymore

What version of windows are you using? Also are there any numbers or other parts of the error message?

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I have a gateway with a tsstcorp dvd =_ rw mlti format double layer drive and very suddenly I can no longer watch movies. Games play, cds play, audio fine. But I put in a movie and it's like there's no disc here. We've watched movies on it for over a year, so I checked multiple movies that once worked. I've followed the troubleshooting, tried to update driver. The wizard could find no better driver than what is already being used. I DO NOT get an error message. I just don't get anything to show up either under My Computer or in Media Center or Media player. Oh, and if it helps we have Windows XP Media Center Edition. This stumps me. I read somewhere "Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)" was a problem but I even went to add/remove programs and couldn't find that paticular update, so I couldn't uninstall that.
Thanks for any help.

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about 3 days ago, i was just on the computer. I went on the internet, tried downloading adobe after affects, and played minecraft. after awhile i got bored so i turned off my computer. When i decided to go back on later, i couldnt play my only 2 computer games which are wizard101 and minecraft. Internet, videos and other programs work just fine. Its just wiz101 and minecraft.
When trying to open wizard 101 i get 3 errors (see attached file). After all those messages go away i can type in my username and password to start the game, but it just tells me i am unable to connect to wizard101.
For minecraft, i have 2 different minecrafts installed. One of the minecrafts let me enter my password and username and begin playing the game, but after that the minecraft window just goes black and stays like that. When trying to play the OTher minecraft i get this error -
Java Virtual Machine Launcher 
Error: Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Documents And Settings\Victoria\Desktop\Mineshafter-proxy.jar
ive tried uninstalling and then re-installing minecraft, thats all. It did not work though. I havent tried anything else yet. I have a windows Xp. If you need anymore info on my computer or need me to be more clear about some things, please let me know. Thank you.

A:I cant play certain games on my computer anymore?

Required reading : .
Me, I would try running the sfc /scannow command, to repair/replace damaged system files.
How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files -

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i use to get all my poker sites, full tilt, pokerstars etc. now when i try to get them i get the cannot cnnect to server message. i try disabling my firewall (windows firewall) nothing, i try to uninstall my games nothing. PLEASE HELP...

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At least 2 old games gothic 1 and gothic 2 ( raven ). Both played well on my winXP 64-bit. I reinstalled them both. Gothic 1 has no images in intro, and the sound is very spotty. Gothic 2 also has no intro images and even stopped in the middle of intro.

It is the same computer, except some more games. The computer is virtually not connected to internet except when I need a patch. What could be the reason?

one year old gaming computer
winXP pro 64-bit service pack 2
AMD phenom II X4 955
3.21 ghz 8 gig RAM
radeon HD 4870 X2 2gig video RAM
BTW, the DVDs come from " gothic universal " which includes 3 DVDs ( No1 is gothic 1, No2 is gothic 2 and No3 is gothic 3 ). No3 which is gothic 3 works fine so I have no reason to think that the other two DVDs do not work because they are dusty or scratched. Most other games played well including both old and recent games.

A:games that don't play anymore on same computer?

are you saying they were working on the same computer and stopped working after you reinstall them? why did you reinstall them?

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Mothers computer, all she does is play solitaire and bridge games on it.
as of this morning none of the standard windows 7 games or even games explorer will open.
I have un enabled and the re enabled the games through features control. no help
System file checker and scandsk no help
system restore says error XXX8000ffff (not exact error) and doesn't restore anything
Games wont open from the exe in program files either.
Win 7 ultimate x64

Any Ideas?

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I decided to install the game Grid but the installer will not run because it says that its not compatible with the windows version im running.. But 5 months ago i installed it with no problems. That happened with some other games i installed.. i have the same windows version on my desktop and there i never had any problem instaling just on my laptop.. I have vista home premium 64bit.
I already tried to go to the setup and run it in compability mode but still doesnt work..
What should i do? How come i use to be able to instal and now im not?

A:vista wont install some games anymore..

I have had the ability to play older games. I speculate that after installing SP2 on the x64 you lose the ability to install/play older x86 games. I cant play my MechWarrior 4 anymore and it has me annoyed. I also assume at times...even though sounds stupid..that newer hardware is just too high end for older games that they cant be installed on them. I know its silly but possible. Just keep trying in compatibility mold all the way back to windows 2000/xp settings and try it out more. It might just work if it feels like it.

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Ok here we go, i got my laptop last year and i got a virus about 6 months ago. I had my laptop reset completely to factory settings. Before i got the virus and reset i could play: sims 3,democracy,fifa,call of duty, downloaded 3d games. Now i cant play any games hardly the screen goes black and it has an error on every single one then it says windows has stopped working



name: SiS mirage 3 graphics
manufacturer: Silicon intergrated systems corp.
chip type: SiS672 series
DAC type: internal
Approx memory: 184mb
display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60hz)
monitor: Generic Pnp monitor

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


Main driver: SISGRUMD.dll,SiSclone.dll,SiSfunc.dl
version: 8.14.0010.518 (english)
Date: 30/06/2010
WHQL logo'd: Yes
DDI version: 9Ex

please help me thanks i want to be able to play all the games i could before.

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

We need the model number and make of your laptop, as well as full system specs to help.
Although I can say right now, your integrated graphics sucks.

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Hi, I have a computer with hardware capable of running almost all current titles, EG Bf3, Dota2, counter strike GO, that was until a few months ago.
I started experiencing serious ping issues / packet loss in games causing me to completely freeze, then re-appear where I would have been. On counter strike source "string_cmds" graph peaks when this occurs.
The problem has got worse now, though, I can't play more then 10 minutes of ANY game before something goes wrong, be it a game crash or my whole computer shuts down resulting in one of the many Blue screen Stop errors I have said.
The game will run perfectly smooth, then suddenly my whole computer will shut down. This can happen about 5 times a day depending on how willing I am to restart the game.
Google chrome has just started to crash frequently now, too, and with limited income being 16 I need to fix this rather buy a new pc.
I don't know whether this will be useful but the address for one of them ( I've had well over 100 by now) Is "at FFFFF8801047D000" and another.." STOP: 0x00000019"

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz 47 ?C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Acer Aspire M3910 (CPU 1) 30 ?C
HP S2031 ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 5670 (Sapphire/PCPartner) 48 ?C
Hard Drives
625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 44 ?C
Optical Drives
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A:Multiple BSODs - 3B, 7e, 10, 50, can't play games anymore

Welcome to SevenForums,

I have had a look at your last 3 DMP Files, 2 of them are referencing memory.

Can you try these steps for me

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+If there is no error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.

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I received this error after trying to play europa universalis 4, after updating with the latest windows 8.1 updates. Yesterday all games worked fine, today, none of them run at all.

I've been searching for a solution but all i can find is update your graphics card / DirectX / install the Dx in the game folder itself, all of which i did, but none of it worked.

I've tried pretty much everything i could find about this problem, anyone have any ideas? Only difference is i am running all of this off a laptop with an intergrated graphics card though, and for the next few months my laptop is all i have in terms of a pc. Graphics card is Intel HD graphics 4600, which worked just fine a day ago.

A:Failed to create graphics device. Can't run games anymore

Welcome to the forum!

You are certain you have only HD 4600 graphics and not also a discrete Nvidia graphics chip? Does device manager show only HD 4600 graphics adapter?

Would also help to know exact model like V3-772-xxxx.

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I have Win XP with a gig of ram and a nividia geforce 5500fx video card, i used to play battlefield 2 and 2142 with little lag, now my system is slow slow i can't play ANY games, single or multiplayer. Its fine until you get into the acutal gameplay. Several of my process are above 50,000k.
svhost.exe is at 59,0000 right now and comes back if i end it. Here is my hijackthis logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:56:31 PM, on 2/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:


C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


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A:Help Computer suddenly very Slow - can't play games anymore

please someone help asap i suspect a virus, even tho i've done tons of scans with several programs

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I got back from christmas break, (hadn't used my computer for about 2 weeks) and my computer was running incredibly slowly on the internet ( i have cox high speed) and when I tried to uninstall and reinstall a few games, they wouldn't uninstall, and i couldn't use them. I think i installed a corrupted rollercoaster tycoon disc, and that messed up my computer.
I've run Norton internet security (05), ad aware, stinger, and tried my cox security, but norton keeps interfering with that. here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:45:18 PM, on 1/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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A:slowed computer, games uninstall/install doesn't work anymore.

Welcome to TSF.

You're infected with a trojan...TWICE!.

There is a procedure for removing the duplicate infection in one go, but I can't remember. So, we are going to run the tool twice instead.
Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode. Or Save them to Wordpad so that you can access them in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
Go into Add/Remove and uninstall:

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning.
It should look like this


VundoFix V2.15 by Atri
By using VundoFix you agree that you are doing so at your own risk
Press enter to continue....

Press 'Enter' to continue!
Next you will see:


Please Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
and then press enter:

At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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How do i get my act of war working on my vista-computer?

A:"This is how you get your older games working on your vista computer"-Help.

That game is actually quite recent. Have you tried installing it? What error does it give you?

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I'm running on a Dell Dimension 4600 and want to burn a couple cds. I tried downloading a bunch of different burning software, but my drive was outdated every time. I was able to burn before, about a year or so ago. I've tried older versions of various software, but no luck.

A:Need older burning software for an older drive.

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Hi everyone,A few days ago, I suddenly couldn't update AVG anymore. It always gives me an error, telling me the connection with the server failed. I also noticed that I can't connect Limewire (P2P program) anymore and opening movie streams in Windows Media Player doesn't work anymore either.I searched some forums for a solution and I found someone with a similar problem, who also told he couldn't execute the "cmd" and "regedit" commands anymore. I tried it on my own computer and I can't run those things anymore either. When I try executing them, the explorer goes all weird and shuffles the program bars on the task bar.I've manually downloaded the latest updates for AVG, installed them and did a full scan, that didn't find a thing. I also ran AdAware, which said I had some malware, which I removed with it. Then I also ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which found some more malware, so I removed it, rebooted my pc, but the problems still exist...I'm hoping someone can help me with this problem, because it's really anoying...Here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:37:26, on 11/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

A:Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

Hi Tom,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Please download http://OTListIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the OTListIt2 icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Type or copy and paste in the Custom Scans/Fixes section: drivers32Click Run Scan button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them to your reply:OTListIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimized[*]Tell me also if you have set a proxy server or you recognize these setting:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =;;;;localhost;<local>[/list]

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This problem has occurred "somewhat"(I don't know when exactly) recently. I used to be able to play full screen games just fine but now (for some reason), everytime I launch a full screen game, it auto minimizes.

When I alt+tab back(or click the game icon on the task bar), it remaximizes the game but quickly gets minimized after a second.

Games play fine while in "windowed" mode(Warcraft 3, etc).. Full screen keeps minimizing.

I use Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit):

Nvidia GeForce 8300(onboard video card).
I've done scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, and Super Antispyware and they all found nothing.

Three months ago(same system), full screen games played fine however I was on sort of a "full screen" gaming break, so I only recently tried playing full screen games like Warcraft 3 and this is when I encountered the "auto minimizes" problem.

The only major difference(between the time full screen games worked and now) is Avast 5. I upgraded from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5, other than that, there were no other major changes with the computer I am on.

Avast 5 is on Silent/Gaming mode, and I tried disabling all the shields temporarily to see if it would fix the issue but it didn't.

Does anyone have any ideas(or need anymore info that may help)? Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
Edit: I found a solution(though still looking if there is another way to "fix" this issue) - Right click on a program shortcut(or progr... Read more

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I was under the impression Vista was supposed to automatically download game information from and display the game's information when you click on the thumbnail? My Vista hasn't done that since I installed BF2 and I haven't been able to manually add information using VGEE because I accidentally deleted the BF2 information and haven't been able to get another games information to show up since!

A:Games folder doesn't update with information about newly installed games.

It was my understanding that only games with the "Games for Windows" tag will show up in the games folder like you are talking about. I could be wrong tho.

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I got rid of the WildTangent games console that came on my Toshiba computer, however, the games still show up. I have carefully removed registry entries related to it(making a backup of the registry) and they still remain. I have also used Revo Uninstaller Pro and removed what it found. What am I doing wrong, I know they aren't doing me any harm, but they annoy the @!#$$ out of me.

A:Solved: stupid WildTangent games and categories still show up in my games folder

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Does anyone know how to keep the Vista Games Explorer from automatically adding entries for games? I currently have a completely empty VGE and upon launching any of my games via double-clicking their exe, VGE creates a new entry once the game is closed. I already unchecked both "Download information about installed games" and "List most recently played games" in the VGE options window but that didn't help. I have a third party program that lets me add my own custom entries so obviously I'd like to add them manually so I have more control over fine details. I know that the automatically-created entries can be hidden after the fact, but that really clutters up the third party editor since it displays all games in its list, hidden or otherwise. Any thoughts?

A:Disable Vista Games Explorer from auto-adding games

Hi have you found a solution??? I have to manual add shourtcuts to Executor, Launchy or the startmenu(for search to work). it's very irritating..

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