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Offline Night StalkerTopic starter

Windows 7 and Games.
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:23:59 PM »
I have all of the Age of Empires games, Stronghold.

Used to play them on XP but will they play on Windows 7.

What other games would be recommended?

Offline Soran

Re: Windows 7 and Games.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 07:34:46 PM »
Hi Nightstalker, Okay, there is an issue with playing Age of Empires on Windows 7, even the compatibility doesn't seen to work. You could just try a google search to see if there is anything on the Age of Empires Forums. Most gaming forums have a technical workaround for windows 7, so just have a route through. I had the same issues with X2 The Threat. I ended up creating a folder and manually  coping the files across then patched it (including a no cd patch) before playing it. It bloody worked! (Yay!)

I know that's not much of an answer, but it's the best I can give.

Good luck.

(New games, the new Starcraft is out, Starcraft 2...supposed to be awesome!)

Offline Night StalkerTopic starter

Re: Windows 7 and Games.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 10:36:49 PM »
Hi Nightstalker, Okay, there is an issue with playing Age of Empires on Windows 7, even the compatibility doesn't seen to work. You could just try a google search to see if there is anything on the Age of Empires Forums. Most gaming forums have a technical workaround for windows 7, so just have a route through. I had the same issues with X2 The Threat. I ended up creating a folder and manually  coping the files across then patched it (including a no cd patch) before playing it. It bloody worked! (Yay!)

I know that's not much of an answer, but it's the best I can give.

Good luck.

(New games, the new Starcraft is out, Starcraft 2...supposed to be awesome!)

Thanks for that Soran.

Yeah I got in on the Age of Empires with the XP after most had stopped playing.

Now it looks like a new whole range of games may be on the market or horizon. 

Offline Soran

Re: Windows 7 and Games.
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 02:44:30 PM »
There is one more suggestion, when I got windows 7 I used a fresh install on a new drive..I kept my xp drive and put it in the new pc so I could play my older games without any issues, just booted up the xp drive on startup. *grins*

Offline Night StalkerTopic starter

Re: Windows 7 and Games.
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 03:04:08 PM »
Unfortunately I did not have the finances to keep the old XP drive. 

Will keep eyes open on any net searches or window shopping for any games that may suit this.

Offline Lypiphera

Re: Windows 7 and Games.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 07:59:19 PM »
You could also always partition your hard drive and keep a small section where you can install xp and the games you wish to play on there. Then when you boot up you can choose which part of the hard drive you want to go to :P