Gaming on Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by archeryguy1701, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Kaziarl

    Kaziarl Commodore Commodore

    Dec 24, 2007
    Portland, OR (Kaziarl)
    I haven't had too many problems with 7. It definitely runs a heck of a lot better then vista did.

    I will say some older games are a bit tricky. And if you're like me, and want to hold onto some old favorites, you have some McGyver moments ahead of you. For Example, I got Klingon Academy to work, but the game itself crashes occasionally, and there's always this strobe light effect in the starfeild. The Descent series, I've gotten 2 and 3 to work, but not the first one. Final Fantasy 7 and 8 for PC work, but you have to do a couple of things that make your computer mimic older sound and video drivers.
  2. clint g

    clint g Admiral Admiral

    Nov 13, 2003
    No where
    There are a couple of games I had massive problems with (Fallout 1 and 2) but I expected as much since they were pretty old. I also had issues with Command and Conquer 3 which shocked me since its so new, but I was able to find a workaround
  3. Sparky

    Sparky Commodore Commodore

    Nov 10, 2001
    Calgary, Alberta. Canuckistan
    I have an older processor Intel Pentium D (Dual Core) Running Windows 7 with 3 gig of ram and an nvidia GTX 260 gfx card. Vice City runs just fine for me. It ran fine back when I had XP 1 gig of ram and a gfx card from 2005
  4. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2002
    ^ I did have 4Gb but it turned out (after a year or so of random crashes) that one of the sticks was corrupted and so I pulled it. Regardless, as I said I'm running XP still, so the OS isn't an issue and these games I mention aren't exactly new. Hell I can run new games (ME2, Metro 2033, RF3, L4D2) at reasonably high settings without any trouble at all.

    I actually got an email from rockstar tech support the other week that says the issue has suddenly become recognised and will be an addressed in a steam update, so we'll see. If they do then I'll take full credit for pushing them into it. You wouldn't belive some of the things they had me trying. I think the last one involved creating a new admin user account. Buggered if I know what difference that would make!

    I actually got Fo1 & 2 working on XP and by got it working I mean I downloaded a patch from somewhere that someone else had made to get it to work.
  5. WeAreTheBorg

    WeAreTheBorg Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 28, 2004
    Sector 001
    When I upgraded from Vista to 7 I instantly stopped lagging in WoW. It was pretty amazing... didn't even reformat or anything.