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    Video game compatibility in Windows 8


    Hi I just recently purchased Windows 8 Pro for my upgrade to a gaming laptop and I'd like to know will PC games that work in Windows 7 work in Windows 8? I'll provide my games in case someone knows how the compatibility will work with the games I have. My PC games are: Crysis, Crysis 2, Devil May Cry 4, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition, Bioshock 2, X Blades, Metro 2033, Diablo 2, Final fantasy XI Online: Vana'Diel Collecion 2007, Final Fantasy XIV Online, and Sonic Adventure DX. If anyone knows the compatibility with these games in Windows 8 or knows that games that work in Windows 7 will work in Windows 8 let me know.
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    There is no real difference application wise between 7 and 8. If it works on 7, you should have no problems on 8. Just make sure your system is fully updated with Win 8 drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUltimate8 View Post
    Hi I just recently purchased Windows 8 Pro for my upgrade to a gaming laptop and I'd like to know will PC games that work in Windows 7 work in Windows 8? I'll provide my games in case someone knows how the compatibility will work with the games I have. My PC games are: Crysis, Crysis 2, Devil May Cry 4, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition, Bioshock 2, X Blades, Metro 2033, Diablo 2, Final fantasy XI Online: Vana'Diel Collecion 2007, Final Fantasy XIV Online, and Sonic Adventure DX. If anyone knows the compatibility with these games in Windows 8 or knows that games that work in Windows 7 will work in Windows 8 let me know.
    Most of them should work, if not all, in compability mode.
    Right click the shortcut/exe and use Troubleshoot compability, use recommended settings.
    New games should work without that, and some others too.
    You know, you can always go back to Win7 too
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    hi will i be able to play fifa 2013 in windows 8??plz reply!!
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    Yes, you should be able too.
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    Crysis and Metro 2033 work for sure as I test them
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    thanks paul,,,,btw here r my configurations....i5,amd radeon hd 7650 m,500 gb ram,1 gb ddr3,4gb space....is this fine for fifa 2013....actually i got this in my laptop sony vaio 15127....i wanted to know if the game wil run smoothly in this...plz reply!!!!
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    My steam games work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justmork View Post
    My steam games work fine.
    Well as said, there is no big difference between windows 7 and 8
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    Hey I'm trying to play Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 on my new Windows 8 computer. The program installed but won't run. If I click on the desktop shortcut nothing happens, if I go to my computer and click on the game there the launcher will appear but the "play" and "set language" buttons are grayed out. I've tried running it in compatibility mode but Windows 8 is not listed in possible operating systems. I've also tried running a compatibility trouble shoot but that doesn't have fixed the problem either. Anything else I can try that might work?
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