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vista and xp games on Windows 8

  1. #1


    wiltshire u.k.
    Posts : 3
    windows vista

    vista and xp games on Windows 8


    Hi Guys.
    I am considering upgrading from windows vista to windows 8, but one thing I am not sure of, are games that play on Vista or XP ( Myst Series. Rhem.etc) playable on windows 8?
    I have too many games to mention here, but would be grateful if anyone could help me.
    Much appreciated.
    Thanks.
    kingpin
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  2. #2


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Most do work, but if you could list the games or PM them, I'll let you know any that won't work
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  3. #3


    There's always compatibility mode !
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by kingpin View Post
    Hi Guys.
    I am considering upgrading from windows vista to windows 8, but one thing I am not sure of, are games that play on Vista or XP ( Myst Series. Rhem.etc) playable on windows 8? ...
    kingpin
    Try running the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on your machine. You might gains some insights. If the assistant says anything that questions a game's compatibility, then you could search on "game name Windows 8"--for example.
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  5. #5


    wiltshire u.k.
    Posts : 3
    windows vista


    Thanks to you that passed on info.
    CeejayMode, you asked me to send you the titles of games I wanted to play, so here goes.
    All of the Myst series.
    Uru-Ages beyond Myst.
    Rhem 1,2,3&4.
    Syberia 1&2.
    Broken Sword Trilogy & Angel of death.
    Atlantis 3-the new world.
    Atlantis evolution.
    Thanks in anticipation, if these games work OK then I might decide to upgrade to Windows 8.
    Kingpin
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  6. #6


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    I'm going to buy the games and test them, I'll let you know the outcome
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  7. #7


    wiltshire u.k.
    Posts : 3
    windows vista


    CeejayMode.
    When I asked for information on games I wasn't expecting you to go to the expense of buying them.
    Thanks.
    kingpin
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by 8Franz View Post
    There's always compatibility mode !
    It does not always work.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpin View Post
    CeejayMode.
    When I asked for information on games I wasn't expecting you to go to the expense of buying them.
    Thanks.
    kingpin
    That happens at times, usually to get programs tested in case they don't have them.
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  9. #9


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by kingpin View Post
    CeejayMode.
    When I asked for information on games I wasn't expecting you to go to the expense of buying them.
    Thanks.
    kingpin
    Might be useful as well, I mean, I do enjoy a new game in my spare time

    I ended up torrenting them (considering I was only testing them, I thought I didn't need to buy them. I'm not a pirate, I usually buy games legally), and most of them worked absolutely fine.
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