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Zoo Tycoon 2 on Windows 8 Pro x64?

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    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Zoo Tycoon 2 on Windows 8 Pro x64?

    Hello all, hope I've put this topic in the right forum.

    I've just bought the Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection, and I can't find any information about whether it's compatible with Windows 8 or not. For now I'm keeping it sealed in case I need to return it, so I was wondering if anyone's tried playing the game on Windows 8 before and can advise whether it works or not.

    I'm currently running Windows 8 Pro x64, if that helps at all.


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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Hi PaulLFC,

    it might be possible to play Zoo Tycoon2 on x64 systems. You have to know, it was NOT designed to work on x64 systems, like most of the games released before 2007. That is because many of those games still have 16-bit parts in it. And 16-bit is no longer supported on 64-bit systems.

    I found this Microsoft page where Microsoft is describing how to get Zoo Tycoon2 working on a Windows XP x64 system. It just might be a sollution for Windows 8 x64.

    Error message when you try to install Zoo Tycoon 2 on a Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition-based computer: "Installation of this game is not supported on this Operating System"

    Basicly it says that you must download some new executable from the Zoo Tycoon2 website.

    Good luck trying!
    Last edited by Der Snoober; 04 Jan 2013 at 15:53. Reason: Found the original English webpage, changed the URL.
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