32 bit games on 64 bit OS


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Vin1794

Is there a fix for Vista that will allow 32 bit games to play on 64 bit? Most
of the games i have are old and only run on the 32 bit.
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Vista x64 runs 32-bit games in a 32-bit WoW layer designed expressly for
this. The only ones you might not be able to run are those few that use a
device driver, in which case it would have to be explicitly written for x64.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Synapse Syndrome

Vin1794 said:
Is there a fix for Vista that will allow 32 bit games to play on 64 bit?
Most
of the games i have are old and only run on the 32 bit.

Are you talking about really old DOS games? They will not work on Vista64.

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Tom Lake

Vin1794 said:
Is there a fix for Vista that will allow 32 bit games to play on 64 bit?
Most
of the games i have are old and only run on the 32 bit.

If they're DOS games. they're only 16-bit. You'll need a Virtual Machine or
DOSBox to run them.

Tom Lake
 
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Ian D

Vin1794 said:
Is there a fix for Vista that will allow 32 bit games to play on 64 bit?
Most
of the games i have are old and only run on the 32 bit.

Dosbox runs old DOS games on Vista 64. To test it I ran
Wolfenstein3d on Vista 64. Slightly blocky, but it actually
looks good on a 22" widescreen LCD. Wolf3d uses direct
hardware access for sound, but Dosbox takes care of that
perfectly.
 

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