Do old games workon 64-bit vista?


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Guest

Hey, i am about to buy an hp pc, and it gives me an option of either 32bit or
64bit, software-wise, it doesnt matter, but i got to ask, will my old games
like Age of mythology, red alert, etc. work on the 64 bit version?

Thanks
~Ismael
 
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Paul Smith

Ismael said:
Hey, i am about to buy an hp pc, and it gives me an option of either 32bit
or
64bit, software-wise, it doesnt matter, but i got to ask, will my old
games
like Age of mythology, red alert, etc. work on the 64 bit version?

Largely yes, but it depends on what you mean as old games. Age of Mythology
probably works, Red Alert 1 probably won't install, I'm thinking it has a
16-bit installer, 16-bit applications won't run on 64-bit Windows.

If you want the best compatibility go for 32-bit Windows. If you want the
latest and greatest, go for 64-bit. Depends on what you'll be doing with it
really.

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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Guest

Thank you Paul :),
the games that surely work on 64 bit are the games with the windows logo
right, Like the new Flight Simulator?
 
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Mohamed Khalid

you can play Red Alert 2 on Vista x64 , but you need to buy "Command and
Conquer The First Decade" , its included with all CNC old games and fully
compatible with XPSP2 because EA re-write them, so I'm playing Red Alert 2
now with no problem on Vista x64. and I guess you could play others games
that comes with CNC:TFD.
 

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