Game Compatibility


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Hello, it's me!

I have a coule of games that will not run on Vista. I have Vista Home
Premium. I have searched the web and tried every approach i could. I download
a whole lot of patches and still not progress. I wonder, is there any way to
run XP games on Vista?
 
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H

Hello, it''s me!

Just to say, there are mainly two games i love and want to run, they are:
American Conquest and Cossacks.
 
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VRG Scotty©

Hello said:
I have a coule of games that will not run on Vista. I have Vista Home
Premium. I have searched the web and tried every approach i could. I
download
a whole lot of patches and still not progress. I wonder, is there any way
to
run XP games on Vista?
Try running the game as administrator (right click the game then click run
as administrator) or run the game in Compatibility mode (right click the
shortcut then properties then compatibility and run the game as winXP sp2).
 
H

Hello, it''s me!

I've tried this, but when i start up the game it just comes up with the same
error message "This program is made for runnin on Windows XP, NT, 2000 and
98".
Is there any patch that i need, or maybe disable something in Vista to play
it?
 
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Chuck Walbourn [MSFT]

Many software installers (including far too many game installers) write
poorly handled version checks that block on future versions of Windows. Most
of the time, they work perfectly fine on newer versions of Windows if they
didn't do this kind of thing.

Try turning on the "Windows XP SP2" compatabiltiy mode for the installer and
that should get it to stop blocking it. Of course, YMMV after that depending
on other potential problems with the game.

Create a short-cut to the installer

Edit the properties of the shorcut

Go to the Compatibility panel

Turn on "Run this program in compatablity mode for:" and leave the list as
"Windows XP (Service Pack 2)".

For the installer to work, you may have to also turn on "Run this program as
an administrator" as well.
 
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