On this page you can leave your requests for games you would like us to investigate. You can also do that by tweeting @vgperfection or by visiting our Facebook page. Simply leave your request in the comments below. To contact us about any other issues, please use the contact form here. Where possible, your requested game will then be found and tested by Moss here* and we’ll let you know if he can get it to work.
* Games won’t actually be tested by Moss from Channel 4’s The IT Crowd, we just really love the show, also if Channel 4 want us to take the image down they only have to ask, seriously, we can barely afford coffee here let alone lawyers.
One game that has driven me crazy trying to get it to work is Need For Speed 2 Special Edition from, I think, 1998.
Hi MIke. According to my research that game is from 1997 and so is designed for WIndows 95. However, we do have access to a copy so I’ll have a go for you and let you know what I find.
Mike, we got need for Speed 2 working on our PC here, here’s how we did it:- https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2013/02/08/need-for-speed-2-special-edition/ Enjoy!
Wow, thanks so much. Wasn’t really expecting any response. I will give that a try and let you know how it goes.
Hi, I would like some help getting Titanic, an adventure out of time to work on window 7 laptop…whilst I can get it to run fine…the graphics are poor i.e. rainbow colour…thanks in advance :)
Hi Holly, we have managed to locate a copy of this game and I’ll take a look at it sometime in early February, I’ll let you know here when the article is ready.
Holly, we were able to get Titanic: Adventure out of Time to work perfectly! Here’s the article https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2013/02/06/titanic-adventure-out-of-time/ Let us know if you have any issues on your PC.
Hi, thank you for checking the titanic game for me, I am no further forward however :-( I installed the game link you provided but the visual element is still poor. I changed the settings to 256 640×480 and disabled visual themes. What should the programme compatability mode be? I have it as xp service pack 3?? I’m not sure what you could suggest? :-D
Don’t use any compatibility mode as per the instructions on our page. Did you try the custom installer and the “alt launch” method? Please leave any follow-up comments about this game on the actual Titanic page rather than here, thanks.
i can’t run Star Wars Episode 1 Racer in Windows 7, i tried using Markus
Eggers replacement installer. but when i started the game, i got an error that said: ‘bad install, please reinstall from the original CD’
or something like that.
i also tried a workaround for Shadows of the Empire for PC.
and that did not work either.
can you look into possibly finding a way to install those games on Windows 7?
Hi Megarock, cool name indeed. I can certainly give Star Wars racer a try sometime soon, after I’m done looking at other requests, so keep checking our RSS feed.
Hi Megarock, bad news I’m afraid, I just tried Star Wars Racer and ran into the same problems you did. I am going to keep my eye out for a European copy of the game as I think the copy I have here is US and is slightly different.
Hey Bucko, any progress on star wars episode 1 racer ? i have been trying for some time now and i get the same problem, you can always use a N64 sim and play that version but nahh, its just not the same. Have you had any luck?
Sadly no, I got it to install by installing to an old XP machine and migrating the folder and registry settings over (the replacement installer is junk basically), but it won’t run. This is the problem I have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c01Cq3khm0 corrupt graphics throughout. No known fix :(
This one has also been done – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2015/02/10/wars-shadows-empire/
there was a game i played when i was a kid i think it was a dog but im not 100% sure and you had to move boxes around to get the treat the
, levels got way harder were you had to then push the wooden boxes into water to get to wea you needed to go and im pretty sure there were robots or something that could get you but if you were smart you could trap them
No idea on that one! If you remember the title let us know.
It’s a 20yo game, called Iron Helix. Don’t even know if it would run won Windows 7 but would like to give it a try to refresh my memory of it.
Ah yes, it’s a Windows 3.1 game. I’ll see if I can find it and give it a go, it might need to run in a virtual machine though.
Iron Helix is done for you now, see https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/09/22/iron-helix/
can you see if there is a way to install and run Star Wars Force Commander on Windows 7 64-bit?
X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter is next on my list, then I’ll see if I can find this one.
Were you able to find a solution to install and run Star Wars: Force Commander on a 64-bit Windows 7 system? I have tried under compatibility mode but it will not run due to the absence of a 3D graphics driver. Alternatively, I have tried the method from the following web address: http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=90351 but going from disc 1 to disc 2 it halts and I don’t know how to bypass that issue. Please help!
Force commander is now done, see https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/08/12/wars-force-commander/
Thanks, this is what brought me to your site.
Hello to all.
I would like to ask for Fighting Force, all I know is that it runs (probably) in Windows 95, but in my Windows Vista it doesn’t!
NOTE: Been having problems with Devil Inside, but I updated my Windows Vista with SP1 & 2 and now it runs perfectly, but Fighting Force don’t even open up.
I remember that game on the Playstation! I didn’t realise there was a PC version, I’ll keep an eye out for it.
I can’t get Fighting Force to work either.
A little bit late, but still
Both games are totally playable in 7×64, however there’ll be minor issues. Devil Inside is extremely buggy game on its own: its script execution is way too glitchy so I’d recommend saving very often AND into different slots since there are tons of places you could catch random softlock that will screw up any progression. Yeah it’s that bad.
Fighting Force ’95 runs okay but you gonna need some bullshit within your system registry otherwise the game will either keep asking its cd every bloody time you try to run it OR keep telling you it hasnt been properly installed. I dont remember where I used to find that exact registry data but I’m sure you can google it the way I did back then. Hopefully it’s still there somewhere.
I don’t have the balance of power campaign, and so your installer won’t continue because I can’t insert that CD? Do you have an installer that will let me just install the original CDs 1 and 2?
I’ve no plans to do another installer, but maybe you can use the original installer by Markus Egger?
I was able to get his to work! Thanks!
I have a game called LEGO Soccer Mania that I have been trying to get to work. It came with a license code that I need to type in to install it, but I lost it. I tried using keys for it that I found online, and those worked to install it, but when I tried to play it gave me an invalid key message. What can I do to make it work?
Unfortunately without the correct CD key there’s not a lot you can do. If by some chance you still have the proof of purchase it might be worth trying to contact the publisher.
Do you know how to make it work with one of the many keys online? It seems like they should work, since they’re valid keys. Or it might be that it can’t verify the key since the server used to verify the keys is dead. Do you know a way around it?
Very sorry but we can’t help with missing/replacement CD keys, game cracks or similar topics!
Hi, Can you add a game that is called “Need For Speed 3:Hot Pursuit”
It’s an amazing game and Iv’e been searching for a way to install and run the game, but it just doesn’t work on 64-bit machine. However I found a way to play it perfectly by using VEG’s patch. Here is a link http://veg.by/en/projects/nfs3/
And it run so smoothly it’s unbelievable :D
I have an old game called LEGO Racers. The installation went fine, but every time I try to play it on my Windows XP with all the compatibility settings it needs turned on, it crashes my graphics driver, gives me a blue screen, or both. I’ve had it work on a Windows XP computer before, which makes this even more strange. Do you know what I can do to fix it?
I’ll see if I can find a copy of this game and look into it!
Lego Racers is now done, see https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/08/14/lego-racers/
I have an old game called Bugs Bunny Lost in Time. It acted weird when I tried to install it, but I got it to work. The game ran fine… until the next time I started the game. Now each time I pop the disk in, it only gives me an install option, and when I click that, it fails 90% of the way into installation. It won’t even start when I use the shortcut.
Please Im looking for Microsft Fury 3, since you give good instrucctions, and beacause I Have an issue whith this game,,, I can’t make it work in Arcade mode, it allways keep on “pro” mode ( tha plane dsnt return to the horizon line). thanks bye
Hi Daniel, yeah I know that game I’ll give it a go as soon as possible. Windows 8.1 is keeping us busy over at top-windows-tutorials.com but I will be adding more games here soon.
I love this page, really great tutorials for my old games. However I want to ask if you guys can try to get the game “Hercules Action Game” running on a Win7 64Bit /Win8 64Bit system. I habe my copy on the original CD but it didn’t even let me install on a 64Bit system. Would be great to play this old jump and run again.
Thank you very much.
Hey, Felix! I got Disney’s Hercules too and I wanna tell you it’s working just fine in 7×64 at least in windowed mode. You can “install” it manually without any need to use that outdated installer. However the game’s registry dependent so you’ll have to have the very needed subsection of it within yours. It keeps all your custom settings there + your current progress.
Its path within registry is HKLM\software\wow6432node\disney\hercules. It can be created manually at any time but it’s totally required by the game to properly operate & be able to keep your parameters.
My problem is with awesome game Requiem: Avening Angel. I try so many things to run this game on my PC but still doesn’t work.
OS: Windows 7 – 64 bit
I’m looking at that game next, no promises I can get it working though.
Requiem is now done, see here:- https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/01/15/requiem-avenging-angel/ It’s playable but not perfect.
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I have James Cameron’s Titanic Explorer from 1998 and I’m not able to run it on my laptop which is running Windows 7 64 bit.
Any progress on Star Wars Force Commander?
Nope, cannot find a copy I’m afraid.
Force Commander is now done, see here.
hi i played a game called bugs bunny lost in time or something when i was a kid and i wanted to know if it would work on a windows 7 sony VAIO and if it does work i wanted to know if there are any negative effects that i wouldnt get if i played it on a windows 98
Bugs Bunny Lost in Time is now done and works perfectly, see https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/04/08/bunny-lost-time/
Microprose Star Trek Generations 1997?
I believe I can get a copy of that, but from what I hear the chances of it running on a modern PC are slim to none!
Windows XP mode fixes almost everything. You can get on Windows 7 Pro and up. Even Windows 8: http://lifehacker.com/5965889/how-to-run-windows-xp-for-free-in-windows-8
Hi i was wondering if its possible to play Hardball 6 on windows 7. I believe the game originally ran on windows 95. I found the disc and it installed on my computer. It will open and allow you to go through the menu options. However, when you go to start a game it locks up and shows a black screen. You can however hear the crowd. Any way you can help me get it working?
Hi! I´m looking for a PC old game I used to play when I was Young. I think it was called “sech sech”. You had to place hexagon tiles in a board and arrange them by color. The strategy was to wait until you had seven tiles together because that gave you a lot of points. I used to play this back in 85 – 90´S. I´ve been searching for it by the name of sech sech, but It doesn´t appear. I´ve also checked a lot of hexagon tiles games, but haven´t found it. Does anyone know what I´m looking for? Maybe it has another name? Can you help me, please? Thanks in advance.
Drawing a complete blank on that one I’m afraid, maybe another reader can help?
Hi – I’ve had great success with your Episode I Racer modifications! Any chance X-Wing Alliance could follow? Thank you for your work!
really all this posts and not one single game from Tomb Raider, holy s**t?!
There’s no need for language like that young man, Aggressor75 indeed.. well! Of course we remember Tomb Raider, there’s a Lara games out there we haven’t covered yet, but no doubt we will eventually. I don’t have a copy of Tomb Raider so I can’t say when I will get the chance to look at it.
Tomb Raider is done for you now – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/06/27/raider-unfinished-business/
Good call! I’ll ask around for that one.
Road Rash is now done – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/07/01/road-rash/
Hi ive got the game Lost In Time from Coktel Vision or Stuido,
but i cant run it throught Windows7 64Bits
Lost in Time is a DOS adventure game and runs under ScummVM on modern PCs. See this page https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/compatibility-tools/scummvm-tutorial-getting/
Emergency: Fighters for Life
Never heard of that one either! Again all I can do is keep an eye out for it.
Okay, found that one and checked it out, it’s working nicely for me https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2015/03/04/emergency-fighters-life/
After Life – 1996
Robot Arena – 2001
AfterLife is now done, see here https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/07/10/afterlife/ Seems to work great.
Take No Prisoners
Published by Red Orb Entertainment
Developed by Raven Software Corporation
This is a good game.
Actually this one works even on Windows 8…
So maybe you could explain your problems…
For now try running in WinXP compatibility mode and see if it helps.
TNP runs super smooth in my win7x64 and even better than that: while the game only lets you select 800×600 as a maximum possible reso, you can actually rise it as high as 1280×960! Just type it within your profile cfg file – it’s the bottom line there right next to “video mode”. I believe “vampire” engine, upon which the game’s based, can do up to 4k but that’ll need some binary code hacking since it lacks support for proper height value consisting of more than 3 digits like 1080 & higher.
BTW this easy trick also works for MageSlayer, another top-down “vampire” game from 1997 by Raven Software that’s highly reminiscent of their Hexen dilogy.
What I miss is GTA: Vice City
It’s super problematic on windows 8.1. Widescreen doesn’t work. Found one patch/fix but that only works for 1.0.
Another problematic game is “Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive”. It’s an awesome directdraw game. Since windows 8 it runs unplayably slow. I didn’t find a proper fix. It only ran with an older version of WineD3D for windows (which still had ddraw.dll in it) But only with corrupted interface graphics.
I wasn’t aware of any issues in Vice City with Windows 8. Desperados is a much more problematic title though.
I want so badly to play Hercules! But I couldn’t find it anywhere.
hi trying to get breath of fire 4 to work it installs fine but then just loads to a white screen sounds going and everything seems to work but no graphics at all hopefully you guys can get the great rpg to work.
That’s a rare game but I may have a lead on where I can get a copy, if that works out I’ll see if I can get it working.
No joy getting that working on anything other than Windows XP I’m afraid.
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Hey I posted here for a long time ago, but thought you should give it another try :)
Star wars episode 1: Racer
Let me know what you get to work :)
It works for most people, see https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2013/12/02/star-wars-episode-i-racer/
Could you please try Soldiers of anarchy for me would love to play this but no support is available.
Done that one for you, have a look here – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/09/26/soldiers-of-anarchy/
Your a Star.
Genius: The Tech Tycoon
Hello, I’ve tried several solutions on the net, but the game Star Wars Rogue Squadron gives me problems on windows 7 64 bits. Have you got plan include?
Sure, I could give that a go, shouldn’t be hard to find a copy.
Rogue Squadron is done for you, have a look here – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2014/10/01/star-rogue-squadron/
Can you get EA Sports Rugby 2004 to work properly on Windows 7? It installs and loads, but there’s a whole tribe of glitches that occur and the gameplay is really adversely affected. If you play the game tutorials, you’ll see what I mean. These glitches never showed up back in 2004 when I played the game on a Windows 2000 laptop.
Well I have 2 games I can’t get to work even on Win XP:
Hexagon – 1998, even with the Modern System Patch it just crashes after the Intro.
and Mayday from 1997 or 1998, it just won’t start.
Also – Wiggles from… 2001? I managed to get it to work a year ago or so, but it was a pain in the ass so I think a Tutorial might be worth it.
What kind of game is hexagon? Googling gives absolutely nothing.
Command and conquer the original first one, please thanks
Hi. I requested that you test Bugs Bunny Lost in Time a loooong time ago and I have found that page on here and I was wondering if you could also test these two games for Windows 8: Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters, and Hidden and Dangerous 2 please. Thanks in advance.
What about geniu$ the tech tycoon game.
Cannot find a copy!
Hello! I would really love to play Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. I have Windows 8.1. Your fix of Star Wars: Racer works so good I tought you might do a good job on this as well.
That’s another extremely troublesome game but from what I’ve read people have figured out most of the problems so it would be a good one to write up into an article. I’ll see if I can find it.
Could you look into South Park (1999)?
Not the Kart Racing one or the Game Show, it’s the first person shooter.
Guys what is the game name which on the background cover of this website?
Command and Conquer – Tiberian Sun.
I always have a problem when installing sims 1 (deluxe edition, all exp. packs separate). After I’ve installed The Sims Makin’ Magic, the game gives a message at the startup, saying that I have to update the installation because there was new content found. BUT when i press OK, he uninstalls everything, and I can start all over.
OS Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Hello, I’ve been trying to play Midtown Madness, a game by Microsoft. I got the game to run golden on Windows 7 64bit, but now I have Windows 8.1 64bit and there has been some difficulty. If you could look into this game, that would be great. Make sure you check out the video patcher update (http://www.mmarchive.com/file_details.php?file_id=2365), because it allows for hardware rendering, and for the game to be played at 1920×1080 resolution.
Yeah I can’t get Midtown Madness running well in Windows 8 either!
What about Sid Meier’s Gettysburg for windows 7?
Also, Jane’s Fleet Command for Windows 7
Managed to find Jane’s Fleet Command for you https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2015/01/14/janes-fleet-command/
I’m surprised to see that no one’s posted about
Heroes of Might and Magic III
before. That was an all-time-favourite of mine and simply won’t run on Windows 7 / 64 bit.
I’d be eternally grateful if you guys could find the time to look into that.
You can get it on GoG, guaranteed working or your money back! Use Our link here to support the site.
One game me and my brother LOVED to play when we were kids was STAR TREK Armada. I dont know to much about the specifics but it required Windows 95/98. I only have the CD-ROM, nothing else. Please help.
Star Trek Armada has stopped working after the latest Windows update
I would also like to request an old turn based WW 2 game. AXIS AND ALLIES by Hasbro Interactive in 1998. It is such a great game in my opinion and to others I know. It isn’t supported by my win. 7
Been trying to find a copy of this game for ages. Weird: The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
It’s a very obscure one, but I’m hoping someone can help me get my hands on it. I have found it on Amazon, but none of the sellers will ship to the UK. No luck with ebay, either.
What about the old game Gazillionaire. Crazy fun business game!
TIE-Fighter CD rom!! Work in Windows, and with modern joysticks/gamepads
I’ve been trying to get Discworld Noir working on Windows 7 for several years to no avail. It did work on XP and I think Vista to an extent but I have had not luck on 7 and I don’t intend to change to Windows 8 or 10 in the near future.
Is there any chance you could try testing it please. I would be over the moon and so would my fiance if you can get it working :-)
I only managed to get Discworld Noir working by getting a PS2 copy and using an emulator. Give it a try!
Are you having issues getting it installed or just with playing it?
Having trouble with installation and can’t get it to run. I have win7 32 and 64bit dual booted to allow me to play older and recent games.
Ah, so it’s a 16 bit installer is it? Won’t install on 64 bit? Drop me a message on the contact form there’s something you could try for me.
Hey POPG, do you know if you can investigate Star Wars Battle For Naboo? The game was released in 2000 with a 16-bit installer and I’m trying to get it to run on a 64-bit windows 7 PC
I’ll get round to that one soon as I can.
I would love to see Star Wars: Republic Commando on here, got it with the recent humble bundle
Isn’t the version with the Humble Bundle already fixed???
Mechwarrior 3. It has graphical issues when you move ingame and no amount of troubleshooting I’ve done has been able to fix it.
It’s a known issue.
Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry – The game seemed to install fine, but I can’t seem to get it to run properly. Any way to fix this?
Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance doesn’t seem to work in Windows 8.1. Graphical issues on the main menu upon launch.
hi can you uploaded Star Wars: Dark Forces pc
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 pc
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II – The Hidden Empire
King of the Road pc is trucks games
Midtown Madness 2 pc
is My request Games
Try GoG.com for the Star Wars games.
HI, i have been trying to play Cutthroats – Terror on the high seas on my windows 8 pc with no luck. Can you help?
hi i also would love to try and get Cutthroats: terror on the high seas, on my windows 7 64 bit computer
Hi, has anyone got cutthroats terror on the high seas working at all? I’ve got the original discs but never had any luck. I was thinking of trying a virtual machine but haven’t got around to it yet.
Hi guys, I stumbled upon your great site while I was looking for a workaround to make a great game from the past work on my Win7-64bit machine: Trickstyle by Akklaim, do you remember it? Futuristic hoverboarding, I played the hell out of it in my “golden” years :D
Thanks in advance for every tip you can give me.
Keep up the good work!
I got Trickstyle working on Win8.1 64bit, so my guide may help you: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=42136&p=401091
Thanks, I don’t have this game so can’t test it.
OMG it works on 7 as well. Tnx so much guys, I’m off for some time.
Bye world, welcome back Trickstyle.
I just found this website and I absolutely love it!
I’m trying to install Future Cop but I’m having a little trouble with it.. no biggie..
But I’d love to request Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge or just RA2 lol
I do have a copy of RA2 somewhere, possibly revenge too (I think it’s in the same box set) so I’ll add those to my list.
Red Alert 2 is done – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2015/05/21/command-conquer-red-alert-2/
I have been in search for many years of an very old pc game that I had growing up. It is called Wilderness Survival. It is about survival in the wilderness against bears, snakes, natural elements. I would really love to play that game again. I am not sure of the year it came out or if it can be located.
Interstate ’76 and Nitropack expansion please. It’s among the most difficult old game to run on modern computer which mostly requires sheer luck to run without problem. Even if you managed to run it without problem, you’ll still likely to encounter that CPU speed wobbling wheels glitch.
Hey, I was wondering if you could help me get these games working? The games I am struggling to get working are Disney’s Extremely Goofy Skateboaring, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Sonic Riders and Nickelodeon 3-D Toon Twister. I don’t mind using vitual machines, my os in Windows 7, thanks.
So i’ve been trying to get Age of Empire 3 to work on windows 7 x64. Any luck in getting this to work? I can get it to start but only get a black screen. Sounds good though lol.
Got this to work after some more messing around. Windows 7 x64. Go to Documents > My Games > Age of Empires 3 > Users.
Open NewProfile.XML with a code editor (i just used wordpad).
find this line: false and change “false” to “true”.
This puts the game in windowed mode which you can now load the game and make your resolution changes to correct the black screen issue.
my comment didnt post correctly. the line you are looking for is the setting name: “optiongrfxwindowmode” which is set to false. change this to true. after the game starts go to help and tools and change the resolution and refresh to match your current desktop settings.
sorry for all the extra posts… :-/
Howdy…I would just love an in-depth look at making Star Wars: Dark Forces run smoothly on newer OS’s. I downloaded the game through Steam (the download includes the Dosbox emulator), but the graphics are very poor, even considering the 320×200 (I think) resolution the game was created in. DarkXL engine doesn’t seem to work with me, no matter how hard I try…I fix one issue, and another pops up…
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
PS On windows 8
Please and thank you
Can’t seem to get HPATSS working on Windows 7 either. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!
Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone can be found here – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2016/05/20/potter-philosophers-stone/
I need help getting Star trek deep space nine the fallen to work on windows 8.1
Black Moon Chronicles – there was not a chance in hell even on a VMware VM running Windows 98…
Actually, most of the Cryo Windows catalogue is suffering from compatibility issues, and very few were reissued on GOG and the like (Megarace, Atlantis). But I think BMC would be a good one to begin with as there seem to be quite a few other Cryo games based on that engine.
I would be eternally grateful if you find a way for Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas to work in windows 7 or 8.
Iv been trying to get this to work properly for ages and havent been able to. Would love it if someone is able to help!
Hi, there’s a game called King of The Road from year 2002 that I’ve tried to get to work on various modern PCs (Win7/8, nVidia GPU) but I couldn’t. I’d be very happy if you could take a look at it.
For a long time now i’ve tried to get Asterix & Obelix XXL to work, but there is next to no information about how to do so, the installation completes successfully but when you start the game you are stuck in a black screen with an error code waiting for you when you decide to close it. I hope you can help me, it was one of my favorite games of my childhood !
Can’t get the Sims deluxe to work windows 8.1
Hi, I am trying to get Cluedo: Murder at Blackwell Grange to run on XP but it keeps crashing on the opening screen (a picture of all of the characters). The sound plays through then it just goes silent and crashes! I have tried running it in and out of compatibility mode for Windows 98 but no joy!
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds? There’s some color corruption in lots of places.
This is a mixed bag.
-Version 1 runs perfectly with software mode.
-Version 188.8.131.52 works with graphics hardware, but the coding has changed dramatically to the point where gameplay falters.
-Then there’s this 3dfx patch that supports voodoo2. Perhaps we could make use of that with the wrapper somehow, but I haven’t tested much of it because it ends up giving me errors trying to run it.
You’ve got its multiplayer sibling, but surely X-Wing and TIE Fighter should be now relatively simple to do? Yes, I know I could just get the GOG version…!
COSSACKS – Back to war
I cant run it anymore since i have Windows 10 and I simply love the game :(
You may need to find a no-cd patch, unfortunately I can’t link to them.
Hi BuckoA51 :)
Thanks for your reply!
I have tried a no cd crack now and it didnt change anything…
The problem is still the same: i cant see the mouse, otherwise the game seems to run just fine… Many people have this problem, and it seems there is no real solution so far… I have searched many forums now, and found a guy with exactly my problem who sayd he had some succes with https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/ (DXWnd).
Here is his post:
Its the one from 01.09.15 by skiwier…
I texted him and asked how he did it, but i guess he only made that account because of his problem and doesnt check it anymore now that it is solved…
I would be so grateful for any help!!! :)
Thanks already for your reply :)
no solution…? i would be so happy about it!!! :)
I don’t have a copy of this game, sorry.
No luck running 16-bit Shivers (Sierra, 1995) in Windows 7. Any chance you can take a look at making this work and offer some advice? Thanks!
Hey guys, first of all thank you for your amazing work, there are so many gaming gems from the pioneering age of gaming that don’t deserve to lost to limited backwards compatibility so keep up the good work!
Now, me and several other people I’ve read about around the net are having headaches with M1 Tank Platoon II. It doesn’t seem to get along well with glide wrappers and when it does, it is plagued by CTDs. It does work in software mode but getting it up on glide is a whole different game I’m sure you’ll agree.
Has anyone managed to get it running reliably on modern hardware?
Pinball Science. It was an amazing game, but since it was for Windows 95, I can’t get it to work even on XP.
i cant get roller coaster factory to work on vista.
I recently got Pariah. Unable to play it it installs fine, but when you try to run it in admin mode (game requires it) I get a general error and the game closes. If you could look into this would be good.
Pariah is done for you – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2016/01/08/pariah/
NHRA Main Event. I love this game but can’t get it to work with windows 7…. :(
hi dude :) im looking for a game i used to play years ago but i cant remember the name unfortunatly :( i remember some signs but i dont know if they are enough or not.at first it was a little soldier game.i mean the soldiers in the game were little people and in a part i remember that they were in the kitchen and on the cabinet and a beetle was there that it was bigger than the soldiers :) the game had another part that you could fight with the other teams that they were little too.they have tanks,trucks,weapons and thing like these.i have downloaded some versions of the “army men” but unfortunatly they werent what i want.by the way i think it was a strategic game .im looking for this nostalgia game but i cant find it.pleaaseee help me :(
its cannon fodder.
i’ve download this one but unfortunatly it was not the game :( and let me mention that i used to play that game in pc…thanks alot for your previous suggestion :)
hi there I have a game called rugby 08 which played on windows 7 but however I have a laptop core i3 and its windows 8.1 and wont play my rugby 08 it says my laptop isn’t compatible please may you help me fix this? thanks
I noticed you guys haven’t done SimCoaster, I’m having a few issues with it. It just doesn’t open
Soul Reaver 2 with Windows 10. I bought the game on steam, and while it runs, it’s too broken to play. I’ve made a steam forum post that describes everything in detail: https://steamcommunity.com/app/224940/discussions/0/496880203080127521/
So the game im trying to get to play is “armor command”. I still have my original disc but haven’t been able to get it to play in years. I have windows 8 if that helps. thanks
Looked into Armor Command for you, seems to work but the cut-scene movies won’t play – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2016/01/06/armor-command/
I was wondering if you could get me Cutthroats: Terror in the High Seas for windows 7, I would really be appreciated, since I’ve been trying to replay it for years already
Thanks in advance :)
HelloHola a todos
I do not speak English very well but I’ll try THE BEST POSSIBLE.
I have an edition the nations (nations alien 2) spanish version edited by multimedia zeta.
The game installs and runs fine, music and videos well, the menus well.
But once inside the game it looks black. black units and fully map.
I do not know what to do to make it work. I will provide images for comfort
idk if this happens with the other language versions, so if and proved that the bonus maps does not work on the Spanish edition
I also try xp with mvware and spend equal
I hope you can help me and save this great game for everyone to enjoy in our languages
Greetings from Spain
I have been trying to get LEGO: Football (or Soccer) Mania to work, initially it required administrator rights, but when i ran it as an administrator, it just closed completely.
Any help is much appreciated, thanks in advance.
Hi, I cant seem to get IHRA 2000 Pc working
Tried Windows Xp virtual machine, but no luck, can you please help
Get cant create imade 3D3 error
Can’t get Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone or Chamber of Secrets to work on a laptop running Win7 Professional. Th Goblet of Fire and Prisoner of Azkaban work, but not the first two. I see lot’s of others out there with this same issue, have you guys found any way to get them to work?
I can’t find a copy of either of them, sorry!
Got the first Harry Potter working https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2016/05/20/potter-philosophers-stone/
Hi, I’d like to get Evolution: The Game of Intelligence Life. It’s from Discovery used to play a lot. But now I need it.
Hi there Bucko, is there a way to correctly run Alone in the Dark a New Nightmare?
I have a problem where the game looks all white its a pretty common problem.
I found a solution on Steam to uninstall update KB3000850 and it worked, however Windows updated it self and the game glitched again.
Here is the link it might help http://steamcommunity.com/app/259190/discussions/0/624076027421176497/
I’m using Win 8 32bit and retail version of the game.
By the way I wanted to thank you for the update for Dgvoodoo2 it fixed another game called Nocturne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturne_(video_game) it has a similar problem as Alone in the Dark where the characters are all in white if 3D rendering is enabled.
I tried the new Dgvodoo2 but with no success.
Just wondering how if can get EA sports rugby 2004 to work on windows 8?
Hi guys, I love the work you are doing with this website, it helped me set up Daytona USA Deluxe, which i haven’t been able to play since I had winXP. Really great site, good job, man. I want to make a request since I’ve been having a very hard time lately trying to get the PC version of Wipeout XL to run properly and while it does render, the speed of the game is way beyond unplayable. Also, it’s a great game and I would appreciate it greatly if i managed to play it again.
Thanks, Best of luck
P.S. You can make Daytona USA play the ingame music without CD with _inmm.dll
I love Wipeout but I don’t have the PC version, I’ll keep an eye out for it though.
Its technicaly abbandonware.
Legally there’s no such thing as “Abandonware”. Copyright is life plus 70 years, so you can post that link in 70 years time (don’t blame me, blame politicians and greedy media moguls).
Can you get Tonka: Construction, Lego Chess, Timon and Pumbaa’s Jungle Games, and Clue Finders 3rd Grade Adventures. These are all games I still own and can’t get working on windows 7.
Thanks in advance.
Tonic Trouble on Windows 7 or newer will be awesome :D Game is in the same engine as Rayman 2 and Donald Duck Goin Quackers, but I can play these two games on Windows XP. Tonic Trouble installed on XP crashes after first level and after many tries I don’t know what’s going on. If you would find a way to play this game, that will be wonderful ;)
Definetly this !!! It really is a great game that is atm unplayable on modern systems (it uses the x86 kernel in some unique way) This would really be a challenge for you.
YES! Someone needs to save this game.
Pharoh and his extension
Hey Mike, was wondering how to install Driver 1 on a Windows 10 laptop.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher/Sorcerer’s stone and The Chamber of secrets please. Got both of them at home and they install just fine, but the game doesn’t start, not even in compatibility mode.
Harry Potter 1 is here – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2016/05/20/potter-philosophers-stone/
can you help with chamber of secrets please
Cutthroats: terror of the high seas. Would love it if this worked on Windows 7 or 10. Cheers
OK, I got a HUGE bundle of old PC games from someone (about 115 in all!), and so far I have gotten all of them but 6 games working on windows 8 64-Bit. The games are as follows:
SIMTUNES (Please help me get this one working, I remember really enjoying this game)
Mario Teaches Typing 2
and Command and Conquer Yuri’s Revenge
Any help would be nice, especially with SimTunes.
Yuri’s Revenge is an expansion to Red Alert 2 and you’ll need that installed first to make it work – here’s the page on Red Alert 2 if you’re having trouble with that: https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2015/05/21/command-conquer-red-alert-2/
On the other hand I think RA2 and Yuri’s Revenge might be free on EA’s Origin service right now if you don’t mind using that.
I’ve had good luck installing Frogger on Windows 7 64bit using nGlide. Pretty straight-forward install, no tricks! Only problem, and I believe it was a problem with every version after Windows 95/98, was no CD Audio. Would be cool if someone could figure it out like the audio from Croc.
I’d really like to play Hercules again. There’s a free download of it here : (snip)
Could you please help me? Thank you
Sorry we can’t help with pirate games.
I have a Harry potter and the philosopher’s stone PC game from 2001 i think and im trying to get it to work in a windows 7 64 bit?? any ideas on how to get it to work?
Have a look here – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2016/05/20/potter-philosophers-stone/
I can’t get my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to play on my new PC. I have an ASUS A10 PC just purchased Feb. 2015 with windows 8.1. Managed to manually install it but it won’t play at all. Please help if you can. I have all the HP games and love to play them as they are my favorites.
Puzz3D like Victorian Mansion, Orient Express, Notre Dame Cathedral and Bavarian Castle. I currently use a virtual Windows XP to play these, but with less than stellar results.
Fantastic site, glad I found it. if I might request Uprising Join or Die (1997)? It seems to have some real problems with post-XP Windows machines.
I would really like to play Rage of Mages 2. It is a Warcraft-like Real Time RPG, with an unbalanced difficoulty and a poor story. But, it is one of my favourite games, if not my most favourite of all times. It’s from 1998 and compatible with XP, but no matter what i do I cannot have it run in my Windows 7, 8 or 10 computers. I can install it without any issue, but then I cannot play due to a color glitch.
I’d gladly listen to anyone who could help me. Thanks in advance.
P.S: Sorry if I’ve written some grammar mistake, I’m not english native and I tried my best not to kill the english language :P
Uhh… Did you tried to change resolution ingame? Alt+Tab sometimes helps fixing things like that.
I think that some tweaking on compatibility settings can help too.
Too bad I can’t help right now, but by what I remember on playing it on a Win7 machine, it worked normally.
The Punisher! I’m dying to play this game again!
Can you help me to get Dead to Rights (2003) to work on Windows 10 ?
I heard that it has problems with Starforce so maybe that can be of help …
Hi, is there any way you can make Puzz3d Notre Dame work on Windows 7 64bit, I can’t get it to install or do anything.
Hi. I had a problem with Rollcage on Windows 10 home 64 bit. I tried to install but installer still not works, i replaced it, but after i installed also patch, it says needs to install from cd rom drive. How can i fix it? Requires Redux patch?
Hi, I am trying to get my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets pc games working on my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. The games install and bring the auto run menu up just fine, but when I click the “play” button, nothing happens. If you could help get these working that would be awesome because I love these games and miss being able to play them.
I think Philosophers stone uses Safedisc, so you might need to search the shadier parts of the web for a no CD patch.
Andretti racing … still love the game … great site btw!
A simple game I played for hours that runs on Win 98 pcs was called, Masters of Orion 2
Possible to run in win 10 ? Thanks, Ed :)
I can’t seem to get Gangsters: Organized Crime to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Trying to get Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 running on Windows 10. Game was released 2005 and would have been compatible with XP or lower. There is a supposed fix that requires you to download a no DVD patch that replaces the GameModule to run the game. However, while the game does run doing this, it crashes as soon as you select play from the menu screen.
Can you do Monster Truck Madness 1 and Test Drive 5?
Future cop:lapd link broken
Can’t find anything wrong with the link sorry.
Hi, I’m italian and I’m trying to review all italian games, but there’s one I really don’t know how to make it work: Druuna Morbus Gravis.
I tried in many ways, I can boot the game, menus work fine, but it’s unplayable since I can only visualize backgrounds.
Thank you in advance.
Hi, I´m from germany and want to play harry potter and the chamber of secrets on my windows 10- notebook (acer aspire e17). when I want to install the game, an error comes with “an invalid building of cd code”. but i want to play it. please test the game and mail me your results.
Simcoaster on Windows 8?
Discworld Noir on Windows 10 please….
This is a headache.
I have been looking everywhere for Carmen Sandiego games. Any of them / all of them that would play on my laptop.
Can you help?
I have a windows 10 but a 64 bit laptop
South Park Rally or Warhammer FireWarrior for Windows 7 x64 please :)
Hey, i love your site! :) Keep going!
I was thinking about Crimson Skies from microsoft studio :)
Thanks! We’ve already done Crimson Skies – https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/2016/06/10/crimson-skies/
Can you guys figure out how to get Emergency 2: The Ultimate Fight For Life to run on Windows 7? It worked great on XP with no issues but I can’t seem to figure out getting it to work on 7 64 bit.
Any chance you can get The Punisher by thq games to work on 8.1 :/ i really miss that game
Works fine on Windows 7, not sure if it works on 10.
I am looking to make several old games work on windows 7 and newer PCs. Lego Island, Rollercoaster Tycoon with Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes, Frogger (1997), Monopoly, Warcraft 2 Battlenet Edition, Warcraft 3 with The Frozen Throne, Worms Armageddon, Sim Ant, Sim City 3000 Unlimited, Sim Farm.
Also I’ve been looking for a game for over 10 years. It has dragon eggs in it and theres little arrow blocks you use to move around and destroy other bricks in a maze type of thing. You move the arrows to destroy bricks and you save the dragon eggs. I remember there was some mathematic equations somewhere in the game as well if I remember right. I played it around the year 1996 on a old PC. Could have been windows 3.1 or windows 95.
I’ve looking for Monopoly Junior – I’ve got the game and the XP patch (which doesn’t work with ACT 5.6)
I am looking for the 1995 era Monopoly game made by Westwood. I can get it to work in Windows 7 but it requires the disc. I want it to play without the disc. Frogger and Frogger 2 will only play the music files if the disc is in the drive. I have not found a. Way around this. And Warcraft 2 map editor requires the disc. I want to be able to use the games fully functional without the need for CDs.
I was looking for a way to run Runaway and Runaway 2 (Return of the Turtle) – awesome games I have the original discs for. When I try to install on my windows 10 pc the installation seems to go ok, the shortcut is put on the desktop but try and run it and it just keeps telling me to insert the original disc which I’ve already done? Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Sounds like the copy protection is incompatible with Windows 10.
Hi! I was looking for a way to fix a problem I’m having with a retro game. Cluedo – Murder at Blackwell Grange (also know as Clue Murder at Boddy Mansion) I have managed to get the game installed on Windows 10 from the old disc – my version is 2.2 the game loads and graphics, music etc work well. the game registers the mouse but not the keyboard. You need to name your player to be able to get into the game so I am totally stuck! Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
I’d really like to play HEDZ and Frogger ’97. any way to get them to work on win10?
Need help running Max Payne 1 on windows 10.
I’ve been trying to install Syberia (CD version) on windows 10. It seems to install normally. I do get an error that pops up toward the end saying “DirectX 8.0a Object Error: unknown error” but after closing the error box it seems to finish installing normally. The problem is when I try to run the game, nothing happens. I’ve tried messing with windows compatibility settings but haven’t had any luck. When I try the reduced screen resolution it would change the resolution for a second before changing back to the original screen resolution. I have tried searching online for solutions but I could only find fixes for errors with the Steam version not the CD one. So I was wondering If you all have ideas or suggestions on getting the game to work. Thanks!
Was this resolved? I am having the same issue, 5 years later. Thanks!
I would love to see Star Wars Yoda’s Challenge and Pit Droids return on my Windows 7 PC.
It is possible to install both of them but they do not work since Windows XP.
The game I would love to play again is the ‘Cutthroats’ of ‘eidos’. I own the game’s cd. I would be grateful If I had directions from you
Hello all I been try to get star trek deep space nine dominion wars running on win 7 with no joy please help anyone
I’d love to see Mystery of the Nautilus. I’m able to install and start it in a WinXP virtual machine, but the mouse moves to fast to use the menu.
I would love to see the process of getting: Star Wars Knight of the Old Republic & Star Wars Republic Commando to run on Windows 10
I have 2 requests that I’ve recently been having issues with recently (all on Windows 10 (64 bit version):
The House of the Dead – Comes up with a 16 bit installer error, which I can’t run on my Windows 10 64 bit machine (and I don’t have access to a 32bit PC)
The House of the Dead 3 – Will install but doesn’t seem to do anything when I try to launch the game (just a busy mouse cursor for a second then nothing).
Both of which I can’t see any patches or a work around that actually works (compatibility modes don’t work). Funnily enough, I have The House of the Dead 2 working fine.
In return, I offer advise for Virtua Cop 2 which I had issues installing on Windows 10, and figure others may be stuck like I was:
To bypass the no ssp.ini error, try running the installer with windows program compatibility troubleshooter. Select to run with the recommended settings, and try testing it. You may need to try the test a few times, but it should then run the installer.
Once in the installer, DO NOT change the directory, instead select the install mode you want (minimum or normal) to proceed with the install. Changing the directory will crash the installer and you need to force close it and retry. Once installed, move the folder to the location you want, and re-direct the shortcuts to the new location. The game should load as normal after installation.
Found the solution for House of The Dead myself, best answer is in here: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=42563
Found it after hours of searching, and trying various different angles. Hopefully you adding a page will help others with a copy of the game figure it out. There is an issue with lack of music though, but it’s playable.
Still no where with House of the Dead 3.
I’d like to see if the video game The Reap developed by Housemarque will run on Windows 7 or 10.
Is it possible to request this 2009 simulator game?
Pet Pals: New Leash On Life
Tried finding anywhere but most of them are random and few are dead links or dead torrents.
Hey, would you guys be able to investigate, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine on Windows. The installer wont work for me on Windows 10, I think the issue is the 16 bit installer like most Lucas Arts late 90’s stuff.
I second this request
There are two games that I played on Windows XP and can’t get them to play on Windows 7 64 bit. I still have the discs and they are in good shape. They are Deadly Dozen and Deadly Dozen 2 Pacific Theater. Both are very good WWII games of the FPS genre. To say they are my all time favorites is an understatement and any help or advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
I’m looking for a game i used to play as a kid called Backpacker, which I used to have backed up on an old hard drive that died on me recently. All versions i’ve found are available in swedish, but i’d like to find either the english or spanish versions, because those are the ones i used to have as a kid, but then lost.
English version has been found and is now available on archive.org :D
Metal Gear Solid 2 Works fine on Windows 10/8/7/Vista and with the sound fix (dsound.dll + dsound.ini) for vista and later I found but the problem is when we try to set Drawing > Model Quality to High it break graphics and become unplayable, the maximum possible is Low,____↓____,____,High. Any way to circumvent this and play with high setting?
Jagged Alliance 2. Favorite game of all time.
JA2 should work fine. GOG has it for sale. There’s also the 1.13 mod if you want some fancy features
I would love to see a guide for the original Command & Conquer (later known as Tiberian Dawn) which has been released as freeware.
I recently loaded Dune II in DosBox easily but Dune 2000 has been a nightmare to get working. I load it up and get the blank screen but music playing error. I suspect it is some bug with my video card driver or a DirectX problem?
I have not had a crack at loading Emperor: Battle for Dune recently but that might be another good one.
Theres this game i wanted to play called Asterix: The Gallic War but i have trouble to make it work fully.
the first problem is when i tried to install it it said i needed the cd inside it, but i already had so i had to open the cd rom and run setup.exe.
when i installed and tried to play the game imediately crashed,
i tried using various settings in compatibility mode and it still crashed,
i tried using dgvoodo2 but a window pops up complaining about failing to get mouse then crashes,
and then i used DxWnd and the game actually runs but the qualty is very, VERY BAD it’s very pixelated,
hell even the ps1 version looks better, and ive seen videos of being played on pc and the quality is much better than what i have, so could you please help?
if you dont have the game i think you could download it at this place:
And please once again i would be very happy if you could help me!
Hi. I used to play Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of The Ring for PC on windows xp, but now I’m using windows 10 and can’t make it run. Can you help me?
My issue with a game is so perplexing I have tried hundreds of things to get Monopoly Tycoon working on Windows Vista/7+ with music.The music works fine on Windows XP but won’t work on Vista. Sorry if it seems too much to ask but I can not, I repeat can not do anything to make it work at all.
Things I have tried:
– Direct3D->OpenGL wrappers
– Compatibility Modes
– DLL Injection (partially from trying to wrap calls)
– Reading crash file (titled ‘crash.sav’ which is very creative)
If you can help, it would make my month (I am not exaggerating at all :P), so that I can relive the nostalgic music of Monopoly Tycoon in full HD.
Any help is appreciated if it means I can get one step closer at all to getting it fixed.
Thank you very much!
Have you had any luck in this, and what coding/cracking knowledge have you got?
I, myself, have been looking into this the last 3 days, and tried debugging the cause of the crash when trying to launch it with music enabled.
Apparently it looks at memory address 0, for some reason, when trying to copy data from a pointer, so that is what causes the crash, as far as I know.
Around that area in the exe there are also references to “/gamedata/sound/music/music_intro.wma”.
If you have time/want we could try to collaborate on this? Share knowledge of possible problems and solutions.
Yes!!! Wow, never thought that someone would want to help me :D (and others).
I have found what you discovered with the memory address being at 0. It would be a great pleasure to find out what is going on here exactly…… after the windows audio stack was re-written it seems that the game does not want to find the new stack or something. I am also not a developer of any kind, just a tinkerer :P
There is a fix to make it go past the logo, but the rest of the game does not work yet for some reason. All you have to do is use a resource viewer/hacker (use WinVi) and change the audio extension format from .wma to .wav. Also make sure that your file extensions are not hidden. You have to have an audio file that is the right name and format in the music directory. Save the .exe as a copy from WinVi and then you can test it out.
Are you there Chris?
Ah, honestly had forgotten about trying to get this to work, has there been any update on your side?
I’ll take a look at this again, would be fun to get it working :)
The problem is with DirectShow, the game requires a codec/filter that is present in windows XP. It is the Windows Media Source Filter that is missing.
Also my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I am investigating how the game reacts under WINE (it gets funky)
I have got the Windows Media Source Filter added back into Windows by swapping out some .dll files from SysWOW64 and registering dxmasf.dll. The next step is to build the filter in a graph and then make the game use it.
I made a tutorial on how to fix the game properly, it actually works! All you need to do is install the filter again.
Hopefully it is a helpful guide. Please let me know if it works for you (tested it on one other fresh machine)
I tried it on both my Windows 7 Desktop and my Windows 10 Laptop, both having troubles with registering the DLL in the SysWow64 folder (But it might be my computer, as takeown /f … wasn’t enough to actually allow me to delete the old dxmasf.dll, so I resorted to editing the read,write etc. in security tab for it).
Don’t know why, but I could register the dll from other folders, just not in C:\Windows\SysWow64, giving me the fantastic error:
The module …\dxmasf.dll failed to load.
Make sure the binary is stored …”
Thanks for your hard work, though, I’ll definitely keep at it, to try and make the game work :)
P.S It still doesn’t work, and crashes at the same place, even after trying to register the dll in DirectShow Filter Manager, when trying to use the dll outside of SysWow64, because of the previously mentioned issue.
You MUST have drmclien.dll in the SysWOW64 directory. You must also run the DIrectShow Filter Manager as Administrator (or else you run CMD as admin if you want to do it that way).
You must of not been running cmd as administrator to get that error, or you didn’t specify the path. The DirectShow Filter Manager must be running in SysWOW64 (that is why it needs to be run as administrator)
I may just have to make a video tutorial, since it worked for me on Windows 7. I will also test it out on a completely fresh install this time.
Just solved the issue. You are having an issue unrelated to this (it seems like a missing drmclien.dll in syswow)
It is UNBELIEVEABLE that I managed to place an important .dll in the right place without knowing that it fixed ANOTHER issue. The dll that is important for the game to stream audio is the strmdll.dll. Without it you won’t notice much difference in the game’s functionality (generic crash).
We can DM (directly message) each other, what way would suit you best? My Discord is mrpenguinb#2839
I tried to get Die Hard Trilogy to work on Windows 10, but no such luck. Can you please help?
I’d love to get Titanic: An Interactive Journey working on Windows 7
The Creed (1998)
I give up, no matter what the game crashes after 30 seconds of gameplay
I would really like to see Starlancer here ! First to make sure everyone knows about this gem ( probably the best space-fighter game in existence… ) and second because I can’t for the life of me make the sound work on the latest Windows version… Install is pretty straightforward, it even works OOTB on some graphics cards and others need dgVooodoo2 but the sound is always choppy and frankly it’s impossible to play with pleasure.
What about the old game Gazillionaire. Crazy fun business game!
Anyone figure out how to get Hooves of Thunder (90s PC game about horse racing) working on DOSBOX for Windows 7?
I have the CD but have no idea how to get it working. Thanks :)
This isn’t so much a request as a public service announcement, as I just discovered to how to get working on Windows 10 one of the more stubborn games out there – Theme Park Inc aka SimCoaster, the final game from legendary studio Bullfrog.
It’s possible you may need a no-CD crack of some sort, so be warned here. Possibly not!
Basically, the reason the game doesn’t run is simply because there are graphics files Windows no longer includes that the game needs. You can get them here: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2_54.zip (Main page: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2.html, file “dgVoodoo v2.54”)
Download that, unzip, and copy the .dll files in folder “MS” directly to Theme Park Inc/SimCoaster’s main folder – the one with game.exe in it. Then right click game.exe and choose Properties/Compatibility/Run this program in Windows XP Service Pack 3. Save, Right-click game.exe again, and choose “Run as administrator”.
After doing this, my copy of the game worked perfectly.
dgVoodoo2 is useful huh?
It’s surprising, but yes. It simply added files the game needed that no longer come with Windows.
That’s not what it does. Have a look here https://www.play-old-pc-games.com/compatibility-tools/dgvoodoo-tutorial/
Oh! Well, it worked anyhow!
Any chance getting Hard Truck 2 (American version) running? I even tried installing it on Windows XP Pro in a VM and it won’t run properly there either. It will looks like it’s installed without issue, but when you try to start a game it doesn’t load any of the graphics besides the cab and background.
I’d love to play it again as I played that version as a kid and loved it. It was glitchy back then too tho haha
I am not able to get “The Settlers III” running under Windows 7 or 10,
I tried every option that comes to my mind since I am able to make
Settlers II and IV work, maybe you can help me there?
I have got Settlers IV working before (you have too).
In order for the Settlers III to work on Windows 7 you need to update the game to a later version using a patch.
The Settlers III Patch: http://webgnom.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/siedler-3-kompatibilitaets-patch-s3.zip
think yall are gonna put settler game on here?
I was wondering if it is possible to make the Bricks Of series work in Windows 10. (Bricks of Atlantis, Bricks of Egypt 1&2, Bricks of Camelot. They install and open okay, but no matter what compatibility settings I use, they won’t play. They move super super slow, a few jerky frames at a time. I love those games, and ironically I play them on my Linux P.C. through wine, even though they are unable to run in Windows 10 because of how old they are. About 2004 I believe.
I would LOVE to have James Cameron’s Titanic Explorer be modified to work on 64-bit compatible computers.
I recently installed Turok evolution and I’m unable to load my saved game it just says “unable to load game press enter “
i wanted to play my old LEGO Football Mania/Soccer Mania again, but after i installed the Game it just won’t start on Windows 10(64Bit). I don’t get any Error Codes or something like that, the Game just does nothing at all. I don’t know what to do, could you check it out?
One of my all time favorite games is Legacy of Kain: Soul Rever. Now, they have released the Legacy of Kain series on steam but it will not work on Windows 10, is there any way you can look into getting it running? i just followed your Black and White tutorial and it works like a charm! Thank you so much for that by the way!
I was curious if There could be a submission about running Starwars Jedi knight II Jedi outcast on windows ten and I’ve been having problems with the game glitching where I can’t start a new Singleplayer game or anything else without it bugging out.
Can you please get Traitor’s Gate, Heavy Gear 2 and Die Hard Trilogy to work on Windows 10? Would be much appreciated.
I’ve tried getting Traitors Gate (1997) working on Windows 10, but can’t because a version of Quicktime isn’t compatible with 64bit operating systems.
EDIT: Good news!! I’ve managed to get Traitors Gate working on Windows 10.
Just make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime installed BEFORE you install the game, or it won’t work because the previous version of Quicktime WILL NOT WORK ON WINDOWS 10.
The game works just fine on Windows 10; aside from some occasional jerkiness in the cinematics, but otherwise, it works.
Hey there, any chance you could look into Star Trek New Worlds? I can supply an ISO image for you to use, though it is up for download on a few sites.
Have a look at this video, it may not help much but it seems like you need to use a Wine DirectX Wrapper along with editing some values with a hex editor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z17oZ5Y3SA
Is there any other ways, ill have to try again and get back to you, see if it works.
Hi there, I am in search of a game, no name only what the game was about, it was a game of dwarfes, where the dwarfes are different colours and you have to move each one to get the colours togethere, when you get 3 or more, the dwarfes makes a 360 turn and dissapears and the row of dwarfes go on?? please help
I think Carmageddon II : Carpocalypse Now doesn’t work on Win7, maybe not even 8 & 10.
Not asking for help, just informing others.
BuckoA51, I have found out how to fix Monopoly Tycoon, Test Drive 6, Ford Racing 2 and probably some other ones I don’t know yet by installing an old codec. No one has found out how to register/install it properly before. There are more details on how to install it for monopoly tycoon here: https://mcdebugrndmstuff.blogspot.com/2018/10/monopoly-tycoon-directsound-music-fix.html
The codec that was missing is the Windows Media Source Filter.
The same fix works across all of the games I just mentioned, it is really cool!
Hi. ¡Congrats. on having a great Support Page! I’ve used it and found it really usefull (Future Cop LAPD working better than ever with your help :D ).
I would like to contribute a “fix” for the first Magic & Mayhem (NOT the Art of Magic). The game works fine on Win. Xp – 7 (and maybe 8 and 10) although it has problems with sounds. Here are the steps to the fix:
1) Go to “Sounds” folder.
2) Rename Picview1 and Picview2 to ‘Picview1’ and ‘Picview2’.
3) ¡Done! Happy Gaming.
Hi. If you could find how to make the first Magic & Mayhem / Duels: The Mage Wars (1999) by Mythos Games to work online or LAN (i’ve tried several VPN programs to no avail -.-‘) i would would be really interested.
sanity: aiken’s artifact
Hi! I would like to see Star Wars: Battle for Naboo… this game is similar to Rogue Squadron 3D. Thanks!
Antz Extreme Racing.
The game is pretty popular and was released in 2002 but there is no copy of it on the internet when at the same moment you can easily find and download a copy of an 80$ released like a month ago..
This game left histor behind itself and was one of the main games that were underrated and were caught between the hardware and software progression years where in that era gaming wasn’t as popular as it is now.
The movie is a great title by itself and we should aknowledge and recognize the game based on that.
Anyways i would love to play this game just for nostalgic reasons..
Hey guys, has anybody requested the game CREATURE CRUNCH ??!! It was released in 1996 and voiced by Martin Short and Eugene Levy. Super nostalgic about this game and would love to be able to get it running. I’ve been able to install it on my Windows 10 however it has to run on 640×480 resolution and mine only goes down to 800×600 :'(
There is a PC game called Hooves of Thunder, it’s a horse racing game. I believe it was made in 1995, it was made by MicroLeague Interactive Software. Please let me know if there is a way to play this game on newer computers.
Thanks in advance
When I was a kid I had a pc game called ocean explorers I’d love to let my kids have a go now but I can’t find it anywhere!
Hello and good evening to everyone,
I have an old game named Asterix: The Gallic War. I have Windows 10, but I cannot play the game. The game is developed in 1999 and is natural not to play. What can I do, to solve this problem?
Thank you very much
How about “Timon & Pumbaa’s Jungle Games”. I’ve tried running VMware with a Windows 98 virtual machine with all the official updates but it sporadically crashes. VMware runs a Sound Blaster PCI128 interface and I’m wondering if that’s the problem. Is there another way to run this game?
i tried playing the 2005 videogame The Chronicles of Narnia on Win7 and encountered a bug in the secound level where Lucy can’t collect any tokens when she is on the snowball.
I tried to reinstall, different compatibility and video settings.
Also this patch doesn’t solve the problem.
Would be glad if anyone could help me, thanks.
Any idea how to get Simcoaster running on Vista? Had it working once, but an windows update changed that. Installs fine, can’t get it to run. Any help?
I was hoping you would be able to get an installation sorted for Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup.
It used to work fine on my old laptop that ran windows 7 OS, but when I try and run it on my new laptop I get the error message, “Not enough memory” because this laptop has too much supposedly. I tried installing one of my other old games with the installation you provided and it worked!
Therefore I was hoping you would be able to do the same with Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup.
I tried Quidditch World Cup recently and didn’t have a single issue, just haven’t gotten around to writing it up.
Brain Lara international cricket 2007
this game runs in windows 7 and below not in a higher version of windows.
can u fix this?
Could you please look into Lego Chess?
The fixes on PCGamingWiki do not help, it will still crash on Windows 10 in-game despite patching :(
“Who wants to be a millionaire ?” – Eidos – 1st and 2nd editions
Doesn’t work with Windows 7/8/10.
Thanks for your works. ;)
Have you looked at cutthroats terror on the high seas?
Star Wars Episode I Battle for Naboo 3-d pc game.
Could you please look at Superbike World Championship (EA Sports, Milestone 1999)? It worked until I got WIndows 10. Now i can’t even install this, and even copying the installed files from a VM it doesnt work because it dont recognises any mounted dvd images of this game nor the original physical DVD in my disc drive.
comic kicker euro 2000
Phantasy Star Universe, please. The original one, not AOTI.
I’m looking for HARDBALL 6. Me and my friend used to play it a lot back in our home country and I love how many stadiums they game had.
Hi, I also maintain a large collection of old PC games and one that I have been trying for a long time to fix is Ted Nugent’s Wild Hunting Adventure. It’s a rather obscure title but I played it when I was a kid so I want to play it again. I’ve tried dgvoodoo and it boots and works fine in the menus but the textures for the HUD show up as white rectangles and the polygons for the environment mesh show up as bright blue lines. I suppose it’s an alpha channel blending issue of some sort. Other wrappers don’t even allow the game to run so this should be quite the challenge.
Is there any known way of getting Baldurs gate 1 and 2 working on a windows 10 system
Revenant by Eidos, please
the GOG version is very clunky
I’m not sure if anyone request this but I can’t seem to play Traitors Gate on my windows 10 64 bit pc.
Champion of cricket by lamborne games?
Cluefinder’s all of them. I’ve tried so many times but they just arent compatible with the new windows anymore. If you could help you’d be a life saver!! Please
if you have any information about scooby doo case file #1 the glowing bug man or scooby doo showdown in ghost town as they won’t install xx