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Games will not play on VISTA
I just bought a new computer that has Vista. All of my old games will
> not run. Games like Janes F/A-18 Simulator, Quake or Nascar 07,
> Midnight run, etc. They load fine but I get an error message stating a
> problem occurred and if a solution existing Microsoft will notify me.
>
> Is there a patch or a download to help solve this? Can anyone please
> help?
>
> I thank you in advance,
> Fred
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Try finding out who makes the games and go to the support section of their website to see if they have a Vista fix/patch.
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Re: Games will not play on VISTA
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Originally Posted by fred40512000 View Post
I just bought a new computer that has Vista. All of my old games will
> not run. Games like Janes F/A-18 Simulator, Quake or Nascar 07,
> Midnight run, etc. They load fine but I get an error message stating a
> problem occurred and if a solution existing Microsoft will notify me.
>
> Is there a patch or a download to help solve this? Can anyone please
> help?
>
> I thank you in advance,
> Fred

hey fred,
i have similar problem. I don't think there is a solution yet
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Re: Games will not play on VISTA
Most games that don't work right out of the box for Vista can have a workaround...I remember I couldn't get Ultima Online to work when I first got Vista but read up on a workaround to run as Administrator with some other tweaks to get it to work. You should be able to run those games.
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Re: Games will not play on VISTA
Just coped the same problem, 64bit gaming woes. I found this site helpfull for compatibility / fix
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...?type=Software

Also, when purchasing new games, look for the 'games for windows' badge, there gaurented to work with vista and the 360 gampad / wireless reciver

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I just bought a new computer that has Vista. All of my old games will
> not run. Games like Janes F/A-18 Simulator, Quake or Nascar 07,
> Midnight run, etc. They load fine but I get an error message stating a
> problem occurred and if a solution existing Microsoft will notify me.
>
> Is there a patch or a download to help solve this? Can anyone please
> help?
>
> I thank you in advance,
> Fred
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