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Old 03-30-2008
Jerry MAY
 

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Hi,

Do standard games work under Vist 64-bit?

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Jerry
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Old 03-30-2008
VRG Scotty
 

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"Jerry MAY" <jmay@vo.lu> wrote in message news:1206879429_6139@vo.lu...
> Hi,
>
> Do standard games work under Vist 64-bit?


Hi Jerry, in most cases yes.
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Old 03-30-2008
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: Games under 64-bot
Yes, they do. And they work very well. Just make sure all your drivers are
up to date.

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"Jerry MAY" <jmay@vo.lu> wrote in message news:1206879429_6139@vo.lu...
> Hi,
>
> Do standard games work under Vist 64-bit?
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry


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Old 03-31-2008
Man-wai Chang ToDie
 

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Re: Games under 64-bot
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> Do standard games work under Vist 64-bit?


Install as Admin.
Run as Admin.

Most games work.

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Old 03-31-2008
Chuck Walbourn [MSFT]
 

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Re: Games under 64-bot
>> Do standard games work under Vist 64-bit?
>
> Install as Admin.
> Run as Admin.
>
> Most games work.


While 99% of games require 'install as admin', you really shouldn't need to
run most things as admin. Some games require it, usually due to
copy-protection or anti-cheat schemes, but most do not. And neither of these
has anything to do with using x86 vs x64, but Windows Vista UAC vs. Windows
XP 'always runing as an admin'.

Most games do work under Windows Vista x64. The problem games are usally
caused by one of three things:

(1) Ancient Windows 3.1 era code in their installer (which stuck around for
much longer than it should have)

(2) Copy-protection schemes that do not support 64-bit versions of the OS.
Most newer games have fixed this already, and you can sometimes find patches
to upgrade older games.

(3) Buggy installers that have problems with "C:\Program Files (x86)" as an
installer path or do hacky things to your registry settings.

Most any other problem can usually be resolved by turning on one of the
Compatibility modes to run the installer and/or the game.

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Old 04-01-2008
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Re: Games under 64-bot
> (2) Copy-protection schemes that do not support 64-bit versions of the
> OS. Most newer games have fixed this already, and you can sometimes find
> patches to upgrade older games.


PunkBuster?

> Most any other problem can usually be resolved by turning on one of the
> Compatibility modes to run the installer and/or the game.


So far I found only one game that doesn't require Run As Admin:
Starcraft! Steam-based games... not too sure.

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