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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