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Ok i know i know knooby question (but)
I pulled out all my old PC games today,I was hoping to load up my sig rig with a bunch of new and old games.
I just bought BC2 AND Metro 2033. I also own tons of old games like thief, tombraider, lords of the realm, civ #1 It will load thief but wont play it! But most of the older ones say not compatible with 64 bit system. I tried playing with compatibilty mode with know luck. Has anyone been able to do this , is there anything to make them work? I really want to play these old games of mine?
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Ok i know i know knooby question (but)
I pulled out all my old PC games today,I was hoping to load up my sig rig with a bunch of new and old games.
I just bought BC2 AND Metro 2033. I also own tons of old games like thief, tombraider, lords of the realm, civ #1 It will load thief but wont play it! But most of the older ones say not compatible with 64 bit system. I tried playing with compatibilty mode with know luck. Has anyone been able to do this , is there anything to make them work? I really want to play these old games of mine?
First of all, if that rig is new congrats its very solid looking. Second if its not compatible then you might be outta luck, maybe run a virtual environment to run them like Vmware and run win XP X86, but other than that if it says it wont work on X64 then not much to do.

PS. Your not nooby for asking this, every question has an answer, some questions need other people to answer them, that doesnt make you a noob.
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*Most* programs will run with WoW64. Unfortunately, some really old ones might have some trouble .
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Usually I run my games as an Admin and in compatible mode ie; Win XP SP2.
 
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Best way of doing it is running the games through a VM. Otherwise you're pretty stuck. I doubt its an issue tied to the 64bit OS in general, it'll just be support errors with Windows 7.
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*Most* programs will run with WoW64. Unfortunately, some really old ones might have some trouble .
Cool WOW64 hOW do i make this work?
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Best way of doing it is running the games through a VM. Otherwise you're pretty stuck. I doubt its an issue tied to the 64bit OS in general, it'll just be support errors with Windows 7.
vm? Help a brother out?
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Usually I run my games as an Admin and in compatible mode ie; Win XP SP2.
Thanks I tried this? any other suggetstions?
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Thanks I tried this? any other suggetstions?
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VM = Virtual Machine. It's basically running an OS within an OS (Inception reference) in a virtual environment.

Refer to here. I think the most popular software for running a VM is VMWare.
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