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post #11 of 17
Try googling the specific "game name" + "windows 7 64 fix". There will likely be a workaround or fix that is explained online.

This worked for older games like Max Payne 1 & 2 for me.

Good Luck! Hope it helps!

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Google it. Sometimes you need to run in windowed mode, or in single core mode, etc... If all else fails I say dual boot. I keep winXP on my PC for Roller Coaster Tycoon and SimCity 4. : )
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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.
Thanks for the input ! My rig was finished in FEB. Its my frist real build, ( with the exception of a few modifications to pre builts)
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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.
Ok thanks, i will look into it!

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Try googling the specific "game name" + "windows 7 64 fix". There will likely be a workaround or fix that is explained online.

This worked for older games like Max Payne 1 & 2 for me.

Good Luck! Hope it helps!

Wesker
Good idea, i was hoping not to have to do this . I know for thief its a single core issue, and the others well who knows??

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Google it. Sometimes you need to run in windowed mode, or in single core mode, etc... If all else fails I say dual boot. I keep winXP on my PC for Roller Coaster Tycoon and SimCity 4. : )
Great advice thanks!! ++Plus rep for alll!!!!!
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Thanks again guys, solved my first issue ( lords of the realm 2 ) with this program..squirt the cat worked great , i am playing as we speak.,

http://www.sierrahelp.com/Patches-Up...nstallers.html
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Try googling the specific "game name" + "windows 7 64 fix". There will likely be a workaround or fix that is explained online.

This worked for older games like Max Payne 1 & 2 for me.

Good Luck! Hope it helps!

Wesker
Yeah, was about to say this. Basically any problem I ran into with 64 bit I solved by finding individual fixes. I haven't found (nor really searched) for a fix all solution, but most things should be fixable by this.
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The only time the 64bit OS will affect if a program works or not, would be if its a 16bit / DOS based program. Only game I personally own that's 16bit is SimTower, and I have a nice XP VM handy if I want to use it.

Like its been said, just google around for the individual work arounds. If you can't find one, then try a VM (Virtual Machine) out with Windows XP on it. I personally use VirtualBox for my VM duties, works great.
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