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Looking at some of the games that I never got to play because I was too young, I am now wanting to play them. So I was wondering, will games like the original Unreal Tournament, Quake Arena, etc., will they still be able to run on Windows 7 Home Premium?
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going back to play old games using modern hardware will be disappointing biggrin.gif you will look at the gfx and say "*** this sux" biggrin.gif unless you've lived through 640x480 or lower resolution, you'd be better off not going back to play older games biggrin.gif

it's unfortunate, but IF you are able to get pass the graphic prejudice of older games. you will actually get to see games that are designed for fun, rather then simply games focused on visual bling just so they can sell more boxes. gameplay was all you had back then because good graphics didn't exist biggrin.gif
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I still have Quest for Glory on 3.5 floppies. You wanna borrow it?
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In all honesty, I wouldn't really care about it being at that low of resolution, I just want to have some fun with the older games, I play the original Counter Strike occasionally and I don't care about how bad that looks.
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as a lot of the old games ran in dos you may need to get something like dos box because I don't think win 7 even has dos now.
Think I still have quake arena around somewhere come to think about it I even some old Amiga games in a box somewhere
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as a lot of the old games ran in dos you may need to get something like dos box because I don't think win 7 even has dos now.
Think I still have quake arena around somewhere come to think about it I even some old Amiga games in a box somewhere
Well I am not looking into playing games that were on dos, I am just looking into playing the games that were made in the Windows 2000/XP era
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GoG.com can be very useful for older games since the installers set everything up for you and run on 7 no problem, they dont have every game out there though.
    
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well, i'd say start with something like FF7. if you can stomach the graphics then we can go deeper biggrin.gif or you can always give EQ1 a try. not much life left in that game, but it was THE game that defined the modern day MMO till WoW came around. it's amazing how much of the terms and concepts used in EQ became standard internet lingo even beyond gaming.
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