Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › installing old game on Win 64
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

installing old game on Win 64

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
How do i install an old game, Fallout Tactics, on a Win XP 64 system??

When i click on install nothig happens....

And yes i know it is an old game, and you may think it sucks.....however that is not the point.

Thank you
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD 64 x2 4800+ Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Win XP Pro 64 19" Samsung Lcd Display 
PowerCase
Ultra Xfinity 600W Aspire 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD 64 x2 4800+ Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Win XP Pro 64 19" Samsung Lcd Display 
PowerCase
Ultra Xfinity 600W Aspire 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
It looks like they do not work with a 64-bit OS. Sorry pal. I have had some problems getting things to work as well, but so far the only thing that I have not been able to find a fix for is my printer.
post #3 of 4
WinXP 64 does not have any 32-bit compatibility modes? That was something we had to deal with when we jumped from 16 to 32 bits. Win95 would do a lot of 16-to-32 bit conversion for you, a process known as "thunking". But sometimes you had to take some extra steps, creating a special shortcut to the EXE with advanced options selected to run in or emulate 16-bit Windows. It basically did a soft reboot into DOS, you could even specify DOS autoexec.bat and config.sys files to use for that game.

I assumed something like that would be built into WinXP 64, because I assumed we would need it to get some 32-bit games to run.
Vulcan's PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 970 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3000 16GB (4x4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 SSD Western Digital Caviar LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XB270HU Logitech G15 ThermalTake Smart 750W 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC-6077 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Vulcan's PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 970 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3000 16GB (4x4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 SSD Western Digital Caviar LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XB270HU Logitech G15 ThermalTake Smart 750W 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC-6077 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Quote:
I assumed something like that would be built into WinXP 64, because I assumed we would need it to get some 32-bit games to run.
I think winxp 64 was a rushed (or, not as well developed) as Windows Vista will be. Vista will be for the mass market, where as winxp 64 was just for enthusiasts who wanted a 64 bit windows OS. Therefore, Vista will probably have a 32-bit backwards compatability feature. Although again, this is just assumption.

No dought there will be thrid pary software to get older games working, not too unlike scummvm, dosbox and vdmsound for getting 16-bit dos games or older 32-bit games to work in XP.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 640 Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 7900GS <3 2x 2GB Corsair DDR2 + 2x 512MB of value stuff 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
NEC AD-7170 Win 7 Asus VW193D-B A4 tech wireless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Fractal Design Define R3 Gigabyte GM-M6800 Bright Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 640 Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 7900GS <3 2x 2GB Corsair DDR2 + 2x 512MB of value stuff 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
NEC AD-7170 Win 7 Asus VW193D-B A4 tech wireless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Fractal Design Define R3 Gigabyte GM-M6800 Bright Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › installing old game on Win 64