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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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