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So no offense to everyone that posted in the other thread, but it seems like it'd be a lot more efficient to post about which GOGs DON'T work on Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), and detail their issues. This would benefit GOG much more too.
Please detail your experiences below, any workarounds, specs if applicable, etc.

Update: as of September 23, 2010, GOG has verified Win7 compatibility for ~150 GOGs. More remain, including all listed below, excepting Disciples 2 which is still awaiting user testing.

Here is a GOGmix courtesy of SLP2000 listing all non-verified titles -- note only the ones listed below are known to have issues.

Update: as of December 3, 2010, GOG has begun adding verification for more games, starting with Arcanum and Myst.
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Messiah
Problem: Map and models disappear once gameplay commences. Environmental effects such as the laser fence and fog remain. Sound is unaffected.
Fix: See here.
Praetorians
Problem: cannot display water. Nearly crashes in the attempt.
Fix: Temporary solution of removing the water entirely provided here.
Blood 2
Generally just way, way too unstable to be playable.
Sacrifice
Runs poorly (64 bit only?). Seems to be an issue on 8xxx series cards and above.
Possible workaround: lower certain settings.
Gothic 1 + 2
Unplayable with Nvidia GPUs. ATI GPUs are unaffected and run the games as intended.
260.89 drivers fix the issue for for both games.
Disciples 1
Crashes all the time (32 bit only?).
Has some color issues like some old games (32 bit only?), the only way to fix it is :
- Make sure all compatibility parameters are on (OS compatibility excepted)
- Preferably run the game with the windows classic theme (the good old 2d !)
- Make sure your screen resolution settings window is open when you launch the game.
Disciples 2
Playable with High quality translucency effects on, but barely. It really slows the game down a lot. Turn them off. (Applies to 32 & 64 bit)
Beyond Good and Evil
Horrible, horrible graphical artefacts. Turning off hardware acceleration DOES resolve the issue, however it is unplayable due to being damn slow. (Applies to 32 and 64 bit, though may be slightly better on 64 bit)
Post edited December 04, 2010 by chautemoc
@chautemoc, Can you please update the list from time to time?
FlatOut
Problem: The game adds two icons in Games Explorer, one functional, one not.
Fix: You need to remove the broken icon's registry entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Game UX\ and the related folder in Users\YourUserHere\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer. Be careful what you remove!
Syberia
Problem: The game adds two icons in Games Explorer, one functional, one not.
Fix: You need to remove the broken icon's registry entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Game UX\ and the related folder in Users\YourUserHere\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer. Be careful what you remove!
Syberia 2
Problem: The game adds two icons in Games Explorer, one functional, one not.
Fix: You need to remove the broken icon's registry entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Game UX\ and the related folder in Users\YourUserHere\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer. Be careful what you remove!
Post edited August 29, 2010 by KavazovAngel
Messiah
Problem: Map and models disappear once gameplay commences. Environmental effects such as the laser fence and fog remain. Sound is unaffected.
Fix: No known fix at present.
Praetorians
Problem: cannot display water. Nearly crashes in the attempt.
Fix: Temporary solution of removing the water entirely provided in this thread.
Blood 2
Generally just way, way too unstable to be playable.
Had no problem with either Siberia. Then again I don't use Games Explorer. The games run fine.
Post edited August 29, 2010 by Navagon
@KavazovAngel:
Those games work, the Game Explorer entry has little to do with the actual game.
Not saying they shouldn't be noticed (I agree, they should be fixed), but depending on the purpose of this thread such "minor" details may be just noise to sift through while trying to find actual problems.
Post edited August 29, 2010 by Miaghstir
Well, Games Explorer is a feature of Windows 7, and the games have problem with it, so I thought I post about it here (and the potential fixes).
Other than that, I haven't had any problems in-game (with those three games, haven't tested anything else (not enough time for GOGs)).
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Navagon: Blood 2
Generally just way, way too unstable to be playable.

Yeah, this sucker crashes every few minutes for me no matter what... Win7 64bit.
Doesn't Sacrifice have issues?
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StingingVelvet: Doesn't Sacrifice have issues?

It runs; but badly. I'll have to try a few tweaks and see if anything works.
Have and will update the list periodically. Not going to count Games Explorer issues.
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Navagon: It runs; but badly. I'll have to try a few tweaks and see if anything works.

Provide details on problems and workarounds when possible please. :)
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chautemoc: Have and will update the list periodically. Not going to count Games Explorer issues.

Maybe add a 2nd list at the very bottom of the post along the lines of "These games have issues with the Windows 7 games explorer, but otherwise the game itself runs correctly."
That way people know the extent of the issue? Maybe a link to another thread explaining how to fix it as well.
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Sielle: Maybe add a 2nd list at the very bottom of the post along the lines of "These games have issues with the Windows 7 games explorer, but otherwise the game itself runs correctly."
That way people know the extent of the issue? Maybe a link to another thread explaining how to fix it as well.

GOG is already aware of the issue, but if people wish to make a separate thread for it they can, or another thread including compatibility issues and GE issues (at which point I'll retire this one).
Post edited August 29, 2010 by chautemoc
I didn't know anyone used games explorer, and even if they did they could just delete the second icon. I think we should file that under "issues no one cares about."
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StingingVelvet: I didn't know anyone used games explorer, and even if they did they could just delete the second icon. I think we should file that under "issues no one cares about."

Agreed.
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chautemoc: Provide details on problems and workarounds when possible please. :)

Will do if I find anything. But it seems to be an nvidia driver problem on cards in the 8### series and above.
Post edited August 30, 2010 by Navagon
Both Gothic games are unplayable on Windows 7 with Nvidia GPUs. Nvidia claims to be looking into the issue for a future driver release. ATI GPUs are unaffected and run the games as intended.
Some possible workarounds are described in this thread.
Post edited August 30, 2010 by Arkose
Bump.
Is rolling back drivers working for gothic ?
Also... Disciples 1 has some color issues like some old games, the only way to fix it is :
- Tp make sure all compatibility parameters are on (OS compatibility excepted)
- That you preferably run the game with the windows classic theme (the good old 2d !)
- Make sure your screen resolution settings window is open when you launch the game.
That sounds a bit like a witch ritual but it actually works on most older 2d games such as starcraft or diablo.
Post edited September 12, 2010 by Narakir