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.
Problem: Map and models disappear once gameplay commences. Environmental effects such as the laser fence and fog remain. Sound is unaffected.
Fix: See here.
Problem: cannot display water. Nearly crashes in the attempt.
Fix: Temporary solution of removing the water entirely provided here.
Generally just way, way too unstable to be playable.
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.
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.
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)