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diegopmc: BTW, how does this work? Does the GOG team go through each game and make make it compatible with Windows 7?

It depends... they possibly do. They could also write a wrapper that sort of emulates some variables and use it as a blanket solution, but that would have a direct impact on performace.
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KavazovAngel: Guys, can you give us some update on this subject?

Seconded. I would like to know if there's a possibility of playing Messiah some day.
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KavazovAngel: Guys, can you give us some update on this subject?
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Navagon: Seconded. I would like to know if there's a possibility of playing Messiah some day.

I asked Support a day or two ago (don't remember exactly), but its the weekend. Maybe they'll give some more info at last.
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KavazovAngel: I asked Support a day or two ago (don't remember exactly), but its the weekend. Maybe they'll give some more info at last.

GOG have been pretty good about keeping us in the loop about things, so I hope that continues.
What about the following to give customers a little hint about if their game will work under Win 7 even if the compatibility of the games for Win 7 still can't be assured:
There is a symbolic display telling the potential buyer what percentage of buyer of this game report that it works under Win 7. For this buyers are asked to provide their experience with Win 7 and then this information is displayed.
Even a programm thats 100% compatible with a certain OS will show some unsuspected behavior for some users, even if it is the fault of the user itself. However most programms that are guaranteed for Vista should work well on Win 7. So far, I bought two games here and they run fine on Win 7 64bit.
So actually I would say, that all values above 80% are basically as good as a guarantee and a good sign for buying. I think, this idea would be beneficial for all potential buyers.
I like your idea. Many of the games run fine under Win 7. Your idea would be a great way to deal with this issue until GOG gets to the point of bestowing their "official seal" of Win 7 compatibility.
Good thinking, Trilarion!
I have never had a problem with any of the games from GoG on my windows 7 64 bit machine. I am not surprised as the kernel of the OS is the same as vista. I would think that in most cases, with the odd exception, if it worked on vista, it should work on win 7. So far, I have not been proven wrong
That being said, GoG cannot come out and say that they games are windows 7 compatible until they are verified to work that way.
(Full disclosure; I haven't read the whole thread.)
Please don't get me wrong here; I love GoG.
But I have to wonder why this hasn't been done by now. Windows 7 was in beta for quite some time, RCs being publicly available for a long time... there was LOADS of time before the final release. And even now, the retail/final release has been out nearly a year.
There seems to be no reason the Windows 7 testing hasn't been completed by now, and it seems to me that it should have been done before the retail release, because that's what the beta and RC programs are there for; testing.
Or did GoG just think this "Windows 7" thing wouldn't catch on... ? (heh)
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Small staff and 200+ games to test besides other duties = long wait
Post edited September 11, 2010 by chautemoc
I have King's Quest IV-VI, King's Quest VII, VIII, Syberia, Syberia 2, Sanitarium, Beneath A Steel Sky, Beyond Good and Evil and Evil Genius, and they all work on Windows 7 32 Bit for me, it's just that on almost all of them I have to run as an administrator.
Post edited September 15, 2010 by nondeplumage
Disciples II DOES work except for terrible lines whenever a spell is cast or in combat. I have Win7 Ultimate 64bit... I've posted on the Disciples II forum and nothing suggested has worked at all.
So, yes, there is a fair bit more work to be done methinks...
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chautemoc: Small staff and 200+ games to test besides other duties = long wait

Nah, I'm sorry. I still love GoG, but I really don't see any excuses working for this. We're going on what, two years now that they could have been working on this? Likely more than that honestly. Not to mention that this IS a business...
It should have been done way before now. No excuses.
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Vision: Nah, I'm sorry. I still love GoG, but I really don't see any excuses working for this. We're going on what, two years now that they could have been working on this? Likely more than that honestly. Not to mention that this IS a business...
It should have been done way before now. No excuses.

As much as I like GOG, I agree with you on this one.
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Vision: Nah, I'm sorry. I still love GoG, but I really don't see any excuses working for this. We're going on what, two years now that they could have been working on this? Likely more than that honestly. Not to mention that this IS a business...

Win7 hasn't even been out a year...
Wouldve been pointless to test on beta software.
Post edited September 17, 2010 by chautemoc
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Vision: Nah, I'm sorry. I still love GoG, but I really don't see any excuses working for this. We're going on what, two years now that they could have been working on this? Likely more than that honestly. Not to mention that this IS a business...
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chautemoc: Win7 hasn't even been out a year...
Wouldve been pointless to test on beta software.

It's been 10 months. That's a long time.