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dyscode: About to jump to W7 from XP just 2 Question 2:
- I think 64 willbe the future, so any reason NOT to get it?
- I guess with older games, which I like, XP-Mode from the W7 Pro version comes is really important?

Thanks :)
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Arkose: 64-bit is the one to go for. If you have older hardware or devices they may not have 64-bit drivers available; however. You can use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to get an idea of whether drivers will be available. Vista drivers usually work on 7 if you can't get a proper driver, and many things will work fine with the generic drivers (monitors, mice, etc.)

As for XP Mode it actually isn't particularly suitable for gaming because it lacks 3D acceleration and does not support the 256 color display mode some early games require. These limitations can be partly solved by running XP Mode through VMware Player (free), but even it doesn't have full 3D support yet. XP Mode is just a pre-installed virtual machine, not some magical compatibility layer; if you have a suitable XP license you can install that in a virtual machine manually to achieve the same result.

The majority of games will run just fine natively, of course, and those that don't will probably have some fan patch or other workaround. GOG releases will also generally work (even if not mentioned on the store page) except for a couple of rare cases mentioned elsewhere in this thread.
Cool, Thanks a lot!
Exactly the info I was looking for.
Will get a a new hardware & no older/ problematic hardware attached.
:D
Post edited April 24, 2011 by dyscode
I would like to know from the GOG team.
Is it even posible to add windows 7 support to games like Gothic 1 and 2??
And why arent those games windows 7 supported already, if people claim that they have no problem with the games??
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TheEvilAlex: I would like to know from the GOG team.
Is it even posible to add windows 7 support to games like Gothic 1 and 2??
And why arent those games windows 7 supported already, if people claim that they have no problem with the games??
It's more that they haven't been confirmed internally by GOG's testing team. It might be possible that they work 100%, but they'd rather not say the game is supported if there's a potential problem with it.
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TheEvilAlex: I would like to know from the GOG team.
Is it even posible to add windows 7 support to games like Gothic 1 and 2??
And why arent those games windows 7 supported already, if people claim that they have no problem with the games??
Gothic 2 works fine over here
Windows 7 x64 SP1
hello everyone, after reading most of these postings the issue is not really windows 7 its the cpu. i have a an old computer thats 64-bit intel with amd64 licence and 32-bit windows 7 on it i have no problem running old games even dos. the main problem is if you have 64-bit windows 7 on a 64-bit cpu computer with no hardware based virtualization.
Post edited May 13, 2011 by roashru
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roashru: hello everyone, after reading most of these postings the issue is not really windows 7 its the cpu. i have a an old computer thats 64-bit intel with amd64 licence and 32-bit windows 7 on it i have no problem running old games even dos. the main problem is if you have 64-bit windows 7 on a 64-bit cpu computer with no hardware based virtualization.
Hardware-assisted virtualisation is not particularly useful for gaming. Games running natively don't make any use of it nor do DOSBox or ScummVM. The only time virtualisation support is used for gaming is if you are running a few really picky games in a virtual machine, but even that can be done without hardware support (albeit with dramatically reduced performance).
So wait, what exactly am I missing out when I play TW2 on Win XP?
hi all.

here is a tip that I found helped me with two non-compatible games.
one of them was "YOU ARE EMPTY".

windows xp compatibility mode does not work, on the game shortcut.

the simple trick that got me to run these games is simple: INSTALL the game under windows xp compatibility!! that is...right click on the install exe program,bring up the compatibility option and click on the "win xp mode" with the two desktop graphics boxes clicked on too. then install the game that way.

Of course after you install the game, then right click the shortcut and play under the win xp compatibility mode.

freestone
I have W7 premium and I get all GOG games to work, for example, GIANTS, runs flawlessly for me, Kingpin as well, all the games I've bought from GOG have worked for me, it may take a bit of tweaking, but they will run.

These GOG games are old, of course they need some love to run. IMO, that's a given.
I certainly don't expect all the games to run perfect, again with some love they will...

Blue
Post edited May 25, 2011 by BlueMonster
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Demut: So wait, what exactly am I missing out when I play TW2 on Win XP?
You're not missing out on anything; The Witcher 2 does not use DirectX 10 or 11 so you'll get the full experience on XP.
Ah, thanks, Arkose.
I am running windows 7 home 64bit, I installed The Witcher Enhanced Edition and than installed
the direct X End-User and the program ran fantastic. I was looking at some of the other GOG software have and decide to install Sacred Gold well that's when the problem started now when I play The Witcher and when a scene changes I get dumped to windows desktop this happens quite often. It also now occurs while I'm trying to play WOW. I uninstalled Sacred Gold and still have that problem. Anyone have any help besides reinstalling everything?
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Demut: So wait, what exactly am I missing out when I play TW2 on Win XP?
You can't get much more than three gigabytes of RAM with Windows XP. That's about it.
Can someone pls help me with some good advise, I have bought a pc on internet, and because it was cheap i bought extra memory then i red that 32 bit version pf win 7 doesnt go faster then 4 gig of memory so i descided that i dont take 6 gig. When i installed the pc with win 7 32 bit i noticed that they didnt removed the 2 extra gig but because i was running 32 bit it doesnt use that 2 gig.
So im a bit in a worry and maybe you know it but if i install my pc again with 64 bit will i able to play the gog games here is it worth it too sacrifice 2 gig too still able to play the fantastic games here or can i install the 64 bit and have 6 gig of memory and still able to have fun with those fantastic gog games?
Post edited June 01, 2011 by hercufles
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hercufles: if i install my pc again with 64 bit will i able to play the gog games here is it worth it too sacrifice 2 gig too still able to play the fantastic games here or can i install the 64 bit and have 6 gig of memory and still able to have fun with those fantastic gog games?
All GOG releases are fully compatible with 64-bit as well as 32-bit. I use Windows 7 64-bit myself and I've had no problems with any GOG release. :)