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cogadh: Great news! The "classy community" has already started doing its part as well, compiling a list of those games that already work fine. Might help you guys focus your efforts on those games known not to work:
http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/gog_com_games_working_on_windows_7_64bit_o

We are aware of that. :) Apparently Your (the community) help can speed up the process.
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Navagon: Will we be updated on which titles are fixed and when?

We plan on checking all of our games and than officially add "Windows 7 Compatibility" to our site. It might happen that some games will take longer than that to fix. Others might by impossible to fix. But do not despair - we'll keep you informed about what has been positively tested and verified as well as to what titles we cannot guarantee compatibility (lets hope that it won't happen) .
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acare84: Great work. But when you updated these games we need to download them again all, right?

Only in case that you need the fixed version. Re-downloading your games with fixed compatibility with Win7 while you use XP/Vista will be pointless... Unless stated otherwise. :P You know how it is. :) We might coincidently fix something else - but again, we'll keep you updated.
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iGaboru: Next stop, Mac OS X :P
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cogadh: Only in your wildest, my friend... only in your wildest.

One of the most interesting part of working at GOG.com is that we never say never. The only valid question is when do we say "now". ;) Linux / OS X definitely won't be supported for the time being but some things might change in the future. and we all know how it is with the future - future is unpredictable.
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chautemoc: Also I was wondering, when all games are verified for 7, will you stop XP and/or Vista support for future titles?

That will be a business decision. Maybe when Microsoft releases its next operating system (Windows 8 or some other catchy name) such decision will be made. But for now don't be surprised if our games continue to work on XP. :D
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acare84: Great work. But when you updated these games we need to download them again all, right?
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Tirpitz: Only in case that you need the fixed version. Re-downloading your games with fixed compatibility with Win7 while you use XP/Vista will be pointless... Unless stated otherwise. :P You know how it is. :) We might coincidently fix something else - but again, we'll keep you updated.
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chautemoc: Also I was wondering, when all games are verified for 7, will you stop XP and/or Vista support for future titles?

That will be a business decision. Maybe when Microsoft releases its next operating system (Windows 8 or some other catchy name) such decision will be made. But for now don't be surprised if our games continue to work on XP. :D

Then I guess I'll have to download all of the games again. :) No problem. :)
And great. I so much want to see XP dead. :)
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Tirpitz: We plan on checking all of our games and than officially add "Windows 7 Compatibility" to our site. It might happen that some games will take longer than that to fix. Others might by impossible to fix. But do not despair - we'll keep you informed about what has been positively tested and verified as well as to what titles we cannot guarantee compatibility (lets hope that it won't happen) .

What would happen to titles that you can't fix? Only I assume you intend to keep GOGs updated as new hardware & operating systems emerge.
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KavazovAngel: Then I guess I'll have to download all of the games again. :) No problem. :)
And great. I so much want to see XP dead. :)

And what about the people that download and burn their games?
If a small fix is possible, it is better than having to re-download a modified 1gb installer and backup it again. (Of course, in GOG servers, keep available both the updated installer and the small patch).
Well, those with Win7 surely feel better now.
*hugs my WinXP Home*
*hugs my Ubuntu*
*hugs my always present Win98*
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AlexY: Well, those with Win7 surely feel better now.
*hugs my WinXP Home*
*hugs my Ubuntu*
*hugs my always present Win98*

We'd like everyone to feel better, not only those using Win7. ;)
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KavazovAngel: I so much want to see XP dead. :)

When Microsoft sees XP dead and stops supporting it we might come to a similar conclusion. After all GOG.com is about playing old games on new computers. And with the flow of time "old" as well as "new" will change. But as I have said - the higher ups will decide what's best for the company. and in case of GOG.com we are much dependant on our customers. So do not panic nor fear GOG.com loosing XP compatibility in the near future.
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taczillabr: And what about the people that download and burn their games?
If a small fix is possible, it is better than having to re-download a modified 1gb installer and backup it again. (Of course, in GOG servers, keep available both the updated installer and the small patch).

Unfortunately our hassle-free policy includes recompilation of our installers and not releasing patches. In this way you only have to download one package and not try to make with different versions of different patches -so similar to the well known dll-hell. :)
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Navagon: What would happen to titles that you can't fix? Only I assume you intend to keep GOGs updated as new hardware & operating systems emerge.

Sorry but for now there is not a single one title that we have released without properly fixing the compatibility. Should such case arise than we'll wonder what to do.
But it troubles me... Why do you believe that something like that might happen? I thought that everyone will comment "Oh no! That's impossible. Surely you will fix everything." :P:P
Have faith in us. :) Personally I believe that we will ensure Win7 compatibility for every game in our catalogue. I'm mature enough to know that some things might go wrong and not according to the plan... But than I'm also stubborn so I refuse to give up just because something might go wrong. Fortunately that's the way GOG.com works. ;)
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Tirpitz: Why do you believe that something like that might happen? I thought that everyone will comment "Oh no! That's impossible. Surely you will fix everything." :P:P

I was originally going to word it differently. But like all good questions; I worded it in a way that would get me the response I was after. :)
It's good to know that you're confident there won't be any problems ensuring Windows 7 compatibility.
That's great news! I was even considering to go back to Vista because of Gothic and Gothic 2 (and to XP because of Gorky 17). Now I'll wait and hope everything will be ok someday :)
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Tirpitz: Unfortunately our hassle-free policy includes recompilation of our installers and not releasing patches. In this way you only have to download one package and not try to make with different versions of different patches -so similar to the well known dll-hell. :)

In case of multi-file games with bin's (disk images) and installer, would downloading just the installer be enough?
Post edited November 09, 2009 by Petrell
I'm glad I'm sticking with XP until next year, hopefully by then software compatibility with Windows 7 will hit a nice amount.
Good to hear, i haven't run into any problems using windows 7 as of yet, but it's nice to know you're working with it.
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Tirpitz: Unfortunately our hassle-free policy includes recompilation of our installers and not releasing patches. In this way you only have to download one package and not try to make with different versions of different patches -so similar to the well known dll-hell. :)
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Petrell: In case of multi-file games with bin's (disk images) and installer, would downloading just the installer be enough?

Unfortunately it doesn't work like this. :) You'd also have to download those *.bin files.
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Petrell: In case of multi-file games with bin's (disk images) and installer, would downloading just the installer be enough?
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Tirpitz: Unfortunately it doesn't work like this. :) You'd also have to download those *.bin files.

Aww crap. Well fortunately for me, I plan to stick with my WinXP for another year or two so unless new installer adds fixes I won't be mandatory for me to redownload them.
Thanks for the infomation i have great faith that you guys can make most if not all games 7 compatable but its a new system which as we all know microsoft have a habbit of relaeasing os with 100000 of bugs so until microsoft fix their os then i cant see all gog games being fully compatable.
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aluinie: Thanks for the infomation i have great faith that you guys can make most if not all games 7 compatable but its a new system which as we all know microsoft have a habbit of relaeasing os with 100000 of bugs so until microsoft fix their os then i cant see all gog games being fully compatable.

Okay, this is new.