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Been using Win7 since the day the release candidate was made available and haven't come across a game with problems yet (past the ones that had issues on Vista I mean).
Of course I don't have every game ever naturally.
I like that GOG is looking into it and will release all new installers, meaning my backups will still be good forever and not need a patch. I don't know why people are complaining about it, I guess because they live in areas with caps? I have no cap.
Anyway good job GOG team! Keep up the good work.
And everyone move to Win7, seriously. It's an amazing OS.
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StingingVelvet: I don't know why people are complaining about it, I guess because they live in areas with caps? I have no cap.

In South Africa we have a standard 3GB cap...
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StingingVelvet: And everyone move to Win7, seriously. It's an amazing OS.

Agreed.
I wonder why there is no "easy" way to get the games updated (7 compatibility, or an update of the dosbox version) a little button "check for updates" would be awsome!
spellforce platinum crashes when the options button is pressed in the main menu.
a cursory glance through the forum posts revealed something similar with vista but that was DEP related and the user got a specific DEP message..... nothing at all appears here.
windows 7 32bit ultimate.
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custardcream: spellforce platinum crashes when the options button is pressed in the main menu.
a cursory glance through the forum posts revealed something similar with vista but that was DEP related and the user got a specific DEP message..... nothing at all appears here.
windows 7 32bit ultimate.

I had also issues with spellforce, but I changed the permissions on the folder and subfolder to allow everyone to write
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custardcream: spellforce platinum crashes when the options button is pressed in the main menu.
a cursory glance through the forum posts revealed something similar with vista but that was DEP related and the user got a specific DEP message..... nothing at all appears here.
windows 7 32bit ultimate.
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rackatack: I had also issues with spellforce, but I changed the permissions on the folder and subfolder to allow everyone to write

thats interesting info. ill try that out, thanks.
nope, that didnt make a difference. all folders and sub folders set with permissions for write on all users and it still crashes when you click the 'options' button on the main menu or even in game, during gameplay, itself.
Post edited December 16, 2009 by custardcream
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rackatack: thats interesting info. ill try that out, thanks.
nope, that didnt make a difference. all folders and sub folders set with permissions for write on all users and it still crashes when you click the 'options' button on the main menu or even in game, during gameplay, itself.
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custardcream: realy stupid question, are your video drivers up to date?
If they are, try an older version of the drivers.
What kind of soundcard do you have? I hat A LOT of issues with the official drivers of my creative XFI soundblaster, but I found "alternate" drivers and everything whent fine after that.
do you have an ATI/AMD or NVIDIA card?
oh, and if you have courrage to check, if you run "eventvwr" (witouth the quotes) you might find information about the game crash.
Post edited December 19, 2009 by rackatack
Windows 7 is basically Vista SP3.. I never had any issues with anything I threw on 7.. I don't understand why other people seem to have frequent issues, and I'm not getting into a technological standoff either. I donno.. Maybe its just different on other machines. Honestly, I'd much rather just use XP, which i just keep on a partition. yum.
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filthhealer: Windows 7 is basically Vista SP3.. I never had any issues with anything I threw on 7.. I don't understand why other people seem to have frequent issues, and I'm not getting into a technological standoff either. I donno.. Maybe its just different on other machines. Honestly, I'd much rather just use XP, which i just keep on a partition. yum.

I don't have a lot of issues either, and most of the time, the problems are caused by bad drivers (a graphic or audio driver's dll that hangs and making the game/application crash)
but it's usual for a "young" os
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salan: Just started to follow this thread. I now have a laptop with Windows 7 on so interested.
I offer this thought/solution to people about compatibility, I use VMWare Workstation a lot and version 7 HAS 3D video support and seems to work very well..
Not cheap, and hard to justify the cost for games, but as I use it for other things, well worth it.
With regards to Linux etc, I have DOSBOX compiled and running and have managed to use nearly all my gog games on Ubuntu no problem.
Alan

I also use VMware to run some games that don't work that well on Win7. I'm running windows 7 64 bit on my laptop and the only game I've had a problem with is Fallout 2. There is a freeware version of VMware out there that you can use. Though you'll still need a copy of XP. I'm enjoying GOG and am looking forward to more DRM free games. Happy gaming.
Adding to the list of Windows 7 issues: some games are creating duplicated entries in Games Explorer.
I am seeing it with Myst, Riven and Psychonauts, but I haven't installed all my GOG games in Win 7 yet.
At first I thought I was seeing, for some strange reason, links to my disc based versions of Myst and Riven, but I have removed every version in the computer. When I removed the GOG ones, both links were removed. When I later installed GOG's only, the problem appeared.
I don't have a disc release of Psychonauts, so the problem is linked to GOG's installer.
What's strange is that each icon shows different information, like version 1.0.0.0 or 1.0.3.0 for each Riven entry.
Could it be that the installer is creating both Win Vista and Win 7 game hooks?
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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filthhealer: Windows 7 is basically Vista SP3..

You're so wrong in that statement. Windows 7 only looks similiar to Vista, it has 75% of its API changed. You wouldn't be able to patch Vista to be even close to Windows 7.
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Elideb: Adding to the list of Windows 7 issues: some games are creating duplicated entries in Games Explorer.
I am seeing it with Myst, Riven and Psychonauts, but I haven't installed all my GOG games in Win 7 yet.
At first I thought I was seeing, for some strange reason, links to my disc based versions of Myst and Riven, but I have removed every version in the computer. When I removed the GOG ones, both links were removed. When I later installed GOG's only, the problem appeared.
I don't have a disc release of Psychonauts, so the problem is linked to GOG's installer.
What's strange is that each icon shows different information, like version 1.0.0.0 or 1.0.3.0 for each Riven entry.
Could it be that the installer is creating both Win Vista and Win 7 game hooks?
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64

No, the "problem" is two things.
First, GOG's installer registers the game with Game Explorer using a GUID of their choosing (like any modern game labelled with "Games For Windows" does). The way to register in 7 works just as well in Vista (and has always been the official way, only Vista was more relaxed in what it accepted [not fully finalised, I believe] so GOG and others did it in a lazier way which is no longer accepted and produces the unusable icons under "Unspecified")
Second, Windows Vista's or 7's built-in "Legacy Games Detection" finds the game and sees that it is not registered in GE - because the GUID it expects is not present - so it registers the game with the GUID it does expect. Because it is a legacy game - created before there ever was a game explorer, much less have he installer use hooks for it - it surely can't be registered, right?
There may be more to it that just GUID matching, so something may get severely messed up if GOG just changed the GUIDs they use to whatever Windows expects for each game. I assume there is a pretty good reason they have not done so.
Post edited January 02, 2010 by Miaghstir
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Miaghstir: No, the "problem" is two things.
First, GOG's installer registers the game with Game Explorer using a GUID of their choosing (like any modern game labelled with "Games For Windows" does). The way to register in 7 works just as well in Vista (and has always been the official way, only Vista was more relaxed in what it accepted [not fully finalised, I believe] so GOG and others did it in a lazier way which is no longer accepted and produces the unusable icons under "Unspecified")
Second, Windows Vista's or 7's built-in "Legacy Games Detection" finds the game and sees that it is not registered in GE - because the GUID it expects is not present - so it registers the game with the GUID it does expect. Because it is a legacy game - created before there ever was a game explorer, much less have he installer use hooks for it - it surely can't be registered, right?
There may be more to it that just GUID matching, so something may get severely messed up if GOG just changed the GUIDs they use to whatever Windows expects for each game. I assume there is a pretty good reason they have not done so.
Wow! Thanks for the in depth answer. I had no idea such a thing as "Legacy Games Detection" in Win 7.
Found a test of games on bit-tech.net:
http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2009/10/22/windows-7-games-compatibility-testing/5
Just wanted to share in case someone might find it useful to know about one of the 60 games they've tested.