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So long as compatibility with other OS isn't lost be making the game work with Win7. I'm all for this! If there is no way around losing compatibility with an OS please provide two versions for download, example: One for WinXP and another for Win7 & Win8. Gain compatibility, never lose it! ^_^
i own over 80 games on GOG and not one is incompatible with W7. so which ones are? www.usmust.com
If anybody is willing to document their experiences with GOG games "straight out of the box" (if most of them have worked right away, if few have, etc.), I'm trying to gather that here: http://www.gog.com/forum/general/how_many_of_your_gog_games_have_worked_right_out_of_the_box
While I haven't had any issues with games I've bought on GOG not being compatible with Windows 7, I would love to see the most recent Fallout games on here. Steam is a bit lazy, as far as making sure a game can be played on all systems before they sell it. And Bethesda? ...Well, Bethesda is just lazy, period. I bought Fallout 3 on Steam and have had to jump through so many hoops just to get a new game started, and the game hardly seems worth the effort. Seeing that GOG, for me, has such a great track record with compatibility, it would be great if they could fix the problems that Bethesda refuses to fix.
I would love to be able to play the Longest Journey on my PC, especially with Ragnar Tørnquist and his team working on the third game, it'd be fun to play through the first and second games before then.
@alexanderthegrea: Is THAT why those games won't work on my otherwise decent system? I bought them both here at GoG. Good to know that I might be able to play them someday. Thanks. What say you. GoG?
You guys should put a warning for which operating systems it will and will not work on. And a warning for what features are required. For example, i know a lot of people who bought Alan Wake [or the sequel] and couldn't play because apparently it can't live without multi sample anti aliasing.
Why should we worry about Windows 8? This version of Windows is especially loathsome. That it comes preinstalled on some computer is a reason to complain to your computer shop; not to GOG.
The only problem I have with Windows 8 is backwards compatibility for older stuff, not just on GOG. At least Windows 7 have an XP mode which you can install over and switch or some such, I think, on the professional version.
We need to start worrying about games being compatible with win 8 !
There are some of us who don't build computers from the ground up. I bought my computer relatively recently, and that means it came with Windows 8. I mean, every game I've gotten so far has worked fine, regardless of whether it says Windows 8 compatible, but that's not an excuse for ignoring everyone who decided to not go out of their way to get Windows 7.
By purchasing a copy of Win 8 you are voting with your wallet that you like the new style, as such I will be skipping Win 8, I'm currently building a gaming rig for my brother and will be using Win 7 on it.
Given that Windows XP will be completely EOLed next year and will no longer receive even critical security updates, it would be good if as many as possible games will be supported on Windows 7 by then.
Oy, boeftim, I have Windows 8. Stop parroting whatever you've heard about it, the only problem is the interface is way different, and that's fixable with the Classic Shell app at classicshell.net.
Please stop voting for this feature because all games except for 20 are Windows 7 compatible. The current list can be read here: http://www.gog.com/forum/general/windows_7_compatibility_work_in_progress/post342
windows 8 is shit
What about Win 8 ? I gues it´s like Win 7.
Anyways, if a game won´t work on my OS I go looking for a solution on the internets. There is always one.
Your all just to lazy for 10 seconds of googleing.
Those are First World Problems... don´t get to comfortable
Yes, make them compatible with win7, especially those like Metal Fatigue where it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to get any currently available form of the game to work, play-ably.
Also try and rig multiplayer so it can work without issue (tried playing Total Annihilation with friends, all win XP can see eachother, but the win7 machines have difficulty seeing eachother, and win XP vs. win7 games simply don't work.)
Do any of the virtualization solutions have 3d acceleration support?
I came here today to look and found 3 old favs that don't play on win7. GoG versions said Win7 so I bought them. Thanks for letting me play some oldies!
I'd like to see a GoG release of the original Dungeon Siege. I want to play the U5 Lazerus and U6 project mods but for the life of me I cannot get this game to play nice with my 64-bit win7.
FYI most games you can get to play on Windows 7 with the compatibility setting... Right mouse click on the game >> go to the tab 'compatibility' and change it to XP sp3 or lower to get some one the games that are giving you issues... to work.
All I can say is "Yes please?" There is such a wealth of great old games to be played we need to keep them alive for the future.
Whether you can run a virtual machine (properly) or not depends on your PC specs. I need a virtual machine because of some 16-bit programs that I use, but even though my CPU supports hardware virtualization, my motherboard does not. There is a hotfix that bypasses that, but XP mode runs slowly that way. It's OK for some dictionaries and the first Civilization, but I can't run any more demanding games properly.
While I'd wholeheartedly support any and all attempts towards supporting old software on newer hardware/OS I feel the need to also mention the now pretty wide-spread existence of virtual machines. It is now fairly easy to run a Windows XP box from within your Windows 7/8 installation and have a pretty wide array of options on how much RAM/CPU the box can use up to tailor it for certain specs.
Just throwing it out there.
@fruitloopy I think the last time you could buy a new machine with XP was 4 years ago.
@ phlum- yes, newer games will no doubt run on Win7/8. but i thought this was about older games. it can be very hard to get older games to run on newer OSes. some older games will not run on modern hardware, even, let alone modern OSes. which is why quite a few i see people asking for (Blood Omen, for example. it doesnt run on XP and modern CPUs are too fast for it), are not on GoG yet (besides needing IP rights). yes, i know GoG tweaks the games so they will and they most certainly can be, but its not something that can be done overnight. nor is it easy with every game.
Fruitloopy, you must realise that GOG are now selling more newer games, some of which will have DX10/11 support and will be all the better for it.
Plus, Windows 7 has a nice taskbar. :>
If your going to sell old games, you should expect them to run on the latest OS. Otherwise what's the point of GOG? You might as well buy an old copy of a game and play it on original hardware.
its a must to keep an extra PC around with XP on it (and perhaps Win95/98, as well, except its harder to find drivers for those last 2 OSes). you cannot expect all games to work flawlessly on Win7, nor expect GoG to get them to run good. it may be out of GoG's hands, as it could an issue with how the game is programmed.
did any of you consider the consequences of upgrading to a newer OS? or did you all just jump on the Win7 bandwagon? do any of you even play games that require DX10/11? or, did you just go to Win7 because "everyone else does"?
XP is still good to use for next several years and I haven't found a reason to move. even if I did, I would still keep a PC around with XP on it. its the only assurance to have that a game will be able to be played.
@Banshee17 JA2 is compatible with Win7 . . .
I'd get Jagged Alliance 2 in a sec , if it was compatible with Windows 7
actually I think ryukaki was just trying to support the "gog games on linux" wishlist item, but posted in the wrong thread :p
The DK2 patch really helped compatibility. Good work guys! :)
Ryukaki was trying to hack the site, take a look to those cat /et/passwd commands -.-'
It's sort of frustrating to buy a game and realize Windows 7 makes the game very difficult to play. Right now Acropolis has a CPU timer problem with the gods and heroes. Their spawn animations are very slow in relation to everything else because the animation is tied to CPU cycles whereas the rest of the game is not. Everywhere I've checked says this does not happen on XP. I still love playing Acropolis but I know the game is going to get way harder later on when I need to depend on gods and heroes to defend my city.
Voted due to horrific incompatibility problems with Populous. I'm no computer genius. I just want to be able to double-click and play - sorry. Just couldn't get it working for love nor money (and completely admit it may be due to my own lack of knowledge). So yeah; win7 compatibility packages would just rock so hard.
It's not always only Windows 7 - drivers are a huge issue, too.
Just an example: I got multiple copies of Gothic 2, myself the Gold Edition in a Box and a copy from a german magazine. I have a PC with nvidia graphics and it runs well. My sister got a PC with AMD graphics and it doesn't even start. Same of Zeus (not the Version from here) and probably other games.
But the guys at GoG making a good jog getting to run the games on most PCs. Not one that doesn't run on my Win7x64-PC. Better than running it on a old PC (which I never know when it finally gives up) or in a virtual mashine with Win98 oder XP, which typically runs slow or not even at all, maybe a driver issue too. Does things aren't made for gaming.
Voted up due to Dungeon Keeper 2 - want to buy this great game again but put off by the huge number of reported issues with Win7 despite it being listed as win7 compatible.
I'd like to volunteer myself to helping out. Where do I sign up? Who do I talk to?
It would certainly be nice if there is a font, program, etc. missing from a game, if GoG would include the missing item in the installation and or in the bonus content.
not voting for this. i own about 100 games on GOG, and all of them work (more or less) flawlessly with W7x64.
also, some of you seem to be trying to run DOS games without a DOS emulator. that would make me face-palm...
Does anyone can run Master Of Magic with Windows 7 64 bit?. My GoG's copy seems to complain about not being a 32 bit executable or something similar ... :/.
Try editing the .exe to run in a different compatibility mode.
I had a little trouble with Gothic, but in my experience, a lot of games that aren't listed as Win7 compatible, are anyway. Still, certainly support this,.
I have maybe 9 games from gog and the first 3 worked just fine, then bought Cossacks and it wont work. Installed the new downloader and now I can´t download anything, including the first ones I bought. My computer keeps saying the downloader file is corrupt. Support doesn´t have any answer for the Cossacks game and so far they haven´t responded to my request on the downloader problem. Anyone have a suggestion?
I voted this, but have yet to have a problem with a game bought here on GOG with Win7.
I've had no issues with Win 7 and games thus far. I have to hand it to Microsoft, 7 is a very solid OS.