I recently spent a "fortune" on an orignal physical version of Riven on DVD-ROM. The DVD is supposed to have the best available quality (less compression and more "stills"). However, I can't get it to run on Windows 7 64bit.
It's supposed to run if you first install it on XP or lower, and then copy the entire game folder from the hard drive to the newer computer with windows 7. Unfortunately, I don't have that option since I have no second computer and no xp to install.
I'm broke so sadly no Riven for you, but:
- download a Windows XP Live CD. I recommend Bart PE.
- boot it.
- install the game to your hard drive wherever it is that you want to have it installed.
- boot your regular 64bit system
- [hopefully] play.