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  1. #1


    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    PC games and programs installation problem windows 8.1


    Hy there! Recently I bought an new PC and i have a problem with the older games! The installation doesn't start! I played Dying Light, Wolfenteint: The New Order without a problem! The problem is when I try to install, for example: Prototype, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1, Dead Space 1,2 and the list can continue! I have windows 8.1, and recently neither installation of free or old progams doesn't start, but I figure, if a run " the trouble compatibility " , is a chance to run! Please help me! That is pretty annoying! Thanks a lot! And soryy for my english, is not my native language!
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  2. #2


    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 45
    Windows 8.1
    UK

    So are you running them in compatibility mode or not? I'm a bit confused.
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    Its often better to use the free virtual box and run another o/s virtually and run the games on that
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  4. #4


    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by max headroom View Post
    So are you running them in compatibility mode or not? I'm a bit confused.
    I have this problem with and without " trouble compatibility " !
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  5. #5


    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by samuria View Post
    Its often better to use the free virtual box and run another o/s virtually and run the games on that
    I didn't understand what you want to say! What is virtual box?
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    Oracle VM VirtualBox it lets you run an o/s within windows from win98 linux xp so you can run any old software games etc and its free
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    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Posts : 2,473
    W8.1, W 10TP, assorted Linuxes.
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    Some possible causes for old games not working:
    16bit games or parts of them can't work on 64bit windows.
    Lower, older Direct X incompatibility, try installing DirectX 9, it will just ad files needed without changing anything in Dx11.
    GPU drivers, if games are using OpenGL, compatibility with older versions is quite poor. You may try oldest drivers that support your OS.
    Btw, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 is running just fine on my system, don't have other ones.
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