Windows 7 VIRTUAL PC and Games????

#1
All right, so I've got Windows 7 Ultimate RC 32 bit and I have the Virtual PC in XP Pro mode. I downloaded Virtual PC thinking that I could play my old games that don't work in 7 on it. Every time I try to run the games however, it says that it doesn't have a graphics card and won't run the games. Now I know that this has to do with Windows 7 not giving XP Mode full resources, but I was wondering if there's a way that I can run some older games (Age of Empires 2 and 3, Star Wars Best of PC games etc etc) while in 7 mode. Any thoughts on how to get the games running? I've tried running them in compatability mode to no avail.
 


#3
Skyhawk,
here is a link to all of the games that are supposed to be compatible with Windows 7
List Of Windows 7 Compatible Games | Thinktechno.com

I have Windows 7 64bit ultimate (brand new computer and install) and plan to play my copy of Age of Empires III (i haven't installed it yet)
I also tried to install Quake III (which is on the list) and it initially did not install.
I later read that I should copy all of the files to my hard drive and just run the game from there. When I did that the game works fine.

I am pretty sure that virtual PC was never meant to run as heavy a resource application as games. (especially games requiring so much graphics)
Have you actually tried to install your games, or did you assume and try to go the Virtual PC way?
 


#4
Use VMware

If Virtual PC for Windows 7 is giving you trouble, get VMware Workstation instead. I don't see a reason why Age of Empires II shouldn't work in Virtual PC. It should. Maybe try increasing your video memory or reinstall the Virtual Machine Additions.
 


BigFeet

Senior Member
#5
XP Mode wasn't designed for 3d apps.
 


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