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Digibull 22nd October 2009, 11:36 Quote
All my games so far have worked for me bar Call of Duty 4 (32bit ultimate installed). Everytime I tried to load the multiplayer it would crash instantly (SP worked fine). I reinstalled, re-applied patches, updated punkbuster... all to no avail.

What fixed it in the end was plugging in my microphone... Yup, the moment i plugged it in the game fired OK without error and no further crashes occured even after hours of gameplay. Remove the mic, however, and it would once again refuse to load.
Xir 22nd October 2009, 11:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Digibull
All my games so far have worked for me bar Call of Duty 4 (32bit ultimate installed). Everytime I tried to load the multiplayer it would crash instantly (SP worked fine). I reinstalled, re-applied patches, updated punkbuster... all to no avail.

What fixed it in the end was plugging in my microphone... Yup, the moment i plugged it in the game fired OK without error and no further crashes occured even after hours of gameplay. Remove the mic, however, and it would once again refuse to load.

THEY are listenin in on ya...and sneekin 'round ya house and sniffin' ya bed, 'kay? :D
Kenny_McCormick 22nd October 2009, 11:54 Quote
I've tested some games without problems:

CoD4, ArmA2, WiC, L4D, TF2, NFS: Shift...

Looks like everything works for me.
CardJoe 22nd October 2009, 11:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Digibull
All my games so far have worked for me bar Call of Duty 4 (32bit ultimate installed). Everytime I tried to load the multiplayer it would crash instantly (SP worked fine). I reinstalled, re-applied patches, updated punkbuster... all to no avail.

What fixed it in the end was plugging in my microphone... Yup, the moment i plugged it in the game fired OK without error and no further crashes occured even after hours of gameplay. Remove the mic, however, and it would once again refuse to load.

Had that same error yesterday, on Vista 64.
cyrilthefish 22nd October 2009, 12:07 Quote
I noticed beyond good and evil in the list.

i picked it up on steam at some point as part of a bundle and that version seems fine at least :)
(really must play it some time though :P)

Only compatibility problems i have noticed with win7 is in really old 16bit mode windows apps, which isn't a fault of win7 itself at all, it's the lack of 16bit support in a 64bit OS :)
Tsung 22nd October 2009, 12:31 Quote
I've found that with Quake 3 games (Quake3, Enemy Terrority, Maybe Jedi Knight 2?), if you get graphic errors or it stops before launch (OpenGL error) all you have to do is delete the config file. When you relaunch the game it recreates the cfg file and then it normally works.
perplekks45 22nd October 2009, 12:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by DaMightyMouse
Couldn't get my driver for the wireless card working on the x64 RTM version, until I installed it using Vista SP2 compatibility mode. So there are scenarios where compatibility mode is actually useful.
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Originally Posted by DaMightyMouse
Oops I meant SP1 ...

That's what the EDIT button is there for. :(
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
Retail version of Titan Quest on Vista had problems (missing driver in DX10 that was in DX9)...
I can install and play TQ + add on perfectly fine on Win7 RTM.
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Originally Posted by The boy 4rm oz
I can't wait to get my FREE!!! copy from Micro$oft :D.
So it's free yet it's still M$? Come on! :p
rembo666 22nd October 2009, 12:53 Quote
Why would you guys mention games that didn't work on XP 32 either? Did you expect them to magically come back to life in Windows 7 x64, especially considering that 64-bit Windows drops support for 16-bit applications. If I see a DOS game, I run it in the DOS box. Enough said.
Casefan 22nd October 2009, 12:54 Quote
Error 557 (in Gothic 3) is "Macro too long/complex - An attempt was made to create a MACRO that is too long or complex." This suggests that maybe the problem is that the original game was poorly coded?
CardJoe 22nd October 2009, 13:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Casefan
Error 557 (in Gothic 3) is "Macro too long/complex - An attempt was made to create a MACRO that is too long or complex." This suggests that maybe the problem is that the original game was poorly coded?

That's very true anyway. I actually have the game from my freelance days when I did it for Videogamer.com - the game was practically unplayable.
cereeee 22nd October 2009, 13:11 Quote
Call of duty 2 and The Secret of Monkey Island SE works fine with win7 x64 RC1.
The_Pope 22nd October 2009, 13:14 Quote
TrackMania anyone?
cereeee 22nd October 2009, 13:16 Quote
Here is my xfire profile, http://www.xfire.com/profile/galack/ , all games I've played more than 1 hour are playable on win7 x64 (sometime it's a little tricky to make them works, but most works fine)
V3ctor 22nd October 2009, 13:26 Quote
I just hope Duke Nukem Forever will play in Win7 :D
Adnoctum 22nd October 2009, 13:29 Quote
Running W7-64 RC1.

I've had these games working:
GTA4 (took me about 6hrs of fiddling/Googling, but it worked fine eventually),
Far Cry 2 (no issues),
Bioshock (took me about 6hrs of fiddling/Googling, but it worked fine eventually. I see it is listed as OK, but I think it is marginal),
Mass Effect (no issues),
STALKER - SoC (no issues),
STALKER - Clear Sky (no install issues, but after shutting game down and shutting OS, W7 would auto restart to blue screen boot error - every...single...time. Also occasional game crashes).
Sid Meier's Railroads! (memory issue that appears to be W7 unrelated. Had to decompile EXE and enable the game to utilise more memory).
Saints Row 2 (no issues, other than the PC version is a huge pile of c**p that no one should waste money on. AVOID!)
ES4: Oblivion (no issues).

On an unrelated Deus Ex issue, I tried to run it under XP back when my main gaming PC had a 7950GT. Wouldn't run. It would run until the menu screen but the game refused to continue when beginning a game. Runs fine on my 6600GT and Ti4200 (and a friend's 6800GT), but won't with the 7950GT regardless of drivers. Have yet to try it with the 4870. Has anyone had a similar problem with Deus Ex and Geforce 7-series cards under XP?
Adnoctum 22nd October 2009, 13:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by V3ctor
I just hope Duke Nukem Forever will play in Win7 :D

I'm taking bets that the ATi HD7800-series cards will be released with DNF coupons.
Sterkenburg 22nd October 2009, 13:42 Quote
If only SimTower would work :(
cereeee 22nd October 2009, 13:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sterkenburg
If only SimTower would work :(

Damn I remember this wonderfull old-game, I played it on Mac OS 9, so great!
MaverickWill 22nd October 2009, 13:48 Quote
Joe, you're gonna hate me for this, but I've been having issues with Fallout 3 on Win7 HP x64. So far, I've found the following:

You can't launch the game straight from Fallout3.exe - it has to be through the launcher.
The game can't add itself to the Games section - neither through the installer or the tool in the folder.
When leaving the game (either to the Main Menu or to the desktop), the game crashes. Not a huge deal if you're quitting the game, but it may affect Autosaves (my big worry is it'll corrupt the save)

Thought I should mention it. It may help anyone who's worried.
Sterkenburg 22nd October 2009, 13:50 Quote
It is a fun game, still pretty widely available too. All my new(er) games such as GTA IV, Spore, World of Goo, Portal, Red Alert 3, etc all work, but no amount of compatibility mode will run SimTower. I was going to try XP mode, but I haven't installed it yet as I was considering just using a VM instead.
ano 22nd October 2009, 13:56 Quote
Dunno if anyone's looked for community launchers/patches for any of the won't work games but here's one for Grim Fandango which might work
jrduquemin 22nd October 2009, 14:49 Quote
I was unable to install Sniper Elite, nor was I able to run NFS: Carbon. anyone else encounter the same issues?
Digibull 22nd October 2009, 14:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
TrackMania anyone?

Nations works fine for me.
RichCreedy 22nd October 2009, 15:03 Quote
i was able to play quake wars enemy territory on windows 7, once i ran in administartor mode
Nictron 22nd October 2009, 16:15 Quote
Virtual XP mode?
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