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#2922845 - 12/19/09 03:11 PM Windows 7: Works with Everything?  
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So far, so good. Windows 7 totally rocks. I went from an older single-core Pentium 4 PC with XP3 to a new i7 o'clocked 920 with Windows 7, and everything is rocking---so far. No glitches, no driver issues, no nothing. I skipped the whole Vista generation and all the software-that-won't-work problems. Here's a summary of what I've installed in my Windows 7, 64Bit machine:

Software installed and working perfectly:

NASCAR Racing 2003 Season (better than perfect. Did you know there are EXTREME graphic settings in this old sim? I didn't until now. Wow!)

GTR2: graphics and SOUND are amazing now!

RACE 07

GTR Evolution

RACE ON

Need for Speed: Shift

FSX: Everything on ULTRA HIGH

Janes WWII Fighters

Over Flanders Fields w/Super Patch

Ghost Recon Classic

Lock On: Modern Air Combat

DCS: Black Shark

Battle of Britain II

Only IL2 1946 requires a compatibility mode. All others work perfectly, out of the box, in Win 7 64 Bit. Only disappointment: Janes USAF. It doesn't seem to like th 64Bits.

Hardware compatibility:

All HP printers functioning, including C8180 Photosmart, without doing anything other than plugging in and loading the normal driver. My 24 inch monitor worked without loading a driver.

Game controllers working as advertised: Saitek X45 HOTAS and Logitech G25 system. Haven't tried my Trustmaster FF Wheel with Clutch Pedal system, Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar, Saitek Flight Yoke, CH Flight Yoke, or Saitek Rudder Pedals.

What results are others getting with Windows 7, 64 Bit?

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#2922866 - 12/19/09 03:42 PM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: Plainsman]  
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Janes USAF has issues with even Win XP so it's no surprise. It will run on mine, just not like it is meant to run on Win 98. But I'm running 32 bit.


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#2922911 - 12/19/09 05:11 PM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: speedbump]  
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What prompted you to run IL2 '46 in Compatibility Mode Plainsman?

I'm on x64 Win 7 and was able to install it straight and run it like any other application (well, after standard quibbles with the autorun and securom updates were resolved).

Still can't get Perfect mode working on my GTS-250 though... what NVidia drivers are you running (if this works for you)?

Cheers, Spinner



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#2922944 - 12/19/09 06:25 PM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: AWL_Spinner]  
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Homeworld 2 doesnt like W7.

#2922965 - 12/19/09 07:25 PM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: AWL_Spinner]  
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Originally Posted By: AWL_Spinner

What prompted you to run IL2 '46 in Compatibility Mode Plainsman?

I'm on x64 Win 7 and was able to install it straight and run it like any other application (well, after standard quibbles with the autorun and securom updates were resolved).

Still can't get Perfect mode working on my GTS-250 though... what NVidia drivers are you running (if this works for you)?

Cheers, Spinner



I tried to run it and got a message window saying I have to go to a compatibility mode.


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INTEL: Six-Core, i7 5820K CPU @4.2Hz
Zotac: Dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB in SLI
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Saitek Pro Flight Control System with Wheel Stand Pro
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#2924816 - 12/22/09 06:13 PM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: Plainsman]  
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I cannot get No One lives Forever 2 to work. It is very slow in win7.

#2970066 - 03/04/10 04:16 AM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: mucat]  
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Me too,
Jane's USAF in win7,FPS is about 0.5 page/sec
can't run.

#2970081 - 03/04/10 04:55 AM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: Crispy_metal]  
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I am having problems with Starforce!!! Anyone able to get Simbin's GTL and FIA GTR working properly?


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#2970124 - 03/04/10 06:43 AM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: ArgonV]  
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LOMAC is ok for me, but FC is not. Again. Not even worried about that anymore though.
Still can't run Mechwarrior 2, but that's been the case since Win 98 so that's also not a big deal. LOL
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#2970259 - 03/04/10 02:42 PM Re: Windows 7: Works with Everything? [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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What fix for WOE? I've got that one...


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