Windows 7 Windowed games

March 13, 2010 at 00:35:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 2.667 GHz / 4095 MB
I've been hassled to set up a second computer for my mother in law and we want some games for her, similar to the ones supplied with the OS - ie they must run in a window, rather than going into (what looks like) MSDOS mode. I've bought a number of disks with board games & suchlike on but when they all seem to run like this and many cause problems when they close (Explorer.exe stops running etc.) even though the packaging says they are Win7 compatible.

Can anyone recommend games, free or purchased, preferably as a 'set', that run within windows - I don't do gaming at all so I'm a bit out of touch with these things & my sons only do the bit RPG games & suchlike. Incidentally, I've posted this in the Win7 forum rather than gaming forum as I think it's more a Win7 issue than a gaming one.

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#1
March 13, 2010 at 06:13:35
Depends on what kind of games you want. Here's some places I visit to download older (Windows 3.1) games that still play in Win95 through Win7:

ftp://ftp.chatnfiles.com/CICA/CICA-MS-Windows/GAMES/

ftp://ftp.chatnfiles.com/Giga-Games/Giga-Games-3-1995-10/WIN/

http://patpack.abraham.me.uk/index....

There's a boatload of other stuff out there. Weeding out what you want and don't want can be somewhat of an issue.



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#2
March 14, 2010 at 08:04:42
Thanks for reply. The few games I've tried all seem to be non-windowed ones - often quite old & still causing problems. I suspect program writers just aren't bothering with fairly basic games in these high speed high everything else times. Shall continue looking through them when I get time though.

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#3
March 14, 2010 at 17:48:32
Search 'games open source' as I did and you can find card games, rewritten old arcade games, etc. just it lists a windows version (most do). Don't forget that windows does include a few games when you install it also.

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