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new pc with vista


FPCH New Member
Aug 11, 2007
Got a load of games and looking to buy a new pc and that only comes with vista. Need to know if games will play or will I need to download patches, and if so where can i find them and what do I do, I am a complete biff on things like this so feel free to laugh at me its ok.

The games are;
Medieval total war
Medieval total war Viking invasion
Rome total war
Rome total war barbarian invasion
Medieval 2 total war
warhammer mark of chaos
warhammer 40000 dawn of war
warhammer 40000 dawn of war dark crusade
warhammer 40000 dawn of war winter assault
civilization iv
call of duty deluxe edition
The lord of the rings The battle for middle earth
The lord of the rings The battle for middle earth II
The lord of the rings The battle for middle earth II the rise of the witch king
Lord of the ring the fellowship of the ring


FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
PC Experience
Operating System
these games are vista compatible at the moment as far as im awware

Aliens versus Predator 2
Americas Army 2.7 (32-bit)
Anno 1701
Age of Empires and the Rise of Rome expansion
Age of Empires II and the Conquerors expansion
Armed and Dangerous
Arx Fatalis
Blade Runner (32-bit)
Baldur's Gate (32bit) (Polish version, English should work well too)
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (32bit) (Polish version, English should work well too)
Battle for Middle-Earth 1 & 2
Battlefield 2 & Special Forces (Run BF2.exe As Administrator.)
Battlefield 2142(32bit)
Battlefield 2142(64bit) - Same settings used on XP, crashes to desktop at every map change (after a certain period) due to low video card memory (256mb). Disable Areo or set texture settings lower.
Black and White 2
Blood II The Chosen (It rarely crashes, but this was happening under XP too.)
Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Duty & United Offensive
Call of Duty 2 (run cod2mp_s.exe in XP SP2 compability mode; SP fine.)
Call of Duty 2 upgraded to 1.3 works on Home Premium RTM no trouble (32 bit)
Championship Manager 2007
Civilization III (run as administrator, XP SP2 compatibility mode)
Cobra 11 - Nitro (StarForce protection vista-update required)
Command & Conquer: Generals
Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty
Company of Heroes (32 bit Home Premium) No prob's.
Condemned - Criminal Origins
Counter-Strike 1.6
Counter-Strike Condition Zero
Counter-Strike Source
Crashday (With patch 1.1 + No Intro Fix)
Cricket 07 (Australian version - works on both x86 & x64)
Deal or No Deal
Delta Force Black Hawk Down & Team Sabre
Deus Ex
Diablo I
Diablo II - NOTE: For best results, set Compatibility Mode for application to Windows XP SP2 in the shortcut's properties and run as Administrator. This should allow all features of game to work properly, including LAN and Battle.Net play. If the game takes too long to start up, try disabling Aero Glass (or under compatability disable desktop composition).
Doom 2(Doom95) (Requires DPlay.dll in the game's directory for doom95 to work properly)
Doom 3 (Requires working OpenGL support)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Requires working OpenGL support)
Doomsday 3D Engine v1.9.0 Beta 4
Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition with all Add-Ons (for Windows Edition; not original 16-bit MS-DOS) (This game works slowly with too low performance if you don't install the driver of your graphic card manually although Vista automatically recognizes and installs the drivers of your graphic card and DirectX.)
Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack (HRP) (also External Release (XTR)) v1.0
Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
Dungeon Keeper
EA Link for EA Games
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Everquest II
F.E.A.R (32-Bit).Runs fine in XP SP2 Compatibility
F1 2006 (Win 98/Me Compatibility Mode)
FlatOut 2 (32 bit Home Premium)
Flight Simulator 2004
Flight Simulator X
FBI: Hostage Rescue
Football Manager 2007
Flatout 2 (European with Starforce update)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Gothic 3 (Windows Vista wont allow 2 files to install in system folder(64 bit))
Grand Prix 4
Grand Theft Auto II
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Guild Wars: Factions
GunBound WC
Half Life
Half Life 2 & Half Life 2: Episode One
Halo: Combat Evolved(need a patch windows tel you about it)
Halo: Custom Edition(needs a update tho download http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?pg=3&fid=1884)
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Contracts
Hugo: The Evil Mirror
In The Groove + Impact dancepad
Jazz Jack Rabbit 2
Little Fighter 2 (32 bit)
KISS: Psycho Circus The Nightmare Child
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Legend
Lego Star Wars II (64-bit)
Max Payne 1.01
Max Payne 2
Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault Installed MOHAA Ver1.1 on 32-bit Ultimate, plays fine with no problems at all, multiplayer untested as yet.
Klotski (and Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1991)
MU Online
Need for Speed (32-bit)
Need for Speed III: Hot pursuit
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Neverwinter Nights 2
NHL 06
NHL 07
Outrun 2006
Pariah (With 98/ME Compatibility mode)
Pacific Warriors
Phantasy Star Universe
Prey (Requires working OpenGL support)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Starts Windows MCE upon exit?)
Pro Evolution Soccer 6
Quake 2
Quake 3
Quake 4 (v1.3) Works. Tested on Vista Enterprise 64bit
Race - The WTCC Game
Ragnarok Online
Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Rise of Nations Gold (32 bit)
RollerCoaster Tycoon [With the Loopy Landscape Add-On](Vista 32-bit)
- Add the "Windows 95" compatibility mode for the file "rct.exe"
- Add the "Full control" right to "Everyone" for the folder of RCT and its subfolders.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
- Add the "Full control" right to "Everyone" for the folder of RCT2 and its subfolders.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
Rome: Total War
Savage (32-bit)
Second Sight
SimCity 3000 Unlimited (32-bit)
Splinter Cell
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Star Wars Galaxies
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Clone Campaigns
Star Wars Jedi Academy (32bit)
Star Wars Jedi Outcast (32bit)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (32bit)
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 (32 bit).Runs fine in XP SP2 Compatibility
Steam (Build: Jan 15 2007, 10:37:59)
Super Mario Forever (After starting the game, the mouse cursor of Vista still appears on the screen. Ignore it.)
SWAT 4 & The Stetchkov Syndicate (32-bit)
The Elderscrolls Oblivion (32-bit)
The Sims II (32-bit)
The Simpsons - Hit & Run (32-bit)
Titan Quest
Tomb Raider Legend (32bit)
Train Simulator (Microsoft) (Vista 32-bit)
Unreal Tournament 2004
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Warcraft 3 & also The Frozen Throne(With 98/ME Compatibility Mode)
Warhammer Mark of Chaos
Warhammer Dawn Of War 40k (32 Bit)
World of Warcraft - May have issues with Graphics and Sound (Depending on Hardware Installed)
WarRock - Run with XP/SP2 Compatibility Mode (32-bit)
Wolfenstein: Enemy territory 2.60b (Worked perfectly with Ultimate RTM, usin PNY Verto GeForce 6600GT, and nVidia 97.46 forceware for Windows vista)
World Racing 2 (StarForce protection vista-update required)
Worms 4: Mayhem
Worms Armageddon with latest patch (32bit)
Worms World Party
Aug 31, 2007
give it time. Vista will be as good as xp one day. I got vista because i wasn't really happy with XP and i didn't want to downgrade back to 2000. (2000 will be missed)


FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
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Operating System
vista already is as good as xp ,y opnion...it has a lot lees flaws then when xp firt cam out.......it has some many features that will help everyone...like shadow copies etc.....system restore when you cant even boot the os...
just my views but xp does indeed still rock