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Question about windows 8 and game compatibility

#1Darkking4Posted 8/18/2013 2:40:06 AM
Are there any games incompatible with windows 8?
I already know that the kotor games dont work.
FYI I am not gonna get windows 8 until in the future when i am forced to get it for some good game that requires it.
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#2SlaynPosted 8/18/2013 2:44:13 AM
I'm sure you can get any game to work. They said the same thing about Windows 7.
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#3OllyKiriyamaPosted 8/18/2013 2:48:37 AM
I tried Dead Island the other week and couldn't get it to work.
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#4TheWhoFanPosted 8/18/2013 4:58:04 AM
OllyKiriyama posted...
I tried Dead Island the other week and couldn't get it to work.


Dead Island works fine on Windows 8. It's either a mistake on your part, or I have a magical installation of Windows 8 that can somehow play the game without any issues.
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#5mikebrand83Posted 8/18/2013 5:43:16 AM
In my own experience, with only a small number of exceptions, most games that you can play on Windows 7 will play just fine on Windows 8.

... And most of those exceptions are more because they were programmed poorly to begin with. If I can install and play Ever17* (2005 English translated release of a visual novel game that was originally released in Japan in 2002) on Windows 8, without any issues, without needing to alter any settings, then there's very little excuse for any other games to refuse to play.


* System requirements:
Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
800MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor
128MB of RAM
8-speed CD drive
1.35GB of free HDD space
32MB video card
#6LaxFan4EverPosted 8/18/2013 5:51:32 AM
I have just over 75 games on steam and only 1 game doesnt work which isthe new Duke Nukem. Everything else works fine including my old games like wing commander and star wars dark forces/ dark forces 2. And dead island has no issues with win 8, thats user error.
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#7GynthaeresPosted 8/18/2013 7:32:06 AM
General rule of thumb: If it works on Windows 7, it works on Windows 8.

And the KotOR games work fine. I was playing KotOR1 on my Windows 8 machine a couple weeks ago.
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#8Freelance_WolfPosted 8/18/2013 10:22:14 AM
It has been confirmed that Sims Medieval doesn't work on Win 8. I will be sad when I eventually have to upgrade.
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#9reincarnator07Posted 8/18/2013 10:33:26 AM
The vast majority of games that work on 7 will work fine on 8.
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