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any way to play old games on new PC

#1kenny356Posted 10/15/2013 4:42:17 AM
I've got a new PC running windows 10. I've got the disk for Civ 2 and Planescape: Torment.

I can't actually load either game currently, and I really know nothing about PCs, is there any way to make them playable?
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#2Fisto81Posted 10/15/2013 4:49:25 AM
http://www.pcworld.com/article/239338/how_to_play_infinity_engine_rpgs_on_your_windows_7_pc.html

There's a guide for Infinity Engine games (like Planescape)
#3MarceloSampaioPosted 10/15/2013 4:50:01 AM
Windows 10?!?

Windows 10?!?!?


Ok, Windows 10 doesn't exist yet, unless you came from the future. Anyway, many older games still work on Windows7 and 8. For the ones that don't, you need emulators/virtual machines.

For old Dos games, there's Dosbox. It plays almost every DOS game ever made. Its not hard to use if you read the faqs. For older Windows 9x games, you need a virtual machine. I like Virtual PC, and I have a Windows 95 installation on a virtual machine. Its amazing, even if it has some limitations.
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#4TimePharaohPosted 10/15/2013 4:51:47 AM
Don't they have consoles in the future you come from? You can only play games for 5-7ish years.
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#5kenny356(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 4:52:15 AM
MarceloSampaio posted...
Windows 10?!?

Windows 10?!?!?


Ok, Windows 10 doesn't exist yet, unless you came from the future. Anyway, many older games still work on Windows7 and 8. For the ones that don't, you need emulators/virtual machines.

For old Dos games, there's Dosbox. It plays almost every DOS game ever made. Its not hard to use if you read the faqs. For older Windows 9x games, you need a virtual machine. I like Virtual PC, and I have a Windows 95 installation on a virtual machine. Its amazing, even if it has some limitations.


See when I say I know nothing about computers, I'm not lying.

Thank you both for your help
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#6DarkshowersPosted 10/15/2013 5:54:58 AM
*Back To The Future theme song plays*
#7Dark_Oblivion2Posted 10/15/2013 5:57:31 AM
TC please do enlighten us with your time machine and your deca-core computer.
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#8GiantOrangePosted 10/15/2013 6:21:15 AM
Tell me, doctor; where are we going this time
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