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how do i make steam games backwards compatible with xp?

#1oiburPosted 12/9/2013 7:17:08 AM
topic. ?
#2El MagnificoPosted 12/9/2013 7:24:37 AM
What game are you talking about? If the game requires DirectX 10 and up, then you can't make that compatible with XP because XP doesn't support DirectX 10 and up.
#3MasterDonGeroPosted 12/9/2013 7:24:58 AM
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#4oibur(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2013 7:26:13 AM
alone in the dark new nightmare... the cinematic are mess up playing in windows 7.
#5El MagnificoPosted 12/9/2013 7:37:31 AM
That's not making a game backwards compatible with XP. That's making an old game forwards compatible with Windows 7. I guess what you're actually looking for is the option in Windows to run an application in compatibility mode. You can do this by right clicking the game's executable, select properties, then on the compatibility tab select Windows XP in the compatibility drop down menu.

You can also try the game's forum on Steam. It's likely that somebody else has run into the same problem and may have come up with a solution.

#6MarceloSampaioPosted 12/9/2013 7:39:41 AM
So its the oposite of what you were saying, really. You want a XP game compatible with 7.

Unfortunately, this is a know issue with this game. I could never make this game work properly on Windows 7... I ended up setting up a Win7 + WinXP dual boot, and playing the game on Windows XP.

Some people said that its possible to fix it, as described below, but it didn't work for me.
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