Tag: backwards-compatibility

Are all Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360?

Are all Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360? For example, I want to play Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Would there be any kind of problem?

Warhammer 40K PC game not Playing on Windows 8.1

I recently upgraded my computer to a windows 8.1 HP Envy computer, when I tried to run the game after setup and installation it failed with an error message. This applies to DOW1 DOW winter assault and DOW Dark Crusade all giving the same error. Here is a picture of the error message hope it […]

How can I speed up or slow down old 3D games?

I want to speed up or slow down some directx games for some test purposes. There are some tools or another methods to accomplish this?

Has the composite to HDMI converter better quality than composite to SCART to HDMI?

I have connected Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 to my flat screen. Currently I am connecting the composite to Scart head, which is connected to Scart to HDMI converter. I found a RCA to HDMI converter. I know that the biggest problem with the quality is the RCA cable itself, but having a Scart and […]

Age of Empires 1 + Windows 7 SP1 = “Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw””

I installed Age of Empires I on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. After the installation whenever I tried to run the game (Empires.exe) I get the following error right at the beginning: Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw. I tried to change the compatibility […]

Is the slim PS3 capable of playing PS1 and PS2 games?

I used to have one of the bulky PS3’s (recently deceased) and in the future, I am planning on buying a slim PS3 since it has extra data space. Now one thing that I really liked about my old model was that it enabled me to play PS1 and PS2 games on it, especially since […]

Why do people use DOSBox over Virtualbox in a gaming context?

I’ve noticed that a number of people here use DOSBox for playing older titles on modern PC hardware. I am very familiar with VirtualBox, I use it to virtualize several operating systems. I have also read up on it’s current 3d support. My question is what is the advantage of something like DOSBox over VirtualBox? […]

I miss Microsoft Pinball. Is it available for Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Am I the only one who misses Microsoft Pinball? Will the XP version work on Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Playing Old LAN games over internet

There are many old games which had solid LAN gaming systems (like Red Alert 2) and were fun to play with friends. But now that we have internet would it be possible to setup any kind of virtual LAN to play those games online with friends?

Why is it so difficult to emulate PS2 games in a PS3?

I know that PS2 games can only be played in a ‘fat’ PS3 with the right hardware to run it. But why is so difficult to emulate a PS2 game in the PS3 without that hardware? Is the processor, the architecture, both? Thanks in advance.

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