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Old 26-06-2007
Ian Powell
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Vista Compatible Games List So Far

Heres a list of vista compatible games:-

1602 A.D. (32-Bit)
Agatha Christie : And then there were none (32 bit)
Agatha Christie : Murder on the orient express (32 bit)
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
Age of Empires III and The WarChiefs expansion
Alice (American McGee’s)
Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition
Ankh II : hearth of Osiris (32-bit)
Armies of Exigo
Atlantis II (32-bit)
Atlantis III (32-bit)
Atlantis IV Evolution (32-bit)
Aura : Fate of the ages (32-bit)
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
Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
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)
Civilization IV (Vista 32/64-bit)
Civ City Rome (32 bit)
Cobra 11 - Nitro (StarForce protection vista-update required)
Command & Conquer: Generals
Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty
Company of Heroes (32bit Home Premium) no problems generally.

(NB With NVIDIA 8800GTX/GTS GPUs the game crashes when loading Cherbourg
level. Needs GPU driver update. ‘Open issue’ with 20/02/07 100.65 forceware
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)
Day of Defeat
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
Dracula 2 (32-bit) (Win 98 Compatibility Mode)
Dreamfall : the longest journey (32-bit) : run after installation of
Starforce Drivers. Install them form this page
Driver (32bit)
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
Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack (HRP) (also External Release (XTR)) v1.0
Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
Dungeon Keeper
Dungeon Keeper 2 (32-Bit)
Dynasty warriors 4 hyper
EA Link for EA Games
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion: Runs great on Vista with 1.1 patch
Eve Online Fully working (32-bit)
Evany : Crystal keys II (32-bit)
Everquest II
Far Cry (64-bit and 32-bit with v1.4 patch)
Evidence - the last ritual
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
FIFA Manager 2007
Football Manager 2007
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
Flatout 2 (European with Starforce update)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Gothic 3 (Windows Vista wont allow 2 files to install in system folder(64
Grand Prix 4
Grand Theft Auto II
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Guild Wars: All 3 versions ( Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall )
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
Heroes 5
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Contracts
Hoyle Card games 2007 works great.
Hoyle Board games 2007 works great.
Hoyle Puzzle games 2007 works great.
Hugo: The Evil Mirror
In The Groove + Impact dancepad
Jack the Reaper
Jade Empire: Special Edition (x86 & x64)
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)
Lineage II: Chronicle 5 (32-bit) works well!
LOCOMOTION by Chris Sawyer (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)
Magic Ball 3
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (x86 and x64)
Myst III : Exile (32-bit)
Myst IV : Revelation (32-bit)
Myst V : End of Ages (32-bit)
Myth II Soulblighter v1.6 (32 and 64bit)
MU Online (Ultra low FPS)
Need for Speed (32-bit)
Need for Speed III: Hot pursuit
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Neverwinter Nights 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
NHL 06
NHL 07
Outrun 2006
Paradise (from Benoit Sokal) (32-bit)
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 Arena
Quake 4 (v1.3) Works. Tested on Vista Enterprise 64-bit and Vista Ultimate
Race - The WTCC Game
Ragnarok Online
Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Rainbow Six: Vegas
Return to mysterous Island
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
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
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
Rome: Total War
Savage (32-bit)
Schizm : mysterious journey (CD) (32-bit)
Scratches (32-bit) : Update of Starforce drivers NOT needed
Second Sight
SimCity 3000 Unlimited (32-bit)
SimCity 4 and RushHour Expansion (Vista 64-bit)
Soul Reaver 2
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
Steam (Build: Jan 15 2007, 10:37:59)
Super Collapse! Puzzle Gallery
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)
Test Drive Unlimited (if there are problems run as administrator and/or in
xp sp2 compatibility mode)
The Amerzone (32-bit) (Win 98 Compatibility Mode)
The Black Mirror (2nd edition, 2CD without Starforce) (32-bit)
The longest journey (32-bit). Official patch here
The Elderscrolls Oblivion (32-bit)
The Sims 2 (32-bit/64-bit)(All expansions pack works!)
The Movies (32-bit)
The Simpsons - Hit & Run (32-bit)
Titan Quest
Tomb Raider I, II; III; The Lost Artefact, Revelation, Chronicles, Angel of
darkness : run with unofficials patchs. See this site.
Tomb Raider Legend (32bit)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
Top Spin 2 (32 bit) Slow loading but work perfect
Train Simulator (Microsoft) (Vista 32-bit)
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Unreal Tournament 1999 Game of the Year Edition
Unreal Tournament 2004 - The text to speech engine switches from the game
engine to the one supplied with Vista, if you don’t get voice taunts from
other players, check your control panel text to speech voice to make sure it
URU : Ages beyond Myst with “The path to the Shell” extension (32-bit)
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)
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
X3 : Reunion
X-Plane v7+ (32bit)

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Old 27-06-2007
Mike Sisto
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I haven't posted any games. The games that are on here I don't have. Thats is
why I asked the question. I want to buy a new computer and have about 500
games that are 3D XP games. I just wanted to know if anyone knows if they
will work. Should I list a few?

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars BETA runs without any problems (if you want
to list it because its a beta)
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Old 27-06-2007
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Quake 2 is missing the gun crosshairs on my PC.

Secret Files of Tunguska (32 bit)
Dark Fall: Lights Out (ditto)

Am just about to install Aura 2: The Sacred Rings - will let you know. I'm
about 1/2 way through it on my MCE 2005 PC.
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Old 27-06-2007
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Command and Conquer 3 runs with latest Patch 1.05 without any errors or

Maybe it would be a good idea to reply without quoting here because that
makes the thread very very long and hardly readable.

Transformers: The Game installs and runs without errors in 64-bit.

ok he is telling me to check a site before posting the obvious. That to me is
rude. My mom is looking at buying a new computer. she has downloaded all the
games and jsut wanted to know if she would be able to play them on her new
computer. We really are clueless about all this. I have no idea where to look
to get this info. The only reason I posted here was because someone told me
to. Thank you for all the input but I can not find the info I need on the
other site. But what has been posted on this one has helped. I got my answer!

What about Need For Speed Carbon:Collectors Edition?

The Sims 2 (32-bit/64-bit)(All expansions pack works!) -
don't you first have to download an update for the base game(The Sims2)
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Old 17-09-2007
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Re: Vista Compatible Games List So Far

Hello all, 'tis me first post here being I just got Vista x64 installed
this weekendand I started checking out my games on the new OS. (I have
it dual booted with Windows XP x86 & I FINALLY get to see all 4 gigs of
memory!) I was googling Vista 64bit gaming and found this site. I'm
checking out the list here and have some new entries to share.

Games working for me under Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Edition:

BloodRayne 2
Delta Force 2
Delta Force Land Warrior (I had graphic issues Win XP x86 but not in
Vista x64) :cool:
Elder Scrolls III - Morrowind
Fighter Squadron SDOE (patched to 1606)
FreeSpace 2 SCP 3.6.9 (open-source)
Heavy Metal - FAKK2
Magic The Gathering (HOTU version)
Space Rangers 2
Star Trek Elite Force
Star Trek Elite Force II
Tachyon: The Fringe
Unreal II

Of course I have newer games too but most of those you guys already

ASUS A8N32 SLI Deluxe Motherboard (dual x16 PCI-E slots in SLI)
AMD Opteron 185 2.6GHz Dual Core (OC @ 2.86ghz) w/Zalman 9700 Copper
4GB Kingston HyperX PC-3200 DDR RAM (dual channel 2-3-2-6 timings @
Dual eVGA Nvidia 7800GTs in SLI (256mb mem, factory OC @ 470mhz
gpu/1100mhz mem each)
Dual 300GB Seagate SATA II Drives
Dual 400GB Western Digital SATA II Drives
Dual Lite-On DVD Drives
Antec Nine Hundred Case
Dell 2007WFP Widescreen Flat Panel
Logitech X530 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
Creative Stereo Desktop Speakers (for 7.1 Surround Sound)

This system rates a Windows Experience Index Base Score of 5.3 (out of
a current max score of 5.9, I'd say that's pretty good) :)

Soon I'll have to see how SETI runs on it ;)
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Old 12-06-2008
K Hazen
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I am using a HP notebook (a year old) , Vista Home Premium, 2 GB RAM, AMD
Turion 64 and grapics by Nvidia. Hellgate London will not work on my
machine! It lags so bad. I have downloaded their patches. Anything I am
missing.? I appreciate any help you can give me!

is "Devil May Cry" not compatible with vista home edition??

lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie microsoft is lieing about the
games listed here over half will not play in vista
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Old 26-07-2008
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can't get need for speed games to work with my new computer that runs vista.
matter of fact, no games that require the cd in the drive work. hp advise
center told me to trash vista and install xp. isn't that great......

Why can't I get Hoyle Casino help menu to display? Help appreciated.
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Old 24-08-2008
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Does anyone know if Tabula Rasa is working in x64 Home Premium?

My specs are in the signature and here is my Windows Experience Rating:

*Acer Extensa 5620 Notebook
*Windows Vista Home Premium x64
*15.4 WXGA (1280x800*320GB Hard Disk
*Intel Core 2 Duo 5750 @ 2.0 GHz
*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400XT

You can add *Manhunt* to that list too.

Disable "Data Execution Prevention (DEP)" or you won't be able to
install it on Vista x64.
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Old 17-05-2009
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You can add Company of Heroes Opposing fronts to the list. I have played
it the last 8 months with no issues. On Vista Home Premium 64bit with
ATI radeon 3870 vid card. Has anyone manged to dfind a Patch or work
around to be able to play Pandoras Box at all? You would trhink
Microsoft would have released a patch given it was a hugely popular game
of theirs.

WOW i love you xD
Link for halo
Now all we need is the way to get the games that work with the 64bit
version !! xD
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Old 05-06-2009
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 5
Re: Vista Compatible Games List So Far

here are two games not on the list that work for me on vista 64 home premium

Nicktoons Racing from Hasbro Interactive


4 x 4 Evo 2 from Terminal Reality (mouse wont work though) you have to scroll with keyboard
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Old 11-08-2009
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3
Re: Vista Compatible Games List So Far

here is my list of games that now work on my Toshiba laptop w/vista home premium:
allied general
x-com ufo defense
heroes of m and m 2 & 3
harpoon 3 anw
battleground 3-waterloo
sid meiers gettysburg,antietam(w/minor issues;playable)
civ 3
warlords 3-darklords rising(use wincursor)
risk 2
disciples 2
civ city rome
baseball mogul
7 kingdoms 2
fallout 1,2,tactics(trilogy)
diablo 1,2
operational art of war-century of warfare
amer.civil war-sumter to appomatox
liberation day
steel panthers-world at war
pacific general
galactic civs 2
master of orion 2(fixed dplay.dll issue)
jezzball(the original,from win 3.11???)
sorry if I repeated any games,hope it helps
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Old 18-08-2009
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3
Re: Vista Compatible Games List So Far


a few more that work-

baseball mogul 2008
hps-panzer campaign series
carriers at war(2007)
hps-first blitzkrieg
space empires 4 deluxe
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Old 02-10-2009
Join Date: Oct 2009
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so far age of empires and civilization IV crash and burn in vista everytime i install them.

i have not tried allied general yet but i did get civ 4 to work so i shall see what it actually takes to get allied general to work.

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Old 19-11-2009
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Re: Vista Compatible Games List So Far

How did youo get Allied General to work under Vista? I am unable to do so. It is my favorite game!
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Old 30-11-2009
Join Date: Nov 2009
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Re: Vista Compatible Games List So Far

Thanks for replying. I am looking forward to hearing about your experience with it.
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